Our Coalition exists to save lives by working to reduce suicide rates in Lucas County through prevention, outreach, awareness and connection to supportive resources.
We are a coalition of survivors of suicide, organizations, faith institutions, business owners, and health providers. We endeavor to work together to save lives by expanding access to local mental health prevention and supportive services. There is a place for you on this coalition. Consider joining us as we empower our residents of Lucas County to prevent suicide, inspire hope, and save lives!
Board of Directors
Marriah Kornowa, Board Chair, Community Relations, Buckeye Health Plan
Jamie Putman Vice Chair, Education Specialist, Lucas County Juvenile Court
Clay Hepler Treasurer, Manufacturer Representative
Bev Bahret-Manager Outreach Program, Mercy Health
Jacob Bates- Chairman and Creative Arts Director, All in Academy, Inc.
Angie Carriker – BGSU Assistant Clinical Professor, Social Work
Danielle Cisterino- Manager, Community and Grant Programs ProMedica Ebeid Children’s Hospital
Bill Geha- Prevention Specialist, Director Peace Project
Shaulonda Jones – Assistant Program Manager, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Hassanayn Joseph – Attorney, Joseph Law, Ltd.
Mandisa Kekulah Forest – Licensed Professional Counselor
Lisa Kovach- University of Toledo Professor of Educational Psychology and Director, Center for Education in Mass Violence and Suicide
Kristin Moncrief- Optician and Owner, OptiGo
Manda Rice- Director of Grants and Organizational Giving, Mercy Health Foundation
Alex Thomas- Wellness and Recovery Center Manager, Neighborhood Properties, Inc.
Destiny Wholf – University of Toledo Nurse Practitioner, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry