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Suicide Prevention Task Force

Suicide Prevention Stakeholder Task Force Team


The task force brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to ensure broad representation across all sectors involved in suicide prevention activities across the state.


TDH Suicide Prevention Program Staff



Ibitola Asaolu, DrPH, MPH
Rachel Heitmann, MS
Erin Hodson, MPH

Terrence Love, MS
Morgan McDonald, MD, FAAP, FACP
Carla Snodgrass, MSW
Brittany Willis, BS



Suicide Prevention Stakeholder Task Force Members



Monique Anthony, MPH, CHES
TN Department of Health

John Averitt, Ph.D.
Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Michelle Bauer, BA
TN Army National Guard

Aijahlon Carden
TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Kat Cloud, BS
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Karin Collins, DVM
Animal Wellness Veterinarian Hospital

Elizabeth Davis
TN Department of Education

Paula Denslow, CBIS
TN Disability Coalition

Sarah Elliott, MPH
TN Commission on Aging and Disability

Nichelle Foster, MMFT
Metro Nashville Health Department

James Gay, MD, MMHC
Division of General Pediatrics, Vanderbilt

Jeff Heston, BS
Wilson County Men’s Shed

Anthony Jackson
TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Natasha Kurth, MBA, MHA
Children's Emergency Care Alliance at Vanderbilt

Kimberly Lamar, PhD, MPH, MSEH

TN Department of Health

Enoch Lankford
TN Department of Safety and Homeland Security

Misty Leitsch, BBA, BSW
TN Suicide Prevention Network

Adele Lewis, MD
TN Department of Health

Carol McDonald, BA
TN Department of Agriculture

Brook McKelvey, MPH, MA
Metro Nashville Health Department

Eve Nite, BA
Erlanger Behavioral Health

Ashley Nott, MSW
JourneyPure

Lori Paisley, MA
TN Department of Education

Kelsey Palladino, MPH, BSN, RN
TriStar Skyline Medical Center

Shalini Parekh, MPH
TN Department of Health

Joanne Perley, MPH
TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Sandra Perley, Ed.D, MSN, RN
Centerstone

Shaquallah Shanks, MPH
TN Department of Health

Raquel Shutze, LPC-MHSP
Youth Villages

Heatherly Sifford, BSPH
Johnson City Medical Center

Joey Smith, BS
Montgomery County Health Department

Kevin Spratlin, MS, NRP
Memphis Fire Department

Becky Stoll, LCSW
Centerstone

Elizabeth Strand, LCSW
University of Tennessee Colleges of Social Work and Veterinary Medicine

Purnima Unni, MPH, CHES
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Janet Watkins, MA
TN Department of Education

Megan Williams, MA
Centerstone