Board of Directors

The AFSP board is composed of esteemed scientists, dedicated survivors of suicide loss, people with mental disorders and their families, and business and community leaders who play leading roles in the Foundation’s work.


Nancy Farrell, M.P.A., Chair*

Regina Villa Associates

Yeates Conwell, M.D., President*

University of Rochester

Maria Oquendo, M.D., Vice President*

Columbia University

Alan Weeks, Secretary*

James Compton, Treasurer*

United Airlines


Michael Ballard

Philip Chappell

Pfizer Inc. 

David A. Dodd

AEterna Zentaris

Dwight L. Evans, M.D.

University of Pennsylvania

John Greden, M.D.

University of Michigan

Shirley Kaminsky*

Richard B. Kirchhoff, D.D.S.

J. John Mann, M.D.

Columbia University Medical Center

Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Miami

Philip T. Ninan, M.D.

David Norton, Immediate Past Chair*

Ray Paul, Jr.

Kelly Posner, Ph.D.

Columbia University Medical Center

Andrew Rogoff*

Pepper Hamilton, LLP

Jerry Rosenbaum, M.D.*

Massachusetts General Hospital

Phillip Satow

The Jed Foundation

Steve Siple

BBVA Compass

Andrew Slaby, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

New York University Medical School

Lawrence Sprung

Mitlin Financial Inc.

Marco Taglietti

Scynexis, In.c

Mary Weiler

Pro Bono Legal Counsel:

Michael Student, Esq., Sullivan & Worcester LLP


* Member of the Executive Committee