Mr. Gebbia was named executive director in 1998. As executive director, Mr. Gebbia is responsible for the overall management of the organization and developing strategies to support our mission: expanding suicide prevention by funding scientific research, adding new educational programs, public awareness initiatives, national and local advocacy campaigns, and supportive services for individuals and families that have lost a loved one to suicide.
Serving as the chief executive officer, Mr. Gebbia also works closely with the national board of directors, nationally recognized scientists in suicide research, business, civic and political leaders, professional associations and people personally impacted by suicide.
Mr. Gebbia has an extensive background in not-for-profit management, fundraising, program development, and strategic planning. He holds a B.A. in Sociology from Hofstra University and M.A. in Sociology from the New School for Social Research. He completed the Harvard Business School’s Human Services Management Executive Program and IBM’s Leadership Commitment Program for not-for-profit executives.