About Our Chapter

Welcome. We are the Greater Boston chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide.

As a part of AFSP’s growing nationwide network of chapters, we bring together people from all backgrounds who want to prevent suicide in our communities. Families and friends who have lost someone to suicide, vulnerable individuals, mental health professionals, clergy, educators, students, community/business leaders, and many others energize our chapter.

The Greater Boston Chapter serves all communities in Eastern Massachusetts from Cape Ann to Nantucket, Metrowest to Attleboro,  Central Mass to Merrimack Valley and every city and town in between. AFSP Greater Boston Chapter is dedicated to increasing awareness about prevention, warning signs and the psychiatric illnesses most often responsible for suicide. We work with community groups, educators, parents, students and concerned individuals in local cities and towns throughout Eastern Mass. 

AFSP Greater Boston Chapter Board of Directors:

President: George Smith

Chair: David O'Leary

Kristen Fox

Nancy Farrell

Joe Glenmullen M.D.

Elsa Ronningstam M.D.

Mark Goldblatt, MD

Mark Schechter M.D.

Secretary: Maureen Russell

John Drobinski

Jenn Adams

John Reidy

Andrew Smith


Associate Area Director:

Jessika Zequeira