About Our Chapter

Board members

  Board Members (Front Row L-R): Irene Harris (Interim Treasurer), Chalen Rice (Secretary), WyKisha Thomas-McKinney, Sandy Vanya, Gina Rodriguez, Cynthia Perez (Back Row L-R): Brenda Berger, Bill Berger Jr. (Chapter Chair), John Bobbit, Taylor K. & Linda DeSosa (Not Pictured) Kathy Zerda

 Board of Directors:

 Our Board of Directors and Chapter Members are a group of individuals dedicated to bringing awareness and prevention of suicide to our surrounding communities. Many work as mental health professionals, public health officials, educators, business leaders, and community leaders and all have been touched by suicide, personally or professionally.

We are currently seeking to fill various board positions.  Minimal experience is necessary. Please visit the Volunteer section of the website for more details or email us if you're interested in learning more about the responsibilities and opportunities that AFSP Greater Houston Chapter has to offer to join our team!

Welcome. We are the Greater Houston Area 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 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy as well as to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. 

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent it. The Foundation's activities include:

● Supporting research projects that help further the understanding and treatment of depression and the prevention of suicide

● Providing information and education about depression and suicide

● Promoting professional education for the recognition and treatment of depressed and suicidal individuals

● Publicizing the magnitude of the problems of depression and suicide and the need for research, prevention and treatment

● Supporting programs for suicide survivor treatment, research and education

Our chapter covers a large area that includes the following counties: Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, Waller, Chambers, San Jacinto, and Jefferson.  With this much land to cover, we would love all the support and extra hands we can get so we strongly encourage you to contact us today!