About Our Chapter

Welcome. We are the Greater San Francisco Bay 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.

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The Greater SF Bay Area Chapter was founded and chartered in 2004. The chapter serves the 9 Bay Area counties, Santa Cruz, Monterey and North to the Oregon border along the coast.

We are extremely active in the Bay Area's communities and partner with many different organizations and institutions in a wide variety of outreach, education, and other activities.

Recently the chapter was awarded the Overall Chapter of the Year at the 2013 AFSP Chapter Leadership Conference in Houston.

Greater SF Bay Area Chapter Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Gordon Doughty - Board Chair

Chris Galloway, Ph.D - Board President

Gloria Cevallos - Treasurer

Julia Rymer Brucker

Cyndi Deal

Janis Doughty

Shirley Kaminsky

Brad Leary

Shannan McClain

Mary Ojakian

Padmini Parthasarathy



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