About Our Chapter

Welcome. We are the San Diego 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.

Dedicated to Preventing Suicide and Saving Lives

The San Diego Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is dedicated to serving the community and building a collaborative environment as we work together to eliminate the loss of life by suicide. As a volunteer driven organization, we must thank all of our volunteers and send a very special thank you to our Board of Directors for their support and leadership.

AFSP San Diego Chapter Board of Directors:

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CHAIR: Che Hernandez 

   
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PRESIDENT: Amanda Gutierrez

   
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TREASURER: Deanie Marin-Lucchesi

   
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SECRETARY: Lee Miller

   
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DIRECTOR: Danielle Glorioso

   
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DIRECTOR: Kim McKewon

   
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DIRECTOR: Christina Delano

   
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DIRECTOR:  Luz Pinto

   
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DIRECTOR:  Julia Nance

 

HONORARY MEMBERS:

 

Sally Cadirci

 

Ruth Covell

 

Whitney Sharpe

   

AREA DIRECTOR: Jessica van der Stad
Phone: (760) 459-9959
Email: jvanderstad@afsp.org