Talk to the Experts

Please contact Alexis O'Brien at or by phone at 347-826-3577 to schedule an interview.

Robert Gebbia

Robert Gebbia, Chief Executive Officer, is an expert on suicide prevention and can specifically address AFSP’s prevention programs, our mission, national and local advocacy issues and general knowledge about suicide.

Christine Moutier, M.D.

Dr. Christine Moutier knows the impact of suicide firsthand. After losing colleagues to suicide, she dedicated herself to fighting this leading cause of death. As a leader in the field of suicide prevention, Dr. Moutier joined AFSP in 2013, and has revitalized AFSP’s Education team, re-launched its Loss & Bereavement department, and expanded AFSP’s support to include those with lived experience of suicide.

Jill Harkavy-Friedman, Ph.D.

A pioneer in suicide research, she was the first researcher to ask high school students about suicidal ideation and behavior. Dr. Jill Harkavy-Friedman leads the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s growing research grant program. She works with over 150 scientific advisors to evaluate progress in the field and chart the next areas of inquiry to yield impactful insights and strategies for suicide prevention.

John Madigan

Under John Madigan’s leadership, AFSP’s advocates and public policy team have won major victories in suicide prevention at both federal and state levels. Madigan oversees the Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network, giving nationwide volunteer advocates the tools and training they need to educate their legislators on how smart policy can prevent suicide. 

Doreen Marshall, Ph.D.

As a psychologist with experience that spans clinical, educational, and professional settings, Dr. Doreen Marshall has been engaged in local and national suicide prevention work for more than 10 years.

Maggie G. Mortali

After serving as the program manager for AFSP’s Education Department, Maggie Mortali created and now directs a department dedicated solely to the AFSP’s groundbreaking Interactive Screening Program.