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.

Ann P. Haas, Ph.D.

Dr. Ann P. Haas, senior director of education and prevention, is a researcher and expert on suicide prevention programs. Dr. Haas oversees all of AFSP’s prevention projects including our Interactive Screening Program, the LGBT Suicide Prevention Initiative and More Than Sad: More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention Education for Teachers and Other School Personnel. She is also an expert on the relationship between bullying and suicide, suicide among veterans and with the LGBT community.

Jill Harkavy-Friedman, Ph.D.

Dr. Jill Harkavy-Friedman, Vice President of Research, is responsible for developing and expanding AFSP’s research portfolio and overall program. This includes gathering data and findings from AFSP funded studies and communicating those findings to the larger community and public. In this position, Dr. Harkavy-Friedman will also collaborate on the development of prevention materials such as films, programs and brochures to be used nationally and through our local chapters.

Christine Moutier, M.D.

Dr. Christine Moutier is the new AFSP chief medical officer; she recently moved from San Diego to the NY/NJ area. Previously, she was at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, where she was professor of psychiatry and served as assistant dean for student affairs and medical education. She has always maintained an active clinical practice through the UCSD Medical Group and at UPAC (Union of Pan Asian Communities), a mental health clinic for the Asian refugee population.

Eric Marcus

Eric Marcus is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Senior Director for Loss and Bereavement Programs. Before joining AFSP’s staff, Mr. Marcus served four years on the organization’s national board and two years as chair of the Loss and Bereavement Council.