Staff and Board of Directors | Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County


Since 1989, the Alliance for Suicide Prevention has provided suicide prevention educational programs and grief support services to youth and adults. Our Mission is to prevent suicide in Larimer County through training and education, providing outreach, and offering support.


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Scott Smith, MSW

Executive Director

Scott Smith, MSW, has been serving as the Executive Director of the Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County since March of 2019. Scott has been working in the field of mental health and suicide prevention since 2012 and has been a life-long advocate for social justice. When Scott isn’t working, he is skiing, gardening or cooking food for family and friends. Scott’s super power is identifying gaps in communities and leveraging resources to fill them.

Marshall Spring

Veterans Outreach Coordinator

Marshall Spring grew up in a small Oregon town. After the 9/11 attack Spring joined the US Marine Corps. He served 4 years working as an explosive detection dog handler. In 2007 Spring moved to Boulder and in 2010 relocated to Larimer county. In the summer of 2019 Spring was hired by the Alliance for Suicide Prevention. He operates outreach programs for adult males and veterans. Outside of work, Marshall spends time with his family. Marshall’s super power is that he can communicate with animals.

Savanna Phelan-Jones

Training and Lived Experience Coordinator

Savanna Phelan-Jones began her work with the Alliance as a volunteer herself, then became the Volunteer and Training Coordinator in late 2019. She has a background in art from the University of Colorado Boulder. Savanna is passionate about creating supportive spaces for the community to have open conversations about mental health, and suicide prevention is near and dear to her heart; she lost her sister to suicide when she was a teenager. When Savanna is not working at the Alliance for Suicide Prevention, she can be found traveling, skipping around in the foothills, skiing in Cameron Pass, and getting creative in the kitchen. Savanna’s super power is holding space for people and shining positivity.

Kimberly Pratt

CNC Coordinator

Kimberly Pratt, MA, LPC has been working in suicide prevention since 2013. She is a Mater QPR Trainer and has trained over 45,000 people in suicide prevention trainings. She is passionate about crisis response, postvention work, and community building. During her off time, Kimberly spends time backpacking, playing with her dog, Maverick or cooking. Kimberly’s super power is her ability to remain calm and clear headed in a crisis.

Bob Barbour

Adult Men's Outreach Coordinator

Bob joined the navy as a Seabee in 2011. He deployed 4 times and served for 5 1/2 years. Now Bob is a full time student studying to achieve his Bachelors in Psychology in May 2021. Bob began as a volunteer with ASP in September of 2019 and became a staff member in June of 2020. Bob enjoys helping people with their mental health because of his own lived experience.

Cecilia Reynolds

Program Manager

As the Program Manager for the Alliance, Cecilia is found more often than not delivering the RAPP Program and working closely with youth in middle and high school throughout Larimer County. After getting her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Gender Studies from Westmont College in California, Cecilia returned to Colorado to join the non-profit world. She is passionate about community education, social justice, and road trips. In her free time, Cecilia loves spending time with her husband and their new puppy, cooking, and exploring Fort Collins. Cecilia’s super power is directing her passion into waves of energy that make change.

Kiera Butler

RAPP Facilitator

Kiera has had a strong passion for mental health after losing her best friend to suicide in middle school. She enjoys coaching cheerleading as a UCA staff member and connecting with adolescents. In her free time, she loves to meditate, hike, workout, study holistic medicine, cook vegan meals for her blog, and spend time with her friends and family. Kiera’s super power is being a Phoenix, because she helps people rise from the ashes and bring light to the darkness.

Rachel Olsen

Imagine Zero Coordinator

Before becoming the Imagine Zero Coalition Coordinator for the Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County, Rachel ran her own photography business for over a decade. Before that, she was a Professional Healthcare Representative for Pfizer as well as a Vail Ski Patroller and Backroads Bike Guide. When Rachel is not bringing her most adorable dog Ansel in for staff meetings, she can be found galavanting in the mountains with her family. Rachel’s super power is bringing people together and creating connection.


Administrative Assistant

Prior to moving to Fort Collins, Emmily lived in Flagstaff, Arizona where she worked at a nonprofit providing sexual assault and domestic violence prevention education. Emmily is extremely passionate about working in social services and hopes to one day open her own nonprofit that specifically works with runaway and homeless youth. When Emmily isn’t working, she can be found hiking, paddleboarding, or snuggling up with her cat!

Silen Wellington

LGBTQ+ Outreach Coordinator

Silen Wellington is a member of the LGBTQ+ community and strives to make the world a better place, especially as the Alliance’s LGBTQ+ Youth Outreach Coordinator. Silen believes every young person needs a space to explore who they are and be witnessed for their unique gifts. Silen’s background is in psychology and music composition, and they are passionate about mental health, advocacy, and community building. Outside of work, they enjoy world-building through performance art, harvesting stories, continual transformation, and unhinged-unfettered-unapologetic dance. Silen’s superpower is creating spaces where people feel safe to come closer to their authentic selves.

Board of Directors

Dawn Reed, MS, CPA

President of the Board
Certified Public Accountant

Dawn Reed, MS, CPA is an Accountant who has worked for almost 20 years as an accountant leading the financial function at various organizations in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. She holds a BS in Business Administration from Western New England University, a MS in Accounting from the University of Connecticut and is currently pursuing her PhD in Business at the University of Denver. Dawn joined the Board in December 2019 and will be working to use her experience to help the organization continue to grow and thrive. Her passion for the mission of the organization comes from a family history of mental illness and suicide.

Jim Haselmaier

Secretary of the Board

Jim has been volunteering with the Alliance for Suicide Prevention since August 2016. He became a member of the board in January 2017. Jim has worked in the high technology field for over 30 years. In addition to having expertise in the software industry, he also has considerable experience in organization effectiveness and operations. Jim is excited to have this background be used for the benefit of the Alliance. Jim has lived in Ft. Collins for the majority of his life. He and his wife Kathy have two grown children. In his spare time he enjoys cycling and the outdoors.

Jo Ellen McCracken

Board Member
Jo Ellen McCracken has been serving the Alliance in various capacities for many years. Jo Ellen became a Volunteer for the Alliance in 2012. She joined the Board of Directors in 2015. Jo Ellen is a presenter for the Alliance's Adult Education program (Hope For Today) and has delivered the program to a wide range of companies, college classes and other organizations. Jo Ellen is a suicide loss survivor. She is retired following a 36 year career at Poudre Valley Hospital.

Kelsey Lyon

Board Member
Public Health Planning Supervisor

Kelsey Lyon is the Public Health Planning Supervisor for Larimer County Department of Health and Environment. Her strengths include strategic planning/visioning, monitoring and evaluation, work plan development, facilitation, and partnership development. In her free time Kelsey enjoys hiking, biking, running, and dogs.

Nikki Lucas

Vice President of the Board
Event Planner and Project Manager

Nikki has been on the Board of Directors for the Alliance since 2016 and currently serves as the Secretary. Nikki enjoys volunteering for the Alliance by organizing the logistics and details for fundraising, education, and remembrance events. She is inspired by music, joy, smiles, random adventures and a good book or movie. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, crafting and traveling. Nikki is a mother of 2 and married to Ben.

Alex Dutton

Treasurer of the Board
Regional Manager

Alex Dutton is the Regional Manager for Elevations Credit Union in Fort Collins. His strengths include budgeting, employee training and coaching. Alex moved to Colorado from New Hampshire in 2011 and quickly fell in love with Fort Collins. In his free time, Alex can be found watching his Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots, hiking with his dogs and his wife Tiffany or reading Batman graphic novels.

Jess Russell, MA, LAC

Board Member
Chief Operations Officer

Jess Russell, MA, LAC is a Licensed Addictions Counselor and holds a CO certificate as a Child and Family Investigator. She has more than 25 years in leadership roles in for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. She has a BS in Business with an emphasis in Marketing from Upper Iowa University; and holds a MA in Counseling from Regis University. Jess has extensive experience in managing substance use disorder programs. Jess has enjoyed volunteering for the Alliance and is also an appointed Member of the Colorado Supreme Court Lawyer Well-Being Task Force. More recently Jess was also appointed to the Behavioral Health Entity Implementation and Advisory Committee (BHE-IAC) for the State of Colorado. Finally, Jess previously served as a member on CO’s Opioid Consortium. Jess enjoys camping with family and hosting gatherings with friends.