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

OUR STAFF & Board

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.

STAFF

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Scott Smith, MSW

Executive Director
executivedirector@suicideprevent.org

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.

Kiera Butler

Grief Services Specialist
kiera@suicideprevent.org

Kiera's passion for mental health grew after struggling with her own mental health and losing her best friend to suicide as a young teen. Finding healing through therapy, group support, and connection, she went on to get her undergrad from CSU in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. She began working at ASP in 2019 as the Youth Program Facilitator and found her passion for helping others in grief and became the Grief Specialist in 2020. She is now working to get her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Naropa University concentrating in Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology. She enjoys connecting with adolescents through coaching cheerleading and being a peer mentor for teens struggling with addiction. In her free time, she loves to meditate, hand balance, listen to live music, workout, study herbal medicine, and spend time outdoors with her partner and 11-year-old chocolate lab. Kiera's superpower is being a Phoenix because she helps people rise from the ashes and bring light to the darkness.

Kimberly Pratt, MA, LPC

Program Director
kim@suicideprevent.org

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.

Rachel Olsen

CNC Program Director
rachel@imaginezerosuicide.org

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.

Jordyn Pearson

Administrative Assistant
admin@suicideprevent.org

Jordyn Pearson has a background in Psychology as well as many years in the food and beverage industry. She is often referred to as "the glue" of ASP because she holds all of the hullabaloo together. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoorsy aka spending time on patios. You can find her with a smile on her face and a dad joke ready to brighten your day!

Traci Sandoval

Youth Program Coordinator
traci@suicideprevent.org

Traci Sandoval has a B.A. in Psychology and was a middle school science teacher and a researcher and mentor in a neuroscience lab. Her focus has always been teaching both content and character, but also understanding the neurological changes of the maturing brain and working to incorporate positive habits during this challenging transition. Traci loves cooking, gardening, learning, camping, hiking and kayaking with her pup. Traci's super powers are her often infectious positive attitude and her ability to find the good in difficult experiences.

Ash Neufeldt

LGBTQ+ Youth Coordinator
ash@suicideprevent.org

Ash Neufeldt (they/she) is a Sociology M.A., queer writer, and trans feminine person. She joined the Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County because of the Alliance's and her shared values for holistic social justice. Outside of work you can find them writing at coffee shops or recreationally spiking volleyballs. Her super power is persistence, because queer people deserve their lives and wellbeing now!

Dawn Kirk

Youth Program Coordinator
dawn@suicideprevent.org

Dawn Kirk is a learning and development professional with 18 years of saving lives in the public safety industry. When she’s not working she serves on local, regional, and national boards and committees with a focus on efforts that improves lives of youth in our community. Dawn loves spending time with her family and their 11 pets including chickens and a leopard gecko. Her super power is honesty, she advocates for those of us who historically haven’t had a seat at tables where decisions are being made about us.

Board of Directors

Alex Dutton

President 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.

Dawn Reed, MS, CPA

Board Member
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

Board Member
Retired
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
Retired
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

Vice President of the Board
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.

Ryan Bunn

Board Member
Retail Buyer

Ryan has worked in the outdoor retail industry for over 15 years and is currently a buyer for Sierra/TJX. He takes pride in his relationship building and business development skills. In his free time, Ryan can be found hunting, fishing and exploring the mountains with his wife, Caroline and their son, Warren.

Tiffany Brodie

Board Member
Residential Real Estate Broker

Tiffany was born in Kansas City, Missouri where she lived until relocating to Colorado in 2006. She is a residential Real Estate Broker for LIV Sotheby's International Realty and strives to take a holistic approach by walking her clients through the process and serving as their advocate in alignment with her values, which are rooted in integrity, authenticity, and commitment. Additionally, prior to her career in real estate, Tiffany has 26+ years of professional work experience, including human resources management, corporate event management, sales and marketing support, budgeting and grants fiscal management.

Tiffany and her husband Mark live in Heron Lakes at TPC Colorado, in Berthoud, and have a blended family of 7 children and 2 grandchildren. They enjoy being active in the community and she serves on three local philanthropic board of directors including The Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County. Tiffany loves to entertain family and friends and spends time at CrossFit or on the golf course in her spare time.

Sheila Trabelsi, M.Ed., LPC, LAC

Board Member
Counselor

Sheila Trabelsi, M.Ed., LPC, LAC is a dual credentialed counselor and an approved addictions trainer for the state of Colorado. She has more than 10 years working in the not-for-profit sector and has specialized working with trauma and substance use disorders. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and holds a Masters in Education from Colorado State University, with an emphasis in Community Counseling. In addition to therapeutic expertise, Sheila is a strategic thinker, with a keen ability to identify gaps and loves to strategize and problem solve.

Sheila enjoys giving back to the community and enjoys volunteering as a Board of Director member and also serving on the City of Loveland Human Service Commission. In her free time, Sheila enjoys entering sweepstakes, traveling with family, playing games and hosting gatherings, making an array of tasty treats for her guests.