AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SUICIDOLOGY
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Staff

 

Colleen Creighton

Executive Director

ccreighton@suicidology.org

 

Colleen Creighton joined the American Association of Suicidology in June 2017.

 

Previously, she served as Executive Director of the Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE), a nonprofit foundation dedicated to the safe and responsible use of consumer household products. She also served as Director of CHPA Educational Foundation where she was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association’s educational foundation.

 

Prior to her work in the nonprofit foundation arena, Ms. Creighton worked in the educational field, having taught civics education at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Additionally, she spent three years in Lancut, Poland working for the International World Teach program, an organization based out of the Harvard University Center for International Development. Before that, she studied NATO and the European Union at the Irish Institute for European Affairs in Leuven, Belgium.

 

Colleen holds a B.A. in Political Science from the Catholic University of America and a M.A. in East European Studies from the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin in Germany.


Amy J. Kulp, MS
Deputy Director
ajkulp@suicidology.org

Amy has been with AAS since 1995, when she was hired as the Administrative Assistant, and has been the Deputy Director since 2000.  Amy also serves as the Director of the National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide, a program of AAS.  Prior to coming to AAS, Amy was a certified crisis counselor at Grassroots Crisis Intervention in Columbia, MD.  She was the recipient of the 2000 AAS Roger J. Tierney Award for Service.  She holds a BSW in Social Work, and an MS in Applied Behavioral Sciences from Johns Hopkins University.  
Amy is on the Board of Directors for the National Organizations for Youth Safety. In her spare time, she works with the high school youth at her church and co-leads a support group for breast cancer survivors.


Jennifer Tinch
Project Manager
jtinch@suicidology.org
 
Jennifer Tinch, is the Project Manager at the American Association of Suicidology. Her experience includes managing leadership, professional development, and membership programs for associations. Her background includes community college program administration, education research, as well as arts administration/education. Jennifer earned a Master's degree in Arts Administration, and a Bachelor's degree in Education.

 


Sara

Sara Lycett
Program Assistant
slycett@suicidology.org

Sara Lycett joined AAS in 2012 as a Research Assistant. Currently, she assists in the day-to-day activities of the organization, as well as providing assistance to AAS' training programs. She attended Salisbury University where she received her BA in Psychology, and Marymount University where she received her MA in Forensic Psychology. Sara is also a former intern of AAS.

 


Chris Maxwell
Communications Coordinator
cmaxwell@suicidology.org

Chris has worked in the suicide prevention and mental health field for the past eight years, first as a volunteer crisis counselor and then later as a statewide suicide prevention grant administrator. Most recently, he held the position of Member Engagement Coordinator for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and worked closely with crisis centers across the country to connect and collaborate. Chris is passionate about understanding suicide, harnessing the capability of social media to prevent it, and strives to advocate for the voices of those with lived experience. He is a production team member of the #SPSM (Suicide Prevention and Social Media) community. Chris is an advisory board member for OurDataHelps.org, which allows people to donate their social media data to be used for mental health research and allow clinicians to create treatment tools. Follow Chris on twitter @chrsmxwll.

   
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