*STAFF CAN BE REACHED BY PHONE AT THE CENTRAL OFFICE - (202) 237-2280
Amy J. Kulp, MS
Interim Executive Director
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.
Manager of Special Projects & Training/Accreditation
Sharon McCarthy has dedicated her career to research, advocacy and strategic planning on behalf of those affected by cancer and health disparity. Prior to joining AAS, Sharon worked for the New Jersey Department of Health, supporting the day to day administrative operation and execution to obtain accreditation status. Her work has been grounded in public health, where she has gained a strong interest in the advancement of quality and performance improvement in health programs. At AAS, Sharon will oversee various training programs and serve as project manager on special grants and projects. Ms. McCarthy is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a dual Masters in Public Health and Social Work.
Kimberley Scott, Ph.D. is an Instructional Designer at the American Association of Suicidology. Dr. Scott has expertise in the field of education. The expertise includes consulting, collegiate teaching, instructional design, curriculum development and e-learning. Dr. Scott possess a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Organizational Management, a Master's degree in Business and Organizational Security Management and a Bachelor's degree in English.
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.
Justin Ferrese has been with AAS since 2011, when he was hired as the Communications Specialist. He currently handles all web communications, social media accounts for AAS, and the maintenance of the AAS website. He received his BA in Digital Media from Duquesne University.
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.
Shayne graduated from Indiana University in 2012 with a B.A. in Fine Arts and a minor in Media Production. He has completed graphic and website design related internships in Washington, DC as an undergraduate. He enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.