Board Recruitment Information

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation was created by the Ohio Department of Mental Health in partnership with the Suicide Prevention Team.  Its mission is to promote suicide prevention as a public health issue and to advance evidence based awareness, intervention and methodology strategies that will support priority populations and healthy communities.

OSPF is in search of Board Members who are professionals and community leaders with a substantial interest in the prevention of suicide, and who will geographically, culturally and ethnically represent the State of Ohio.  They will represent the stakeholders of suicide prevention such as survivors of suicide, local suicide prevention coalitions, public health professionals, educators, mental health and substance abuse professional, and/or bring competencies to the Board that assist the organization in the pursuit of its purposes, mission and vision.

We are seeking up to 6 additional Board Members from all parts of Ohio.  Competencies the Board requires include, but are not limited to, business, organizational and financial management, development, marketing, public relations, and fundraising event and conference planning.  Our current Board Members are from the public sector, the business, legal and medical communities and the field of behavioral health.  This is a volunteer only board for a nonprofit foundation.

Please forward this letter directly to any person that you know that may be interested, or contact OSPF with any questions, or to suggest possible Board Members.  Resumes will be accepted until 03/01/2018.  Resumes may be submitted electronically or by traditional mail.  Contact information is below.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation
2323 West Fifth Ave, Suite 160, Columbus OH 43204
Sandra K. Williams, OSPF Board of Director Chair

Phone: 614-551-7794

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