The CTSAB Chairs – Andrea Duarte, DMHAS, Stephanie Bozak, DCF, and Ann Irr Dagle, Brian Dagle Foundation

CTSAB Subcommittees

Each CTSAB Committee is open for membership and works to address and advance the Goals and Objectives of the CT Suicide Prevention Plan. Please consider joining one or more of the CTSAB Committees.

Armed Forces-Governor’s Challenge – Focuses on three priority areas to prevent suicide among service members, Veterans and their families. These are: identification of the population; making connections to resources; and reducing access to lethal means.

Kasey Timberlake,
Peter Doria,

Attempt Survivors/Lived Experience Committee – Provides best practice education and guidance to the CTSAB, organizations and communities based on the personal experience of people who have survived a suicide attempt and/or and live with chronic thoughts of suicide.

Steve MacHattie, Charter Oak Family Center,
Valerie Lepoutre, NAMI-CT,

Data To Action – Activates Goal 5 of the state plan to increase the timeliness and usefulness of state surveillance systems relevant to suicide prevention and improve the ability to collect, analyze and use this information for action.

Jennifer Sussman, UConn Health,
Sara Wakai, UConn Health,

Intervention-Postvention Response – Supports timely, coordinated, best practice suicide postvention response among state and regional partners following losses of youth and young adults to ensure community and school resources for survivors of suicide.

Mark Irons, SERAC,
Ann Dagle, Brian Dagle Foundation,

Education and Advocacy – Informs to support Goals 1 and 2 of the state plan: 1) to integrate and coordinate suicide prevention activities across multiple sectors and settings, and 2) to develop, implement and monitor effective programs that promote wellness and prevent suicide and related behaviors.

Allyson Nadeau, Amplify,
Alyeska Tilly, MSW, LMSW, United Way of Connecticut,

Lethal Means – Activates Goal 4 of the state plan through the promotion and implementation of best practice strategies to reduce access to lethal means of suicide.

Cathy Sisco, Wheeler Clinic,
Jessica Casella, VACT Healthcare,

Zero Suicide Learning Community for Health & Behavioral Health Care Systems – Promotes Goal 3 of the state plan to promote suicide prevention as a core component of health care services by providing educational opportunities, organizational networking, and peer support through the adoption of best practices associated with the Zero Suicide for Health and Behavioral Healthcare Quality Improvement Approach.

Andrea Duarte, DMHAS,
Marissa Sicley-Rogers, Psy.D., Hartford Healthcare Institute of Living,
Steve Rogers, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center,