Our Mission

The mission of the SAM Foundation is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education by equipping our communities with the skills to intervene in a suicidal crisis. Our hope is to change the way our communities view mental health and serve as a resource to those who have been affected by suicide, therefore making our communities more suicide safe.

 

The SAM Foundation believes all members of communities play a vital role in suicide prevention. Through our evidence based trainings, the SAM Foundation reaches a variety of community members, corporate groups, educators, first responders and mental health professionals. The problem of suicide is ever increasing. These trainings provide the tools and resources to combat this problem.

The SAM Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3.

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Board Members

Nicole Goggans

President

E. Alan Dodd Jr.

Vice President of Board

Beth McKeehan

TReasurer

Kris Burnett

Secretary

Lou Koon

Member

Monica Lang

Member

Staff

Julie Smith

Assistant directoR, FOUNDER

(678) 249-7680
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Nicole Goggans

PRESIDENT, CO-fOUNDER

(256) 630-2070
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Anna Padgett

COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR

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Kate Lawrence

EXECUTIVE director

(617)835-2830
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Lauren Gifford

Executive administrator