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


E. Alan Dodd Jr.

Vice President of Board

Beth McKeehan


Kris Burnett


Lou Koon


Monica Lang



Julie Smith

Executive directoR, co-FOUNDER

(678) 249-7680
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Nicole Goggans


(256) 630-2070
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Lauren Gifford

EXECUTIVE adminstrator

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Anna Padgett

community relations director