Suicide Prevention Committee

The UConn Suicide Prevention Committee is comprised of over 30 UConn offices, academic departments, and student groups.  The committee meets monthly throughout the year, develops campus programming and events, and hosts guest speakers on related topics.  The committee works to uphold the motto, “Connection is Prevention,” by fostering real, in-depth conversations about mental health on campus.

If you are interested in joining the UConn Suicide Prevention Committee, please email Kristina.Stevens@uconn.edu.

Ashley O’Connell (tri-chair)  Assistant Director, Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services  Home | Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services (uconn.edu)   
Nishelli Ahmed (tri-chair)  Health Educator, Health Promotion, Student Health and Wellness  Student Health and Wellness | Student Health and Wellness (uconn.edu)   
Kristina Stevens (tri-chair)  Director of Mental Health, Student Health and Wellness  Student Health and Wellness | Student Health and Wellness (uconn.edu)   
Summer Spaderna (member)  Counselor/Academic Advisor, Student Support Services  Student Support Services | Center for Academic Programs (uconn.edu)   
Sarah Scheidel (member)  Assistant Director, First Year Programs & Learning Communities; First Year Experience Program Manager  fyp.uconn.edu/  

 

 
Coryn Clark (member)  Nurse Practitioner, Student Health and Wellness  Student Health and Wellness 

 

 
Jen Cheng  Program Specialist, Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center  latinx.uconn.edu/    
Catherine Barachkova (member)  International Services Specialist, International Student and Scholar Services  isss.uconn.edu/ 

 

 
Michelle Tirabassi (member)  Health Communication Specialist  Student Health and Wellness    
Emily Borst & Geraldine Uribe   President & VP of Active Minds  Active Minds - UConntact   
Paula Wilmot (member)  Assistant Dean of Students  Home | Dean of Students Office (uconn.edu)   
Justin Cheney (member)  UConn Police Department, 

Sergeant Community Outreach 

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Lindsay Darcy (member)  Undergraduate Academic Advisor, School of Nursing  nursing.uconn.edu/   
Rachel Wada (member)  Graduate Assistant, Asian American Cultural Center  asacc.uconn.edu/   
William Malavé (member)  Secretary, Rainbow Center  rainbowcenter.uconn.edu   
Laurie Savino (member)  Nurse Practitioner, Student Health and Wellness  Student Health and Wellness 

 

 
Christopher Scott  Disability Service Professional, Center for Students with Disabilities   csd.uconn.edu/    
Cody Bergeron   Clinical Case Manager, UConn Stamford  mhrc.stamford.uconn.edu/   
Katlyn Griffin  Clinical Case Manager, UConn Stamford 

 

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Claudia Pina  Clinical Case Manager, UConn Waterbury   waterbury.uconn.edu/student-life/student-resources/mental-health/ 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Musgrove, LMFT  Clinical Case Manager, UConn Avery Point  averypoint.uconn.edu/student-life/student-resources/counseling-and-wellness-services/