Board and Advisors

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is the governing body responsible for overseeing the organization’s mission, strategy, goals, and activities. They steer Crisis Text Line towards a sustainable future through legal and financial governance of the org.

Cornelius Bethea
Manager of Coaching, Crisis Text Line

danah boyd, Ph.D.
Microsoft Research

Harry Brandler

Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble
Psychologist and Mental Health Expert

Andrés Monroy-Hernández
Data Scientist, Snap

Brenda Toineeta Pipestem
Associate Justice on the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Supreme Court

Rob Stavis
Bessemer Venture Partners

Dena Trujillo
CEO, Crisis Text Line

Kim Vu
Remitly’s Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Clinical Advisory Board

Our Chief Program Officer convenes this advisory board to collaborate on standards and policies that improve Crisis Counselor training and texter support.

Jennifer Battle
The Harris Center Crisis Line

Julie Cerel, PhD
Professor of Social Work at Univ. of Kentucky

Rae Egbert
Founder, Pride Healing Center

Madelyn Gould, PhD, MPH
Professor of Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Columbia University Medical Center

Joy Harden Bradford, Ph.D.
Creator, Therapy for Black Girls

Dr. Thomas Joiner
Florida State University

John MacPhee
The Jed Foundation

Alison K. Malmon
Founder, Active Minds

Christine Moutier, MD
Chief Medical Officer/ Psychiatrist
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Claire Mysko, MA
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Anthony Pisani, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide at University of Rochester

Dan Reidenberg, Psy.D.

Shelby Rowe
Suicide Prevention Program Manager
Oklahoma Dept. of Mental Health and SA

Robin Stern, Ph.D.
Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Jamie Tworkowski
Founder / Creative Director
To Write Love on Her Arms

Data, Ethics, and Research Advisory Board

Our Chief Data Scientist leads this team of scientists, experts, and researchers from top universities and orgs. They advise us on data privacy and security and help us develop compelling research questions.

Jack Hanlon, MS
Global Head of Data at Reddit, Inc

Lisa Lehmann, MD, PhD, MSc.
Executive Director, National Center for Ethics in Health Care, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics, Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health

Robert J. Levine, MD.
Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine; Senior Research Scholar and Chair: Executive Committee, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University

John E. Marcotte, PhD.
Director, Data Sharing for Demographic Research & Data Security Officer, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), University of Michigan

Anthony R. Pisani, PhD.
Associate Professor – Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center; Associate Professor – Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center

Megan L. Ranney, MD, MPH.
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University; Director, Brown Emergency Digital Health Innovation program

David Rousseau, MPH.
Vice President and Executive Director of Health Policy Media and Technology, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD.
Clinical Director at the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Shirley Yen, PhD.
Associate Professor (Research), Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Brown Medical School (Brown University)

Legal & Public Safety Advisory Boards

We also maintain a Legal Advisory Board and Public Safety Advisory Board. These teams are led by our General Counsel, and they advise us on legal and regulatory topics as well as law enforcement and public safety policy questions.

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