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.

Dr. danah boyd

Dena Trujillo

Rob Stavis

Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble

Kim Vu

Cornelius Bethea

Dr. Andrés Monroy-Hernández

Brenda Toineeta Pipestem

Harry Brandler

Advisory Boards

Advisory boards provide their insight and advice to make us better and stronger. Advisory boards offer thought leadership, but have no governing power or fiduciary responsibilities. As part of our leadership transition, we are in the process of revising our advisory boards.

Clinical Advisory Board

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

Data, Ethics, and Research Advisory Board

Our Director of Research 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.

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.

In a crisis?

Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor

Free 24/7 support at your fingertips.

Data insights, news, and more straight to your inbox.