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.
danah boyd, Ph.D.
Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble
Psychologist and Mental Health Expert
Bessemer Venture Partners
Interim CEO, Crisis Text Line
Brenda Toineeta Pipestem
Associate Justice on the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Supreme Court
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.
The Harris Center Crisis Line
Julie Cerel, PhD
Professor of Social Work at Univ. of Kentucky
Founder, Pride Healing Center
April Foreman, Ph.D.
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
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
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.
Suicide Prevention Program Manager
Oklahoma Dept. of Mental Health and SA
Robin Stern, Ph.D.
Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
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.