Colorado Chapter Board of Directors

 
 

Executive Committee

       
Cambrey Cammon

Cambrey Cammon - AFSP Colorado Board Co-Chair

   

Cambrey became involved in AFSP after losing her dad to suicide in 2008.  She participated in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk and International Survivors of Suicide Day and decided that they were healing experiences that she wanted to help make possible for others.  She joined the AFSP Colorado Chapter Board to dedicate more of her time to suicide prevention and to support mental health research and survivor outreach.  She is currently Co-Chair of the Board Cambrey is grateful for the opportunity to participate in a cause that is so near and dear to her heart.

       
Beth Pannbacker

Beth Pannbacker, AFSP Colorado Board Co-Chair

   

Beth lost her son, Eric, in September, 2010 to suicide.  After participating in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk and attending the International Survivors of Suicide day in 2012 she decided that she wanted to help make a difference for others by getting involved with AFSP. She joined the AFSP Colorado Chapter Board of Directors in 2013 to help support mental health research and to become an advocate for better education and intervention to prevent suicide. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Board.

       
Laurie Freeman

Laurie Freeman, AFSP Colorado Board Treasurer

   

Laurie lost her 19-year-old son in April 2010 and her husband of 32 years in November 2010 to suicide. She got involved in the Out of the Darkness Walk as a subcommittee chairperson in 2011, and became involved in spreading the word about AFSP and suicide prevention. Laurie has made it her mission to speak and educate about suicide prevention and has spoken to graduate classes for therapists about the reality of being a survivor of suicide. She serves as the Client Services Manager for HR, payroll and software support and has been in this field for 23 years.

       
Sue Klebold

Sue Klebold, AFSP Colorado Board Secretary

   

Sue was an instructor and administrator in the Colorado Community College System for more than 20 years, and a project specialist for the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment for five years, before retiring in 2010. Sue has a Masters degree in education and is a survivor of her son's suicide. She is the mother of Dylan Klebold, one of two gunmen in the Columbine High School shootings of April 20, 1999 in Littleton, Colorado.  Since Dylan's death, Sue has worked to raise suicide awareness and support prevention efforts. She has participated in presentations and written about the experience of surviving a loved one's murder-suicide.  She is a member of the Survivor Council of AFSP and a Board Member of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado.

       
       

Directors

       
Carla Graubard

Carla Graubard

   

Carla and her younger son, Clay, moved from New York City to Boulder, after losing her 17 year old son and Clay’s older brother, Teddy, to suicide in 2009. Carla is an experienced management consultant and has been CEO, COO or GM of established & emerging media companies. Co-founder of Quantum Media, Carla has degrees from the Wharton School/ UPenn and Harvard Business Schools. She is a passionate supporter of ASFP's mission to understand and prevent suicide through research, education, advocacy and outreach. Carla is determined to bring light to the category of suicide called "impulsive suicide," a subject well documented in a NY Times article, "The Urge to End it All." To this end, Carla works as a volunteer in Boulder's public school system & with initiatives at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

       
Shelli James

Shelli James

   

Shelli has worked in healthcare for over 30 years. Currently she is a Quality Improvement Coach working with Primary Care and Pediatric Practices on Systems Transformation. She worked for several years as a Counselor on an Adolescent Psychiatric Unit as well as volunteering on a crisis phone line and counseling pregnant teens.  Shelli lost her ex-husband and father of her two daughter to suicide in 2009. Since his passing, she has been an active member of the South Metro Out of the Darkness Community Walk Committee and passionate about suicide awareness and prevention.

       
Kristin Lopez

Kristin Lopez

   

Kristin earned her Bachelor's Degree in PR/Mass Communications in 2006 from the University of North Florida. She moved to Colorado in March 2011. She works as the Administrator at Journey Church Castle Rock. She became involved in suicide prevention after her dad took his life in June 2011. She is especially passionate about the Out of the Darkness walks and the Survivor Outreach Program in Denver, which she coordinates.

       
Dave Slater

Dave Slater

   

Dave has been an English teacher for over fifteen years.  He began teaching college classes while completing his Ph.D., then went on to teach and coach at a boarding school in Michigan before moving to The Alexander Dawson School in Lafayette in 2012.  Dave became involved in suicide prevention work after two former students took their lives within three years.  Dave also lost an uncle to suicide and is an attempt survivor who lives with Bi-polar II.  Dave is most passionate about the role of education in preventing suicide and teaching good mental health hygiene.

       
       

Volunteers

Lisa Nieson

Lisa Neison, Volunteer Coordinator

   

Lisa lost her 19 year old son Adam to suicide in September, 2008, and the father of her daughter, Dave, to suicide in August, 2011.  She has also had three other suicide losses in her extended family. She has attended three Out of the Darkness Community Walks and joined AFSP Colorado Chapter in February 2014 to get more involved with suicide awareness and prevention.  She has worked at Janus Capital Group for 10 years and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Colorado State University.

       
       

Rocky Mountain Area Director

Sheri Cole

Sheri Cole, Rocky Mountain Area Director for CO, WY, MT

   

Sheri became an AFSP Area Director in 2013 after co-chairing 4 large Community Walks and helping to found and Chair the Colorado Chapter.  Her passion to help others stems from losing her 16 year old son David in September of 2009. “We can’t always measure what doesn’t happen but, together I know we are making an impact in educating and empowering our society to help save lives.”