Idaho Council on Suicide Prevention

The Idaho Council on Suicide Prevention responsibilities are to oversee the implementation of the Idaho Suicide Prevention Plan, to ensure the continued relevance of the plan by evaluating, implementing, and developing changes and new priorities, to be a proponent for suicide prevention in Idaho, and to prepare an annual report on plan implementation for the Governor and Legislature.

The Governor appoints all members of the council with state regional representation in mind. Council members each serve a three-year renewable term. The Governor appoints the council chair. The council meets annually and does not exceed 20 members.

Name agency/Organization Executive Order Representation City/Town
Krissy Broncho Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Idaho tribes Fort Hall
Sharon Fritz DHW Division of Public Health DHW Suicide Prevention Program Boise
Jeni Griffin   Loss survivor Idaho Falls
Linda Hatzenbuehler Psychologist Mental health professional/Chair Pocatello
Sen. Fred Martin Idaho Legislature Senate representative Boise
Pam Oliason Commission on Aging Commission on Aging Boise
Dotti Owens Ada County Coroner’s Office Ada County coroner Boise
Catherine Perusse NAMI Mental health advocacy Sandpoint
Mary Pierce Boise VAMC Veterans Services Midvale
Neva Santos Idaho Academy of Family Physicians Medical Boise
Carmen Stanger American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Suicide prevention advocacy Boise
Eric Studebaker Director of Student Engagement & Safety Coordination State Department of Education Boise
Renee Waite Department of Juvenile Corrections Juvenile Corrections Twin Falls
Stewart Wilder Live Wilder Foundation & Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition Suicide prevention advocacy Boise


Heavens Gate Vista overlooking Seven Devils Mountain in Hells Canyon
Idaho Suicide Prevention five year plan