Get to Know Us
The team at Samaritans cares deeply about our mission to prevent suicide and provide hope. Some of us are connected to Samaritans because of our own losses to suicide. For others, it was our own mental health struggles which led us here. For some, it is a calling to help others who are in pain. Our staff, Board, and Council take great pride in being part of an organization that does such impactful work in the community.
Chief Executive Officer & President
Chief Development Officer
Chief Clinical Officer
Leadership Gifts Officer
Youth Services Coordinator
Senior Director of Marketing & Communications
Marketing and Communications Manager
Special Events Manager
Coordinator, Community Education & Outreach
Manager, Community Outreach and Partnership
Helpline Training Coordinator
Director, Text Services
Senior Manager, Helpline Training
Senior Development Coordinator
Executive Office Manager
Deputy Director of Development
Helpline Training Coordinator
Senior Director of Crisis Services
Quality Assurance Coordinator
Samaritans also has a dedicated staff of Helpline coordinators and supervisors who answer Helpline calls and texts, manage and mentor volunteers, and ensure that we always have 24/7 coverage. We are not listing their names on our website to protect their privacy. We are beyond grateful for the many critical ways they support our crisis services.
Board of Directors
Emma Feldmann, LICSW
Weston Public Schools
The Samaritans Council affords members an opportunity to engage more deeply with a mission important to them, contribute to widening the circle of supporters, establish an official relationship from which they can act as brand ambassadors, and engage with others who are similarly committed to the organization and its success. For Samaritans, the benefits include the opportunity to engage meaningfully with members of our community who value our work, increased visibility and financial support, and the ability to call on members for their personal or professional expertise or feedback.
Lindsay J. Leavitt
Co-Chair, Bennett Family Foundation
Temple Beth Shalom
Retired Sales Executive
Charity Warriors, Saint Aire Productions
Jay Cashman, Inc.
Student, UMass Boston Disability Services & Helpline Volunteer
EF Education First
Baldwin Insurance Agency Inc.
Retired, United Way of Mass Bay & Merrimack Valley
Cloud 9 Redesign
Retired (U.S. Navy, 1999; CRICO/RMF, 2016)
W.B. Mason Company Inc.
Managing Director and Owner at The Boston Group
Rev. Hall Kirkham
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
Andrew E. Leavitt
Ryder System Inc.
Grief Support Services Facilitator
Game Creek Capitol
Social Venture Partners Boston
J. Brian Potts
Rum & Reggae Guidebooks, Inc.
The TJX Companies, Inc.
Student & Helpline Volunteer
Join the Samaritans Team
We know that working in suicide prevention can be tough. We also know it can be very rewarding. If you’re looking for a change, check out our open positions. We’d love to receive your application today!
What’s Happening with Samaritans
Is there any better way to find out what’s going on at Samaritans than by asking the people who are doing the work? We don’t think so! Check out our blogs from our team members to get the inside scoop.