Our Team

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.


Kathy Marchi

Chief Executive Officer & President

Janet Lawn

Chief Development Officer

Kacy Maitland

Chief Clinical Officer

Rebecca Allen

Leadership Gifts Officer

Chris Chirco

Special Events Manager

Ruth Woods Dunham

Director, Crisis Services

Heath Hightower

Senior Director, Grief Support Services

Mary Hurley

Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Steven Karaiskos

Senior Director, Community Outreach & Education

Jeremiah Mankin

Director, Youth Support Services and Technology

Cameron Milner

Senior Development Coordinator

Mackenzie Morse

Volunteer Recruitment and Onboarding Coordinator

Findley Montgomery

Manager, Helpline Training

Jean O’Halloran

Executive Office Coordinator

Kristine Poirier

Deputy Director of Development

Patty Shin

Director, Administration

Ron White

Program Assistant

Edward Wilkinson

Quality Assurance Coordinator

Victoria Bright

Helpline Coordinator

Cassandra Dickinson

Overnight Helpline Coordinator

Edward Cramer

Learning Shift Specialist

Alexis Eddington

Helpline Coordinator

Camelia Foroohar

Helpline Coordinator

Kiara Hernandez

Helpline Coordinator

Nina Hernandez

Overnight Helpline Coordinator

Mary Kelleher

Helpline Coordinator

Jimmy Lai

Helpline Coordinator

Amy MacDougall

Learning Shift Supervisor

Racquel Mendez

Overnight Helpline Coordinator

Jonathan Ng

Overnight Shift Supervisor

Stephen Oliver

Helpline Coordinator

Kate Osinski

Helpline Coordinator

Samienta Pierre-Vil

Overnight Helpline Coordinator

Jacqueline Ramirez

Overnight Helpline Coordinator

Carin Slavin

Overnight Shift Supervisor

Hannah Timmermann

Overnight Helpline Coordinator

Kathryn Tumber

Helpline Coordinator

Victoria Welker

Overnight Helpline Coordinator

Anusha Visvanathan

Helpline Coordinator

Board of Directors

Samantha Joseph

Board Chair

Jill Borrelli

Board Vice Chair; Point32Health

Larry Buchsbaum

Board Treasurer

Peter Bean

Hunneman Commercial Real Estate Agency

Vin Capozzi

Retired Sales Executive

Debbie Connolly

Community Volunteer

Kennedy Elsey

CBS Radio, Mix 104.1

Emma Feldmann, MSW, LCSW

Weston Public Schools

Leah Goldstein

Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston

Bruce Herzfelder

BetterVet LLC

Stacey Marino

Stephen Mosha


Nicole Moustafa

Dodge Construction Network

Doug Murphy

LaunchPad Venture Group

Ann Marie Oliver

Board Secretary; Barkin/Whitman Workforce Development Program

Apratim Purakayastha


Samaritans Council

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, Galderma

Stewart Chapin

Co-Chair, Bennett Family Foundation

Chloe Bancel


Thomas Bartlett

American Tower

Lyndon Braun

Community Volunteer

Delaney Callaghan

Student & Helpline Volunteer

Kevin Callaghan

Berkshire Partners

Christy Cashman

Charity Warriors, Saint Aire Productions

Jay Cashman

Jay Cashman, Inc.

Marjorie Clapprood


David Cohen

Student, UMass Boston Disability Services & Helpline Volunteer

Margaret Connolly

EF Education First

Candice DeStefano

Community Volunteer

David D’Orlando

Baldwin Insurance Agency Inc.

Michael Durkin

Retired, United Way of Mass Bay & Merrimack Valley

Laurel Escoll

Grow Press

Samreen Fatima

Toast, Inc.

Joseph Feaster

Feaster Enterprises

Corinne Ferguson

Community Volunteer

Kyle Freeman

Cloud 9 Redesign

Desmond Herzfelder


Jason Jenkins


Chris Johnson


Rev. Hall Kirkham

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

Andrew E. Leavitt

Ryder System Inc.

Stacey Lucchino

Community Volunteer

Tyler Mabry


Blair Markell


Lila McCain

BFA Global

Robert McGuiness

Grief Support Services Facilitator

Daniel Milner


Andy Molnar

UVD Robots

Sean Murphy

Game Creek Capitol

Terrie Perella

Social Venture Partners Boston

J. Brian Potts

Community Volunteer

Kathy Ruggiero


Christopher Spinazzola


Prudence Stratton

Community Volunteer

Zoe Umeh

Student & Helpline Volunteer

Steve Watson

Reservoir Church

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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.