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 Campaign Officer

Kacy Maitland, LICSW

Chief Clinical Officer

Ashley Alexander

Helpline Training Coordinator

Rebecca Allen

Leadership Gifts Officer

Gregory Barrett

Recruitment and Onboarding Coordinator

Gina Bates

Youth Services Coordinator

Fred Bernabe

Senior Director of Community Education and Outreach

Charlotte Boyd

Hey Sam Training Manager

Megan Cassidy

Senior Director of Marketing & Communications

Len Cattan-Prugl

Marketing and Communications Manager

Casey Chalmers

Administrative Programs Coordinator

Chris Chirco

Director of Special Events

Max Copans

Coordinator, Community Education & Outreach

Michael Davis

Manager, Community Outreach and Partnership

Melissa Favazza

Operations Coordinator

Kiara Hernandez

Helpline Training Coordinator

Jeremiah Mankin

Director, Text Services

Catherine Mather

Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations

Findley Montgomery

Senior Manager, Helpline Training

Mackenzie Morse

Senior Development Coordinator

Jean O’Halloran

Executive Office Manager

Sigrid O'Shaughnessy

Senior Director of Suicide Grief Support Services

Brenna Sullivan

Senior Grief Support Services Coordinator

Lauren Pavlechko

Volunteer Mentorship Coordinator

Cynthia Reeves

Senior Coordinator of Major Gifts

Patty Shin

Senior Director, Administration

Kathryn Tumber

Helpline Training Coordinator

Kristen Ulrich, LICSW

Senior Director of Crisis Services

Edward Wilkinson

Quality Assurance Manager

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

Samantha Joseph

Board Chair

Jill Borrelli, LICSW

Board Vice Chair

Kathy Bello

Board Treasurer; American Tower

Ann Marie Oliver

Board Secretary; Atlas Bar

Dr. Ruben Azocar, MD, MHCM, FCCM, FASA

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Larry Buchsbaum

Debbie Connolly

Community Volunteer

Kennedy Elsey

CBS Radio, Mix 104.1

Emma Feldmann, LICSW

Weston Public Schools

Pamela Kenn

Boston Red Sox

Elizabeth Mahoney

MA High Technology Council

Stacey Marino

Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.

Stephen Mosha


Nicole Moustafa


Doug Murphy

Apratim Purakayastha


Joe Wagner


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.

Stewart Chapin

Co-Chair, Bennett Family Foundation

Lindsay J. Leavitt

Co-Chair, Galderma

Chloe Bancel


Thomas Bartlett

American Tower

Lyndon Braun

Community Volunteer

Delaney Callaghan


Kevin Callaghan

Berkshire Partners

Vin Capozzi

Retired Sales Executive

Christy Cashman

Charity Warriors, Saint Aire Productions

Jay Cashman

Jay Cashman, Inc.

Stewart Chapin

Co-Chair, Bennett Family Foundation

David Cohen

Riverside Community Care, Community Volunteer, and Former Helpline Volunteer

Margaret Connolly

EF Education First

David D’Orlando

Baldwin Insurance Agency Inc.

Candice DeStefano

Community Volunteer

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

Leah Goldstein

Temple Beth Shalom

Desmond Herzfelder


Mark Horgan

Retired (U.S. Navy, 1999; CRICO/RMF, 2016)

Niklas Jordow

W.B. Mason Company Inc.

Chris Johnson


Leslie Kaplan

Managing Director and Owner at The Boston Group

Rev. Hall Kirkham

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

Bethany Lavery


Andrew E. Leavitt

Ryder System Inc.

Stacey Lucchino

Community Volunteer

Tyler Mabry


John Marando

Bain and Company

Blair Markell


Lila McCain

BFA Global

Robert McGuiness

Grief Support Services Facilitator

Daniel Milner


Sean Murphy

Game Creek Capitol

Terrie Perella

Social Venture Partners Boston

J. Brian Potts

Community Volunteer

Christian Putnam


Kathy Ruggiero


Lisa Sarno

Acadia Healthcare

Joe Shapiro

Rum & Reggae Guidebooks, Inc.

Maggie Small

The TJX Companies, Inc.

Prudence Stratton

Community Volunteer

Zoe Umeh

Student & Helpline Volunteer

A woman in a cafe on a laptop.

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.