The Speakers

Dr. David Jobes

The Associate Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America will speak about the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS). Dr. Jobes collaborates with fields of study including public health, clinical research, epidemiology and theory building. He has experience with veterans and has worked alongside each branch of the military. His passion is teaching and bringing real world examples into the classroom.

Dr. Caley Kropp

Licensed Clinical Psychologist at United States Air Force will join us to speak about suicide prevention in medical settings/self-care for clinicians. Capt. Kropp has clinical interests in the areas of Health Psychology, Cardiac Psychology, and Neuropsychology. Capt. Kropp is the Co-Founder of the Performance Improvement and Leadership for Officers in Training (PILOT) program, which is designed to improve the health and leadership characteristics of AFROTC cadets.

Dr. Torri Jones

A psychologist with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Jones will be joining us to speak about suicide prevention for Black and African American youth.

Dr. Peter Gutierrez

Executive Vice President of Innovation, oversees development and maintenance of LivingWorks’ training programs, the research and evaluation agendas, and provides suicide subject matter expertise. He has been a suicide prevention researcher for over 25 years and has directed or co-directed multiple large federally funded research projects including the Military Suicide Research Consortium funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. Pete is also a past-president and former Board member of the American Association of Suicidology.

Dr. Rebecca Goldberg & Vicki Winslett

Dr. Rebecca Goldberg: Dr. Goldberg teaches graduate courses at Mississippi State University and supervises both graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Her research interests include covert aggression, gender issues and differences, human-animal bonds, creative counseling, and grief counseling. She will be joining with Ms. Winslett to speak about grief and recovery from a suicide loss.

Vicky Winslett: After losing the love of her life to suicide and experiencing this devastating pain, Vickie became a peer advocate for suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. She co-founded the Mississippi Alliance to End Suicide with a mission to end suicide in Mississippi and support those who are suicide survivors in our communities. While maintaining a career in the medical field and real estate, she strives as a volunteer in suicide prevention to serve our communities at large. As president and volunteer of the Mississippi Alliance to End Suicide, this has been her greatest, most rewarding, and most challenging mission in life: working with individuals, families, organizations, partners, sponsors, and teams to make a difference in ending the stigma of mental health and saving lives. “Together, our voices and actions can be a source of healing and hope in ending these preventable deaths and the striking pain they leave behind.”