Leadership

The Safer Homes Coalition Members, led by Forefront Suicide Prevention and the Second Amendment Foundation, is comprised of firearms retailers, second amendment rights groups, health care providers, and suicide prevention experts who came together around a single goal to save lives.

SAFER HOMES COALITION CO-CHAIRS

Jenn Stuber, Cofounder
Forefront Suicide Prevention

Alan Gottlieb, Executive VP
Second Amendment Foundation

Safer Homes Coalition Members

The Safer Homes Coalition at its first 2018 meeting. The original name of this group was the Safer Homes Task Force, Firearms Subcommittee.

FIREARM RETAILERS & FIREARM RIGHTS ACTIVISTS

Robin Ball, Sharp Shooting Indoor Range, Spokane

Brett Bass, Bellevue Gun Club, Bellevue

Alan Gottlieb, Second Amendment Foundation

Keely Hopkins, Northwest Regional NRA Representative

Tom Kwieciak, Contract Lobbyist

Phil Shave, Washington Arms Collectors

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Sgt. Eric Pisconski, Seattle Police Department Crisis Response Team

Sandra Shanahan, King County Prosecutor’s Office Domestic Violence – Firearms Unit

COMMUNITY PARTNERS & ADVOCATES

Cal BeyerLakeside Industries 

Kathleen GilliganSuicide Prevention Advocate

Renee HopkinsAlliance for Gun Responsibility

Thomas MaySuicide Prevention Advocate

Marshall SanaThe Apex Foundation

VETERAN SERVICES

Andrew NichollsPuget Sound VA

Dr. Larry PruittPuget Sound VA

Greg RegerU.S. Veterans Administration, Puget Sound

Peter SchmidtWA Department of Veterans Affairs

WA STATE LEGISLATORS

Rep. Brian Blake19th Legislative District

Rep. Tina Orwall33rd Legislative District

Sen. Mike Padden, 4th Legislative District

Sen. Jamie Pedersen, 43rd Legislative District

Rep. J.T. Wilcox2nd Legislative District

WA STATE AGENCY STAFF

Kevin BlackWA State Legislature 

Karyn BrownsonKing County Department of Health

David DickinsonSAMHSA Regional Director

Therese Hansen, Injury & Violence Prevention Specialist, DOH

Pama JoynerWA Department of Health

Jason McGill, WA Governor’s Office

Neetha MonySuicide Prevention Manager, WA DOH

Peggy Needham, Walla Walla County Public Health Department

Sigrid ReinertDOH SAMHSA Grant Manager

SUICIDE PREVENTION EXPERTS

Dr. Jessica Gallus, Forefront Suicide Prevention

Dr. Amanda KerbratUniversity of Washington Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Lori PenderPublic Health Educator

Dr. Paul QuinnettQPR Institute

Dr. Anna RatzliffUniversity of Washington AIMS Center

Dr. Jeff Rochon, Washington State Pharmacy Association

Dr. Ali Rowhani-RahbarHarborview Hospital

Lara SimSeattle Children’s Hospital

Dr. Jenn StuberForefront Suicide Prevention

Dr. Jeffrey Sung, WA State Psychiatric Association

Staff