Meghan Francone, Moffat County Suicide Prevention Coordinator
Start Date: 2019
Meghan Francone, Director of Open Heart Advocates. Meghan joined Memorial Regional Health (MRH) as the Director of Open Heart Advocate in June of 2019. In this position, Meghan offers free assistance to all victims of crime through services, such as: a 24-hour hotline, counseling and support, an emergency safe shelter, referrals and information, protective order assistance, personal advocacy and support, criminal justice and judicial advocacy, community education, safety planning, and Latina, children's, and LGBTQ advocacy. Meghan is also a Master Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Trainer (ASIST) and Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) Trainer since 2011. In this role she has trained over 6,000 individuals in multiple counties in evidence-based suicide prevention and intervention skills.
Meghan is a mom to three great kids: Eli (10), Ammon (6), and Scarlett (18 mo). She is married to her middle school sweetheart Kyle, who a Fire Fighter and Journeyman Mechanic at a local Mine. Outside of her career, Meghan enjoys traveling and spending time experiencing new adventures with her immediate and extended family.
Heather Savalox, It Takes Courage Program Coordinator
Start Date: 2018
Our mission is to raise awareness of the impacts of bullying and decrease incidents of suicide by promoting the importance of standing up and speaking out to eradicate bullying and by providing our youth with the tools that instill courage and inspire growth of empathetic communities.
Mindy Marriott, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2016
Mindy moved to Steamboat Springs 28 years ago from Illinois and immediately fell in love with all that Colorado has to offer. Mindy obtained her degree in Education and was the Director of Laurel Street Preschool for several years while advocating for children both a the state and federal level.
She later joined Yampa Valley Medical Center as the Volunteer Coordinator, then moved on to work in a variety of roles at the hospital including Public Relations, Marketing, Human Resources and the Healthcare Foundation. Mindy also developed and implemented the Volunteer Program at Northwest Colorado Health. Mindy has been the Executive Director of REPS since 2016 and absolutely loves the work of providing education and awareness around suicide prevention. Mindy works tirelessly and passionately to preserve, protect and promote life by raising suicide awareness and providing a lifeline of support and healing in our communities. Mindy is trained in QPR, SafeTALK and ASIST and is a Certified Administrator of Volunteers Services.
In her free time, Mindy enjoys her two amazing children who she calls the "loves of her life" Finley age 12 and Ford age 13.
Mindy Marriott, Executive Director
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