Speaker Biographies

About Dr. Frank Campbell Ph.D., LCSW, C.T.

Dr. Campbell is the Executive Director Emeritus of the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, where he founded the National Suicidology Training Center (NSTC) in 2018.  Dr. Campbell also serves as a volunteer Assistant Coroner in East Baton Rouge Parish.  In addition to his volunteer activities, he is the Senior Consultant for Campbell and Associates Consulting where he consults with communities on Active Postvention efforts and Forensic Suicidology cases.  During his nearly forty years of working with those bereaved by suicide he introduced his Active Postvention Model (APM) in 1997 it is most commonly known as the LOSS Team (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors). 

His work with survivors and victims of trauma has been featured in three discovery channel documentaries, professional journals and book chapters.  He is a past-president of the American Association of Suicidology, a recipient of both national and international awards for his contributions to the field of Suicidology.  Dr. Campbell is also an Army veteran and is most proud to have been a consultant and contributor to the TAPS program for military family members who attend the survivor seminars and National programs for the past fifteen years. To learn more about his work in the field of Suicidology you can visit his website or the NSTC at

About Dr. Donald P. Belau Ph.D. LIMHP#238

Dr. Belau has been actively involved in suicide prevention and suicide postvention efforts in Nebraska and nationally for over 40 years. Dr. Belau has worked in K-12 settings as a school psychologist, and is a licensed independent mental health professional in Nebraska. He is currently an active consultant for youth crisis systems on a local and national level, and is an active school psychologist where he provides suicide risk assessments, threat assessments, e.g.  He was instrumental in the development of the Nebraska K-12 Suicide Prevention – Postvention Online Training in which over 40,000 staff has completed the training in the past three years.

He has provided training for faith communities, law enforcement, mental health staff, K-12 educational programs, e.g. ,  and has led the development of  Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) teams across the nation, is a member of the National LOSS Team Planning Committee,  and is an associate of Dr. Frank Campbell, the originator of the LOSS team concept. 

Dr. Belau has been a trainer for the Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) program and AFSP Suicide Bereavement Clinician Training Program (SBCTP) for a number of years as well.    On a personal note, Dr. Belau enjoys the beach with his wife, connecting with 7 grands, and is suicide loss survivor, as well as a cancer survivor. Dr. Belau can be reached at

About Dr. Melinda Moore

Dr. Melinda Moore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) in Richmond, Kentucky, and part of the core faculty for a Clinical Psychology doctoral program there. She routinely trains clinicians in the empirically-supported suicide focused treatment framework, the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), and is in private practice in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Moore works at the intersection of faith and suicide prevention.  She published The Suicide Funeral: Honoring their Memory, Comforting their Survivors and After the Suicide Funeral: Wisdom on the Path to Posttraumatic Growth (both Wipf & Stock) with her co-editor Rabbi Dan Roberts. She conducts suicide bereavement research at Eastern Kentucky University with an emphasis on Posttraumatic Growth ( Dr. Moore received her PhD from The Catholic University of America.

About Dr. John McIntosh Ph.D.

Dr. McIntosh is currently Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Indiana University South Bend and is Past President of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS). His research focus areas include suicide bereavement and survivors of suicide loss, suicide statistics, as well as suicide in late life, and he taught courses on suicide and depression. He received the AAS’s Edwin Shneidman Award (1990) for early career work in suicidology, the Roger Tierney Award for Service (1999), and the Louis Dublin Award (2018) recognizing lifetime achievements in suicide prevention. He also received the Charles T. Rubey LOSS Award (2011) from Catholic Charities in Chicago for extraordinary impact on the lives of survivors of suicide. Among Dr. McIntosh’s 8 books on suicide, the most recent are Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope With the Death of a Child to Suicide or Drugs (co-authored with Bill Feigelman, John Jordan, and Bev Feigelman) which has been praised as “a thorough and elaborate American study has appeared on the grief and mourning process of bereaved parents” (LAVA) and Grief After Suicide: Understanding the Consequences and Caring for the Survivors (edited with John Jordan), which is geared towards mental health professionals, grief counselors, clergy, and others who work with survivors in a professional capacity.

About Robbie Graham

Robbie Graham has had a multifaceted career. He has worked in television, printing, and other marketing related industries. He is also a Bible teacher and has served as an associate pastor.

This changed in August of 2012, when Robbie lost his stepson, Drey, to suicide. Since then, he helped his wife Denise Meine-Graham start LOSS Community Services in 2014 to bring hope to others who had experienced such a tragedy. LOSS is a charitable nonprofit that offers suicide survivor support and suicide prevention education.

Robbie served as a Postvention Coordinator, focusing on the marketing and technology needs of LOSS Community Services until 2022. He left LOSS and now works full-time with his wife as a Suicide Postvention Consultant helping other communities and states launch postvention services.

He is a QPR (Question Persuade Refer) Gatekeeper certified trainer, a certified CALM (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means) trainer, and a How To Tell Your Story trainer. Robbie earned his Death & Grief Studies Certification from the Center for Loss & Life Transition with Dr. Alan Wolfelt. He has also completed both The Link Support Group Facilitator Training and the AFSP Support Group training.

Robbie resides in Columbus, Ohio with Denise, their three dogs and a cat.

About Denise Meine-Graham

Denise Meine-Graham, C.T. TRCC, Founder and Director Emerita, LOSS Community Services

Denise is a former corporate executive with 1-800-flowers and L Brands. She entered the non-profit world in 2012 then after the sudden death of her son she founded LOSS Community Services (2014) located in Columbus, Ohio. During her 7+ years as the Executive Director, LOSS supported over 5,000 people impacted by a suicide loss through a 1st Responder L.O.S.S. Team and In Touch program, remembrance events, support groups, and advocacy & education.

​With the support of Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, Denise created a sustainable approach for communities launching suicide postvention programs. 

Denise now contracts with multiple states and communities to help them build sustainable postvention programs including Dr Frank Campbell’s L.O.S.S. Team model. She is also an Alliance of Hope Board Member.

About Julie Olds, MMC, CT, CFC

Julie Olds was born in Columbus, Ohio and attended the Ohio State University, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Allied Medicine. She then went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Communication from Franklin University. Julie has two decades experience working in end-of-life care and received her Certification in Thanatology from the Association for Death Education and Counseling. She also attended the Insight Institute celebrant training and received her Certification as a Funeral Celebrant.

 In an effort to bring better grief care to the Central Ohio community, Julie pioneered and organized the Central Ohio Grief Care Coalition – a network of organizations that provide grief car and support to families of Central Ohio. LOSS Community Services is a member of the Coalition.

About Kate Yoder

 Kate Yoder is a fellow of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. She received her training in Psychology (BA, Denison University) and Forensic Psychology (MA, John Jay College of Criminal Justice), with a focus on empirical crime scene analysis. She has spent her career in the field of death investigation, first as an abstractor with the Ohio Violent Death Reporting System (OH-VDRS) of the Ohio Department of Health and later as an investigator and subsequently Chief of Investigations’ Operations at the Franklin County Coroner’s Office (Ohio). She is currently the Chief Content Curator of DH Forensics, a continuing education company that focuses on the intersection of Investigations and Psychology. 

About Phil Bulone, PhD, RMHCI

 Phil is the director of the LOSS Team (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) with Mental Health America of Southeast Florida/FISP (Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention). The LOSS Team provides outreach, case coordination, and support groups for survivors of suicide loss in Broward County, Florida. He was led to this work after losing his partner/spouse, Nicole, to suicide in 2019. 


Prior to earning an MA in Art Therapy and Counseling, Phil held leadership positions in corporate design and career higher education including the dean of a design + technology college. During that time, Phil earned a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction/Higher Education Administration from the University of South Florida. Phil is a Florida Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern and also works with in-patient and intensive outpatient programs at a behavioral health hospital/Baker Act receiving facility.  

About Dima Al Fassi

Dima is a trained Peer Specialist for the Broward County LOSS Team/Mental Health America of Southeast Florida/FISP (Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention). She was led to this work after losing her aunt to suicide. Dima provides compassionate emotional support to fellow survivors and helps them plan healthy ways to manage trauma responses and integrate grief.  

About Lauri Yersavich, MS, LSW, CTRP-C

Lauri Yersavich has her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her master’s degree in Community Mental Health Counseling. She has been the coordinator of the OhioHealth school-based grief support program and a grief counselor with the organization since 2002.

Lauri provides individual and group grief counseling to children and teens in Central Ohio schools. She provides education to school counselors, social workers, parents, and community providers related to the impact of grief, trauma, and loss on young people.

Lauri is passionate about the work of suicide postvention in schools, promoting the need to balance caring grief support with positive mental health and suicide prevention messaging. Lauri works with area school districts to develop and/or update their crisis response and suicide postvention plans. The OhioHealth School Outreach Program also provides on-site grief support and crisis response following a death within a school community. 

About Sarah See, MS, LPC, CTRP-C

Sarah See has her undergraduate degree in Family Studies with a Concentration in Child Life and her Masters in Community Mental Health Counseling. Sarah’s passion for bereavement work started while working as a Certified Child Life Specialist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital for 10 years, providing support in the Pediatric Intensive Care and Burn/Trauma Units. Within this role, she engaged patients and their families in memory making activities. She also provided education about developmentally appropriate understanding of death and support surrounding sharing the difficult news of the death to siblings and/or peers. This continued as she became the clinical lead, advocating for the needs of patients and siblings through education, creating customized coping plans and supporting direct care needs.


Sarah is currently a Child and Adolescent Bereavement counselor with School Outreach Program at OhioHealth at Home/Hospice. She has been in this role since early 2021. Within this role, Sarah provides individual and group counseling to children and teens; grief and loss training and education to parents and professionals; and grief support and crisis response following a death within a school community. These services are inclusive of supporting students following the suicide death of a peer or family member.

About Shannon Ortiz

Shannon is the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Light after Loss. Shannon lost her husband, Craig, to suicide August 3, 2016, leaving her and their two young girls behind. She was the Director of Counseling Services at The University of Mount Union and the President of NAMI Stark County at the time. She was no stranger to the struggles of mental health and suicide as it was something she helped people cope with everyday. Despite that, the last thing she ever dreamed of was being on the other side of that coin. Craig had struggled with Bipolar Disorder for many years, but just like everyone else, she never thought he or she would become a statistic. Through her own journey of grief and trauma, Shannon stepped down from her position at both Mount Union and NAMI Stark County in order to heal; to help her two young daughters heal. After being a counselor for nearly 10 years, she also learned from that journey the grief and trauma related to suicide loss survivors is unique to only those who have experienced it. Survivors, both herself and her two children, are at an increased risk of taking their own lives due to emotions surrounding the unimaginable. Nearly a year after stepping away from her career and her job, she felt called to turn her pain into purpose. January 1st, 2019, Light after Loss was created because everyone deserves to have the resources and support after losing someone to suicide. Five years later, Light after Loss has opened The Hope and Healing Center. The HHC is a Traumatic Loss Care Center in Canton, Ohio. A beacon of light for individuals and families desperately needing hope for healing.

About Dallas Allen

Dallas Allen is the Suicide Investigations and Postvention Specialist at the Franklin County Forensic Science Center, Office of the Coroner in Columbus, Ohio. Dallas conducts full psychosocial interviews and provides grief support to individuals who have lost loved ones to suicide. As of July 2021, Dallas became the first person in the nation to hold such a position within a medicolegal office. Dallas is a suicide loss survivor who believes lifting the stigma surrounding suicide will create more prevention possibilities for individuals who struggle with mental health and suicidal ideation. Dallas has garnered most of his experience from working with adolescents in a mental health residential setting. Dallas has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio. In addition to his position at the Coroner’s office, Dallas is also a board member for LOSS Community Services, a volunteer member of the Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition, and a Resource and Care Connections Committee member for the Attorney General’s Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness.

About Dr. Machelle Terrell

Dr. Machelle D. Terrell is a native of Mobile, Alabama and is married to Lt Col Vincent M. Terrell USAF. She is the proud mother of 4 children, Orlando 31, Jordan 28, Ashley 23 and Vincent Jr 21. She holds a Doctorat’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California , Master’s Degree from University of Alabama and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology and Military Science. She received a Commission as a Distinguished Graduate through ROTC in 1990 at the University of South Alabama. She has served the military community as an active duty officer and DOD civilian in a variety of positions for 30 years to include, Suicide and Violence Prevention, Mental Health, Family Advocacy, Educational Development Intervention Services (EDIS), Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Treatment Program (ADAPT), and multiple positions as a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Coordinator (SARC).

Dr. Terrell currently serves as the Headquarters Air Force District of Washington (AFDW) Suicide and Violence Prevention Division Chief at Joint Base Andrews. She provides functional oversight and guidance to ensure compliance with Department of Defense (DOD) directives and Headquarters Air Force (HAF) policies and instructions on Interpersonal and Self-Directed Violence (ISDV) for approximately 33,000 Airmen and Guardian military and civilian members in more than 500 locations in 108 countries.

About Krista Gregg

Krista Gregg has 15 years of public relations, digital media, and marketing experience, working with small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. In 2019, Gregg and her husband purchased their first of two Bio-One franchises, and in 2021 she partnered with the Bio-One home office to guide and implement national marketing strategies. By June 2022, Gregg joined the Bio-One home office full-time as the Marketing Director, where she oversees national branding, internal communication, and franchise owner marketing and support.

About Barbera Brunzell

Barb Brunzell is a suicide loss survivor, Postvention Services Manager for Call2Talk, Chapter Founder and Team Leader for LOSSteam MetroWest (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors), an active participant and former Co-Chair of the MWRCSP (MetroWest Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention), an AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) Healing Conversations Program Volunteer and Out of the Darkness Overnight & Community Walk Community Partner/participant, as well as a former crisis helpline volunteer. Barb was the recipient of the 2019 Massachusetts Leadership in Suicide Prevention Award.

About Eileen Davis

Eileen Davis is the Vice President of Mass211, the statewide service that connects callers to information about critical health & human services available in their community. Eileen is also the Founder & Director of Call2Talk, an emotional support, mental health and suicide prevention program that is also a designated 988 Center. Eileen oversees the operation and financial sustainability of all prevention, intervention and postvention services. Among her many awards and achievements, most recently Eileen was the recipient of the 2022 Women’s Edge Award, Extraordinary Woman Advancing Healthcare in Massachusetts, and the 2023 Lifesaver Leadership Award from AFSP Massachusetts.

About Michele Phillips

Michele Phillips was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska where she met her husband, Daryl. When they had gotten married, Daryl had two sons from a previous relationship. Michele and Daryl had four children together. In the year 2006 Michele’s step-son, Ryan, died by suicide at the age of 13 introducing her to the world of suicide prevention and postvention. Michele became an active member of the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition in 2007 and was one of the original members of the Lincoln/Lancaster LOSS Team in 2008. Michele became a member of the advisory committee for the Lincoln/Lancaster LOSS Team in 2015. Michele still serves in each of these capacities today.

Michele graduated with her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She went on to obtain her Master of Art in Counseling at Doane University. She now works as a dually credentialed Mental Health and Substance Use therapist with Lutheran Family Services in Lincoln, Nebraska. Michele also works with the Targeted Adult Services Coordination (TASC) team providing crisis intervention in her community.

Michele enjoys spending time with her family, crocheting, scrapbooking and genealogy.