NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Natasha King to the position of executive vice president and chief people, culture and diversity officer. AFSP is the nation's largest suicide prevention organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. King joined AFSP in August 2022 and reports to Chief Executive Officer Robert Gebbia.
"It is truly an honor to join AFSP. It is a dynamic organization doing critical work to fight suicide across the nation," said King. "The level of passion and commitment towards realizing its mission I've seen by the leadership team and the entire staff is remarkable. I look forward to supporting all employees and to lending my talents to further develop an organization that assures AFSP's future success."
"King is an industry leader with a successful record of strengthening organizational culture and centering DEI advancement," said Gebbia. "Adding her position reflects our commitment to enhancing workforce diversity, equity and inclusion, and to making AFSP a great place to work for all employees. We are excited to have her join our organization and are inspired by the energy and expertise that she brings in support of AFSP's work to save lives and help those affected by suicide."
In addition to her professional success, King brings a commitment to changing the conversation on mental health. King is a suicide loss survivor and comes from a family of mental health professionals who specialize in providing psychiatric care and therapeutic services.
As a health organization, AFSP is dedicated to equity in addressing the mental health and suicide prevention needs among underserved populations. We are committed to a process of change knowing that long-term, sustained efforts are needed to improve access to culturally informed, evidence-based quality mental health care. AFSP is committed to building a staff team and culture that reflects and understands the communities it seeks to impact.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide, including those who have experienced a loss. AFSP creates a culture that's smart about mental health through public education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, with a public policy office in Washington, DC, AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states including Puerto Rico, with programs and events nationwide. Learn more about AFSP in its latest Annual Report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. 59ce067264