Director of Program Development
Jess is a researcher, trainer, and advocate who joined RMCP in October 2017.
Jess has focused her career on creating pathways to intersectional, justice-based, emotional support for marginalized communities. Her work has been published/featured in Mad in America, Live Through This, the RMIRECC’s Short Takes on Suicide Prevention, No Restraints with Rudy Caseras, Postvention in Action: The International Handbook of Suicide Bereavement, and The Suicide Prevention Resource Center. Jess centers her lived expertise as an ex-patient and suicide attempt and loss survivor in her work. She holds the lived experience seat on Colorado’s Suicide Prevention Commission, and chairs the Paul Quinnett Lived Experience Writing Competition. You can find her on Twitter or Facebook for a steady stream of opinions and geriatric dog photos.