Pata Suyemoto, Ph.D.

Dr. Pata Suyemoto is a feminist scholar, writer, educator, diversity trainer, mental health activist, jewelry designer, and avid bicyclist. She earned her PhD. from the University of Pennsylvania and did her research on anti-racist education and issues of race and racism.

She is the co-chair for the Greater Boston Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition and the chair of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP) Alliance for Equity’s People of Color Caucus.

Dr. Suyemoto is one of the authors of Widening the Lens: Exploring the Role of Social Justice in Suicide Prevention – A Racial Equity Toolkit. She has spoken and written about her struggles with depression and is a co-founder of The Breaking Silences Project which is an artistic endeavor that educates about the high rates of depression and suicide among Asian American young women.

She is also a long-time volunteer for Asian Women for Health and is a trainer and wellness coach for the Achieving Whole Health program. Dr. Suyemoto is also member of a number of boards and committees including the MCSP’s Executive Committee, the planning committee for the annual Asian American Mental Health Forum, and the Department of Public Health’s Suicide Prevention Community Advisory Board. Her claim to fame is that she rode her bicycle across the country in the summer of 2012.

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Mary T. Mcquiggan, LICSW

Mary T. Mcquiggan, LICSW

Mary is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has focused her work on supporting adolescents and their families with navigating the health care and education systems in Vermont.
Rebecca Chaplin

Rebecca Chaplin

Rebecca Chaplin, MS, MSW is Social Work Care Coordinator assigned full time to a OBGYN specialty care practice through a unique partnership between Northwestern Counseling & Support Services and Northwestern Medical Center.
Catherine Marrin, MSW, LICSW

Catherine Marrin, MSW, LICSW

Catherine Marrin, MSW, LICSW Is Team Leader for the Integrated Health Team and supports the behavioral health social workers imbedded in primary and specialty care clinics in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties.
Steve Broer, Psy.D.

Steve Broer, Psy.D.

Steve Broer, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist & Director of Behavioral Health Services at Northwestern Counseling & Support Services.
Brittany Rhoads, LCMHC

Brittany Rhoads, LCMHC

Brittany Rhoads, LCMHC is an Adult Outpatient Clinician at Lamoille County Mental Health Services (LCMHS). LCMHS is a Designated Agency, serving Vermonter’s within the county.

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