The Scientific Advisory Council of Stop Soldier Suicide is a group of nationally-renowned experts in suicidology and suicide prevention, formed to help SSS advance its mission of reducing military suicide by 40% in the next ten years.

The SAC provides expertise and recommendations regarding best practices, innovative strategies, emergent research, cutting-edge technology and high-risk client acquisition, among other topics.

Among the fields of expertise collectively represented in the current SAC are early intervention, treatment and postvention, active duty and veterans issues, and research, data and analytics.


Dr. Terresa Humphries-Wadsworth

Associate Project Director
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Associate Project Director
Suicide Prevention Resource Center


General Peter Chiarelli, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Former Commander
Multi-National Corps-Iraq

Former Vice Chief of Staff
U.S. Army


Melanie Gideon

Former Director
UCLA Health Operation Mend

Independent Consultant


Dr. Trena Anastasia

Former Executive Vice President
Design, Development and Evaluation, LivingWorks Education

See Another Sunrise podcast


Dr. David Jobes

Suicide Prevention Laboratory, Catholic University of America

Professor of Psychology
Catholic University of America

Past President
American Association of Suicidology


Dr. Anthony Pisani

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, University of Rochester

SafeSide Prevention


Dr. Craig Bryan

Executive Director
National Center for Veterans Studies

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology, University of Utah


Dr. Shawn Shea

Founder and Director
Training Institute for Suicide Assessment & Clinical Interviewing

Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE)