Rasheed Bellamy

Chief of Staff

Current Qualification/Experience pertaining to your position: Rasheed spent 26 years on active duty in the United States Air Force. Throughout his assignments, he held several strategic leadership positions both overseas and stateside as an advisor to Commanders on matters influencing force development, health, welfare, morale, readiness and effective utilization of assigned enlisted personnel

Favorite pastime: Spending time with family, sending weights at the gym to heaven and playing volleyball/soccer.


Faith Brown

Case Manager

What skills/experience do you bring to the fight: Faith interned for Stop Soldier Suicide for a year and now has her MSW. As a survivor of suicide loss, she has a personal mission to stop suicide.

Favorite pastime: Going to the movie theater and getting the whole experience.


Brian Buland

Chief Operating Officer

What skills/experience do you bring to the fight: Process driven, results oriented.

Favorite pastime: Brian enjoys making his daughter laugh.


Cynthia Casey

Resource Center Manager

What skills/experience do you bring to the fight: Cynthia grew up in a military family, and is the spouse of a veteran. Her father was in the Marines, her uncle in the Air Force, and her husband in the Army. Both of her brother-in-laws are currently active duty soldiers. She has grown up around the military community and culture, and is familiar with the struggles faced by military families and individuals. Cynthia obtained her Bachelor’s in Social Work from North Carolina Central University in December 2017 and is currently furthering her education as a Master of Social Work candidate at NC State in their Advanced Standing Program, projected to graduate in May 2019. Cynthia has found great joy in working with active duty, veterans, spouses, and dependents over the past year at Stop Soldier Suicide. She hopes to continue to provide this population with the care, support, and resources that they need to thrive.

Favorite pastime: Most of Cynthia’s favorite pastimes have included traveling. She have been out of the country to Okinawa and Korea, and her favorite place within the United States is Hawaii. These experiences have truly helped her become more culturally competent and aware, and she hopes to continue seeing as much of the world as possible in the coming years.


Chris Chapman

Case Manager

What skills/experience do you bring to the fight: Working knowledge as an Army Veteran, current Military Spouse, and raising kids in the military provide a diverse background with comprehensive knowledge that brings a personal insight to what our Service Members, Veterans and Military Families need. Through determination and perseverance, we can help mold a better future for ourselves.

Favorite pastime: Being a child naïve to politics.


Jim Condon

Program Director

What skills/experience do you bring to the fight: Jim bring 30 years of clinical and military experience to the fight.  Go Navy, Go Tarheels.

Favorite pastime: Jim loves to travel and is an avid photographer.


Chris Ford

Chief Executive Officer

What skills/experience do you bring to the fight: Chris brings more than twenty-five years experience as a military and nonprofit leader including multiple combat tours, two tours in the Pentagon and as the Founder and former CEO of the National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations (NAVSO). Chris launched NAVSO from concept to market scale in less than 4 years with an average 52% year-over-year growth and cumulative revenue exceeding $2M. His prior experiences with loss involving three Airmen and their surviving families, coupled with his ability to scale nonprofit organizations, motivates Chris to now lead the efforts at Stop Soldier Suicide.

Favorite pastime: When not working for our Nation’s veterans and military families, Chris likes to clear his head by getting outdoors via triathlons, fishing, paddle boarding, hunting and time with his family.


Cindy Hoang

Partnerships Specialist

What skills/experience do you bring to the fight: Cindy brings her experience working with an array of non-profits and passion about the topic of suicide, where she’s known too many people that have taken their lives.

Favorite pastime: In her spare time, Cindy loves trying new recipes, hiking with her (adorable) dog, and scaring the bejeezus out of her mother when she gallivants around the globe.


Keith Hotle

Chief of Program

What skills/experience do you bring to the fight: Keith brings more than fourteen years experience as a leader in the field of suicide prevention, including Manager of the Wyoming Department of Health’s Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Unit from and Chief Executive Officer of the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming/ Keith was the author of the seminal technical report Suicide in Wyoming and the first individual recipient of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Favorite pastime: When not spending time with his wife and daughters, he enjoys fiction writing and playing the guitar.


Andrew Roberts

Case Manager

What skills/experience do you bring to the fight: Andrew received his BSW through NC State and has a wealth of experiences through working with friends and family in the military community.

Favorite pastime: Andrew’s favorite pastimes, music and baking, find their way into the office frequently through ukulele and other treats.


Shannon Wenger

Events Specialist

What skills/experience do you bring to the fight: Shannon has a dual business degree in marketing and management from East Carolina University and event experience with one of the largest brands in the world, Disney. She joined the fight due to her familial connection to the Army.

Favorite pastime: Eating and traveling.


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