Randi Barwick

Case Manager

Skills/experience: Randi grew up in a military family and has spent most of her adult life working with the military community. She earned a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1994. She worked with families and in mental health prior to changing careers and becoming a paramedic. She volunteered in emergency services in Havelock, NC, worked as a paramedic in Jacksonville, NC and as a DOD paramedic at Fort Bragg, NC. Randi returned to social work as a case manager for veterans with traumatic brain injuries before joining the team at Stop Soldier Suicide. She has found that she greatly enjoys working with active duty, veterans, and their families and looks forward to continuing to work providing resources and assistance to the military community for many years.

Favorite pastime: Randi enjoys spending her free time at the beach, reading, hanging out with her dog, and traveling.

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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.

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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.

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Chris Chapman

Data Analyst 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.

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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.

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Cindy Hoang

Partnerships Specialist

What skills/experience do you bring to the fight: Cindy has worked with an array of non-profits for 11 years and is passionate about suicide prevention, as she’s known too many people that have taken their lives. She earned her Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a minor in International Business from Mount Saint Mary’s University and hopes to obtain her MBA and MA in International Development in the near future.

Favorite pastime: Cindy enjoys throwing themed dinner parties, hiking with her lovable mutt Penny Lane, and traveling to areas with limited/non-existent wifi.

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Anthony Bourdain

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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.

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Blaire Ingram

Case Manager

What skills/experience do you bring to the fight:  Blaire is a native of Fayetteville, NC and brings knowledge of the military lifestyle through personal experience of serving in the US Army, as well as experience in crisis intervention. Blaire received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from North Carolina Central University and also holds her Masters in Public Administration.

Favorite pastime: Blaire enjoys manicuring her nails, and spending valuable time with family and friends.

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Marilyn Minton

Case Manager

What skills/experience do you bring to the fight: Marilyn graduated from East Carolina University in 2015 with her Bachelors of Science in Health and Human Performance. During her time at East Carolina, Marilyn worked at the REAL Crisis Center where she was a telephone counselor for the National Suicide Hotline along with the Veterans Crisis Line. Marilyn has a deep passion and insight into suicide and mental health.

Favorite pastime: Marilyn enjoys being outside and active. She loves to cook and spend time with her dog.

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Sharonda Ocean

Sr Events Manager

What skills/experience do you bring to the fight: Sharonda’s father served in the military for 26 years, she grew up surrounded by military families which sparked a passion in her to understand the impacts of service on veterans and their families. Sharonda has over 14 years of experience in serving in the mental health field. She is very passionate about joining the fight to stop soldier suicide.

Favorite pastime: Sharonda’s favorite pastimes are eating, reading, writing poetry and scrapbooking. She loves anything that involves art.

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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.

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Ruby Stevens

Office Administrator

What skills/experience do you bring to the fight: This organization speaks near and dear to me due to prior service in the US Navy and personally knowing individuals, whom I worked side by side with, battling something within. I find no task is too large to tackle, and I am always up for the challenge. Previously working in administration for a non-profit, I understand what it takes to make sure that everyone within the organization is receiving the attention and support they need to better carry out the mission. It is important to be the best you that you can be.

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Dr. Seuss.

Favorite pastime: I enjoy baking, hiking, reading, traveling, hanging out with my fluffy bear of a Goldendoodle, and spending quality time with the hubby.

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