Task Force Members

The members of the 2018 Suicide and Mental Health Task Force were:

(Co-chair) Javaune Adams-Gaston, PhD
Senior Vice President for Student Life

(Co-chair) Eileen P. Ryan, DO
Interim Chair and Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, College of Medicine and Wexner Medical Center

Ziv Bell, MA
Council of Graduate Students representative and PhD candidate

Sarah Gartner
Inter-Professional Council President and MD candidate

Darcy Haag Granello, PhD
Professor of Counselor Education and Director of The Ohio State University Suicide Prevention Program

David Horn, PhD
Professor of Comparative Studies

Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CRP, FAANP, FAAN
Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Dean and Professor, College of Nursing, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and College of Medicine

Shamina Merchant
Undergraduate Student Government President and undergraduate student

Jordan Moseley
Undergraduate member of Ohio State’s Board of Trustees and undergraduate student 

Anne Schira, JD
Associate General Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs

Cassandra Shaffer
Crime Prevention Officer with The Ohio State University Police Division