NORTHERN NEVADA Public Health Serving Reno, Sparks & Washoe County

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About WPSA

WSPA Vision: 

  • Increase collaborative efforts to reduce rates of suicide-related deaths in Washoe County. 

 WSPA Mission:  

  • To create a space for organizational collaboration to reduce suicide through lethal means safety education, impactful prevention measures, and policy changes throughout Washoe County.  
  • To reduce instances of suicide among firearm owners with the use of targeted education and prevention measures. 
  • Increase suicide prevention awareness and measures with emphasis on lethal means safety education, decreasing stigma surrounding mental health and policy initiatives. 


WSPA Founding Members:

Aimee’ Green, Nevada Department of Veterans Services Joe Dibble, Northern Nevada Public Health
Amanda Hardisty, Nevada Urban Indians Noah Cordova, US Army National Guard
Christine Powers, VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System Richard Egan, Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention
Cynthia Tate, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Sam Knipmeyer, Vet-to-Vet Support Group
Spring Myers, VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System Steve Hedrick, Nevada Urban Indians
Eduardo Martinez, Veterans Advocate Taylor Morgan, Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention
Itzayana Montoya, Northern Nevada Public Health Vanessa Williams, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
Jasmine Olvera, Northern Nevada Public Health


WSPA Advisory Board:

  • (Coming Soon)

 WSPA Partners

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Last modified on 10/13/2023