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Targeting the Root of Teen Suicide and Removing the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

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Diane Egbers is the founder of Grant Us Hope and Grant Egber’s mom.  This personal loss has been a difficult journey but one full of learning as she has become more familiar with mental health issues among young adults and the impact they have on our health and school systems.  Diane has experience speaking locally and nationally on Executive and Leadership topics and now she finds herself addressing a most personal topic, but one she is deeply passionate and committed to. 




   our mission

To reduce youth suicide and promote mental health through collaborative, evidence-based initiatives.

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Grant Us Hope is a change agent for teen suicide prevention in the Greater Cincinnati region. We are passionate about providing a platform for teens, parents, and families to engage in pro-mental health conversations, activities, and solutions, and we’re committed to expanding the availability, reach, and impact of mental health services for teens in distress.

    our vision

Saving Young Lives, Together.

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Suzanna Davis

– V.P. of Programs and Operations

Over the last 22 years, Suzanna Davis has served as an educator and administrator at the high school level. Most recently Suzanna served as Principal at Lakota East High School, where she participated in the launch of one of the first high school Hope Squads in the Cincinnati area. Suzanna has a deep passion for empowering student voice and leadership to impact culture and save lives. She is excited to work with Grant Us Hope as the Director of Programming to forward the pro-mental health conversation in our schools and communities

Holly Schnapf

– V.P. Marketing & Development

Holly Schnapf brings over 20 years of development experience that includes providing local leadership at the Cooperative for Education, St. Vincent de Paul and, most recently, as the Chief Development Officer/Senior Vice President of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. Holly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Public Relations from Xavier University. Holly shares, “As the mother of a 12 and a 15-year old, GUH’s mission really touches my heart. I am excited to do all I can to mobilize the generosity of this community in support of the young people we serve.”

Rebecca Reder, OTD

– Interim Executive Director/Interim COO

Dr. Rebecca Reder brings over 40 years of youth health services leadership experience. Her career includes providing clinical services at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Coaching/Consulting with Leadership Excelleration, and teaching at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Her most recent position as Senior Clinical Director at CCH allowed her to change outcomes for children and build reliable systems to support growth for youth. Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from The Ohio State University and a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.  Rebecca shares, “Having served this community’s children and youth for so many years, GUH’s mission touches my heart. I am excited to be a part of this organization’s vision of saving lives together.”

Brian Cunningham

– Director of Operations

Brian Cunningham brings over 20 years of coaching and leadership experience that includes providing local leadership at MedMentor of Greater Cincinnati, Execullence, the Cunningham Family Foundation, and, most recently, as the Manager of Organizational Development at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Brian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Brian shares, “I believe we are placed on this earth to have a significant, positive impact – to help leave the world in a better place than we found it. Professionally, I have answered this calling through my interactions with executives and leaders of for-profit and non-profit businesses as a transformational change agent, a trusted advisor, a caring mentor, a collaborative coach and a serving leader.”


Grant Us Hope works to prevent suicide by EDUCATING, ENGAGING, and EMPOWERING young people to accelerate capacity around mental health and suicide prevention, ultimately changing the culture of schools.

help Save Young Lives Together.

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