Targeting the Root of Teen Suicide and Removing the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health
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.
To reduce youth suicide and promote mental health through collaborative, evidence-based initiatives.
WHO WE ARE
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.
Saving Young Lives, Together.
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.
Dr. Kline spent 34 years in public education serving as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and Superintendent in Greater Cincinnati. He is passionate about young people growing up to be safe, strong and well prepared for their futures. Keith holds three degrees from Miami University and now teaches doctoral and administrative coursework at Miami. Dr. Kline joined Grant Us Hope as Executive Director in July of 2018.
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 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.”