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Our Team

Keith Kline, Ph.D.

Executive Director

About Keith

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.

Sandy Murphy

Client Relations/Office Manager

About Sandy

Sandy Murphy serves as the Client Relations/Office Manager for Grant Us Hope.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Mount Saint Joseph in Paralegal Studies.

Sandy Murphy

Client Relations/ Office Manager

About Sandy

Sandy Murphy serves as the Client Relations/Office Manager for Grant Us Hope.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Mount Saint Joseph in Paralegal Studies.

Jennifer Wright-Berryman, Ph.D.

Director of Data and Analytics

About Jennifer

Dr. Jennifer Wright-Berryman obtained her Master of Social Work and Ph.D. from Indiana University, and has been faculty at the University of Cincinnati since 2013. Jennifer is a mental health and suicide researcher, and has over eighteen years of experience in both interpersonal clinical and community-based practice. Currently, Jennifer is working with communities throughout the country, including Cincinnati, to implement school-based suicide prevention programs called Hope Squads. As the national lead researcher for the Hope Squad program, Jennifer evaluates program outcomes, and designs research to test the program in a variety of settings. Jennifer consults with schools and a number of different organizations in areas of suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention, and gives talks, lectures, and trainings around the country.

Lisa Carter

School Liaison

About Lisa

Lisa Carter was a teacher and instructional coach for 33 years, serving grades K-8.  In addition, she has been an adjunct instructor at Miami University, her alma mater.  Prior to her position at Grant Us Hope she was a Fellow for Amazon Education, traveling the country training teachers on program implementation.   Lisa is excited about her School Liaison position, as it allows her to do her favorite thing, which is to learn from all the great ideas that kids always have!  Lisa started with Grant Us Hope in December of 2018.

Lisa Carter

School Liaison

About Lisa

Lisa Carter was a teacher and instructional coach for 33 years, serving grades K-8.  In addition, she has been an adjunct instructor at Miami University, her alma mater.  Prior to her position at Grant Us Hope she was a Fellow for Amazon Education, traveling the country training teachers on program implementation.   Lisa is excited about her School Liaison position, as it allows her to do her favorite thing, which is to learn from all the great ideas that kids always have!  Lisa started with Grant Us Hope in December of 2018.

Sandy Kauffman

School Liaison

About Sandy

Sandy Kauffman was born and raised in Wisconsin.  For 15 years Sandy worked as a Certified Child Life Specialist to reduce anxiety and stress for patients and families during medical procedures or hospitalization at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.  Since losing her brother to suicide in 1999, Sandy’s passion lies in bringing awareness to and educating others about suicide prevention.  Sandy joined Grant Us Hope as a School Liaison in February of 2019 and is eager to be a part of transforming how communities come together to save lives.

Worth Allen

Communications Intern

About Worth

Worth Allen joined Grant Us Hope as part of an internship class at NKU, and will be a Communications Intern until May. He is a senior majoring in Electronic Media & Broadcasting with a minor in Journalism. Worth was really excited about the opportunity to help Grant Us Hope and gain experience but also to help the community learn how to be a safer place. Worth will be helping run the social media accounts for Grant Us Hope as well as working on a few video projects.

Worth Allen

Communications Intern

About Worth

Worth Allen joined Grant Us Hope as part of an internship class at NKU, and will be a Communications Intern until May. He is a senior majoring in Electronic Media & Broadcasting with a minor in Journalism. Worth was really excited about the opportunity to help Grant Us Hope and gain experience but also to help the community learn how to be a safer place. Worth will be helping run the social media accounts for Grant Us Hope as well as working on a few video projects.