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The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is able to accomplish the work of educating communities around the United States about the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through a grass roots effort. One of these efforts is made possible by a group of individuals who are passionate about JFI’s mission to save young lives. These selfless individuals give of their time and talent by serving on the various boards for JFI. These provide representation and guidance for the work of The Jason Foundation.

Board of Directors

Corporate Officers

Clark Flatt – Executive Board Member
President, The Jason Foundation

John A. Flatt, M.D. – Sr. Vice President & Executive Board Member
Owner, Louisiana Child Neurology, LLC

Connie Flatt – Secretary
Administrative Director, Office of the Chancellor – Vanderbilt University

Michele Ray – Treasurer & Executive Board Member
Sr. Vice President / CEO, The Jason Foundation

Board Members

  • General Thurbert Baker
    Former Georgia State Attorney General
    Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP
  • Todd Berry
    Executive Director, American Football Coaches Association
  • Don Bruce
    CEO/Founder, American Home Design
  • Terry Bridges
    Chief Strategic Officer, Hospital Corporation of America
  • General Jerry Diamond
    Former Vermont State Attorney General
    Partner, Diamond & Robinson, P.C.
  • Chad Fitzhugh*
    Private Investor
  • Gordon Gee
    President-West Virginia University
    Former President, The Ohio State University
  • General Alberto Gonzales
    Dean at Belmont University College of Law
    Former US Attorney General
  • William Helou
    WSM Legal, PLLC
  • General Jim Hood
    Mississippi State Attorney General
  • Joey Jacobs*
    Chairman and CEO, Acadia Healthcare
  • Dr. Kathleen Kim
    Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • David Martin* Chairman
    Head Football Coach and Teacher, Stewarts Creek High School
  • Jim Schnuck
    EVP & CFO, Springstone, Inc.
  • Cindy Sheriff* Co-Chair
  • Paul Summers*
    Former, Tennessee State Attorney General
    Senior Judge
  • Sandy Webster*
    Community Activist General

*Executive Board Members

Founders Board

  • Bill Bowen
  • Mariclare Brown
  • Tinka Brown
  • Don Bruce
  • Ervin Buchanan
  • Karen Buchanan
  • Therese Casler
  • Dave Elliott
  • Carlton Flatt
  • Keith Green
  • Rudy Kalis
  • Bob Langford
  • Celeste Martin
  • Noel Martin
  • Patsy Martin
  • Bruce Rainey
  • Paul Rutledge
  • Gary Sasser
  • Brenda Vance
  • Vern Westrich

Medical Advisory Board

Richard Aikin, PhD, M.D.
Medical Director Lakeland Behavioral Health Hospital, Acadia Healthcare

Elizabeth Chaplin, LCSW
Clinical Director Resource Residential Treatment Center, Acadia Healthcare

John A. Flatt, M.D.
Pediatric Neurology
Owner, Louisiana Child Neurology

Mike Kenny, PhD
Clinical Director, Acadia Healthcare

Jim Killpack, M.D.
Medical Director of Acadia Montana
Child and Adolescent Board Certified

Kenneth F. Tullis, M.D.
Owner, The Psychological Truama & Wellness Center

Legal Representation

Accounting Firm

BlankenshipCPA Group,
Brentwood, TN

Legal Representative

William Helou

National Community Affiliates
Acadia Health
Signature Healthcare Services
Strategic Behavioral Health
National Awareness Affiliates
Attorneys General