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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 *Co-Chair
Chief Medical Officer, The Jason Foundation
Pediatric Neurology, Private Practice

Connie Flatt – Secretary & Executive Board Member
Corporate Officer, The Jason Foundation

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

Board Members

  • General Thurbert Baker
    Former Georgia State Attorney General
    Partner, Denton US, LLP
  • Todd Berry
    Executive Director, American Football Coaches Association
  • Don Bruce
    CEO/Founder, American Home Design
  • Terry Bridges
    Healthcare Professional
  • Mike Garone
    Vice President of Development, Strategic Behavioral Health
  • Gordon Gee
    President, West Virginia University
  • General Alberto Gonzales
    Dean at Belmont University College of Law
    Former US Attorney General
  • William Helou
    WSM Legal, PLLC
  • General Jim Hood
    Former Mississippi State Attorney General
  • Joey Jacobs
    Healthcare Professional
  • Bryan Kaegi
    VP/Government Relations, Acadia Healthcare
  • Brent Longtin
    Regional Vice President – California, Signature Healthcare
  • Robert Maha, M.D.
    President/CEO, Springstone, Inc.
  • David Martin *Chairman
    Business Development/Sports Affiliations, The Jason Foundation
  • Eric Paul
    President, HCA Behavioral Health Services
  • Jim Schnuck
    Healthcare Professional
  • Jim Shaheen
    Founder & Chairman, Shaheen Strategic Investments, LLC.
  • Cindy Sheriff
    Employee Assistance and Benefit Consultant
  • Paul Summers*
    Director of Government/Corporate Relations, The Jason Foundation
    Former, Tennessee State Attorney General
    Former Senior Judge, State of Tennessee
  • Sandy Webster*
    Community Activist General
    Chair – JFI Board Membership Committee

*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, Private Practice

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