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Oversees and is responsible for providing strategic leadership, financial development, building statewide alliances with legislative, policy and business leaders, as well as day to day operations of the foundation.
Prior to joining OSPF, Givens, was the Director of the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, where she served the cabinet level department in a number of leadership roles throughout her 16 years of public service.
Givens is a graduate of Ohio Dominican University and Harvard University’s Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.
Responsible for planning, developing and implementing the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation’s products and services, Coordinates all aspects of coalition development, suicide prevention training and Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation Youth and Adult Speaker’s Bureau, Assists with establishing and building constituencies, Coordinate all aspects of the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation’s annual conferences, Develops and coordinates media, including writing articles and giving presentations, Manages data collection and information dissemination, Develops requests for proposals, reviews grant submissions, writes contracts and manages grants.
Ms Holton has been involved in suicide prevention work for the past 12 years. She co-wrote a suicide prevention curriculum for teens, served on the Ohio Suicide Prevention Team, coordinated the development of the Licking County Suicide Prevention Coalition, provided gatekeeper trainings to teachers, parents and agencies, taught suicide prevention strategies to middle and high school students and has presented on suicide prevention at the local, regional and state level.