Kathy Valentine is a retired high/middle school counselor with many years of experience dealing with the topics of depression and suicide. She has been involved with Colie’s Closet since 2006 and is currently both the Executive Director and one of the group’s sponsors.
Andi Jason is the Program Director for Colie’s Closet. She is a former teacher and school administrator and holds a M.Ed. from the University of Pittsburgh. She currently runs a small local business raising funds for schools. Andi lost her 16-year-old son to suicide in 2010 and is very grateful to work with the Colie’s Closet teens to spread awareness to our youth about warning signs for depression and suicide and what to do if you see these signs in yourself or others. She believes in the power of teens speaking to teens.
There is also a Leadership Team of eight students who run meetings and help new members present. This 2016-17 school year’s Leadership Team includes Jacob Aychman, Emily Dalgleish, Mary Hanson, Renée Kendrick, Matt Leal, Kelara Madani, Sara Million-Perez, and Rebekah Stein.