Meet Our Executive Director

meet our
executive director

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” 
― Confucius

Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Partnership has been fighting diligently for 26 years to unite our community in the mission of preventing suicide.  It hasn’t always been easy but all of us involved know just how great and important our mission is.  In the face of adversity we promise to fight harder.  As the saying goes, nothing worth fighting for comes easy.  This fight IS worth it.

As evidence of that fighting spirit and with great pleasure the Board of Directors of PPSPP is very excited to announce the newest member of our team: our new Executive Director, Cassandra Walton.

Cassandra is no stranger to PPSPP having served as a volunteer for the last several years.  The knowledge and skill set that she brings to the table is impressive but her passion for our mission is unparalleled.

Please join the Board of Directors in welcoming Cassandra to the Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Partnership.



The Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Partnership Board of Directors



Dr. Matt Thelen, President
Psychologist in private practice

Jennifer Cadd, Vice-President                         VP of Finance, Miracle Method

Greg Augspurger, Treasurer
Professor of Business, UCCS

Carissa Smith, Secretary
Assistant Manager, Forbush Legal

Nicole Banning
CEO, Colorado Springs Orthopaedic

Jamie Falasca                                                Director of Healthcare Services, AspenPointe

Lauren Hug, JD
Founder, Hug Speak

Jeff Moore
Owner, Moore Digital Impact

Dr. Nicole Peak                                                  Owner, Peak Psychological Services

Tim Phares                                                 Community Liaison, Highlands Behavioral Health

Kim Severn, PhD.                                       Instructor of Counseling and Human Services, UCCS

Greg Smith                                                     Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Dana Speed
Marketing Specialist, Catalyst Accelerator

Gina Tambone
Director of Assessment and Referral, Peak View Behavioral Health

Paul Wood
Funeral Director and Co Owner, The Springs Funeral Services