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Connor Paulich

Connor Paulich


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Connor joins the Forefront team from the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Professional Interests: 

  • Mental Health,
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Policy

Jessica Gallus

Jessica Gallus


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Dr. Jessica Gallus is the Director of Programs and Partnerships for Forefront Suicide Prevention. Prior to her current role, she served as Deputy Director of the Air Force’s Resilience Office, where she oversaw policy and program development to address resilience and violence prevention and response. Dr. Gallus also held leadership positions in various U.S. Army agencies. At the U.S.

Andrew Torkelson

Andrew Torkelson


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Andrew Torkelson has a background supporting research institutions, private companies, and government agencies by helping to collect and analyze data. His formal experience is in water treatment research and education and outreach, and he is now applying his data management, data inputting, and customer service skills to supporting the Alliance’s Catalog and Registration operations. He also has experience in media production and writing, and will be assisting with course media projects.

Nathan Fowler

Nathan Fowler


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Nathan Fowler has more than ten years of experience working in digital education and online learning. He's worked as a content author, instructional designer, production manager, and marketing writer for a variety of online educational companies that aim to appeal to learners of all styles.

Nathan has a passion for creating content that keeps the learner engaged through purposeful interactivity and strong visual design. He received his BA in English from the University of Washington. When he's not working, he enjoys writing fiction, especially books for young readers

Marny Lombard

Marny Lombard


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Marny leads Washington higher education suicide prevention task force and manages organizational needs for the June 2016 higher ed conference. Since losing her college-age son to suicide, Marny has worked tirelessly for suicide prevention and depression awareness. She received Forefront’s 2015 Tina Orwell Public Service Award for her service to Forefront, Zero Suicide in Eastern Washington and related efforts.