Donna Firman, Board President, is a community volunteer and suicide prevention advocate. She works to strengthen non-profit organizations, and is a passionate public speaker, educating the community on suicide prevention, the devastation of loss, and the hurt of stigma.
Dina Braun is a 20-year veteran in the psychiatric field. She’s the Team Leader at Bellin Health’s Riverside Psychiatric facility and oversees therapists and psychologists that are embedded in Bellin Health Primary Care facilities and Lakeshore Region which includes Manitowoc. She is responsible for the performance of her business unit per Bellin’s strategies, making sure patients receive the best value and employees work in safe environment. Dina and her husband have been married for 28 years and have two New Foundland “huge puppies”, Della and Tucker. They are housing parents for Green Bay Gamblers Hockey Team (8 years) and Green Bay Booyah Baseball Team (4 years) players. They enjoy the life-long relationships they have made though their connections to the hockey teams and their payers.
Bryan Orth, Board Treasurer, is a community focused volunteer and financial professional. He joined the Board of PSMC-WI to help reduce the stigma of talking about mental health. He works at Investors Community Bank, is a Manitowoc native, and is involved with multiple non-profit organizations in Manitowoc County.
Board Secretary, Shanen Daly, is a passionate advocate. Her journeys: military-related suicide loss survivor, addiction recovery supporter and mother to Logan and Morgan. When she’s not paving the roads with compassion, she enjoys her brood of pets, physical fitness and is a leisurely "birdography" hobbyist.
Sara has been involved with Prevent Suicide Manitowoc County for several years and is a past president. She was on the Survivors of Suicide Advisory Committee previous to that. She has worked for a local nonprofit agency for the past 20 years and has her MSW from UWGB. Sara is passionately involved in organizations that help people and communities. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and with her greyhound and cats.
Kent Reeve is an attempt survivor and veteran. The opportunity to be part of the Prevent Suicide Manitowoc County Board was a perfect fit for Kent. He is proud to be a QPR trainer and hopes to made a postive impact on our community.
Mark LeGreve lost his brother, Matthew, on June 5, 2003 to suicide. Mark worked for 30 years as a manufacturing and product development engineer for a food service equipment company before joining Kaukauna Catholic Parishes as a Pastoral Associate. He is a lifelong resident of Manitowoc County and graduated from Silver Lake College with a Bachelors in Management and Lakeland College with an MBA with a Project Management Concentration. He is an Ordained Deacon assigned to St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Manitowoc and founder of The Haven of Manitowoc County, the county’s only men’s homeless shelter.
Jennifer Schmoldt is the Executive Director of Painting Pathways Clubhouse in Manitowoc. In her tenure with the organization, she has committed to developing educational programs that facilitate recovery and reduce the stigma associated with mental health diagnoses. She received her MSW from Barry University and is a passionate mental health and suicide prevention advocate.
Pastor Matt Sauer, board vice-president, is co-pastor of Manitowoc Cooperative Ministry (a joint ministry of Peace United Church of Christ and First Presbyterian Church). Pastor Matt sits on many community boards and is an outspoken advocate for justice, second-chances, and compassion. He has worked with individuals and families that have been touched by suicide for over 15 years.
Ryan Brahmstadt has a long history with suicide prevention, as he has battled suicide ideology his entire life. His personal experience coupled with his time serving in the United States Army has given him a unique view on the subject. Ryan also works in the News Department at Seehafer Broadcasting, which includes WOMT and WCUB Radio, and SeehaferNews.com. Over his broadcasting career, he has covered numerous stories on the topic of mental health, including interviewing local individuals who have either lost a loved one to suicide, or have battled depression themselves. Ryan is always willing to listen to other people’s stories, and help them in any way he can.