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.
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.
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.
Austin Lucas is a mental health professional with expertise in dual diagnosis clientele and psychiatric social work. He strives to assist clients in maintaining a healthy environment when coping with adversity by utilizing his knowledge of psychology, sociology and substance abuse to improve their lives. His goal is to offer these individuals peace of mind and solutions to any type of condition that ails them.
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.
Erin Neilan is the Executive Director of Marco Services, Inc. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who is passionate about ending the stigma of mental illness and educating the community about the power of suicide prevention.
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.