Board of Directors

Greg Daly: President and Founding Member

Greg was born and raised in Ireland. He previously worked in banking in Ireland and he graduated from University College Dublin with an Honors degree in Financial Services. He moved to Colorado in 1994 to experience the “Ski life”. He then decided that his vocation was police work, attended the CLETA police academy in August 1995 and he joined the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office in April 1996. He later returned to Ireland and continued to work as a reserve for the Sheriff’s office. He returned to Colorado in 2002 and worked with the Sheriff’s office for a further 6 years. He worked as a patrol deputy, a field training officer, a SWAT team operator, fitness coordinator, defensive tactics instructor and then became a patrol Sergeant in 2006. He earned 4 commendations in that period. Greg came to the town of Avon in July 2008 to fill the new position of Police Lieutenant. Greg is also the team commander for the countywide Eagle County Special Operations Unit.

Greg is one of the founding members of the Suicide Prevention Coalition AKA Speak Up Reach Out (SURO). As a law enforcement officer, Greg has attended too many suicide related incidents in Eagle County over his years of service. Greg is determined to make a difference regarding preventing suicide in Eagle County and truly believes in the SURO mission statement and wants to bring hope to those people thinking about suicide.

Corey Lamothe: Vice President and Founding Member

Corey Lamothe has been in Vail since 2001. It was the allure of the winter and skiing that brought her here, but it has been the friendships and passion for the outdoors that have kept her in Vail. During her time in the valley Corey’s focus has been in high end luxury Real Estate with a special niche in distressed real estate including REO, short sales and auction properties. She works at Sonnenalp Real Estate and is one of the area’s most respected Real Estate professionals. Over the years though Corey always has had a passion for the medical field and in 2009 joined Eagle County Paramedic Services. After seeing first hand the effects of suicide and suicide attempts on those around her Corey felt a desire to help in a time of crisis. This passion and dedication to wanting to help led her to playing a pivotal role in the development of SpeakUp ReachOut. Corey looks forward to the future and continued momentum of the organization. When Corey is not selling real estate or working on the ambulance you will find her enjoying her passions including, back country skiing, mountain biking, paddle boarding and hiking.

Jill Squyres: Treasurer

Jill Squyres PhD is a clinical psychologist with a psychotherapy private practice in Eagle, CO. Jill grew up in New York City. After graduating with her BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester, she got her masters and doctorate in clinical psychology from USC. In 1990, she moved to San Antonio where she worked as a staff psychologist for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and did teaching and research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In 2002, she went in to private practice. Jill and her family left Texas to begin a new chapter of their lives in the Vail Valley in 2012. Jill has always been passionate about public service and making a meaningful contribution to her community. She was treasurer and president of the Bexar County (San Antonio) Psychological Association and served on the Board of Trustees of the Texas Psychological Association. She writes for national publications in psychology and has done numerous professional presentations in addition to appearing on television and radio programs. Jill is married with 3 children. She loves reading, skiing, cycling and anything to do with computers and technology. http://www.drjillsquyrespsychologist.com or http://www.facebook/jillsquyresphd

Mary Abbett: Member at Large and Founding Member

Mary is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked at the Vail Hospital for 15 years. She also has a private practice as an individual, couple and family therapist in Edwards. She is very interested in suicide prevention and education work as she has dealt with many individuals and families touched by suicide attempts and completions. Mary has four adult children , six grandchildren and she lives in Edwards.

 

Phyllis Owens: Member At Large

Phyllis grew up in Southern Illinois.  She became a Registered Nurse and worked in various hospitals and positions.  This eventually took her to Vail.  Phyllis has lived in the Vail Valley since 1995, when she was recruited by VVMC to be their COO.  She worked for VVMC until 1999 when she decided to begin her own health care consulting business.  Phyllis’s consulting took her all over the United States to work with various health care organizations.  In 2012, she retired and now is able to contribute her time in assisting local organizations and giving back to the community.

Phyllis has had experience on various Boards, locally and around the country.   She hopes this background will allow her to bring another perspective to the Speak Out Reach Out Board.  Phyllis understands from friends and family how much of a need there is in the Vail Valley for Suicide Prevention and education.

Educationally, Phyllis has a Master of Science degree in Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver, and Bachelor of Science from Loretto Heights College and is a Registered Nurse.

Phyllis lives in Edwards with her husband Tom.  Tom is retired as an Architect and Photographer.  They have 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren, a dog and a cat.  They enjoy hiking, swimming, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, volunteering along with traveling.

Molly Fiore: Member At Large

For over 10 years, Molly Fiore struggled to find a life that fit. From marine biology to medicine to business training to athletic training, nothing resonated.  Desperate to find passion, joy, and happiness, her search ultimately led within.  Today Molly enjoys a life of speaking, writing, one-on-one coaching, and corporate trainings.  Her first book came out in 2012 called Opting In.  It is her mission to help those struggling with careers, relationships, those struggling to find meaning or purpose in their lives, or simply individuals struggling with their own thoughts.  She is passionate about suicide prevention, and works in schools to educate children.  Molly is passionate about everything she does, but she particularly enjoys running, hiking, the outdoors, and learning.  She lives in Eagle, Colorado with her black Lab, Lucy. mollyfiore.com.

 

Kristin Grems: Member at Large
Kristi is Program Director of Mind Springs Health in Eagle County. She grew up in Ann Arbor, Mi and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Human Development from The Ohio State University, 1995. At this time she relocated to the Vail Valley were she found herself working at ABC School as a preschool teacher then as a Director. In 2002 she received her Master’s of Education in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from University of Colorado at Denver. Kristi continued to work in the Early Childhood field as a Mental Health Consultant for Early Childhood Partners and teaching Incredible Years Parenting Classes. Currently she is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)at Mind Springs Health. Kristi lives in Edwards with her husband, Rob and her two children.

Erin Cochrane-Ivie: Executive Director

Erin Cochrane-Ivie was born and raised in the Eagle Valley and has been a active member in the community since graduating from Colorado State University in 2006. Erin currently works for the Town of Eagle Police Department, but her passion lies with event planning, fundraising and giving back to the community. After losing her best friend to suicide in 2007 and multiple other acquaintences over the years, Erin chose to dedicate her spare time to reducing suicide rates in Eagle County. In 2012, Erin chaired the Eagle Valley Out of the Darkness Community Walk and helped raise over $20,000 for suicide prevention. Erin enjoys playing in the outdoors from snowmobiling to running and boating. She lives with her husband, Nate, and two dogs.

Founding Members and Organizations

Meredith VanNess, Henry J. Goetze, Jill Baron

Samaritan Counseling Center, Colorado West Mental Health (Mind Springs Health), Avon Police Department, Eagle River Youth Coalition

Contact Us

The Suicide Prevention Coalition of the Eagle Valley

Monday - Friday 8am-5pm
Phone: 970-748-4410
E-Mail: info@speakupreachout.org