About the Speaker
As the CEO & Co-Founder of the Carson J Spencer Foundation (CJSF), Sally Spencer-Thomas is a both clinical psychologist and an impact entrepreneur. The Carson J Spencer Foundation is named after her brother, a Denver entrepreneur who died by suicide after a difficult battle with bipolar disorder. Known nationally and internationally as an innovator in social change, Spencer-Thomas has helped start up multiple large-scale, gap filling efforts in mental health including the award-winning campaign . The is a Colorado-based nonprofit with a mission on finding innovative ways to elevate the conversation and make suicide prevention a health and safety priority, especially in the . Spencer-Thomas also holds leadership positions for the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the International Association for Suicide Prevention, the American Association for Suicidology, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. She has won multiple awards for her advocacy including the 2014 Survivor of the Year from the American Association of Suicidology, the 2014 Invisible Disabilities Association Impact Honors Award, and the 2012 Alumni Master Scholar from the University of Denver, and the 2015 Farbarow Award from the International Association for Suicide Prevention.
She has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver, Masters in Non-profit Management from Regis University, a Bachelors in Psychology and Studio Art with a Minor in Economics from Bowdoin College.