Meet Our MHFA/YMHFA Trainers

 

Betsy Moynihan

Molly Collins & Betsy Moynihan

Molly Collins & Betsy Moynihan

  • Betsy received her Associate Nursing Degree from St Clair County Community College in 1978 and her BBA from Boise State University in 1984

  • Betsy has worked in the Emergency Departments for over 11 years total at St. Alphonsus RMC and Mercy Medical Center as staff RN, Charge Nurse and as Manager

  • She is going into her 13th year as a School Nurse for the Boise School District, primarily at Title 1 elementary schools

  • Betsy was a co-facilitator for parent groups for the ‘Survival Classes for Students at Risk’ through the Boise School District

  • Current member of NAMI Boise. Completed the Family-to- Family Education Program Sponsored by NAMI Boise in December 2013. Co-facilitates for Boise NAMI Family and Friends Support Group

  • Attended Instructor LEAP Training with Dr. Xavier Amador, founder of LEAP Institute in New York, November 2014

  • Certified Instructor of Adult Mental Health First Aid through the National Council for Behavioral Health, March 2016, sponsored by The Speedy Foundation

  • Betsy became involved in mental health education after losing her son to suicide in 2011

Molly Collins

  • Molly received her Bachelor in Science In Psychology from Oregon State University, (go Beavs!) in 2012

  • She attended an Instructor LEAP Training with Dr. Xavier Amador, founder of LEAP Institute in New York, November 2014

  • Certified Instructor of Adult Mental Health First Aid through the National Council for Behavioral Health, March 2016, sponsored by The Speedy Foundation

  • Current member of NAMI Boise and SE Portland

  • Molly became involved in mental health education after losing her brother to suicide in 2011

Shannon Decker and her Chicago YMHFA training group at graduation

Shannon Decker and her Chicago YMHFA training group at graduation

Shannon Decker

  • Shannon received her BA in Liberal Arts and teaching credential from Loyola Marymount University in 2005 and her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of Idaho in 2014

  • Shannon has ten years of private and public teaching and administrative experience in Idaho, Nevada and California. She has taught: kindergarten, second grade, high school English, special education, alternative education, and worked as a K-12 administrator

  • Shannon ran an extra curricular program called K-Kids, through the Kiwanis Club and Meridian School District for students grades 4 & 5 from 2007-2010 which focused on service-learning

  • "Know the Signs" trainer and member of the Truckee Tahoe Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition from 2013-2015

  • Certified Instructor of Youth Mental Health First Aid through the National Council for Behavioral Health, July 2016, sponsored by The Speedy Foundation

  • Active in the Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition, Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition, & Summit County Suicide Prevention Coalition

  • Shannon became involved in mental health education after losing her cousin to suicide in 2011

Mike Ruzek & Jana Johnson @ MHFA training  Christina Shiebler photographer

Mike Ruzek & Jana Johnson @ MHFA training

Christina Shiebler photographer

Jana Johnson, Mike Ruzek, & Christina Shiebler

  • Certified Instructors of Adult Mental Health First Aid through the National Council for Behavioral Health in 2013, sponsored by The Speedy Foundation

  • Jana, Mike and Christina brought the MHFA curriculum to the attention of The Speedy Foundation and are considered the grandfathers of TSF's connection to this powerful piece of education, THANK YOU!

  • This group become involved in mental health education after losing their friend and teammate to suicide in 2011