Director of Healthcare Systems Initiatives at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Tandra M. Rutledge, M.A., is the Director of Healthcare Systems Initiatives for Project 2025, a national initiative of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention aimed at reducing the annual suicide rate in the US by 20% by 2025. A highly regarded youth ministry leader, mental health and suicide prevention educator and advocate for over 20 years, Tandra fosters deep, honest connections with diverse audiences built on trust and integrity. In her work, Tandra dismantles stigma and cultivates resilience through a social justice and racial equity lens. As a speaker and trusted subject matter expert, Tandra curates safe spaces that heal, inspire, and transform individuals, groups, and organizations including law enforcement, first responders, faith-based organizations, schools, colleges and universities, and others.