Project Safety Net is a collaborative community network held together by a common interest of fostering youth well-being in Palo Alto. Our mission is to mobilize community support and resources in Palo Alto for youth suicide prevention and mental wellness.  We are a coalition working on community education, outreach, and training; access to quality youth mental health services; and policy advocacy.

The Project Safety Net Community Collaborative includes mental health organizations, nonprofits, youth organizations, faith organizations, individuals, PAUSD and the City of Palo Alto staff to realize the mission of Project Safety Net.

Project Safety Net Staff:

Mary Cheryl B. Gloner (she/her/siya), MBA, MPH – Chief Executive Officer

Karla Henríquez (she/her/ella) – Executive Assistant – Business Manager 

Peying Lee (she/her) – Program Coordinator

Project Safety Net Board of Directors:

Reverend Eileen Altman (she/her), PhD – Chair
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto 

Meghna Singh (she/her) – Vice-Chair
Palo Alto Unified School District alumna and College student

Tamra Chavez (she/her), PhD, LCSW – Secretary 
Family and Children Services, a division of Caminar

Robert George (he/him) – Treasurer
Parent and Philz Coffee National Facilities Manager 

Patricia DeMellopine, RN, CNS – Strategic Planning Chair 
El Camino Health

Jennifer Lee-Thuresson – Fund Development Chair 
MA Student, Palo Alto University and YWCA Community Volunteer 

Shashank Joshi, MD (he/him) – Director
Stanford University and Lucile Packard Children’s Health Care

Ana Karalic, LMFT (she/her)Director
Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Health Manager II, Adult Services

Kristen O’Kane (she/her) – Ex-officio Director
City of Palo Alto Community Services

Peter Stone (he/him), JD – Governance Committee Chair 
Peter Stone G.C., Inc.

Mary Cheryl B. Gloner (she/her) – PSN CEO
Project Safety Net

Project Safety Net Partners Council FY2022-23:

PSN’s Partners Council, alongside PSN’s Board of Directors, represents the leadership body for Project Safety Net. The Partners Council is an active collaboration of individuals and organizations from the community acting as PSN ambassadors and providing strategic guidance for the coalition’s collective impact.