KEITA FRANKLIN, LCSW, Ph.D.
Dr. Keita Franklin is the former National Director of Suicide Prevention for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. Dr. Franklin served as the principal advisor to VA leadership for all matters pertaining to suicide prevention. She led a team of experts engaged in research, program evaluation, innovation, program development, data and surveillance, and partnerships. Before joining VA, Dr. Franklin served as the Director of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office where she was responsible for policy and oversight of the U.S. Department of Defense suicide prevention programs.