Katie Perkins (she/her/hers)

Katie Perkins (she/her/hers)

Suicide Prevention & Services Director
Utah Pride Center

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About this Speaker

Katie has a background in healthcare where she spent over a decade before making a career transition to business to focus on LGBTQ+ causes. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and her experience includes working with nonprofits, startups, higher education, consulting for corporate clients, and even launching an LGBTQ+ Resource Center. Katie’s activism efforts began in 2006 as a volunteer for the Human Rights Campaign. This work has continued over the years and she now serves as Director of Education and Programming on the Steering Committee for Pride of Southern Utah. Katie’s passion for helping others led her to her current role at the Utah Pride Center where she works to bring education, support, and resources about suicide prevention to areas across the state. She is Co-chair of the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition's LGBTQ+ Workgroup, is a member of the Salt Lake County Suicide Prevention Coalition and is a board member for the Five County Association of Governments Caregiver Advisory Board. She is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and loves sharing her experience and knowledge with others. Katie and her partner Lisa live in St. George, UT and enjoy hiking, traveling, and hosting dinner parties

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