Danette Gibbs, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Danette works with campuses to help them strategize for comprehensive mental health promotion and suicide prevention. Danette believes that prevention work is essential to address the consistently rising rates of mental distress in our country and among our students.

Prior to her current position, Danette was an associate professor of psychology at Longwood University, where she grew her passion for helping students overcome the many obstacles they face to obtain their degree and achieve their dreams. Related to her interest in community approaches to systems change, she has also been involved with the development and growth of multiple community coalitions, including both a suicide prevention and a community health coalition in the Piedmont region, as well as an inclusive wellness coalition in the Shenandoah Valley.

Danette holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Toledo. She is married, has two young children, and loves spending time with her family and in nature.

Danette Gibbs