Board of Directors and Staff

Rhianna Brand

Director of Operations

Rhianna Brand is the Director of Operations for Grace For 2 Brothers Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to suicide prevention through education and awareness as well as providing support to survivors of suicide loss. She is the Co-chair of The Behavioral Health Action Team, a member of Wyoming Suicide Prevention Advisory Council (WYSPAC), a member of Zero Suicide Initiative Wyoming, a member of the American Association of Suicidology Suicide Prevention Social Media Team #SPSM, an ASIST Trainer (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), a CITI Certified Researcher through University of Wyoming, and a QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Master Trainer. She is also a doTERRA Wellness Advocate and films a video series titled Why Cheyenne for RE/MAX Capitol Properties Cheyenne. She received her Bachelors of Science degree majoring in Communication with a minor in marketing and sales. Before moving back to Wyoming, Rhianna had a career in the radio industry working in Austin, TX for Spirit 105.9. She worked with the Central Texas Chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, speaking at the Out of the Darkness Walk in 2014 held at the Texas State Capitol. Rhianna is a frequent speaker in Cheyenne, acting as a voice for those with mental illnesses and sharing the coping skills that help her manage her diagnoses.

Katie Baxter

Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

Katie was born and raised in Cheyenne, WY. She graduated from University of Wyoming in 2012 with dual bachelor's degrees in English and Secondary Education, a Professional Writing Minor, and an ESL Endorsement. She also has most of a master's degree from Colorado State University in Adult Education and Training.

Katie is a former teacher and began volunteering with Grace for 2 Brothers in Spring of 2019 before being hired on as the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator. Katie is also a QPR Trainer, ASIST Trainer, and a Peer Specialist.

Having been affected by suicide in her life, Katie feels personally drawn to this organization, believes in it wholeheartedly, and hopes to make a difference in the local community and beyond. Katie says, "If I can help save just one life, it would mean everything to me. Imagine what we could all do, if we worked together to prevent suicide.”

Pam Frank

Administrative Assistant

Pam has been involved with Grace for 2 Brothers since it’s very first meeting in the basement of the Executive Suites. In the past, Pam served on the board for 3 years in various positions ranging from Chair to Secretary. After leaving the board, she was hired as the Administrative Assistant for the foundation and has been in the position ever since. Pam says she, “enjoys her work with Grace for 2 Brothers and truly believes in the work we do every day.”

Rick Boheler

Chair

Rick Boheler is the Board Chair for the Grace For 2 Brothers Foundation. He has served on the Board in various capacities since it attained a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) designation from the Department of the Treasury on March 3, 2011.

Boheler was previously employed by United Parcel Service at that organization’s corporate headquarters in Atlanta, GA. He retired in 2002 after serving on the management team for 25 years in various locations around the U.S. He is currently the President of PSI Energy Production Services. Since 2012, PSI Energy has provided equipment and expertise for flowback and coil operations for various energy producers operating in Northern Colorado and throughout Wyoming.

Boheler graduated from Cheyenne Central High School in 1972 and from the University of Wyoming in 1976.

Victoria Curtis

Secretary

Victoria is the Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President for Wells Fargo Bank Cheyenne Downtown. She has worked for Wells Fargo for almost 4.5 years and serves as the Wyoming Volunteer Chapter President, helping to promote team member volunteerism and philanthropy across the state. Victoria is a Wyoming native and is a Cheyenne East and LCCC alum. While at LCCC, she studied fine arts with an emphasis in Theater and is currently studying management at the University of Phoenix. Victoria loves spending time with her family, hitting the trails with her horse Ringo, volunteering and serving on the Board of Directors for Grace for 2 Brothers and Needs, Inc., and riding along with her husband who works for Albany County Sheriff's Office.

Melinda Miller

Member

Melinda Miller is a 39-year-old Cheyenne native and mother of four children: Jordan, Kristy, Lindzy, and Kevin.  She has been a part of Grace For 2 Brothers Foundation for six years and a board member for two years.

Allysha Moreno

Member

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Jesse Carter

Member

Jesse is a proud father of two boys and currently serves in the United States Air Force. After learning about GF2B in 2018 and its resources for suicide prevention and postvention, he wanted to get involved. Since then he's become a board member and an Hour of Grace Grief Support Group facilitator. In 2002, Jesse’s only brother died by suicide, and back then he wasn't familiar with loss resources like what GF2B offers today. Jesse says that, “GF2B offers a community to support and talk with those that have been affected by suicide, which will hopefully prevent suicides by diminishing the stigma.” When Jesse is not working or volunteering, he enjoys reading, listening to music, practicing piano and violin, cooking, and learning (just about anything).

Niki Kottmann

Member

Niki Kottmann is a native of the Chicago suburbs who landed in Cheyenne after working for a weekly newspaper in Sarasota, Florida for three years. She's a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and now holds the title of Features Editor for the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Throughout college, Niki developed a passion for mental health advocacy and awareness, especially after serving as an Active Minds mental health peer educator. After graduating, she served on several fundraising committees through National Alliance on Mental Illness Sarasota County and as a peer volunteer for Coastal Behavioral Healthcare's Compeer program. When she's not writing, editing or doing volunteer work, you can find Niki listening to showtunes, eating an excessive amount of cheese and/or hiking with her boyfriend.

Steve Smyth

Member

Steve Smyth was born and raised here in Cheyenne and decided to raise his family here as well. Steve is a father of 3 amazing kids, one of them is in college and the other two attend East High School. 

Steve has had the honor to work for one of the best companies in Wyoming- Taco John's Intl. for the past 14 years. Taco John's continues to be a leader in the state by assisting Suicide Prevention efforts throughout Wyoming.

Steve spends much of his summertime on the ball fields coaching girls fast-pitch softball or on the golf course. Steve likes spending winters skiing with his family.

Steve had served on the Board of Directors for the past 6 years.

Leslie Brazil

Member

Leslie is a Mental Health Therapist for LIV Health and the Suicide Intervention Counselor for Youth Alternatives. She holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Leslie also serves as an officer in the Wyoming Army National Guard and is very passionate about social justice and mental health awareness. She also has experience in  sexual assault and domestic violence victim advocacy. She is married with  two fur babies, Teton and Tarben.

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Cheyenne, WY 82001

 

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