Chief Program Officer
41 West Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-536-2460 x 5238
Ronald White is the Chief Program Officer of Samaritans, Inc. with operational responsibilities for Crisis Services (phone, chat and text), Grief Support Services, and Community Education. Ron is responsible for the more than 500 people who volunteer at Samaritans in a direct service capacity. Ron received his Bachelor of Social Welfare and Master of Social Work degrees from The Ohio State University and is currently a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts. He joined Samaritans as Director of Programs and Services in 2007 and was promoted to his current position in 2009. He has also served as a member of the Massachusetts Gay, Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Youth Commission under appointment from the Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Coalition. Ron is also co-chair of the Greater Boston Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention. Ron currently serves on the executive committee of the National Association of Crisis Organization Directors (NASCOD) and on the Standards Training and Practices subcommittee for The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.