Our Story

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Suicide is a topic we all hope to never experience, but many do. Following the untimely death of her son, LeAnn Hull is choosing love, encouragement and suicide prevention. “Through the Andy Hull’s Sunshine Foundation, we are hoping to impact as many children, teens and adults as we possibly can” says LeAnn Hull, Andy’s Mom, “and spare even just one person the pain and anguish of suicide!”

“On December 11th my life and the lives of so many in our community changed forever! My son Andy committed suicide.” stated LeAnn Hull, Andy’s Mom, “In the days and weeks to follow, my friends, members of our community, Boy Scout Troop 439 and the Sandra Day O’Connor High School Baseball team came day after day to breathe life into me and my family.

Andy was gifted physically and emotionally as he was an extraordinary pitcher and built the most amazing relationships along his life’s journey. Everybody that knew Andy bonded quickly and deeply with him. He was everybody’s son and every kid’s best friend! Because of his out-reach, I have been surrounded by people that loved him and now love me! I am a blessed person.”

 

Meet Our Board of Directors

 

LeAnn Hull

LeAnn Hull

Founder, CEO

LeAnn Hull was born and raised in Phoenix Arizona where she has been married for 33 years and raised four children…

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Jacob Zellmann

Jacob Zellmann

Secretary

Jacob is currently working for a major airline and has a passion for raising awareness to the suicide epidemic…

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Ellen Dean

Ellen Dean

Sunshine Reader Director

Ellen Dean was born in New York, grew up in Phoenix and attended Central High School.  She attended UC Berkeley…

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Lisa Youngblood

Lisa Youngblood

Member

Lisa is a proud mother of three wonderful children living in Phoenix, Arizona…

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Clay Hull

Clay Hull

Co-Founder

Clayton A. Hull was born in Tempe, Arizona and raised in small towns all over the State.

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Steve West

Steve West

Member

Steve is a native Floridian and attended both undergraduate and medical school at the University of Florida…

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Jill Hicks

Jill Hicks

Member

Jill Hicks currently serves as the Community Outreach contact for the Washington Elementary School District...

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Janet DeJonge

Janet DeJonge

Member

Janet DeJonge is a Phoenix native graduating from Washington High School and the U of A...

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Melody Pierce

Melody Pierce

President

Melody Pierce is a junior at Arizona State University. She is receiving a degree in Journalism…

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Craig Dean

Craig Dean

Treasurer

Craig began his life in a small farm town in Minnesota and later attended College at the University of North Dakota…

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Anthony Coury

Anthony Coury

Member

Mr. Coury is a third-generation Arizonan who grew up in the Phoenix area. ..

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Dana Edwards

Dana Edwards

Member

Dana Edwards grew up in the Valley of the Sun living in Mesa and Phoenix…

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Stephanie Cahill

Stephanie Cahill

V.P.

Stephanie Cahill is a junior at Arizona State University. She is working towards a dual degree in Business Law…

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Kathleen McKeever

Kathleen McKeever

Camp You Matter

Kathleen McKeever is the Director of Academic Support Programs for the Washington Elementary School District (WESD)….

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Pam Edwards

Pam Edwards

Member

Pam Edwards became a survivor of suicide loss on September 29, 2014 with the death of her 17-year-old son, Ryan…

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