Volunteer Advisory Board Members

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You must reside in Cleveland, Ohio, or surrounding areas.

Removing The Stigma, Executive Board of Directors a 501(c3) nonprofit organization is seeking individuals interested in serving as Advisory Board Members. The organization operates in the Cleveland area and is currently meeting in person and virtually. Attendance at bi-weekly or monthly board meetings is required. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for removing the shame and discrimination of mental illness and suicide in the community, and to bring hope and healing to those who have lost loved ones who have died by suicide or struggled with suicide themselves.

If this sounds like you reach out to us today. In the meantime, check out our website at https://www.rtstigma.org/.

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17325 Euclid Avenue, 4043, Cleveland, OH 44112, US

Mission Statement

To educate, empower, cultivate hope, and promote mental and emotional wellness, while removing the stigma associated with mental illness and suicide.


Removing The Stigma (RTS) is a grassroots non-profit organization founded by Denise Holcomb in 2015. RTS focuses on mental illness and suicide prevention awareness. The mission of RTS is to educate and bring awareness to the African American community about mental illness and introduce the concepts and foundations of suicide prevention and awareness. We collaborate with other similar organizations to offer:

  • Support Groups for caregivers who care for individuals with mental illness
  • Training on mental and emotional health and suicide prevention
  • Faith-based Mental and Emotional Wellness Groups for Men and Women
  • We developed a web-based platform on the RTS website which mainly houses resources for the community.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Ohio Chapter
NAMI of Greater Cleveland
Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition
Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
National Empowerment Center
H.O.P.E. Alliance in Singapore, Asia
Emerge Coaching Network

Executive Director Denise Holcomb received the NAMI Scott Adamson Memorial in May 2021 for her leadership achievement in the community as a Mental Health Peer.


Board Development
Crisis Support
Board Development, Community, Crisis Support


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Budgeting
  • Program Management
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must attend bi-weekly evening meetings. Be actively involved in the development of the organization's events.
  • Individuals with a lived experience, Individuals who are caregivers to individuals with a mental illness, individuals who have lost loved ones who have died by suicide, or/and suicide survivors are a plus. Case Management, Mental Health Social Work

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