Jerry Swanner has held the position of Director of US Operations since 2004. He has been an active LivingWorks ASIST trainer since 2000 and an active LivingWorks safeTALK trainer since 2006.
In 1983, he graduated from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington and received a Regular Army Commission as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army. Jerry’s education also includes a BA in Psychology and a Master of Education from North Georgia College.
He served with 21 years of active military service, spending the last four of them managing the Army’s Suicide Prevention Program. In addition to leading an Army-wide effort to revise the suicide prevention program, he served as a member on an Army Surgeon General-chartered Mental Health Assessment Team involving suicides and other mental health issues for deployed soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.