Pete Gutierrez, Executive Vice President of Innovation, oversees development and maintenance of LivingWorks’ training programs, the research and evaluation agendas, and provides suicide subject matter expertise. He earned his PhD in clinical psychology in 1997 and has served as a faculty member at Northern Illinois University and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and was a clinical/research psychologist with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
He has been a suicide prevention researcher for over 25 years and has directed or co-directed multiple large federally funded research projects including the Military Suicide Research Consortium funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. Pete is also a past-president and former Board member of the American Association of Suicidology, a Fellow of the International Academy of Suicide Research, an associate editor of the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, and is a licensed psychologist in the state of Colorado.
Pete enjoys traveling, cooking, biking, and hiking with his partner as among his favorite ways to spend time outside of work.