Charlotte Ross is a pioneer in the area of suicide prevention. She was appointed Director of the Suicide Prevention and Crisis Center in 1966, and under her direction, the center has gained an international reputation for excellent service and innovative methods of dealing with life crisis. With an alarming rise of adolescent suicide, Charlotte Ross created a program to educate school personnel to recognize and respond to suicidal youth. Her methods and programs are now widely acclaimed as a model for dealing with this problem. She was named to the International Who’s Who in 1976 and received the Koshland Award in 1984. Ms. Ross is also the first elected woman to serve as an officer of the Association of International Suicide Prevention.