Meet The Team


Charlotte Tankersley is a suicide attempt survivor and is a survivor of suicide loss who now uses her lived experience to educate others on mental health, LGBTQIA rights and suicide awareness and prevention across the country.

Charlotte has a B.A. in Psychology from Argosy University, is Mental Health First Aid and ASIST certified and is also a Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program trainer, a Working Minds trainer and a certified QPR Instructor.

She is the Program Manager and the Founder of  The Hope Group, LLC, providing individual and group peer support for individuals affected by suicide and parents of LGBTQ+ youth in the Denver-metro and surrounding areas.  

Charlotte has facilitated grief and loss support groups for over seven years, worked as a crisis counselor on both The Blue Bench’s 24-hour sexual assault hotline and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and she was a victim advocate for both the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department and the Sheridan Police Department for several years.



Shirley Johnson has been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years and has worked in Cardiac Intensive Care for much of her career.  Since 2009, Shirley has been the volunteer Parish Nurse at Abiding Hope Church. In April of 2010, she completed the course requirements for Faith Community Nurse Certification.  With the intentional focus on spiritual care, the Parish Nurse promotes health as wholeness within the faith community.  She is one of the founding members and trained facilitators of the Southwest Metro Denver Survivors of Suicide bereavement support group.


Information about Olie & Stephen coming soon!


If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal or is in crisis: please contact Colorado Crisis Services at 844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255. You can also reach them at You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255), contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOPE to 741-741 or visit for online text chat. Hope and help are available 24/7/365; please reach out. You matter.