SPRC Executive Director Shelby Rowe

Shelby Rowe is executive director of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. A leader in the suicide prevention field for over 15 years, she has a wealth of experience working at the local, tribal, state, and national levels.

Rowe is a sought-after advisor and collaborates extensively with other leaders across the U.S. and internationally to advance suicide prevention efforts. She is a member of the Suicide in Women and Girls Taskforce for the International Association for Suicide Prevention, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Executive Committee, and the RI International Board of Directors.

Rowe is an award-winning artist, mother of three sons, and suicide attempt survivor. She received the 2021 American Association of Suicidology Transforming Lived Experience Award and was recognized as the 2016 Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Woman of the Year. She has a BA in sociology and philosophy and an MBA.