The Bridge Rail Foundation has one simple goal — install the safety net on the Golden Gate Bridge and stop the suicides. Our Foundation grows out of direct experience with bridge suicides — our board includes individuals who have had family and friends jump from the bridge, and experts in mental health, law and public affairs. We have come together to focus public attention on the Bridge suicide problem and see that the public is fully informed of the issue and that the suicides stop. Our board members include:
Dave Hull, President
Dave is a librarian and is professionally active in maritime historical affairs. His daughter, Kathy Hull, died in a jump from the Bridge.
Renee is a financial advisor in Santa Rosa. She became involved when she learned of the Bridge suicide death of a friend from high school.
Ken is the Marin County Coroner (retired).
Paul is the owner of a marketing firm in San Francisco.
Richard Carlton, Chairman
Richard is a psychologist working with the California State Bar.
Dayna is a health care technician. Her son, Matt, died in a jump from the Bridge.
Kay is a volunteer with the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley and the Lamorinda Peace and Justice Group. Her son Michael died in a jump from the Bridge.
Kim Norman, M.D.
Kim is a UCSF psychiatrist with a practice focused on children and youth.
Steve is a practicing attorney in San Francisco.
Pat is a banker and businessman from San Francisco. His son, Kevin Hines, jumped from the Bridge and is one of only 30 individuals to recover from his injuries.
Kevin is a mental health advocate and public speaker. He survived a suicide attempt from the Golden Gate Bridge in 2000.
Joan is a video producer who has been active in suicide prevention in Marin County.
Leslie is a banker who lives in Marin.