Suicide Prevention Staff

Suicide Prevention

Brittney D. Williams
(She, Her, Hers)

Region IV Suicide Prevention Coordinator
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Brittney Williams is a native of Ethel, Louisiana. She received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2010. Brittney has a diverse case management background, which has allowed her to interact with parents, children, teachers, counselors, social service networks, and numerous other entities striving for the betterment of child welfare and family relations. She is a certified Darkness to Light “Stewards of Children” Facilitator.

What makes her so unique, is the ability to tailor her approach and communication skills to meet the needs of each and every client she interacts with. What motivates her to achieve greater, is the knowing that completing a simple task or providing a resource to her families, can open a door to a firmer family foundation and a healthier start. Brittney enjoys being a “home-body”, spending time with friends and family, and reading a good book, when she has the time.

Rachel Belloni

Suicide Prevention Specialist
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Rachel was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. She received her Bachelor of General Studies with a concentration in Behavioral Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2017. She will be receiving her Master’s degree in Thanatology from Marian University in Spring 2022. Thanatology is the study of death, dying, and bereavement, and it was through the deaths of her close friends, Ricky and Chance, Rachel found her calling in this field. Rachel also works with Healing House: Hope for Grieving Children as a Group Director for the Significant Person and Sibling II groups. Rachel loves cuddling with her cat, Tim, going to estate sales, and watching binge-worthy shows on TV in her free time.

Mallory Gothe

Suicide Prevention Specialist
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Mallory is a native of the Acadiana area and loves immersing herself in all things healing and mental health! Mallory earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2015. Mallory is also a graduate student, completing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. She is also completing her counseling internship with The Family Tree. Mallory will attain her Master’s in September 2022 and will move on to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Mallory has a professional and educational background in counseling, community outreach, and mental health rehabilitation services within diverse populations.


Mallory loves spending time with her daughter, Ryleigh, and their pit bull (who is just a big baby), Roxie. She also enjoys spending time in nature, listening to music, traveling, and seeking new experiences, and she is always looking for the nearest crawfish boil! Mallory believes that all things begin and end with oneself; she promotes the idea that although we don’t always create the problems we face, we can always curate solutions.