Vira Salzburn – Program Director, Safety and Resilience Programs

Vira Salzburn is a Ukrainian-American who moved to the United States at the age of 18 with $300 in her pocket. Passionate about helping those in need, she is a Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Master Trainer. She currently serves as the program director for community-based Safety and Resilience programs managed by the Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness and Yoga Instructor, and she is currently studying human behavior at Harvard University. Vira has presented at numerous state and regional conferences about the importance of addressing the problem of suicide and building resiliency in communities.