The Liv Project
Creating tools that encourage fearless conversations to turn the tide of youth suicide.
The Liv Project
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Helen "Honey" Beuf
Honey is the mother of Liv, Tess and Max, and currently lives in Pennsylvania. She received a bachelors degree in Sociology from The University of Pennsylvania, later moving to Boulder, CO where she was the CFO and co-owner of a staffing firm for over 25 years before retiring in 2018. After her 19 year old daughter, Liv, died by suicide, Honey and her daughter Tess Kunik decided that they wanted to create something that would help to prevent other families and communities from feeling the brutally painful grief of suicide loss. They wanted to be unique from other suicide prevention organizations, just like Liv was in her life, to reach young people, nationally and globally. Her mission is to continue to encourage open, fearless conversations to break down the barriers of stigma and shame around mental health through the use of creative tools that turn the tide of youth suicide.
Outreach and Impact Director
Tess was born and raised in Colorado and moved to Philadelphia in 2009 where she began her journey as a Theatre Artist, Designer and teaching Artist. She attended the University of the Arts where she graduated in 2013 with a BFA in Theatre Arts. From 2015-2020 she served as teaching artist, designer and stage manager for a non-profit Theatre Education Organization and later brought theatre programming to schools in the greater Philadelphia area as their Education and Outreach Manager. Tess is passionate about collaboration and story telling and its power to inspire and start conversations. She is dedicated to cultivating confidence in those who wish to tell their own stories and is so proud of the group of young people who serve as The Voices of Liv to ensure that all of the tools created for The Liv Project reflect what they feel is the most impactful, inclusive, diverse and equitable path for their generation to turn the tide of youth suicide.
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The Liv ProjectBoard of directors
as of 01/20/2023
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Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
CEO oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No
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Race & ethnicity
Equity strategiesLast updated: 08/11/2022
- We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
- We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
- We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
- We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.