Stephanie (Stef) McAdam (Co-Chair and Chair of Central Iowa Community Walk)
Stef lost her 22 year-old son, Jeremy Harden, to suicide on December 27, 1999. She has lost several friends to suicide as well. Stef has served as chair of the Central Iowa Out of the Darkness Community Walk since it began in 2005. She has helped plan and has been involved with the Des Moines Annual Survivors of Suicide Loss event each November since they began hosting it in 2004. She has completed AFSP’s training to facilitate an adult support group and co-facilitates three support groups for survivors of suicide loss in the metro Des Moines area that meet monthly. She has served on the Polk County Suicide Prevention Coalition since it began in 2005. She works at Knapp Properties, Inc. as an accountant and lives in West Des Moines.