Full Name
Brett Waters
Job Title
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Current Employer
Reason for Hope
Speaker Bio
Brett is an antitrust litigation attorney at Winston & Strawn, LLP and the co-founder and Executive Director of Reason for Hope, which he founded in memory of his mother, Sherrie Hope Waters, who he lost to suicide in 2018. Brett’s grandfather, a fighter pilot in WWII, also died by suicide when Brett was young. After losing his mom, Brett served as the Policy and Advocacy Chair for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, NYC Chapter, before starting Reason for Hope.

Brett played a substantial role drafting psychedelic legislation in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New York and in preparing briefings for the White House Domestic Policy Council, HHS, and members of Congress on the need for an inter-agency psychedelic task force.
Brett Waters