Jana Simpler, GHSA Chair

Jana SimplerDirector, Delaware Office of Highway Safety

Simpler was re-elected by her peers to a second term as GHSA Chair in August 2016. She is the Director of the Delaware Office of Highway Safety (DE OHS). She started her career in highway safety in 1997, served as the Deputy Director of DE OHS through 2009 and as the Director for the last five years.

Prior to her election as Chair of GHSA, she served as the Board’s Secretary for three years and as the NHTSA Region 3 Representative for two. Additionally, she served as the Chair of the Federal Relations Committee, was a member of the GHSA Annual Meeting Planning Committee, and has participated on two NCHRP panels on behalf of GHSA. Simpler also served as a GHSA Executive Seminar faculty member for the last four seminars and represents GHSA at regional and national meetings.

Simpler received her Masters in Public Administration from Wilmington University in 1997 and her Bachelors in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware in 1993. She lives near Lewes with her two young boys, Zach and Wyatt.