GHSA Executive Board

GHSA's Executive Board consists of officers, representatives from the 10 NHTSA regions, and committee and task force chairs.

Officers are elected by the full State Highway Safety Office (SHSO) membership during GHSA's Annual Meeting. Regional representatives are selected during regional caucuses. The GHSA Chair appoints the chairs of GHSA's various committees and task forces, who serve as at-large board members. All Board Members serve a one-year term.

2016-2017 GHSA Executive Board





Regional Representatives


Region Designate Alternate
1 Lauren Stewart, Maine Jeff Larason, Massachusetts
2 Chuck DeWeese, New York Tom Glass, Pennsylvania
3 John Saunders, Virginia Vacant
4 Bill Whatley, Alabama Phil Riley, South Carolina
5 Felice Moretti, Ohio Mike Prince, Michigan
6 Mike Sandoval, New Mexico Vacant
7 Chris Bortz, Kansas Bill Whitfield, Missouri
8 Carol Gould, Colorado Ken Ledet, Wyoming
9 Rhonda Craft, California Robert Lung, Hawaii
10 Darrin Grondel, Washington John Tomlinson, Idaho


Committee Chairs

Annual Meeting Planning Committee
Chuck DeWeese, New York

Bylaws and Policies Committee
Lee Axdahl, South Dakota

Federal Relations Committee
Tom Gianni, Maryland

Financial and Operations Committee
Lee Axdahl, South Dakota

Member Services Committee
Bridget White, Arkansas

Research Committee
Audrey Allums, Montana

Nominations Committee
Lauren Stewart, Maine

Strategic Communications Committee
Joe Cristalli, Connecticut

Strategic Planning Committee
Lora Hollingsworth, Florida

Workforce Development and Technology Committee
Rhonda Craft, California