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2012 Annual Meeting
Public Health + Highway Safety: Saving Lives Together

Baltimore, Md., August 26 - 29

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2012 Annual Meeting Index Page

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Saturday, August 25
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
GHSA Executive Board Meeting
Luncheon sponsored by Mercer Consulting Group LLC
Sunday, August 26
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Orientation for New GHSA Members
Sponsored by Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Territorial Highway Safety Offices Meeting
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Regional Meetings
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
MAP-21 Briefing
PowerPoint available in the Members Only content area on the Legislative & Reulatory Materials page. Login is required.
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Update on Ford Driving Skills for Life Program

Jim Graham, Community Relations Manager, Ford Motor Company Fund, Dearborn, Mich.
Jim Graham
Community Relations Manager
Ford Motor Company Fund
Dearborn, Mich.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Management Review Training

PowerPoint available in the Members Only content area on the Management Review Materials page. Login is required.

Chris Murphy, Governor's Representative and Director, California Office of Traffic Safety, Elk Grove, Calif.
Chris Murphy
Governor's Representative and Director
California Office of Traffic Safety
Elk Grove, Calif.
Betty Mercer, Principal, Mercer Consulting Group LLC, East Lansing, Mich.
Betty Mercer
Principal
Mercer Consulting Group LLC
East Lansing, Mich.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting with NHTSA Administrator


Honorable David Strickland, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Washington, D.C.
Honorable David Strickland
Administrator
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Washington, D.C.
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
GHSA Business Meeting
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibits Open (Open to all registered attendees)
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Welcome Break in Exhibit Hall (Open to all registered attendees)
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Opening Reception

Maryland Historical Society
Sponsored by StateFarm®
Learn More
Monday, August 27
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by Chrysler Group LLC
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibits Open

Cyber Café sponsored by The Century Council
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Opening General Session


Welcome
GHSA Vice Chairman, and Administrator, Transportation Safety Division, Oregon Department of Transportation, Salem, Ore.
Troy Costales
GHSA Chairman, Governor's Representative and Administrator
Transportation Safety Division
Oregon Department of Transportation
Salem, Ore.

Opening Ceremonies

  • Presentation of the Colors – Maryland Tap Honor Guard
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Troy Costales
Maryland Welcome
John T. Kuo
Administrator
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration and Governor's Representative

John Kuo
Governor's Representative and Administrator
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
Glen Burnie, Md.


Introduction of Deputy Secretary Porcari
Honorable David Strickland, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Washington, D.C.
Honorable David Strickland
Administrator
NHTSA
Washington, D.C.

Keynote Speakers
John D. Porcari
Deputy Secretary 
U.S. Department of Transportation

John Porcari
Deputy Secretary
U.S. Department of Transportation

Washington, D.C.

Dr. Linda C. Degutis, Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Dr. Linda Degutis
Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, Ga.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Spouse/Guest Orientation

Sponsored by Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Inc.
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Morning Break in Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by BMW of North America, LLC

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Workshop 1

Taking a More Strategic Approach to Motorcycle Safety
This session will focus on how to put the pieces – data, training and task forces – together so that every state or community has a comprehensive, strategic and successful approach to motorcycle safety.

Moderator

  • Fred Zwonechek, Administrator, Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, Lincoln, Neb.

Speakers

  • Andrew Krajewski, Director, Driver Safety Division, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, Glen Burnie, Md.
  • Brett Robinson, Vice President, Highway Safety Services, LLC, Indiana, Pa.
  • Lorrie Laing, Senior Associate, Cambridge Systematics, Inc., Blacklick, Ohio

Workshop 2
It Won't Happen to Me: How Enforcement and Public Health Can Address Teen Driving
This workshop will examine promising teen driver programs across the nation outlined in GHSA's forthcoming publication, Curbing Teen Driver Crashes. In addition, two best practices – a local law enforcement one and a medical one – will detail how their programs at the state and community level are helping to address teen driver safety.

Moderator

  • Ryan Klitzsch, Director, Traffic Safety Division, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Indianapolis, Ind.

Speakers

  • Pam Fischer, Principal, Pam Fischer Consulting, Long Valley, N.J.
  • Dr. Joseph O'Neil, Indiana University School of Medicine, Developmental Pediatrics, Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • John Shallenberger, Deputy Sheriff, Tazewell County, Ill.

Workshop 3
Every Life Counts: Multicultural Outreach Methods That Work
In this workshop, participants will discuss effective outreach strategies that reach a diverse population.

Moderator

  • John Saunders, Director, Virginia Highway Safety Services, Richmond, Va.

Speakers

  • Irwin Goldzweig, Assistant Professor, Family & Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Pamela Alexander, Director, Community Development and Fund Operations, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, Dearborn, Mich.
  • Dr. Suzanne Randolph, Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, Md.
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Exhibitor Showcase + Buffet Luncheon in Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Workshop 4

Drugged Driving – The Invisible Crime
This workshop will address local, fundable solutions to the drugged driving problem. Strategies include: expansion of the DRE program and ARIDE training, local prosecutor training and support, police lab performance and accreditation, Per Se laws, drug specific statutes, and addiction treatment and diversion.

Moderator

  • Michael Sandoval, Director, New Mexico Traffic Safety Bureau, Santa Fe, N.M.

Speakers

  • Dr. Terry Zobeck, Associate Director for Research and Data Analysis, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Washington, D.C.
  • Stephen Talpins, Vice President, Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc., Davie, Fla.
  • Maureen McCormick, Chief of Vehicular Crimes, Nassau County District Attorney's Office, Mineola, N.Y.

Workshop 5
Targeting Programs to Pedestrian Problem Areas
This workshop will focus on how to target pedestrian problem areas and how to implement effective programs, including school-based programs, in the identified areas.

Moderator

  • Don Nail, Assistant Director, North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program, Raleigh, N.C.

Speakers

  • Laura Sandt, Associate Director, Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center, University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC), Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Nancy Pullen-Seufert, Associate Director, National Center for Safe Routes to School, University of North Carolina HSRC, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Andres Villaveces, Behavioral & Social Science Researcher, RAND Corporation, Va.

Workshop 6
Post-Crash Countermeasures: Turning the Severely Injured into Survivors
Appropriate Emergency Medical Services (EMS) can reduce mortality by as much as 25% following a motor vehicle crash. In this workshop, participants will discuss post-crash EMS countermeasures that will improve the survivability of those severely injured in a crash.

Moderator

  • John Saunders, Director, Virginia Highway Safety Services, Richmond, Va.

Speakers

  • Dr. Scott Sasser, Director of International Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Dr. Robert Bass, Executive Director, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Systems, Baltimore, Md.
  • Dia Gainor, Executive Director, National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO), Falls Church, Va.
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by Rubber Manufacturers Association

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Grantee Workshop: Working with Your State Highway Safety Office

This workshop will explore the do's and don'ts of working with State Highway Safety Offices.

Facilitators

  • Tom Gianni, Chief, Maryland Highway Safety Office, Glen Burnie, Md.
  • Troy Costales, Governor's Representative and Administrator, Transportation Safety Division, Oregon Department of Transportation, Salem, Ore.
Tuesday, August 28
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by AAA
7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Exhibits Open

Cyber Café sponsored by AllOver Media
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
General Session


Moderator
John Saunders, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

John Saunders
GHSA Vice Chairman and Director
Virginia Highway Safety Services
Richmond, Va.


Speakers
Dr. Carolyn Cumpsty Fowler, Assistant Professor and Evaluation Coordinator, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Carolyn Cumpsty Fowler
Assistant Professor and Evaluation Coordinator, School of Nursing
Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, Md.

Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association

Dr. Georges Benjamin
Executive Director
American Public Health Association
(APHA)
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Flaura K. Winston, Scientific Director, Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr. Flaura Winston
Scientific Director
Center for Injury Research and Prevention
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pa.

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Workshop 7

Emerging Trends in Impaired Driving
Presenters will share information on a new report on female impaired drivers, NHTSA's activities on drug-impaired drivers and the increased use of alcohol monitoring and other advanced technologies and innovative programs.

Moderator

  • Terry Pence, Traffic Safety Director, Texas Department of Transportation, Austin, Texas

Speakers

  • Robyn Robertson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), Ottawa, Canada
  • Richard Compton, Director, Office of Behavioral Safety Research, NHTSA, Washington, D.C.
  • Jim Fell, Senior Program Director, Alcohol, Policy, and Safety Research, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE), Calverton, Md.

Workshop 8
Tweet, Tweet: Communicating in the Digital Age is Not for the Birds
How can State Highway Safety Offices best use digital media to reach their target audiences? A panel of experts will discuss what works and what doesn't.

Moderator

  • Harris Blackwood, Director, Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety, Atlanta, Ga.

Speakers

Workshop 9
Highway Safety Offices and Academia: A Win-Win Partnership
State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) bring research needs and funding to the table. Academia brings the research capabilities to help SHSOs answer key questions and improve the planning and implementation of programs. Together, it's a winning combination.

Moderator

  • Jana Simpler, Director, Delaware Office of Highway Safety, Dover, Del.

Speakers

  • Michael Prince, Director, Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, Lansing, Mich.
  • Jason Ivey, Program Management Administrator, Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Debra Rood, Director, Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research, State University of New York, Albany, N.Y.
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
GHSA Highway Safety Awards Presentation and Luncheon

Sponsored by The Allstate Foundation

Master of Ceremonies
GHSA Vice Chairman, and Administrator, Transportation Safety Division, Oregon Department of Transportation, Salem, Ore.
Troy Costales
GHSA Chairman
Governor's Representative and Administrator
Transportation Safety Division
Oregon Department of Transportation
Salem, Ore.


Brief Remarks

  • John Heid, The Allstate Foundation Teen Driving Program, Northbrook, Ill.

All 2012 Highway Safety Award Winners

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Workshop 10

State Experiences with Distracted Driving
State cell phone and texting laws, education about distracted driving, and enforcement of those laws are the cornerstones of good distracted driving programs. This workshop will focus on state best practices concerning distracted driving.

Moderator

  • Joseph Cristalli, Coordinator, Connecticut Highway Safety Office, Connecticut Department of Transportation, Newington, Conn.

Speakers

  • Chris Murphy, Director, California Office of Traffic Safety, Elk Grove, Calif.
  • Neil Chaudhary, Vice President, Preusser Research Group, Trumbull, Conn.
  • Chris Rich, Senior Tour Manager, Kramer International/Save a Life, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Captian David Dubiel and Officer Kerry Cloukey, West Hartford Police Department, West Hartford, Conn.

Workshop 11
Making the Case for Traffic Enforcement
Several factors are impacting law enforcement professionals' ability to continue traffic enforcement as a priority. This session will examine these issues and provide best practices to effectively overcome the challenges and make the “business case” for maintaining traffic enforcement as a priority.

Moderator

  • Michael Prince, Director, Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, Lansing, Mich.

Speakers

  • Lowell Porter, National Law Enforcement Liaison Program Coordinator, Governors Highway Safety Association, Gig Harbor, Wash.
  • David Stamm, Chief of Police, Grand Blanc Township Police
    Department, Grand Blanc, Mich.

Workshop 12
A Culture Change Perspective on Highway Safety and Public Health
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for those aged 5-34, and more than 2.3 million people were injured according to the latest statistics. If there were a change in the way risky driving is viewed, the country could make significant progress in improving outcomes. Reducing motor vehicle-related deaths and injuries, therefore, should be a winnable battle.

Moderator

  • Brent Jennings, Highway Safety Manager, Idaho Transportation Department, Boise, Idaho

Speakers

  • Joseph Toole, Senior Technical Advisor, National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS), and former FHWA Associate Administrator for Safety, Alexandria, Va.
  • Jay Otto, Research Scientist, Montana State University, Center for Health and Safety Culture, Bozeman, Mont.
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Networking Reception

Sponsored by Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
Wednesday, August 29
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR)

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Workshop 13

Improving Rural Highway Safety
In this workshop, presenters will discuss challenges in rural highway safety, with a particular focus on enforcement and EMS. Panelists will explore ways to enhance the relationship between EMS and State Highway Safety Offices and, more generally, how to enhance rural highway safety.

Moderator

  • Lauren Stewart, Director, Maine Bureau of Highway Safety, Augusta, Maine

Speakers

  • Jay Bradshaw, Director, Maine Emergency Medical Services, Augusta, Maine
  • Tom Woodward, Commander, Hagerstown Barrack, Maryland State Police, Hagerstown, Md.
  • Marie Flanigan, Principal Scientist, Center for Transportation Injury Research at CUBRC, Buffalo, N.Y.

Workshop 14
Moving Forward with New Technologies
Highway safety-related technologies are being developed so fast that it is hard to keep up. This session will focus on two of those technologies – the Connected Vehicle and advanced impaired driving detection technology.

Moderator

  • Karin Mongeon, Traffic Safety Office Manager, North Dakota Department of Transportation, Bismarck, N.D.

Speakers

  • Shelley Row, Director, ITS Joint Program Office, Research and Innovative Techology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C.
  • Dr. Susan Ferguson, President, Ferguson International LLC, Naples, Fla.

Workshop 15
Driver Education: No Longer at a Crossroads
Several years ago, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held a forum to discuss the challenges and opportunities with driver education. Since that time, there have been several new developments. These will be the focus of this workshop.

Moderator

  • Peter Thomson, Coordinator, New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency, Concord, N.H.

Speakers

  • Danielle Roeber, Chief, Safety Advocacy Division, NTSB, Washington, D.C.
  • Jim Wright, Manager, Driver Licensing Programs, NHTSA, Washington, D.C.
  • Brett Robinson, Vice President, Highway Safety Services, LLC, Indiana, Pa.
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
General Session


Moderator
Leanna Depue, GHSA Secretary and 
Director, Missouri Traffic and Highway Safety Division
Leanna Depue
GHSA Secretary and Director
Missouri Traffic and Highway Safety Division, Missouri Department of Transportation
Jefferson City, Mo.

Speakers
Jan Withers, MADD National President

Jan Withers
MADD National President
Irving, Texas

Amber Williams, Executive Director, Safe States Alliance

Amber Williams
Executive Director
Safe States Alliance

Atlanta, Ga.

Jacob Nelson, Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy and Research, AAA

Jake Nelson
Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy and Research
AAA
National Office
Washington, D.C.

Download Presentation [1.8 MB, 14 pgs.]

12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Closing Luncheon and General Session

Sponsored by Nissan North America, Inc.

Moderator
GHSA Treasurer and Highway Safety Program Manager
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Terry Henderson
GHSA Treasurer and Highway Safety Program Manager
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Montgomery, Ala.

Speaker
Tom Vanderbilt
Author and Commentator

Tom Vanderbilt
Author and Commentator
Brooklyn, N.Y.