GHSA Executive Board

The GHSA Executive Board consists of the Executive Committee, representatives from the 10 NHTSA regions, and committee and task force chairs.

Executive Committee Members 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.

2022-2023 GHSA Executive Board

Executive Committee




Regional Representatives

Region Designate Alternate
1 Lauren Stewart, Maine Vacant
2 Joe Cristalli, Connecticut Daphne O’Neal, U.S. Virgin Islands
3 John Saunders, Virginia Mark Ezzell, North Carolina
4 Lora Hollingsworth, Florida Jason Ivey, Tennessee
5 Craig Flynn, Minnesota Emily Davidson, Ohio
6 Lisa Freeman, Louisiana Vacant
7 Jonathan Nelson, Missouri Bill Kovarik, Nebraska
8 Carrie Silcox, Utah Karson James, Wyoming
9 Barbara Rooney, California Kari Benes, Hawaii
10 Janet Kenny, Montana Shelly Baldwin, Washington

Committee Chairs

Annual Meeting Committee
Carol Gould, Colorado
Edica Esqueda, Washington

Equity and Engagement Committee
Shelly Baldwin, Washington
Licet Gaveau, New York

Federal Relations Committee
Lauren Stewart, Maine

Finance, Operations and Audit Committee
Mike Hanson, Minnesota

Member Services and Development Committee
Amy Davey, Nevada
Mike Schwendau, Wisconsin 

Research Committee
Mark Ezzell, North Carolina

Governance Committee
Tom Glass, Pennsylvania