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.

2023-2024 GHSA Executive Board

Executive Committee


Regional Representatives

1Lauren Stewart, MaineJaime Pelotte, Maine
2Joe Cristalli, ConnecticutDaphne O’Neal, U.S. Virgin Islands
3John Saunders, VirginiaMark Ezzell, North Carolina
4Jason Ivey, TennesseeChristopher Craig, Florida
5Craig Flynn, MinnesotaEmily Davidson, Ohio
6Lisa Freeman, LouisianaJeff Barela, New Mexico
7Bill Kovarik, NebraskaBridget White, Arkansas
8Karson James, WyomingCarol Gould, Colorado
9Jesse Torrez, ArizonaKari Benes, Hawaii
10Shelly Baldwin, WashingtonTammy Ross, Montana

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
Mike Hanson, Minnesota

Finance, Operations and Audit Committee
Tom Glass, Pennsylvania

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

Research Committee
Mark Ezzell, North Carolina

Governance Committee
Jonathan Nelson, Missouri