National Office

Dr. Barbara Barlow, MD, FACS, FAAP, Executive Director
Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, FAAP, Associate Director
Joyce Pressley, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Medical Center.
DiLenny Roca, MPH, MS, CPS Tech , Administrator
Walt Rice, Jr., Technical Consultant


Maneesha Agarwal, MD, FAAP, Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Terri McFadden-Garden, MD, Co-Principal Investigator


Jessica Naiditch, MD, FACS, FAAP, Trauma Medical Director, Dell Children's Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
Karla Lawson, PhD, Trauma Research Manager
Stewart Williams, Injury Prevention Manager


Eileen M. McDonald, MS, Senior Scientist and Director, Johns Hopkins Children's Safety Centers
Debra Skultety - Robinson , Manager, Pediatric Burn & Trauma Program
Creason Walter, BS, CHES, CPST, Injury Prevention Program Coordinator, Pediatric Burn & Trauma Program
Isam Nasr, MD, Director, Pediatric Trauma Program
Justine Gately, Injury Prevention Program Coordinator, Pediatric Burn & Trauma Program


Kathy Monroe, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Alabama
Michele Nichols, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
William D. King, Professor of Pediatrics
Jennifer Mccain MD, Physician with IFCK Bham
Alicia Webb MD, Physician with IFCK Bham

Boston (Boston Children's)

Lois Lee, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAP, Senior Associate in Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Barbara DiGirolamo, Injury Prevention Coordinator
Caitlin Farrell, Co-PI

Boston (MassGeneral)

Michael R. Flaherty, DO, FAAP, Director

Charleston, SC

Christian J. Streck, Jr., MD, Pediatric Trauma Director, Director of Injury Free, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics (MUSC)
Madeline Gehrig, MSN RN CPEN, Pediatric Trauma Program Manager
Mary Beth Vassy, MPH, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator

Chicago (Lurie Children's)

Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH, Medical Director
Michelle Macy, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Amy L. Hill, MS, Project Manager
Elizabeth Powell, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Gail Brodkey, LCSW, Program Coordinator and Community Liaison

Chicago (Rush/UI Health/Stroger)

Felicia Scott, Co-PI
Gina Lowell MD, MPH, Co-PI
Kyran Quinlan MD, MPH, PI


Mike Gittelman, MD, FAAP, Co-Director
Wendy J. Pomerantz, MD, MS, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Division of Emergency Medicine
Stephanie Lyons, Senior Specialist- Injury Prevention


Jordyn Zyngier, BS, EMT-B, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention & Outreach Coordinator


Brendan Campbell, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator / Director of Pediatric Trauma at CT Children's Medical Center
Kevin Borrup, DrPH, JD, MPA, Director IFCK of Hartford
Steven Rogers, MD, Co-PI Injury Free Hartford / Pediatric Emergency Department Attending Physician
Amy Watkins, MPH, Assistant Manager, Injury Prevention Center

Houston (Children's Memorial)

Mary E Aitken, MD MPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Sandra McKay, MD, Associate Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Michelle Ruda, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Sarah Beth Abbott, Injury Prevention and Outreach Education Coordinator
Marisol Nieves, Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator
Vikki Pennington, LMSW, CCLS, CPST, Child Life Specialist
Marisol Nieves, Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator


Matthew Landman, M.D., MPH, FACS, Trauma Medical Director, Associate Professor of Surgery
Joseph O'Neil, M.D., MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor
Nickolas Hogan, EMT-P, Professional Outreach and Injury Prevention Coordinator
Dawn Daniels, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, Trauma Program Manager
Jodi Raymond, MPH, CSTR, CAISS, Epidemiologist and Research Coordinator


Rebecca Melvin, BS, EMT-P, Trauma Education Coordinator/Injury Prevention Coordinator

Kansas City

David Juang, MD, PI - Director - Trauma & Burns.
Laura Kemerling MSN, RN C-NPT, Program Manager, Center for Childhood Safety & Injury Prevention
Shannon Bernal, BSN, CPSTI, Car Seat Program Coordinator
Phyllis Larimore, RN, BSN, MPH, PhD(c), Nursing Program Coordinator
Daniel Marx, BSN, MSN, MHSA, Burn Program Coordinator
David Seastrom, RN, BSN , Interim Trauma Program Manager, Trauma Services
Pablo Aguagyo, MD, QBS, Burn Program Director
Amy Looper, BS, CPSTI, Health Facility Assistant

Little Rock

Sharhonda Love, MPH, Community Health & Safety Director
Laura B Taylor, MPH, CHES, Director of Community Impact


Kari Hess, MBA , Director, Business Development Holtz Children’s Hospital, The Women’s Hospital at Jackson & Injury Free Coalition
Judy Schaechter, MD, M.B.A, Friend of Injury Free
Julia Belkowitz, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Oneith Cadiz, MD, Director
Lyse Deus, M.Ed, CPSTI, Program Administrator
Chad Thorson, MD, MSPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery The DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine; Division of Pediatric Surgery
Carolina Olazabal, Child Safety Educator
Gioconda Reina, MSW, Child Safety Educator
Isidro Perez, Transportation Specialist


Michael Levas, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of WI, Attending Physician at the Emergency Department/Trauma Center of Children's WI, and Medical Director of Project Ujima
Marlene D. Melzer-Lange, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of WI


Andrew Kiragu, MD, FAAP, FCCM, Principal Investigator
Kaytlin Hanson, M.S. CCC-SLP (she/her), Trauma Prevention Program Coordinator

Minneapolis (Children's Minnesota)

Andrew Kiragu, MD, FAAP, FCCM, Principal Investigator
Dex Tuttle, M.Ed., CPST-I, Injury Prevention Program Manager, Trauma Services


Stacey Pecenka, Manager, Trauma Injury Prevention Program

New Haven

Kirsten Bechtel, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine; Attending physician in the Pediatric Emergency Department of Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital; Medical director of the Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program
James Dodington, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and of Emergency Medicine, Yale School of Medicine; Co-Medical Director, Injury Prevention, Community Outreach and Research Program, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
Nick Aysseh, Manager, Center for Injury and Violence Prevention
Nick Aysseh, Program Coordinator, IFCK-New Haven, Manager YNHH Center for Injury & Violence Prevention

New York (Children's)

Vincent Pierre Duron, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery at CUMC
Steven Stylianos, MD, Co-Director, Injury Free Coalition for Kids at Morgan Stanley Childrens Hospital
DiLenny Roca, MPH, MS, CPS Tech , Injury Prevention Coordinator
Jeanne Rubsam, RN, MS, CPNP, Pediatric Trauma Coordinator
Ashley Blanchard, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Emergency Medicine Columbia University Medical Center
Joseph F. Zwarick, MPA, BSN, BSChE , PI Specialist/Ped. Trauma Registrar

New York (Long Island, Staten Island)

Jose M. Prince, M.D., Pediatric Trauma Program Medical Director
Jillian Savino, MS, CHES, PC, Community Health Educator

Palo Alto

Stephanie Chao, MD, Principal Investigator
Melanie Stroud, RN, BSN, MBA, Pediatric Trauma Program Manager
Melissa Burke, Director of Community Relations and Community Partnership


John Hafner, MD, Co-Principal Investigator
Richard Pearl, MD, Co-Principal Investigator
Jamie L. Sammis, Program Coordinator
Margo Yoder, LPN, Injury Surveillance Collection

Philadelphia (St. Christopher's)

Maria Diodonet, B.S., Injury Prevention Coordinator


David M. Notrica, MD, FACS, FAAP, Trauma Medical Director – Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Ilce Alexander, BA, Injury Prevention Specialist, Phoenix Children’s Center for Family Health and Safety, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Phoenix

Pittsburgh (Children's)

Ward M Richardson, M.D., Director of Trauma and Injury Prevention
Christine A. Vitale MSN, RN, Manager - Injury Prevention; Program Coordinator
Marie Pagnotta, MPH, Community Programs Educator
Angela Masciantonio, Bachelor of Health Science - Public Health, Community Programs Specialist
Shannon Meyers, BA Public Health & Sustainability, Community Programs Educator

Portland (OHSU Doernbecher)

Benjamin Hoffman MD, FAAP, CPST-I, Principal Investigator
Adrienne Gallardo BSW, MAOM, CPST-I, Manager, Injury Prevention Program, OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Portland (Randall Children's)

Mubeen Jafri, MD, Principal Investigator
Amber Kroeker, Program Coordinator


Michael Mello, MD, MPH, Director, Injury Prevention Center; Co-Investigator
Michael Chappell, Project Coordinator


Anne Brayer, MD, Professor Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Erin Agnello, BSW, CPST, Program Coordinator

Salt Lake City

Charles Pruitt, MD, FAAP, Principal Investigator

San Diego

Mary Beth Moran, PT MS M.Ed, Director- Community Health
Lorrie Lynn, MA, CPSTI, Manager, Injury Prevention Programs
Joy Joelle Donofrio, DO, FAAP, FACEP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego


Beth Ebel, M.D., M.Sc., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics , University of Washington
Brian Johnston, MD, MPH, Chief of Pediatrics, Harborview Medical Center; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington
Lorena Chavez, MPH, CHES, Program Coordinator
Anthony Gomez, RS, Manager, Violence and Injury Prevention Unit

St. Louis

Lindsay Davidson Clukies, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Associate Trauma Medical Director Co-Director, Emergency Medical Services Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Nicole Kozma, Manager, Advocacy and Outreach
Lori Beck MSN, RN, CPEN, TNS, Trauma Nurse Coordinator


Blevins, Elizabeth , Program Manager

Worcester, MA

Michael Hirsh, M.D., Co-Director, Injury Free Coalition for Kids, Worcester, MA
Jonathan Green, MD, Pediatric Surgeon
Mariann M. Manno, M.D., Co-Director, Injury Free Coalition for Kids, Worcester
Dominick Dunbar, Injury Prevention Educator Specialist
Asia Simpson, Injury Prevention coordinator
Pina Violano, Injury Prevention Consultant



Did you know?

Bike helmets have proven to be the single most effective safety device in reducing head injury and death in bicycling crashes. Helmets reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent.

Injury is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality for children and young adults living in the United States.