National Office

Dr. Barbara Barlow, MD, Executive Director
Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, FAAP, Associate Director
E. Lenita Johnson, MA, Communications & Marketing 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-Dominguez, Administrator
Walter Rice, Webmaster


Terri McFadden-Garden, MD, Co-Principal Investigator


Nilda M. Garcia, MD, FACS, Trauma Medical Director
Lindsay Pollok, MPH, Child Injury Prevention Coordinator
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
Susan Ziegfeld, MSN, PNP-BC, Pediatric Trauma and Burn Program Manager
Leticia Ryan, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Beatrice Brathwaite, Senior Program Coordinator, Pediatric Trauma Service
Creason Schafer, Community Outreach Specialist
Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Andrea Gielen, ScD, Professor at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Daniel Hottinger, MD
Vanya Jones, PhD
Isam Nasir, MD
Ann Schaeffer, RN, Registered Nurse
Deborah Schwengel, MD
Neha Sharma
Barry Solomon, MD, MPH, Assistant Dean for Medical Student Affairs; Professor of Pediatrics
Molly Stevens, MD, Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Mary Ellen Wilson, RN, Registered Nurse


Kathy Monroe, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Michele Nichols, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
William D. King, Professor of Pediatrics


Lois Lee, MD, MPH, Attending physician, emergency department
David Mooney, MD, MPH, Director
Barbara DiGirolamo, Injury Prevention Specialist


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

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


Mike Gittelman, MD, FAAP, Co-Director
Wendy J. Pomerantz, MD, MS, FAAP, Co-Director
Dawne Gardner, Program Coordinator


Brendan Campbell, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator / Director of Pediatric Trauma at CT Children's Medical Center
Steven Rogers, MD, Co-PI Injury Free Hartford / Pediatric Emergency Department Attending Physician
Kevin Borrup, JD MPA, Director IFCK of Hartford
Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH, Director, Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children's Medical Center / Assoc. Prof. of Pediatrics & Public Health, UConn School of Medicine


Joseph O'Neil, M.D., MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor
Thomas Rouse, MD, FACS, Trauma Medical Director
Tiffany Egan-Rojas, MPH, Injury Prevention Coordinator
Dawn Daniels, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, Trauma Program Manager


Marie Crandall, MD, MPH, FACS, Professor of Surgery, Director of Research, Department of Surgery University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville
Phyllis L. Hendry, M.D., FAAP, FACEP, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Assistant Chair of Research, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville
Rebecca Melvin, BS, EMT-P, Trauma Education Coordinator/Injury Prevention Coordinator

Kansas City

David Juang MD, PI - Director - Trauma & Burns.
Brad Winfrey BSN, RN, BA, CPEN, CPST, Center for Childhood Safety Program Manager
Daniel Marx , Surgery: Burn Program Coordinator
Shannon Bernal BSN CPSTI, Car Seat Program Coordinator
Amy Terreros, DNP, RN, APRN, Center for Childhood Safety, Manager
Lana Martin RN CEN TCRN CPEN, Department of Surgery- Trauma Services Program Manager
Amy Terreros DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, Program Manager
Pablo Aguagyo MD QBS, Director - Burn Program
Phyllis Larimore RN BSN MPH PhD(c), Program Coordinator
David Seastrom BSN , Education & Outreach Coordinator-Trauma Services

Little Rock

Scott B. Allen, Director, Arkansas Children's Hospital Community Outreach Department
Hope Mullins, Research Coordinator

London, Ontario

Jane Edwards, MSc, Injury Prevention Specialist
Jennifer Lindsay, Injury Prevention Specialist
Tania Haidar, Injury Project Associate

Long Island

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

Los Angeles (Childrens Hospital)

Jeffrey S. Upperman, MD, Director of Trauma
Helen Arbogast, MPH, CHES, Injury Prevention Coordinator
Mary Taylor, CSTR, Trauma Registrar


Judy Schaechter, MD, M.B.A, Director
Oneith Cadiz, MD, Interim Director
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
Lyse Deus, Program Administrator/Lead Educator
Gioconda Reina, Safety Educator
Isidro Perez, Transportation Specialist


David Gourlay, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery in Pediatric Surgery at the Medical College of WI and Medical Director of Trauma at Children's Hospital of WI
Marlene D. Melzer-Lange, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of WI


Andrew Kiragu, MD, FAAP, FCCM, Principal Investigator
Julie Philbrook, R.N., DNP, MAN, MAL, Trauma Prevention Specialist


Purnima Unni, MPH, CHES, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program Manager

New Haven

Kirsten Bechtel, MD, Associate 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

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 , Injury Prevention Coordinator
Jeanne Rubsam, RN, MS, CPNP, Pediatric Trauma Coordinator

New York (Harlem)

Arthur Cooper, M.D., Medical Director
Landon Wickham, Communications Coordinator

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)

Rochelle Thompson, MS, 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)

Barbara A. Gaines, MD
Christine A. Vitale MSN, RN, Manager - Injury Prevention; Program Coordinator
Marissa Newhams, Community Program Specialist
John (Zach) Musico, Community Program Specialist


Ben Hoffman, MD, Co-Principal Investigator
Mubeen Jafri, MD, Co-Principal Investigator
Adrienne Gallardo, Co-Program Coordinator
Amber Kroeker, Co-Program Coordinator


Michael Mello, MD, MPH, Director, Injury Prevention Center; Co-Investigator
Andrea M Cheli, Program Coordinator


Anne Brayer, MD, Professor Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Karen Knauf, Program Manager, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Rochester

Salt Lake City

Charles Pruitt, MD, FAAP, Principal Investigator

San Diego

Mary Beth Moran, PT MS M.Ed, Director- Community Health
Lorraine Lynn, Manager, Injury Prevention
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
Linda Quan, MD, Children's Hospital Emergency Services; Professor, University of Washington, Dept. of Pediatrics
Brian Johnston, MD, MPH, Chief of Pediatrics, Harborview Medical Center; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington
Elizabeth "Tizzy" Bennett, MPH, CHES, Patient/Family Communications and Education Manager
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

Worcester, MA

Michael Hirsh, M.D., Co-Director, Injury Free Coalition for Kids, Worcester, MA
Mariann M. Manno, M.D., Co-Director, Injury Free Coalition for Kids, Worcester
Asia Simpson, Injury Prevention coordinator



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.

Children living in poverty have a higher rate of injury than children of more substantial means, (Durkin 1994).

Nearly 362,000 children annually are treated in emergency departments throughout the United States with bicycling injuries and one-third of the visits are head injuries.