NTSB Staff Biographies


Steve Blackistone, J.D.

Mr. Blackistone has been with the NTSB since 1983, when he was charged with developing the NTSB's state and local government outreach program. He has served as the NTSB's liaison since then, advocating on behalf of NTSB safety recommendations, and keeping state and local officials informed of NTSB investigations and other activities. Prior to coming to NTSB, he served in a variety of positions for the U.S. House of Representatives, working on the staffs of two Members of Congress and two House Committees. He holds a law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University and is admitted to the Maryland Bar.

Stephanie Davis

Ms. Davis has been with the NTSB since 1997. She is a Transportation Safety Advocate with the Safety Advocacy Division in the Office of Communications. In this position she promotes the NTSB's Most Wanted List and safety recommendations issued to the states. Ms. Davis has served as a technical panel member on forums on child occupant protection and aging drivers.

Daniel Filiatrault

Mr. Filiatrault has been a Project Manager in the Office of Highway Safety at the National Transportation Safety Board since May 2010. Before coming to the NTSB, Mr. Filiatrault worked 19 years at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia investigating and reconstructing motor vehicle collisions, and managing research-oriented projects. He is certified as a traffic accident reconstructionist by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction and holds a Commercial Driver's License. Mr. Filiatrault has been the Chair of working groups and authored technical papers on braking performance, vehicle dynamics, and commercial driver fatigue.

Rafael Marshall, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Marshall has been with the NTSB since 1999. He has served as project manager for reports exploring issues on medical impairment, illicit drug use, fatigue, distraction, and driver training. He has managed a hearing on noncommercial driver medical oversight and a forum on truck and bus safety. He has served as a technical panel member on forums and symposia ranging from driver's education to transportation safety and the use of sedating or impairing medications. His Ph.D. is in cognitive psychology from George Mason University, and his M.P.H. in epidemiology from The George Washington University.

Robert Molloy, Ph.D.

Dr. Marshall has been with the NTSB since 1996. For 13 years, Dr. Molloy designed and carried out safety studies in the Office of Research and Engineering, including a study of evacuations of commercial aircraft, an analysis of aviation accident survivability, and a study of pipeline control systems. Currently, he is chief of the Report Development Division in the Office of Highway Safety. His PhD is in applied experimental psychology which he earned at The Catholic University of America.

Danielle E. Roeber, J.D.

Ms. Roeber has been with the NTSB since 2001. Currently, she is the Chief of the Safety Advocacy Division in the Office of Communications. Ms. Roeber previously held the position of Alcohol Safety and Occupant Protection Coordinator for the NTSB. In this role, she promoted the NTSB's recommendations addressing impaired driving and occupant protection issues that have been issued to the States. Before coming to the NTSB, Ms. Roeber worked at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General where she evaluated maritime and departmental programs. She started in Federal government as a Presidential Management Intern. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from James Madison University and a law degree from the College of William and Mary.