Western States Safe Teen Driving

The Roundtable begins 9:00 AM PDT

Join the National Transportation Safety Board, Impact Teen Drivers and the California Highway Patrol as we kick off Distracted Driving Awareness Month with a Western States Teen Safe Driving Roundtable.  Representatives from the medical and law enforcement communities, education, victim advocacy groups, academia, and community outreach groups will discuss proven, effective countermeasures for improving teen driver safety, with a focus on distracted-driving-related crashes.

California State University
Riverview Hall Meeting Room
6000 J Street
Sacramento, California 95819


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9:00 am–9:20 am –  Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Luis Kischmischian, Office of Student Affairs, CSUS
  • Dr. Kelly Browning, Executive Director, Impact Teen Drivers
  • Commissioner Warren Stanley, California Highway Patrol
  • Torine Creppy, President, Safe Kids Worldwide

9:25 am–10:30 am –  Understanding the Problem of Distracted Driving

Panel 1: The State of Novice Driver Safety

  • Stephanie Shaw, Safety Advocate, NTSB
  • Dr. Rebecca Weast, Research Scientist, IIHS
  • Tara Gill, Director of State Programs, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

Panel 2: The Reasons Behind the Numbers

  • Lorrie Walker, Training Manager and Technical Advisor, Safe Kids Worldwide
  • Dr. Richard Harkness, Founder and CEO, ADEPT Driver
  • Monica Martin, Executive Director, Impact Teen Drivers

10:35 am–11:55 am –  Roundtable Panel 1

Improving Traffic Safety through Innovative and Thoughtful Community Approaches – Learning through Collaboration

  • Daryl Turner, President, Portland Police Association, OR
  • Adam Barresi, Sgt. Community Outreach and Media Relations, California Highway Patrol
  • Sebastian Jue, Distracted Driving Advocate
  • Melanie Taylor, Community Educator, Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, WA
  • Rena Lepard, Injury Prevention Coordinator for Trauma Services, Doctors Medical Center

12:00 pm–12:30 pm – Break

12:35 pm–1:45 pm –  Roundtable Panel 2

Peer-Driven Community Advocacy

  • Alejandra Lopez, Edison High School, Friday Night Live student leader and Lynne Goodwin, FNL, Program Director
  • Lauren DeRosa, GECA High School, Girl Scouts Gold Project and CHP Officer Miceli
  • Layne Pachl, Undergraduate Student, Capstone Project, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Megan Vincent, FCCLA State Advisor, Montana Office of Public Instruction. MT
  • Merry Banks, CA SADD Coordinator

2:00 pm–3:20 pm –  Roundtable Panel 3

Engaging Parents and Young Adults with Evidence-based Strategies and Legislation

  • Dr. Mills, VP of Student Affairs, California State University Sacramento
  • Steve Barrow, CA Unintentional Injury Coalition and State EMS Commissioner
  • Shereen Walters, California State PTA, Leg Committee, Parents - #1 Influencers
  • Amy Nichols, Executive Director, Drive Smart Colorado
  • Karen Bianchini, SVP Corporate Communications, Community Impact and Public Affairs, AAA

3:20 pm–3:40 pm –  Closing/Final Discussion and Call to Action

  • Nicholas Worrell, Chief, NTSB Safety Advocacy Division