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For Immediate Release,
Kathy Lane
Communications Director
(630) 775-2307
National Child Passenger Safety Board adds six new members
Members show exemplary dedication to child passenger safety
Itasca, IL – Today, the National Child Passenger Safety Board (NCPSB) announced the addition of six new members to its Board. Angela Brown, Joshua DeFisher, Thelma Kuska, Dr. Dina Morrissey, Dave Sander and Captain Robert White will serve during the 2014-2016 term.
“We are thrilled to have these six professionals serve on our Board,” said Amy Heinzen, NCPSB secretariat and program manager at the National Safety Council. “Their dedication to our children’s safety is unmatched, and we hope to save even more lives and prevent injuries because of their appointment to the Board.”
Brown is the Board’s newest diversity representative. She is also the program manager at the Tennessee Child Passenger Safety Center at Meharry Medical College in Nashville.
DeFisher will represent the Governor’s Highway Safety Association. He has worked as a highway safety specialist with the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Program since 2011 and currently serves as the occupant protection programs coordinator in the Highway Safety Office.
ska, BSN, RN, CEN, FAEN, will serve as the Board’s newest CPS advocate representative. Kuska currently is a child passenger safety consultant and was a regional program manager for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Morrissey, M.D., will serve as the Board’s representative for injury prevention and healthcare. Dr. Morrissey runs Kohls Cares – Kids on the Go, and Injury Free Coalition for Kids programs, and she also serves as the state coordinator for Safe Kids Rhode Island.
Sander will serve as the Board’s child restraint manufacturer representative. Sander has worked in the toy, consumer products, automotive products and child safety products industries for the last 16 years. He currently is a project engineering manager for Global Product Innovation at Ohio-based Evenflo Company Inc.
Capt. White, NR-EMTP, will serve as the Board’s newest public safety, fire and EMS representative. Currently, Capt. White serves as the EMS community relations coordinator at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, S.C., and as co-chairman of Safe Kids York County.
For more about each new Board member, please visit  
About the National Child Passenger Safety Board
The mission of the National Child Passenger Safety Board is to maintain the quality and integrity of the national Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program. This program is used to train and certify child passenger safety technicians and instructors. For more information about child passenger safety or the National CPS Board, please visit the Board’s website at
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