National Child Passenger Safety Board announces five new Board members

National Child Passenger Safety Board announces five new Board members

​Itasca, IL, Jan. 23, 2015 – Today, the National Child Passenger Safety Board (NCPSB) announced the addition of five new members to its Board. Diana Imondi Dias, Alexis Kagiliery, Amber Kroeker, Emily Lee and Corporal Laurie Ludovici will serve during the 2015-2017 term.

"These five professionals have demonstrated incredible dedication to our children's safety," said Amy Artuso, NCPSB secretariat and program manager at the National Safety Council. "We hope to save even more lives and prevent injuries because of their appointment to the Board."

Dias is traffic safety education specialist for AAA Northeast. She became a certified child passenger safety technician in 2007 and an instructor soon after.

Kagiliery is program manager of the Safe Kids Worldwide Buckle Up initiative. She has focused on injury prevention and child passenger safety since 1993, first as a member of Safe Kids Palm Beach County and then as coordinator of the Florida Child Passenger Resource Center.

Kroeker is a health educator at Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. She became a child passenger safety technician in 2011 and is interested in evaluating and researching parental retention and how child passenger safety education is prioritized.

Lee is injury prevention coordinator in the Comprehensive Children's Injury Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Lee has been a child passenger safety technician for more than five years and an instructor for more than two.

Ludovici is a member of the Planning, Research and Accreditation Unit of the Rhode Island State Police. She became a certified technician in 2002. Additionally, Ludovici served with the Rhode Island Army National Guard as a helicopter pilot, where she obtained the rank of Major, and served two combat tours in Iraq.

For more about each new Board member, please visit

About the National Child Passenger Safety Board

The National Child Passenger Safety Board, managed by the National Safety Council, seeks to maintain the quality and integrity of the National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program. The 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

Contact: Amy Artuso
National Child Passenger Safety Board Secretariat
Program Manager, National Safety Council
(813) 486-6100
[email protected]

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