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Safe States Alliance Executive Committee

The Safe States Executive Committee is responsible for the following activities:

  • Provide leadership and direction for programs, committees, activities and events
  • Conduct meetings every other month
  • Set priorities & annual budget


Our Leadership





Binnie LeHew, MSW, is Executive Officer for the Office of Disability, Injury & Violence Prevention at the Iowa Department of Public Health. She coordinates related programs throughout the department and has 16 years’ experience in violence prevention; managing IDPH grants and programs for domestic and sexual violence prevention.  She is past chair of the State and Territorial Rape Prevention Education Directors’ Council and serves on several state advisory groups addressing injury and violence prevention. Binnie received her bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and her master’s degree from the University of Iowa. She has been a member of the Safe States Alliance since 2006 and has chaired the Leadership Development Committee and the Partner & Sexual Violence Special Interest Group. Term: 2016, 2017





Lindsey Myers, MPH, is the Branch Chief of the Violence and Injury Prevention - Mental Health Promotion Branch at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Ms. Myers provides leadership in reducing injuries and deaths in the general population by coordinating and implementing prevention strategies recommended in the Colorado Injury and Violence Prevention Strategic Plan and serving as a consultant on injury and violence prevention for stakeholders statewide. She oversees the deliverables of seven federal grants, including Colorado’s Core Violence and Injury Prevention grant. She directs several injury prevention multidisciplinary advisory committees and manages the Colorado Child Fatality Prevention System. Ms. Myers has bachelor degrees in Biochemistry and English from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology from Yale University. Term:  2017




Vice President


Michael Bauer is the Section Chief of Epidemiology and Surveillance in the Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention at the New York State Department of Health. He is committed to moving research to practice, working with injury program staff to assure data is included in all program work, is easily understood, and useful to practitioners. He has co-authored several peer-reviewed journal publications and given numerous presentations at state and national conferences. He is the State Designated Representative (SDR) for New York and has had multiple leadership roles in the Safe States Alliance, including: previous Vice President, two terms as Member-At-Large, Chair of the 2014 Annual Meeting, Chair of the SDR Special Interest Group, and current Vice-Chair of the Policy Committee. Michael is also the Chair of the Injury Subcommittee for the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.

Term: 2017, 2018





Lori K Haskett is the Director of the Injury Prevention and Disability Programs for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). She provides ongoing program planning, development, implementation and evaluation for Injury Prevention and Disability Programs. This includes development of program goals and objectives, preparation of progress reports, facilitating evaluation, preparation of annual budgets, and management of grant funds in the areas of disability and injury prevention and control. 

 Ms. Haskett is a Past – President, has served as a Member – At –Large and Chair of the Finance Committee. She is currently a member of the Kansas Public Health Association, Safe Kids Kansas Coalition, and the Kansas designee for the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Previously she was on the National Child Passenger Safety Board and volunteered at the local level with the United Way and the American Business Women’s Association.  Term: 2016, 2017





Becky Turpin is the Director of Home and Community Safety for the National Safety Council. She previously worked as the Adult Injury Prevention Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, and prior to that as the Injury Prevention Coordinator at both the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and a Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has been an active Safe States Member since 2006, serving on multiple committees and STAT visits. Term: 2016, 2017






At-Large Member



Mary Borges is a program manager for the Washington State Department of Health, Injury & Violence Prevention Program. Currently, Mary is the Older Adult Fall Prevention Program Manager. She is responsible for developing policies for the state older adult fall prevention program, recruiting and maintaining public/private partnership and raising the awareness of the importance of fall prevention. Mary created the first Safe Kids Washington Coalition in 1998 and worked to increase local coalitions from five to eighteen. Mary has served on several committees addressing the prevention of fire-related injuries, consumer product safety, drowning prevention and motor vehicle safety for children. Mary has worked for the Washington State Department of Health for over 25 years and in the Injury Prevention Program for the past 15 years. Mary has a bachelor’s degree in Health Education. Term: 2016, 2017



At-Large Member

Kimberly Everett is the Trauma Prevention Coordinator at St. Mary Medical Center, an Adult Level 2 Trauma Center in Langhorne, PA. Kim worked in Injury and Trauma Prevention at the Bucks County Department of Health for 14 years prior to joining the SMMC Trauma Program Team. Kim is the co-chair of the Pennsylvania Trauma Society Injury Prevention Committee, Coalition Coordinator of Safe Kids Bucks County, and leads the Comprehensive Concussion Team of Bucks County. Kim’s work has earned her multiple awards including the Felicia A. Gibbons Award presented by Bucks County Children and Youth, the 2011 Pennsylvania American Trauma Society Injury Prevention Award, the 2012 YWCA Women Who Make a Difference Award. Most recently the Comprehensive Concussion Education Team of Bucks County was awarded the Safe States 2013 Innovative Initiatives Award for comprehensive approach to comprehensive approach to education and management of mild traumatic brain injury. Kim is an active member of the Safe States Hospital-Based Injury Prevention Special Interest Group (HIP-SIG). She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Medicine from Temple University and later received her Masters of Arts Degree in Health Education from the College of New Jersey.




At-Large Member


Mighty Fine, a social epidemiologist by training, is currently the Deputy Director of the Center for Professional Development, Public Health Systems & Partnerships at the American Public Health Association. In that role Mr. Fine designs, developments, and evaluates public health programs; and provides technical assistance and consultation to key stakeholders on an array of public health issues. Although his work stems across various aspects of public health, he employs a special focus on injury and violence prevention, maternal and family health and chronic disease prevention. Overall, within his duties he incorporates epidemiological concepts to frame APHA’s public health practice initiatives and works to ensure synergies exist between public health practice and policy. Term: 2017, 2018





At-Large Member

Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she serves as Associate Director for Outreach of the Center for Injury Research and Policy, and core faculty at the Center for Gun Policy and Research. At the School Dr. Frattaroli teaches Public Health Policy Formulation. Her research focuses on policy and advocacy strategies designed to prevent injury, with particular attention to how interventions are implemented once in place. Most of Dr. Frattaroli’s work focuses on preventing injuries related to residential fires, prescription drug misuse and abuse, other home injuries, and gun violence – particularly firearm-related domestic violence. Dr. Frattaroli is committed to work that advances the translation of findings into policy and practice. She has published widely on the use of qualitative methods in injury prevention, as well as on the science and practice of translating injury prevention interventions. Term: 2016, 2017




At-Large Member


Tony Gomez has 30+ years of commitment and experience with violence and injury prevention (VIP). This includes starting the Seattle-King County Traffic Safety Coalition in 1997 and co-establishing the Washington State Drowning Prevention Network along with my wonderful colleagues at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Washington Department of Health. Tony sits on the local child fatality review team and help or lead various other injury prevention topics. Tony has done VIP research, published and presented at numerous conferences as well as served on local to international committees. Tony is a clinical faculty instructor in the School of Public Health-University of Washington (UW) where he also received his degree and have overseen training and graduate work for numerous students and CDC Associates on VIP and public health work. As a former college and semi-pro athlete (baseball), Tony enjoys playing in the annual UW alum game, coaching and appreciates the effort towards all injury prevention aspects of sports/physical activity whether one relates to Charlie Brown or Payton Manning.  Term: 2017, 2018




At-Large Member

Stewart Williams is the Injury Prevention Manager at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Hospital in Austin, Texas. He leads a team of three Injury Prevention Coordinators that deliver programs and services to the community and to patient families. Mr. Williams began his career as a firefighter/EMT. Since 2001 he has worked in the public health realm for The American Trauma Society, Pennsylvania Division, Safe Kids Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Stewart is a graduate from Albright College (Reading, PA) and holds a Certificate in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health. Stewart is an active member of the Safe States Alliance. He chairs the Hospital-Based Injury Prevention Special Interest Group (HIP-SIG) and is involved in several additional committees such as: Leadership development, Workforce development, and the Annual Meeting Planning Committee. Term: 2016, 2017

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