2022 Texas Child Passenger Safety Conference

June 22–24, 2022


2022 Texas Child Passenger Safety Conference (logo).

Conference activities begin with the pre-conference session Wednesday, June 22, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon. Seat checks by appointment Wednesday afternoon and a reception at 5:30 p.m. Full day of conference sessions are scheduled for Thursday. The conference will conclude at noon on Friday, June 24.

This year’s conference includes:

  • National speakers
  • A pre-conference child passenger safety refresher class
  • Manufacturer updates
  • Awards Luncheon
  • Networking Reception
  • CEU opportunities
  • Seat check-offs by appointment
  • And more…

Featured Keynote and General Session Speakers

Dr. Ben Hoffman (Featured Speaker)

Ben Hoffman

Dr. Hoffman is a nationally recognized expert in child passenger safety, and leader in the field of community health and advocacy training for pediatric residents. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Oregon Health and Science University. There, he is the Vice-Chair for Community Health and Advocacy, Director of the Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Heath Care Needs, and Medical Director of the Tom Sargent Safety Center. He is also currently the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Injury Violence and Poison Prevention, and Director of the Community Pediatrics Training Initiative. He majored in Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley and attended Harvard Medical School. He has been certified as a CPS tech since 1998, and as an Instructor since 2003.

Dr. Angela Brown (Keynote Luncheon Speaker)

Angela Brown

Dr. Angela Brown has 17 years of child passenger safety experience in coordination of intervention programs, establishment of community-based resources, curriculum development and management of trainings. She has worked with federal, state and local agencies and community-based organizations in both the public and private sector to establish child passenger safety resources. She has her Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and a Doctorate of Education from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville TN. She began her career in child passenger safety as the CPS State Coordinator for Mississippi and managed the state’s Safe Kids Coalition. For 14 years, she managed the Tennessee Child Passenger Safety Center at Meharry Medical College, the statewide CPS Program for the Tennessee Highway Safety Office. Currently, she is with the National Safety Council as a Senior Program Manager and oversees the operations of Workplace Safety Training.

Laura Dunn

Laura Dunn

Laura serves as the subject matter expert in Child Passenger Safety and pediatric vehicular heatstroke in NHTSA’s Office of Occupant Protection. Her role is to develop CPS programming at the national level in collaboration with government and non-profit agencies that share an interest in injury prevention, as well as manage agreements for the National CPS Board and the Child Passenger Safety Certification and Training Program. She serves on the National CPS Board as the NHTSA Headquarters representative. Dunn holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science: Public Health from Truman State University, and a Master of Public Health in Health Education and Behavioral Science degree from St. Louis University College of Public Health and Social Justice.

Lonny Haschel

Lonny Haschel

After 27 years with the Texas Highway Patrol in media relations, public speaking and child passenger safety education, Lonny retired to his native state of Indiana. He is currently the senior program manager for Mobility Safety at the National Safety Council.

Joe Colella

Joe Colella portrait.

Joe Colella has been an active child passenger safety advocate since 1994, and has worked to improve occupant protection in 48 states and 5 other countries. He is the Director of Child Passenger Safety for the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), a co-leader for the Safe Kids in Automated Vehicles Alliance (SKAVA), a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers Child Restraint Systems Standards Committee, and a writer and editorial board member for Safe Ride News. Joe was one of the 16 original instructors for the National Standardized CPS Training Program and is a past chair of the National CPS Board.

Denise Donaldson

Denise Donaldson portrait.

Denise Donaldson is the owner of Safe Ride News Publications, the publisher of the Safe Ride News newsletter, the LATCH Manual, and the School Bus Safety Handbook. She also runs a program that provides checkup events and community classes through Seattle-area hospitals and has been a Child Passenger Safety Technician-Instructor since 1998. She is currently serving a term on the National Child Passenger Safety Board, though she’s not representing the Board today.

Bob Wall

Bob Wall portrait.

Bob Wall is a nationally recognized public safety professional with extensive experience developing and managing traffic and other public safety and educational programs. Bob’s history in traffic safety goes back over 30 years, when as a Traffic Safety Specialist he coordinated many local, state, and national traffic safety programs. He also began over 30 years ago working to get law enforcement officers nationwide to get involved in the child passenger safety field. He worked with, among others, the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, with NHTSA, and with DaimlerChrysler in the Fit for a Kid Program. Bob has served as a member of the National Child Passenger Safety Board several times, completing his tenure in January 2013 as a Past Chair. He’s one of the original authors of the National Standardized CPS Curriculum. Bob has been recognized for his contributions to child safety as an inductee into the inaugural class of the Manufacturers’ Alliance for Child Passenger Safety’s Hall of Fame and has been the recipient of numerous local, state, and national awards, including the two highest awards in the nation for highway safety. Bob brings his expertise to Nuna by helping product engineers in the design of car seat technology.

Sarah Haverstick

Sarah Haverstick portrait.

Sarah Haverstick serves as Safety Advocate for Goodbaby International, which includes the Evenflo, CYBEX, gb and Urbini car seat brands. Sarah is currently celebrating her 15th year in child passenger safety. She is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor and an instructor in the safe transportation of children with special health care needs. She has held positions on numerous local, state and national boards related to injury prevention and is a former chair of the National Child Passenger Safety Board. Sarah received her bachelor’s in Political Science from Rutgers University and resides in Florida.