Organizational Structure

We are a volunteer membership representing a diverse mix of private and public organizations working together to improve the safety of all Vermont road users.

Board, Partners & Staff

Board Leadership

Chair – Sheriff William Bohnyak, Orange County Sheriff’s Office

Vice Chair – Mitchell Jay, VT Auto Distributors Association

Treasurer – Col. William Elovirta, Department of Motor Vehicles

Secretary – Barbara Brody, Vermont Driver & Traffic Safety Association

Board Members

Bill Mitchell, Ride Safe Vermont
Doug Masson, AARP Vermont
Dan Goodman, AAA Northern New England
Chief Frank Koss, VT Association of Chiefs of Police
Karen Yacos, Local Motion
Chrissy Keating, UVM Medical Center

Keith Flynn, Governor’s Highway Safety Program
Chris Bell, Vermont Department of Health
Ann Gammell, Vermont Agency of Transportation

Former Chair – Glen Button, Impaired Driving Program Manager

Former Vice Chair – Lt. John Flannigan, Vermont State Police

Federal Partners

Federal Highway Administration
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association


Evelyn McFarlane, Coordinator

 Advisory Council

Engineering & Infrastructure

Bruce Nyquist, Director, Office of Highway Safety

VHSA Communications

Jacqui LeBlanc,  Public Outreach Manager

Law Enforcement

Paul White, Law Enforcement Liaison GHSP

Bill Jenkins, Law Enforcement Liaison GHSP

Public Information

Ken Millman, Spike Advertising

Drivers Education

Barbara Brody, Vermont Driver & Traffic Safety Association


Daniel Batsie, EMS Deputy Director

Data & Performance Measures

Mario Dupigny-Giroux, P.E. Traffic Safety Engineer

Task Force Leaders

OP 802
James Baraw
Distracted Driving Crash Trailer – “Aftermath”
James Lockridge
Automated Speed Enforcement
Mario Dupigny-Giroux
Crash Timeliness Awards
Mario Dupigny-Giroux & Mandy White
‘Work Place Safety’
Tanya Wells
Operation Safety Corridor
Bruce Nyquist, Director VTrans Office of Highway Safety
National Performance Measures Target Setting
Bruce Nyquist, Director VTrans Office of Highway Safety