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 George Merkel, VT Association of Chiefs of Police
Karen Yacos, Local Motion
Lt. Tara Thomas, Vermont State Police

Lt. Kevin Geno, Vermont Police Association

Keith Flynn, State Highway Safety Office, Behavioral Safety Unit
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

Staff

Evelyn McFarlane, Coordinator

 Advisory Council

Engineering & Infrastructure

Bruce Nyquist, Manager, State Highway Safety Office, VT Agency of Transportation, Operations and Safety Bureau

VHSA Communications

Amy Tatko,  Public Outreach Manager,  VTrans

Law Enforcement

Paul White, Law Enforcement Liaison, State Highway Safety Office, Behavioral Safety Unit

Bill Jenkins, Law Enforcement Liaison, State Highway Safety Office, Behavioral Safety Unit

Lt. Kevin Geno, Rutland County Sheriff’s Department

Lt. Allen Fortin, Chittenden County Sheriff’s Department

Lt. Tara Thomas, Vermont State Police

Drivers Education

Barbara Brody, Vermont Driver & Traffic Safety Association

EMS & Department of Health

Daniel Batsie, EMS Deputy Director

Tanya Wells, MSed, CHES, CPST-1,  Injury Prevention Chief

Megan Rigoni, MPH, CPST,  Pedestrian Safety Coordinator

Data & Performance Measures

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

Mandy White, AOT Technician VII and FARS Analyst

Bruce Nyquist, Manager, State Highway Safety Office, VT Agency of Transportation