Data-Driven Safety Analysis (Bios)

Gene Amparano, FHWA RC Safety & Design ([email protected])
I’m Gene Amparano and I’m on the FHWA Resource Center Safety and Design Team.  I’m greatly interested in the implementation of  data driven resources (e.g., Highway Safety Manual) that will help transportation professionals make informed design decisions that will help reduce the frequency and/or severity of crashes on our roadways. 

Victoria Brinkly, Western Federal Lands ([email protected])

I’m Tori Brinkly, the Highway Safety Engineer in Western Federal Lands, FHWA. I work with the National Park Service, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and other State and local agencies on projects which provide access to federal lands in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. My primary responsibilities include providing guidance and technical expertize in the areas of permanent and temporary traffic control, roadside appurtenance design, and other traffic and safety data and analysis (road safety audits, crash modification factors, etc.).

I’d like to gain knowledge and skills on how to advance and implement data-driven design decisions within my office and with the federal land management agencies, tribes, and local agencies.


Clayton Chen, FHWA Safety R&D ([email protected])

Shyuan-Ren (Clayton) Chen serves as the Roadway Team Leader in the Office of Safety Research and Development with the FHWA. In this capacity, he leads the FHWA’s RD&T efforts for geometric design, safety analysis tools, roadway departure and roadside safety, local and interstate access management, intersection safety, speed management, roadway lighting, ITS / Connected-Vehicle safety application, and rural and local roads safety programs. He joined FHWA in 2003 as a Highway Engineer in the Office of Safety. Prior to joining FHWA, he also has 19 years of experience in the private sector as a manager for safety, design, traffic operation and ITS programs. Clayton holds a MS and a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer and a certified professional traffic operations engineer.


PURPOSE: To learn a more effective way of conducting technology facilitation and become more efficient of program implementation.  


Tim Colling, Michigan LTAP, Michigan Tech ([email protected])

Matthew Enders, Washington State LTAP Representation ([email protected])

Dave Engstrom, FHWA RC Safety & Design ([email protected])

I’m Dave Engstrom.  I work for FHWA’s Resource Center, Safety and Design Team.  I have a strong passion for minimizing fatal and serious injury crashes on all of the nations roads.  I am always interesting in learning something new, but haven’t a clue as to what this course is all about.

Linda Guin, FHWA AL Division ([email protected])
I’m Linda Guin, FHWA AL Division Safety & Technology Engineer and EDC Coordinator.  I want to learn techniques to successfully deploy technology and innovations to our customers/stakeholders. I also want learn about what is working to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on rural roads in other states, and ultimately use that information to reduce fatalities and injuries on the roads of Alabama.

Kelly Hardy, AASHTO ([email protected])

Tim Harmon, New Hampshire DOT ([email protected])
My name is Tim Harmon and I’m the Assistant Highway Safety Engineer at New Hampshire DOT.  One of my primary responsibilities is implementation of data-driven safety analysis tools such as the HSM and AASHTOWare Safety Analyst, and the application of these tools as a means to support our safety programs, drive stronger policy, and ultimately reduce crashes resulting in fatal and serious injuries.  I hope that this course will help our team develop an effective implementation plan, and help me be a more effective team member to assist with the deployment of data-driven safety analysis approaches.

Hillary Isebrands, FHWA RC Safety & Design ([email protected])

Judith Johnson, FHWA Public Affairs ([email protected])
Hello, I am Judith Johnson, and I am a Marketing Specialist in the FHWA’s Office of Technical Services, specializing in technology deployment, strategic marketing, communications planning, customer relations, and facilitation.  This is my third “term” with Every Day Counts, having advised several implementation teams in EDC 1 and EDC 2.  I also will be enjoying the “Leap Not Creep” course for a third time.  However, this is my first online experience going through the course.  Currently, in Technical Services, I work in technology deployment and manage marketing and communications for the office, which includes NHI, Technology Partnership Programs, and the Resource Center. For the past year and half, I also have served as the FHWA Marketing and Communications Lead for the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2). I am looking forward to this EDC collaborative effort, and learning more from each of the team members.

Earl “Rusty” Lee, Delaware LTAP, University of Delaware ([email protected])

Jennifer Marandino, South Jersey Transportation Planning Authority ([email protected])

Mick Matzke, FHWA Office of Infrastructure ([email protected])
My name is Mick Matzke and I work in FHWA’s Office of Infrastructure as a design program manager.  I will be working on the Data-Driven Safety Analysis Initiative and am hoping to gain experience in developing implementation plans.

John McFadden, FHWA RC Safety & Design ([email protected])

George Merritt, FHWA RC Safety & Design ([email protected])

John Miller, Missouri DOT ([email protected])
I’m John Miller and I work with the Missouri Department of Transportation as the Traffic Safety Engineer.  I hope to learn of implementation strategies that will allow me and the department to implement safety innovations across the state and nation.

John Milton, Washington State DOT ([email protected])

Kevin Murphy, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission ([email protected])

Don Peterson, FHWA WA Division ([email protected])
My name is Don Petersen.  I am the Safety/Geometric Design Engineer with the Washington Division of the Federal Highway Administration.  My goal for taking this course is to use the skills gained to be a productive Team member

Stephen Read, Virginia DOT ([email protected])
Stephen Read with Virginia DOT HSIPrograms.  As part of the EDC3 Data-Driven Safety Analysis team I hope to  learn of the national implementation of predictive and systemic safety analysis approaches and share the best practices used in Virignia. Our team hopes integrate safety management into the complete transportation program development decision making processes.  I’m hoping for a national Implementation Plan to help target our limited safety, maintenance and construction resources.

Jerry Roche, FHWA Office of Safety ([email protected])
My name is Jerry Roche and I work in FHWA’s Office of Safety.  I will be serving as the team leader for the EDC3 Data-Driven Safety Analysis initiative.  The goal of our initiative is to broaden implementation of predictive and systemic safety analysis approaches so that they become an integral component of all safety management processes and project development decision making.  What I hope to get out of this course is the creation of an Implementation Plan to help focus our efforts.

Jacinda Russell, FHWA RI Division ([email protected])

Karen Scurry, FHWA Office of Safety ([email protected])
Hi, my name is Karen Scurry with FHWA’s Office of Safety. I’ve heard great things about this course and am looking forward to seeing how we can advance the systemic approach to safety to the state of the practice.

Will Stein, FHWA MN Division ([email protected])
Will Stein, Safety & Design Engineer, FHWA – Minnesota Division.  Interested in quick adoption of new methods and technologies, but executed in a way that is as smooth and efficient as possible.

Priscilla Tobias, Illinois DOT ([email protected])

Betsey Tramonte, FHWA Louisiana Division ([email protected])

Derek Troyer, Ohio DOT ([email protected])
My Name is Derek Troyer and I am in the Office of Program Management at the Ohio DOT.  We deploy many techniques and methods to prioritize projects and funding for the department. We are tasked with locating all of the crashes (state and local system) within the state.  I would like to improve how we disseminate information. It’s often difficult to communicate the importance of data and/or provide summary information in an understandable and useful way to local agencies.

Mark Vizecky, Minnesota DOT ([email protected])

Jeremey Vortherms, Iowa DOT ([email protected])
My name is Jeremey Vortherms and I work for the Iowa DOT.  I am the Design Engineer for District 1, which is located in the central portion of the state and includes the Des Moines metro area.  From previous experience, I have an interest in how we move from the drawing board to implementation.  I’m encouraged to learn more about the “leap” from this course.