Alexis started her career as a child life specialist and provided psychosocial support to children in hospitals. She quickly realized that it was much easier to prevent injuries than having to help a child through a painful procedure or supporting a grieving family who lost their child to a motor vehicle crash. In 1993, Alexis became a member of her local Safe Kids Palm Beach County, and served as the local coordinator for 10 years before finding her way to Safe Kids Worldwide in 2006.
Alysia Montaño is a professional Olympic 800 meter runner for Asics, a five-time United States National Champion, holds two American Records, and is a proud member of Team USA. As a longtime advocate for child safety, Alysia is a proud partner of Safe Kids Worldwide. She will be welcoming her first child in August and hopes to use the experience of preparing for her baby to help educate parents on how to make life safer for our children.
Amanda is a recent graduate from Arizona State University with a degree in Health Promotion and a minor in Family Studies and Human Development. Amanda has interned at the Mollen Foundation for Childhood Obesity, served on the ASU Student Health Advisory Board, and is now interning at Safe Kids Worldwide as the Child Injury Prevention Program Intern while also participating in ASU’s Capital Scholars Washington, DC program. She has a passion for health education and learning about public health and plans to pursue a career in public health.
“I absolutely loved taking care of my patients and their families as a nurse, but felt the need to do more, and help people on a grander scale. I’ve seen the painful aftermath of too many childhood injuries, and am now ready to do my part in preventing such tragedies from happening.”
As an Injury Epidemiologist in the Research Department, Angela is responsible for the data analysis that supports Safe Kids messages and publications.
Tony Green started his career as an award-winning reporter for a magazine, and has been involved in public service most of his career. A non-practicing, in-recovery attorney, he has worked in senior roles in the Congress, at the U.S. Embassy in Rome and as a “founding father” of the National Constitution Center on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall.
Brandon Bass is a professional basketball player, currently a power forward for the Boston Celtics. At 28, Brandon decided to take swimming lessons for the first time after his son told him he wanted to learn to swim.
Carly Spraggins is a graduate student in the Master of Public Policy program at the University of Virginia, where she also received her BA in Government and Media Studies. In addition to spending this past summer as a Policy Intern at Safe Kids Worldwide, Carly has interned at the Children's Defense Fund and serves on the Board of Directors of Madison House, the student volunteer center at UVA. She hopes to pursue a career in child advocacy.
National President, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Colleen Sheehey-Church is the National President of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and joined the MADD effort in 2005, a year after her 18-year-old son Dustin drowned in a car crash. Dustin was riding in a car driven by a teen with alcohol and drugs in her system. The car crashed into the Housatonic River and Dustin was trapped in the vehicle. Before becoming National President in 2015, Colleen served on MADD’s National Board of Directors beginning in 2010.