2020/2021 Board Member Candidates
Please review the following candidates for the 2020/2021 ATSIP Board Member selection process.
Juliet Little has been with in the field of Highway Safety for over fourteen years. She was instrumental in having Connecticut not only update its crash report and become MMUCC compliant but in the organization of the crash data repository. She has extensive experience in traffic records and traffic safety, was involved in the implementation of the TR Strategic Plan. She has been involved in several TR Assessments and in presentations at TRFs and is currently the second vice president of ATSIP.
Patrick Dolan currently manages the statistics office for the TN Dept. of Safety and Homeland Security. He is an expert in traffic crash classification and crash data models, and has over eight years’ experience working with traffic records systems and analysis. Previously he served as the lead analyst for the Department’s predictive analytics program, the statistical analyst for the Department’s commercial vehicle enforcement unit, and as a statistical analyst for the Department’s Tennessee Integrated Traffic Analysis Network (TITAN) business unit. He was among the original employees who implemented the TITAN system, which is a statewide all-electronic traffic data warehouse and analysis tool. The TITAN system fostered and continues to be a critical piece of the data-driven approach to traffic crash reduction in Tennessee, and particularly within the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Mr. Dolan received his Bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Belmont University and the Master of Arts degree from Middle Tennessee State University where he was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society. He is a board member of the Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals and a member of the Mathematical Association of America.
Sladjana Oulad Daoud
Sladjana Oulad Daoud is a Research Program Specialist with the Research & Development Branch at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), where she has worked for the past 12 years. One of her primary responsibilities was producing the Annual Report of the California DUI Management Information System, which is a legislatively-mandated report that tracks the processing of DUI offenders from arrest through adjudication and sanctioning. She is involved in other research projects mainly focused on driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs such as recent evaluations of the effectiveness of the current California ignition interlock pilot program. She is a member of the California Traffic Records Coordinating Committee. Sladjana has a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from California State University in Sacramento.
Robert (Bob) Scopatz
Bob Scopatz has a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Columbia University. He is the Secretary of ATSIP, and a committee member for the Transportation Research Board (TRB). While working on his dissertation, he worked for the New York City Department of Transportation as a data analyst and later as the Director and Acting Assistant Commissioner of the Transportation Information Section. Since leaving New York, Bob has worked as a consultant throughout the US. He is a Senior Transportation Analyst with the Safety practice of VHB, Inc. based in Raleigh, NC. Bob, his wife Dana and two children live in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.
Dr. Scopatz is a researcher focused on improving safety behavior and advising States and the federal government on data quality improvement. His published work includes studies of pedestrian and driver distraction, teen driver safety, commercial vehicle safety, and performance management.
Andrea Bill is currently the Traffic Safety Engineering Research Program Manager with the Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory and Program Director in Engineering Professional Development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her current research incorporates aspects from traffic operations and safety, with a specific emphasis on discovering new and innovative ways to analyze traffic crashes. Andrea received her MSCE from the UW-Madison in 2006, BSCE from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2002 and BA in Physics and Classics from Mount Holyoke College in 2001.
I’m Eric Tang and I’ve had the pleasure to serve as an ATSIP at-large board member since 2014. I began my journey with ATSIP in 2010 as an attendee at the New Orleans Traffic Records Forum. After attending a few TRFs and seeing it as a valuable event to connect professionals in our industry, I took the opportunity to serve on the ATSIP board, attend and contribute to its monthly meetings, and help with the execution of the Forum. You’ve probably seen me as a session moderator at prior TRFs. In addition to moderator duties, I’ve been the head of the ATSIP Awards Committee since 2016. This entails administering the annual individual achievement awards that recognize contributions to ATSIP and to the traffic records industry.
I would be greatly honored to continue serving on the ATSIP board and further a vision that entails an organization that is more than just a body that puts on the Traffic Records Forum. ATSIP is a year-round organization. We’re conducting webinars for relevant for Traffic Records Coordinating Committee members and other interested parties, we continue to monitor and contribute to the development of standards of traffic records, and we are leveraging our relationships with partners to promote quality traffic records practices.
With quality traffic records data, we can make informed decisions on how we can wisely invest limited safety dollars into projects that provide the greatest improvement. As a Senior Highway Safety Engineer at VHB, I appreciate having access to better data to conduct sound analyses for clients.
I look forward to your vote and the opportunity to continue collaboration with the Board and the ATSIP membership!
My name is Pete d’Oronzio and I’ve been serving as an “at large” member of the ATSIP board for the past 3+ years. I’d like to have your vote so that I may continue participating in the very important work ATSIP does.
If you’ve been to the Traffic Records Forum you’ve likely seen me running around helping with things that need doing; moderating sessions; presenting papers; helping load busses to events; and yes, hanging around in my booth on the exhibit floor. I own Pd’ Programming, the company with the magic hats over the burgundy and black booth. We provide a crash records analysis and collision diagramming tool. I attended my first Traffic Records Forum 26 years ago in Tucson and have only missed one year since then. I’ve also served as a City Councilor and as a Planning Commission Board member, so I have board experience.
So, what do I bring to the table? Asking other members, they’ve said that I often raise important questions that weren’t being considered and that I contribute positively to the discussion. As a sponsor and a vendor, I also do my best to represent these groups and provide input to ensure that they continue their support of ATSIP. Also, I almost never miss the monthly board meetings. I also show up prepared, having read the appropriate documents.
In addition to being passionate about ATSIP, I’m a member of the Institute of Traffic Engineers. I’m hopeful that with some work, we can help increase ATSIP membership and TRF attendance by working across both organizations to bring these municipal safety professionals into this mostly state and federal agency organization.
Rhonda Stricklin has been with the Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) at the University of Alabama since 2002. She currently serves as an Associate Director of the research center with her focus on Data Analysis, Outreach and Business Development aspects. Rhonda is the principal investigator (PI) or Co-PI on multiple contracts/grants. These grants total over 2 million dollars annually. Major funding comes from the Alabama Office of Highway Safety for projects such as eCrash, eCite and other traffic safety/law enforcement software development. Rhonda also manages several annual traffic safety analysis projects at CAPS such as the Click-It-or-Ticket evaluation project, the State of Alabama Highway Safety Plan project, and the Crash Facts Book project among others.
She serves as the media liaison for CAPS for crash data requests and other information. Rhonda is very active in the Alabama Traffic Records Coordinating Committee. She has attended all Traffic Records Forums (TRFs) since 2002 and managed an exhibit booth at each of them.
Rhonda has served as an ATSIP Board member since 2015. She has served as the Chair of the ATSIP Outreach Committee since 2017, conducting periodic webinar meetings for both the TRCC Chairs and Coordinators and the Data Integration focus group. Rhonda currently serves as a member of the TRF planning committee for the virtual TRF this year. Rhonda was presented with the ATSIP Scott Falb Exceptional Service Award in 2018.
Rhonda earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama.
Ryan Klitzsch has more than 15 years of experience in transportation safety planning, including eight years serving as the Director of the Indiana Highway Safety Office. During his time as administrator of the Highway Safety Office he served as the Traffic Records Coordinating Committee Chair where he help guide the state to 100 percent electronic reporting of crash reports and electronic citations. He also served on the Governor Highway Safety Association’s (GHSA) Executive Board as the Chair of the Workforce Development and Technology Committee.
Currently, Mr. Klitzsch is as a Senior Associate of Cambridge Systematics working in the areas of transportation safety policy, traffic records data, and planning. In this position, he has leveraged his practical highway safety office expertise in data and performance management with more than a dozen states to develop and implement countermeasures to move our roadways closer Toward Zero Deaths. Mr. Klitzsch also serves as an advisor for multiple states Traffic Records Coordinating Committees.
Mr. Klitzsch received his Master in Public Affairs from Indiana University and his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Ryan enjoys bicycling, camping, snowboarding, and hiking with his wife and two sons.