ATSIP TEAM

Executive Director Tara Casanova Powell

Tara has a M.S. in Population and Community Ecology from Southern Connecticut State University. Tara has over 20 years of experience working as a traffic safety professional. She is currently the Principal of Casanova Powell Consulting, in independent traffic safety research organization that specializes in traffic safety program design and implementation, evaluation and research. Tara is also consultant for the Governor Highway Safety Association (GHSA) Consulting Services Initiative and a faculty staff member for the National Center for DWI Courts (NCDC) https://www.dwicourts.org/. Click here to read more and to contact Tara today!

Executive Director Tara Casanova Powell

Tara has a M.S. in Population and Community Ecology from Southern Connecticut State University. Tara has over 20 years of experience working as a traffic safety professional. She is currently the Principal of Casanova Powell Consulting, in independent traffic safety research organization that specializes in traffic safety program design and implementation, evaluation and research. Tara is also consultant for the Governor Highway Safety Association (GHSA) Consulting Services Initiative and a faculty staff member for the National Center for DWI Courts (NCDC) https://www.dwicourts.org/. Click here to read more and to contact Tara today!

ATSIP’S EXECUTIVE BOARD

The Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP) has an Executive Board of elected officers, composed of members from the various regions of the United States, liaisons from federal agencies, and other national and international organizations. 

Secretary

Robert Scopatz

Past President

Chris Osbourn

Secretary/Treasurer Hadi Shirazi

The treasurer is a non-voting member of the ATSIP Board. Hadi Shirazi is Treasurer and Statewide Traffic Engineering Management Manager for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Hadi Shirazi is designated as the Statewide Traffic Engineering Management Manager for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. He is working for the Departments for 29 years. His duties involve performance of traffic engineering studies on the corridors and the review of traffic engineering studies and reports from the consultants. He participates in research studies at the state and national level and serves on the committee task force for highway safety and Traffic Engineering incentive AASHTO plan and NCHRP program. He has professional Civil Engineering license in State of Louisiana and Nevada.He is involve and committee member of several national organization such as TRB (Transportation Research Board), and ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers).

Secretary/Treasurer Hadi Shirazi

The treasurer is a non-voting member of the ATSIP Board. Hadi Shirazi is Treasurer and Statewide Traffic Engineering Management Manager for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Hadi Shirazi is designated as the Statewide Traffic Engineering Management Manager for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. He is working for the Departments for 29 years. His duties involve performance of traffic engineering studies on the corridors and the review of traffic engineering studies and reports from the consultants. He participates in research studies at the state and national level and serves on the committee task force for highway safety and Traffic Engineering incentive AASHTO plan and NCHRP program. He has professional Civil Engineering license in State of Louisiana and Nevada.He is involve and committee member of several national organization such as TRB (Transportation Research Board), and ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers).

ATSIP’S AT LARGE MEMBERS

A member-at-large is responsible for projects reaching common goals, identifies problems and opportunities, sets goals, makes action plans, listens to and communicates officially with the executive board. Membership is open to any person, agency, company or organization that is involved with the collection, management, analysis, or use of transportation safety data.

ATSIP’S PRESIDENTS

ATSIP is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with a mission to further the development and sharing of traffic records system procedures, tools, and to promote professionalism in the field of traffic records. Over the years, we have evolved over time, technology, and adapted to changing need.

ATSIP’S Parliamentarian Members

Parliamentarian members are long term ATSIP officers/consultants that are designated to serve as experts of the body of rules, ethics, and customs governing meetings and other operations of ATSIP.

Ralph Zimmer

Patrick Dolan

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Boasting 32 years of experience with the Department of Transportation, Juliet Little is a program manager who epitomizes knowledge and passion for highway safety. Her leadership capabilities in the transportation industry encompass a strong acumen that includes intimate knowledge of safety processes as well as managerial, administrative, research, and transformational change.

Ms. Little used her knowledge and experience to implement the 408/405(c) Safety Data Improvement Project, through an ambitious series of projects that facilitated the collection of accurate and timely data related to crash, citation and injury surveillance.

In addition, Ms. Little played an important role in completing the E-Citation project, which received Connecticut’s Best Practice award. She also leveraged her insights in the industry to assist in development on the Online Adjudication project.

Her growing potential as a leader allowed her to pursue and deliver excellence in every role she has taken on, from leading the coordination of Law Enforcement Summit to the development of the state’s Crash Data Repository. Ms. Little’s unwavering enthusiasm earned her the admiration and support of colleagues and friends alike.

Attesting to her wide spectrum of skills as a seasoned Highway Safety Program Manager is Ms. Little’s role as an adviser on the Teens in the Driver Seat Program where she used her experience to provide guidance to young drivers.

Based on her work at Connecticut Highway Safety Office, Ms. Little was elected as President of the National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders (NAWHSL). She combined her insights and hands-on experience to help foster organizational growth.

Ms. Little is continually building and developing into a thought leader in this field and was elected as President of the Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP) in 2020. A quick look at her career shows that Ms. Little possesses a larger-than-life leadership style that inspires people to become the best version of themselves and bring their A-game into every project.

Patrick manages the Statistics Office for the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
and is co-chair of the Tennessee Traffic Records Coordinating Committee. Patrick holds a Bachelor of
Music from Belmont University and a B.S. in Mathematics and M.A. in Music from Middle Tennessee
State University. He has worked for over a decade to improve the quality of information available to
traffic safety stakeholders and support and encourage data-driven decision making. Patrick helped
establish the TITAN Business Unit, which owns and maintains Tennessee’s crash database, and he led
the development of Tennessee’s crash predictive analytics program. He currently lives with his family
and pets in Nashville where you may spot him prowling at night with a saxophone.

Sladjana Oulad Daoud is a Research Data Specialist with the Research & Development Branch at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), where she has worked for over 16 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. She currently serves as a 2nd Vice President/Program Co-Chair of the Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP). She is a member of the California Traffic Records Coordinating Committee. She is also a member of the Transportation Research Board Standing Committee on Impairment in Transportation. Sladjana has a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from California State University in Sacramento.

Bob Scopatz has a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Columbia University where he supervised rats in mazes and pigeons pecking at colored lights. The City of New York figured that was enough like people in traffic that they hired him to work in their Department of Transportation. From there, Bob has worked in consulting helping improve data and reduce the frequency and severity of crashes. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and two sons, one of whom is getting his learner’s permit this year!

Chris has been with the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security since November 2004. He currently serves as the Department’s TITAN Program Director overseeing the TITAN Program and traffic records management systems, Predictive Analytics and Statistical Analysis, and FARS. He served as co-chair of the Tennessee Traffic Records Coordinating Committee from 2009-2016. Chris graduated from the Tennessee Government Executive Institute at the UT Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership, Institute for Public Service in 2016. Chris graduated with a Master’s degree from Clemson University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida.

Hadi H.S.M. Shirazi, .P.E., PTOE

Biography

Hadi Shirazi is designated as the Statewide Traffic Engineering Management Manager for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. He is working for the Departments for 30 years. His duties involve performance of traffic engineering studies on the corridors that include Highway Safety Study, and the review of traffic engineering studies and reports from the consultants. He participates in research studies at the state and national level and serves on the several committee task forces for highway safety and Traffic Engineering incentive AASHTO plan and NCHRP program.

He has professional Civil Engineering license in State of Louisiana and Nevada.

 

Committees:

He is involve and committee member of several national organization such as TRB (Transportation Research Board), and ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers).

Mr. Tang is a transportation safety, policy, planning, and engineering specialist based in Washington, DC with 17 years of experience working with federal, State, regional, Tribal, and local transportation agencies across the United States. He has a focus on transportation safety planning, specifically the development of actionable strategic safety plans and the collection, analysis, and dissemination of highway safety data.

Pete is the owner and chief software architect at Pd’ Programming. He has been involved with ATSIP and the Traffic Records Forum since the 1994 meeting in Tucson. His interest in traffic safety began as an intern in the City of Boulder Bicycle Program in the 80’s and as the Bicycle Program Coordinator for Boulder County a little later. Pete holds a Bachelor of Science in Planning from the University of Colorado. He has served on the Planning Commission and was elected to serve on the City Council where he lives in Lafayette, Colorado.

Pete authored and continues to develop the Intersection Magic and Crash Magic software products for crash data analysis. For the past 30-plus years, he and his team have worked with a wide variety of crash and roadway data from local and state agencies across the US and Canada.

Pete grew up in the New York area and moved to Colorado to attend college. He has two grown daughters and lives with his wife and their two dogs. While he’s still an avid cyclist, he spends as much time as he can playing ice hockey.

Pete d’Oronzio
President
pete@pdmagic.com
cell: 720-336-1706
www.linkedin.com/in/petedoronzio

Pd’ Programming, Inc.
725 Aegean Drive
Lafayette, CO 80026
303-666-7896
www.pdmagic.com

Rhonda Stricklin is the Information Management Director at the Alabama Transportation Institute at The University of Alabama. Prior to this, Rhonda was with the Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) at The University of Alabama for 18 years. She served as an Associate Director of CAPS with her focus on Traffic Safety, Outreach and Business Development aspects.

Rhonda is the principal investigator (PI) on multiple contracts/grants. These grants total over 2 million dollars annually. She manages several annual traffic safety analysis projects 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 has served as the media liaison for crash data requests and other information for many years.

Rhonda is very active in the Alabama Traffic Records Coordinating Committee. Rhonda has served on the Board for ATSIP, the Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals since 2015 and is also the TRCC and Data Integration Outreach Committee Chair for ATSIP. She has attended all ATSIP Traffic Record Forums since 2002 and managed an exhibit booth at each of them.

Rhonda earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama.

Rhonda Stricklin
Information Management Director

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John McDonough, is the President of the National Institute for Safety Research (NISR). He has been the principal instructor for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and Crash Report Sampling System (CRSS) since 2007. In addition to his work with NHTSA, Mr. McDonough has served as a subject matter expert and trainer for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Data Quality Improvement Program training law enforcement in large truck and bus crash data collection. He has also assisted numerous states in crash report redesign, training law enforcement in crash classification, and by writing crash report instruction manual and training class content. Mr. McDonough also has experience with traffic safety data standardization to include being a member of the ANSI D16 Manual on the Classification of Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes 7th Edition Workgroup (2007) and 8th Edition Consensus Body (2017), a member of the MMUCC Expert Panel (2003, 2008, 2012, and 2017), and a team member of the USDOT Data Standardization/NHTSA Data Compatibility Workgroup (2005-2010). He is also an at-large board member of the Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP), serves as Chairman of the ATSIP’s ANSI D16.1 Committee, and authored the section titled “Motor Vehicle Crash Reportability” in Vickerman, Roger (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Transportation. vol. 2, pp. 380-385. UK: Elsevier Ltd.

Karla Houston
Louisiana TRCC Coordinator
Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety at LSU

Karla began her career working as an event planner and fundraiser and more recently, she worked in preparedness and response for Louisiana’s EMS providers. Her work at the Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety involves strategic planning and managing the activities of Louisiana’s Traffic Records Coordinating Committee. In addition, Karla serves on ATSIP’s Board as the Sponsor and Exhibitor Chair.

Jamie Whelan has been with the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security since 2014. She is currently an Administrative Assistant with the TITAN Business Unit and provides support for the unit and supervisory staff. In addition to her support role, she is the program coordinator over Tennessee’s crash record e-Commerce website. Prior to her current role, Jamie Whelan worked in the capacity of a FARS Analyst from 2014-2018.

Ms. Andrea Bill is currently the Traffic Safety Engineering Research Program Manager with the Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory and Program Director with Engineering Professional Development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her current research incorporates aspects from traffic operations and traffic safety, with a specific emphasis on discovering new and innovative ways to address traffic crashes.

Ryan Klitzsch, a certified Road Safety Professional (RSP), has more than 15 years of experience in transportation safety planning, including eight years as the Administrator the Indiana Highway Safety Office. 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 states to develop and implement countermeasures to move our roadways closer Toward Zero Deaths. Mr. Klitzsch has developed planning strategies for emerging technologies, Strategic Highway Safety Plans, Highway Safety Plans, Bicycle and Pedestrian plans, and Traffic Records Strategic Plans for more than a dozen states.

ATSIP’S PRESIDENTS

PresidentYears
A. Dewey Jordan1973 – 1975
Donald W. Reinfurt1975 – 1976
Clarence W. Mosher1976 – 1978
John J. (Jack) Zogby1978 – 1980
Larry Wort1980 – 1982
Larry G. Karsten1982 – 1983
Benjamin V. Chatfield1983 – 1984
Russell R. Fleming1984 – 1985
Howard B. Graff1985 – 1986
Fred F. Small1986 – 1987
Joyce Emery1987 – 1988
Judy L. Froseth1988 – 1989
Clayton E. Hatch1989 – 1990
Don D. Hinton1990 – 1991
James G. Templeton1991 – 1992
Phyllis E. Young1992 – 1993
Frances Bannowsky/Barb DeLucia1993 – 1994
Barbara H. DeLucia1994 – 1995
David Mosley1995 – 1996
Stephanie Olson1996 – 1997
Robert L. Thompson1997 – 1998
Mark L. Edwards1998 – 1999
Creighton W. Miller1999 – 2000
Richard Paddock2000 – 2001
David J. Bozak2001 – 2002
Larry Holestine2002 – 2003
Dan Magri2003 – 2004
Bob Scopatz2004 – 2005
Jim Davis2005 – 2006
Tom Steele/Dave Bozak2006 – 2007
Joan Vecchi2007 – 2008
Bob Rasmussen2008 – 2010
Hadi Shirazi2010 – 2012
Marty Pollock2012 – 2013
Nils King2013 – 2014
Cynthia Burch2014-2015
Tim Kerrns2015-2016
Allen Parrish2016-2017
Kathleen Haney2017-2018
Cory Hutchinson2018-2019
Chris Osbourn2019-2020
Juliet Little2020-2021

Jim Davis worked in the analysis of traffic records data from 1979 to the mid 2000’s as part of a university-based contractor to the NM Traffic Safety Bureau. That period saw the move from mainframe computing to client-server systems with all manner of subsequent changes. Mr. Davis joined the ATSIP Executive Board in 1999, was the program chair for the 2004 Traffic Records Forum, and was President in 2005-6. He worked on the ATSIP Constitution and was involved with the transition from a National Safety Council committee to a free-standing organization. He has served as one of the co-parliamentarians since 2010. Mr. Davis currently works part-time as a substance use epidemiologist at the NM Department of Health.

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