Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) Partners

The SHSP has three key leadership groups: Executive Leadership, Steering Committee, and Challenge Area Teams. A brief description of each of their responsibilities is presented below.

Executive Leadership provides direction on SHSP policies and procedures and engages support from multiple agency executives.

Steering Committee establishes the strategies and processes to implement the SHSP and provides oversight for the Challenge Area Teams.

Challenge Area Teams evaluate relevant data and track best practices related to their area and are responsible for the development and completion of action items in the Implementation Plan.

Executive Leadership

Membership:

Thirteen (13) voting member agencies, with current representative listed:

  • California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) – Erik Hiarata
  • California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) – Steve Gordon
  • California Department of Public Health (CDPH) – Tomas Aragon
  • California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) – Tony Tavares
  • California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) –Elizabeth Basnett
  • California Highway Patrol (CHP) – Sean Duryee
  • California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) – Barbara Rooney
  • California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) – Abdul Pridgen
  • County Engineers Association of California (CEAC) – Brian Balbas
  • League of California Cities (Cal Cities) – Carolyn Coleman
  • Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) – Kome Ajise
  • Native American Advisory Committee Liaison (NAAC) –Mike DeSpain
  • Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPA) – Tony Boren

Nine (9) advisory member agencies, with current representative listed:

  • California American Traffic Safety Services Association (CAL-ATSSA) – David Graham
  • California City Transportation Initiative (CaCTI) – Seleta Reynolds
  • California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) – Secretary Toks Omishakin
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), California Division – Vince Mammano
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), California Division – Steve Mattioli
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) – Stephanie Manning
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Region 9 – Chris Murphy
  • The Children's Initiative – Sandra McBrayer
  • Vision Zero Network – Leah Shahum

Steering Committee

Membership:

Fourteen (14) voting member agencies, with current representative listed:

  • California American Traffic Safety Services Association (CAL-ATSSA) –Ben Jeffrey
  • California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) – Paul Tupy
  • California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) – Bayliss Camp
  • California Department of Public Health (CDPH) – Jeffery Rosenhall
  • California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) –Shaila Chowdhury
  • California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) – Adrienne Kim
  • California Highway Patrol (CHP) – David Jenkins
  • California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) – David Doucette
  • California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) – Ken Savano
  • County Engineers Association of California (CEAC) – Tom Mattson
  • League of California Cities (Cal Cities) – Rene Guerrero
  • Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) – Mike Gainor
  • Native American Advisory Committee (NAAC) – Orval Elliot
  • Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPA) – Santosh Bhattarai

Twelve (12) advisory member agencies, with current representative listed:

  • American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) – Bob Prath
  • California City Transportation Initiative (CaCTI) – Nicole Ferrara
  • California Walks (Cal Walks) –Kevin Shin
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), California Division – Maria Bhatti
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) – Pat Rillera
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Region 9 –Brian Huynh
  • Rural County Task Force (RCTF) – Nephele Barrett
  • Safe Routes Partnership – Jonathan Matz
  • The Children's Initiative – Sarah Mostofi
  • UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies –Katherine Chen Guibert
  • UCSD TREDS - Renee Dell'Acqua
  • Vision Zero Network – John Yi

Challenge Area Teams

Membership:

Below is a list of the 16 Challenge Areas for the California 2020–2024 SHSP that are vital to success of the SHSP. More information on the Challenge Areas can be found on the Challenge Areas page.

  • Aging Drivers
  • Bicyclists
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Distracted Driving
  • Driver Licensing
  • Emergency Response
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Impaired Driving
  • Intersections
  • Lane Departures
  • Motorcyclists
  • Occupant Protection
  • Pedestrians
  • Speed Management / Aggressive Driving
  • Work Zones
  • Young Drivers