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) – Louis Bruhnke
  • California Highway Patrol (CHP) – Amanda Ray
  • California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) – Barbara Rooney
  • County Engineers Association of California (CEAC) – Howard Dasheill
  • League of California Cities – Carolyn Coleman
  • Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPA) – Tony Boren
  • Native American Advisory Committee Liaison (NAAC) – Kelly Myers
  • California Police Chiefs Association – Abdul Pridgen
  • Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) – Kome Ajise

Eight (8) advisory member agencies, with current representative listed:

  • California State Transportation Agency – Secretary Toks Omishakin
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), California Division – Vince Mammano
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), California Division – Steve Mattioli
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Region 9 – Chris Murphy
  • California American Traffic Safety Services Association (CAL-ATSSA) – David Graham
  • California City Transportation Initiative – Seleta Reynolds
  • 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) – Alex Hassen
  • 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) – Monica Kress-Wooster
  • 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 (Cal Chiefs) – Ken Savano
  • County Engineers Association of California (CEAC) – Tom Mattson
  • League of California Cities – Rene Guerrero
  • Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) – Mike Gainor
  • Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPA) – Trai Her-Cole/Jennifer Soliz
  • Native American Advisory Committee (NAAC) – Orval Elliot

Ten (10) advisory member agencies, with current representative listed:

  • American Association of Retired Persons – Bob Prath
  • California City Transportation Initiative – Nicole Ferrera
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), California Division – Maria Bhatti
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Region 9 – Scott MacGregor
  • Rural County Task Force – Woody Deloria
  • Safe Routes Partnership – Jonathan Matz
  • The Children's Initiative – Sarah Mostofi
  • UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies – Offer Grembek
  • 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