About the Coalition

The Florida Occupant Protection Coalition (FOPC) was formed in 2017 to identify and prioritize the state’s most pressing occupant protection issues and develop a plan to maximize the state’s ability to impact crashes involving unrestrained occupants. FOPC members include representatives from agencies and organizations with a working knowledge and understanding of the various components of occupant protection and how those components interrelate.

Membership Directory

Name Title Organization
Amy Artuso Sr. Program Manager, Occupant Protection
National Safety Council
Andrea Atran Community Traffic Safety Specialist Florida Department of Transportation—District 2
Michael Binder Associate Professor, Political Science; Faculty Director - Public Opinion Research Laboratory
University of North Florida
Jeffrey Bissainthe Captain; Chief of Public Affairs  Florida Highway Patrol
Art Bodenheimer Chief of Police, Lake Alfred Police Department Florida Police Chiefs Association
Melissa Branca Director of Marketing & Communications at Anthony Phoenix Branca Foundation Florida SADD
Melanie Brocato Life Safety Educator Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue
Danielle Campbell Traffic Safety Supervisor Orlando Police Department
Fran Carlin-Rogers Senior Transportation Consultant & CarFit Instructor CarFit
Robert Chaffe Sr. Research Associate Preusser Research Group
Chris Craig Traffic Safety Administrator Florida Department of Transportation
Leilani Gruener Traffic Safety Program Manager Florida Department of Transportation
Ginny Hinton UF/IFAS Extension Faculty, CPS Instructor University of Florida
Andrew Hopkins Assistant Director Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida
Carrisa Johns Occupant Protection Specialist Orange County Sheriff's Office
Charles Kane FDOT District 4 Law Enforcement Liaison Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Program
Danielle Kessenger CPS Lead The PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children's Hospital
Doreen Kobelo Associate Professor  & Program Area Coordinator of Construction Engineering Florida A&M University, Construction/Civil Engineering Technology 
Sally Kreuscher Child Advocacy Program Coordinator; Safe Kids Coordinator
The Children's Hospital of South Florida, Child Advocacy Program
Janice Martinez District 7 Law Enforcement Liaison Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Program
Karen Morgan Manager, Government Relations AAA
Zakkiyyah Osuigwe President Escambia-Santa Rosa Safety Coalition
Krista Ott Fire and Life Safety Educator Gainesville Fire Rescue
Dewey Painter Executive Director South East American Indian Council, Inc.
Kelly Powell Safe Kids Palm Beach County Coalition Coordinator, Director Safe Kids
Carmin Pullins FDOT Community Traffic Safety Program Manager Florida Department of Transportation—District 4
Tonya Randolph Child Passenger Safety Instructor St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, Child Advocacy Center
Gregory Rittger Master Deputy; Law Enforcement Liaison-Agency Coordinator Orange County Sheriff’s Office 
Tim Roberts Law Enforcement Liaison  Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Program
Al Roop Assistant Director of Administration, Institute of Police Technology and Management University of North Florida
Carlos Sarmiento Community Traffic Safety Program Coordinator Florida Department of Transportation—District 6
Mark Solomon Sr. Research Associate Preusser Research Group
Joe Steward District 5 Community Traffic Safety Team Program Coordinator Florida Department of Transportation
M.R. Street Coordinator, Safe Kids Florida; Government Operations Consultant III
Fla. Dept. of Health - Violence and Injury Prevention Program
David Summers Trauma Nurse Outreach Coordinator, Trauma Agency
Health Care District Palm Beach County
Petra Vybiralova Safe Kids Supervisor, Government, Corporate & Community Relations
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
Morya Willis State Occupant Protection Planner Tallahassee Community College