New York State Child Passenger Safety Advisory Board

The mission of the New York State Child Passenger Safety Advisory Board is to protect our child passengers by enhancing the quality and continuing growth of our child passenger safety program.

Child Passenger Safety Advisory Board
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The New York State Child Passenger Safety Advisory Board was created in January 2004 as a result of the CPS task force meetings held statewide in 2003. Members of the Board were chosen to represent 14 regions of the state as well as special interests regarding child passenger safety. Each Regional Coordinator has been given the responsibility to help improve communication, provide assistance and program direction, address regional problems and issues, and assure that the Child Passenger Safety Standards of Performance are upheld. If at any time you have a question, idea, suggestion or anything that you feel the board should be made aware of, please feel free to contact your regional representative. Your representative is also your contact person for future CPS classes.

If you would like to attend one of our meetings, they are held four times a year, usually on a Monday, at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites , 16 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205 at 8:30 a.m. You must let the CPS Coordinator know you will be attending. Please make arrangements by emailing CPS Coordinator Aubrey Feldman.

CPS Advisory Board Bylaws found below 

Upcoming meetings will be held on:

  • March 9, 2020
  • June 8, 2020
  • September 28, 2020
  • December 14, 2020

 

Map showing regions and counties defined by color

 

Board Members

Chair: Paul Nazzarett

Sergeant at Arms: Rachel Lugo

Secretary: Margaret Beers

Region 1, Greater Niagara: Niagara, Erie, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming
Paul Nazzarett, Cheektowaga Police Department; email [email protected]

Region 2, Southern Tier:  Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Steuben
Denise Hoyt; email [email protected]

Region 3, Greater Rochester:  Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Ontario, Seneca, Yates, Schuyler
Suzanne Healey, Wayne County Department of Health; email [email protected]

Region 4, Upper Central NY:  Onondaga, Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Oswego
Margaret Beers, Administrative Assistant, Oswego County Ambulance Service; email [email protected]

Region 5, Lower Central NY:  Chemung, Tompkins, Tioga, Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego
Christine Muss, Broome County Health Department; email [email protected]

Region 6, Lower Adirondack:  Hamilton, Warren, Washington, Fulton, Saratoga, Montgomery
Cynthia J. Dort, Occupant Protection Specialist Educator, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County; email [email protected]

Region 7, Capital Region:  Schenectady, Albany, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Greene, Columbia
William Van Alstyne, Program Director, Albany County DPW Traffic Safety Education Programs; email [email protected]

Region 8, Mid-Hudson:  Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam
Kecia Healy - email [email protected]

Region 9, Westchester-Rockland:
Suzanne Delio, Nationwide Insurance - email [email protected]

Region 10, New York City:  Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Richmond (Staten Island) 
VACANT

Region 11, Queens/Special Needs:
VACANT

Region 12, Nassau:
Jillian Savino, Injury Prevention Coordinator, Cohen Children's Medical Center; email [email protected]

Region 13, Suffolk:
Rachel Lugo, Division Director, EAC Network; email [email protected]

Region 14, Adirondack:  St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Lewis, Essex, Jefferson
Julia Ielfield, Carthage Hospital; email [email protected]

Special Needs:
Mark Hoffacker, Program Coordinator, NYS Coalition for Transportation, Bayside, NY; email [email protected]

Governor's Traffic Safety Committee:  Aubrey Feldman, NYS Child Passenger Safety Program Coordinator, GTSC; email [email protected]

New York State Police:  T/Sgt. Theresa Stannard, NYSP; email [email protected]

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:  Renee Blackburn, Regional Program Manager, NHTSA Region 2;
email [email protected]

New York State Health Department:  Anne Scott, Program Manager, NYDOH; email [email protected] and Gina Gillooley; email [email protected]

Pupil Transportation:  Paul Overbaugh; email [email protected]

New York State Safe Kids Coalitions and Chapters:  Rosemarie C. Ennis, Director, New York State Safe Kids Coalitions Assistant Vice-President; email [email protected]

Pediatrics:  Jennifer Cerone, Albany Medical Center; email [email protected]