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Tareka Wheeler

Director of U.S. Programs

“Keeping my children safe and healthy is my No. 1 priority, and it’s great to work for an organization that keeps children safe around the globe.”

Tareka started her journey in injury prevention seven years ago when she became the program coordinator for Safe Kids Austin in Austin, Texas. Working closely with a Level 1 trauma center at her lead agency allowed Tareka to get a close look at how injuries to children profoundly affect families and communities, and how those injuries could be prevented by partnering with local and state agencies, developing strategic plans and mobilizing the community. She brings those same skills and passion to Safe Kids, providing leadership and direction on the development of programs and initiatives local coalitions can use to educate parents and caregivers on how to keep their children safe.


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