Jen Pollakusky

Jen is a communications and advocacy specialist who has worked in various nonprofit and government positions to help women, children and families around the world. Writing about issues of health and public safety, Jen specializes in developing important messages for external audiences. 

Jessica Patterson

Communications Intern

Jessica is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in international affairs, Spanish; and a minor in French. She is interested in everything communication based and is an avid coffee drinker.

John Campbell

Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships

“The opportunity to help save the lives of thousands of children around the world is incredibly worthwhile.”

After owning a successful business for more than a decade, John transitioned to the world of nonprofit fundraising, and for the last 24 years has raised awareness and record-setting resources for a variety of prominent causes. A gifted communicator with a passion for helping children and families, John now works to establish partnerships with individuals and global organizations that are committed to the cause of child safety.

Julie Kenneally

Public Relations Associate

Julie came to Safe Kids from a large public affairs firm, where she perfected the basics of social media and public relations. At Safe Kids, Julie puts those skills to use by managing communications campaigns and engaging all Safe Kids channels of social media to spread Safe Kids’ message to a wider audience.

Kate Carr

PRESIDENT AND CEO, SAFE KIDS WORLDWIDE

Kate Carr serves as the president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global nonprofit dedicated to protecting children from preventable injuries, the number one killer of kids in the United States. Around the world, a million children die each year from preventable injuries. Millions more are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime.

Kendall Reed

Programs Intern

Kendall is a college senior at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, graduating in May with a bachelors in communications. Kendall loves the water but never learned to swim, something he plans to do later this summer. His other interests include writing, music, art and basketball.

Kerry Chausmer

Director of Certification

Kerry began working with Safe Kids fresh out of graduate school as the Louisiana Safe coordinator in 1994. After 10 years, she brought her talent and tenacity to the nation’s capital to run the Safe Kids Certification Program and has been leading the way in child passenger safety ever since. Most of Kerry’s time is now spent in the office rather than on the road, but she enjoys connecting with parents and kids by volunteering as part of Safe Kids Montgomery County.

Kim Hermann

CPS Certification Specialist

“I enjoy being a part of a team of people who so generously share their skills and passion for helping families help themselves.”

Kim Karpovich

Coordinator Safe Kids of Union County

Kim works as the Coordinator for Safe Kids/Communities of Union County. It is a coalition lead by Carolinas HealthCare System Union with Co-coordinator Windi Henderson of Hemby Bridge Fire Department. Together with our local partners, we provide injury prevention outreach to the Union County community by leading programs and supporting other agencies that share a similar mission of community safety and injury prevention.

Kris Hixson

Director of Video Communications

Kris began making films at the age of 8, and hasn’t stopped since. He is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill-Radio, TV, Motion Pictures, where his student film, “The Gift,” garnered industry attention at film festivals and led to opportunities to work in Hollywood after college. After a successful stint working on national commercial spots and producing and directing music videos for artists such as Tori Amos, Kris decided to bring his creativity and ability to tell stories to the world of nonprofits.

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