National President, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Colleen Sheehey-Church is the National President of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and joined the MADD effort in 2005, a year after her 18-year-old son Dustin drowned in a car crash. Dustin was riding in a car driven by a teen with alcohol and drugs in her system. The car crashed into the Housatonic River and Dustin was trapped in the vehicle. Before becoming National President in 2015, Colleen served on MADD’s National Board of Directors beginning in 2010. She served as a devoted volunteer for MADD Connecticut, sitting on the State Advisory Board. Ms. Sheehey-Church has spoken at Victim Impact Panels and in high schools, and has urged legislators to pass stronger drunk driving laws with her husband, Skip.