Thelma Kuska

Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician/Instructor

Thelma Kuska has been a certified child passenger safety technician/instructor since 1998. Thelma spent 20 years of her professional career as an emergency nurse at a Level 1 Trauma Center.  Working in the ED made her aware of the need of child passenger safety education. In 1997, she joined the Region 5 Office of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  With her transition from the ED to the federal office, she was able to impact child passenger safety in a more global way rather than one patient at a time.  Thelma retired from NHTSA 3 years ago but her passion for child passenger safety remains. She currently serves on the National Child Passenger Safety Board.

Blogs by Thelma Kuska

car seat blog

Having that technical training changed my life. I know more about car seats and continue to learn every day. That knowledge makes me comfortable talking to parents about car sear safety, which is so important.