Daniel Aboagye

Media Intern

Daniel is a rising junior at the College of William and Mary. He is a public policy major, minoring in public health. He is a member of  the sailing team, and performs in an improv drama group. 

Deborah Hersman

President and CEO, National Safety Council

Deborah Hersman is president and chief executive officer of the National Safety Council, an organization focused on saving lives and preventing injuries at work, in homes and communities and on the roads. Prior to joining the Council, Ms. Hersman served as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Among her many initiatives as chairman, Ms. Hersman focused attention and actions on distracted driving, child passenger safety and helping victims and their families.



Emily Samuel

Program Manager

“My job gives me a chance to contribute to two things that are important to me: keeping kids safe and educating families.”

Emily Tuite

Communications Intern

Emily is a senior at American University, studying public health and marketing. She is interested in analytics and global health issues. She also enjoys traveling and has been a part of Relay For Life for the past six years.

Gary Barnes

Staff Accountant

“Accounting is a lot more fulfilling when you know that the money is going to such an important cause.”

Gary coordinates day-to-day financial operations, including accounts payable and accounts receivable, and works closely with Children’s National Medical CenterGary has more than 15 years of experience working in the accounting field

Gary Karton

Director of Communications

Gary started his career as a reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the last 18 years working in the world of nonprofits to help children and families. He brings that same passion to Safe Kids, creating messages for a variety of audiences to ensure that more kids can explore, have fun and still stay safe. He is also the author of The Last Akaway, the first book in an award-winning fantasy adventure series for kids.

Helen Arbogast

Safe Kids California, Coordinator

Helen Arbogast is the coordinator of Safe Kids California as well as Injury Prevention Coordinator of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Los Angeles based at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. 

Jack Crowe

Former Jacksonville State University head football coach Jack Crowe is the past executive director of the American Sports Medicine Institute, where he worked with Dr. James R. Andrews in education and research of sports injury prevention. Coach Crowe also is recognized as an accomplished college football coach for forty years serving and winning championships at Auburn, Clemson, Arkansas (where he served as head coach), and Baylor universities.

Jacob Smith

Program Intern

Jacob Smith is a program intern at Safe Kids Worldwide, originally from Whitehouse, Texas. He is a rising junior at Johnson and Wales University studying Business Administration with a concentration in marketing and finance.