Executive Director at Shallow Water Blackout Prevention
Shortly after his son’s death, Mr. Haller founded the Live Like Benjo Foundation in his honor. In July 2016, Mr. Hallar assumed the role of Executive Director at Shallow Water Blackout Prevention. Both organizations are working within aquatics arenas and related venues to raise awareness about Shallow Water Blackout.
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 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.
“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 Center. Gary has more than 15 years of experience working in the accounting field
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.
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.