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. 

Jane Enright

Creative Services Manager

Jane believes that good design can change the world, and she proves it every day. Before working at Safe Kids, her designs inspired people to care about the environment. At Safe Kids, Jane’s creativity and vision influence educational materials, Web pages, T-shirts and everything in between, conveying important safety messages in the most effective way possible.

Jason Kerkman

Injury Prevention Program/Safe Kids Coordinator

Jason Kerkman MPH., has worked for the State of Nebraska for 12 years and in the Injury Prevention Program for the past 7 years. He is the Safe Kids Nebraska coordinator and coordinates the injury prevention efforts of the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant. As a Child Passenger Safety Technician he participates in check events and trainings.

 

Jason Sylvester

Jason Sylvester is a Michigan State Trooper and a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. The father of four children, Trooper Sylvester is dedicated to keeping all kids safe in and around cars. 

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. 

Jency Boyce

Intern, Public Policy

Jency Boyce is an intern in the public policy department of Safe Kids Worldwide. She is a senior on the pre-health professional track at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Services and Social Justice. 

Jessica Knutson

Public Policy Intern

Jessica Knutson just recently received her Master’s Degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Management and Policy from the University of North Dakota, and lives in Grand Forks, ND where she is a volunteer with Safe Kids Grand Forks.

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