Jessica Patterson

Communications Intern

Jessica is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in international affairs, Spanish; and a minor in French. She is interested in everything communication based and is an avid coffee drinker.

Kendall Reed

Programs Intern

Kendall is a college senior at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, graduating in May with a bachelors in communications. Kendall loves the water but never learned to swim, something he plans to do later this summer. His other interests include writing, music, art and basketball.

Kerry Chausmer

Certification Advisor

Kerry began working with Safe Kids fresh out of graduate school as the Louisiana Safe coordinator in 1994. After 10 years, she brought her talent and tenacity to the nation’s capital to run the Safe Kids Certification Program and has been leading the way in child passenger safety ever since. Most of Kerry’s time is now spent in the office rather than on the road, but she enjoys connecting with parents and kids by volunteering as part of Safe Kids Montgomery County.

Kim Hermann

Former Certification Associate

“I enjoy being a part of a team of people who so generously share their skills and passion for helping families help themselves.”

Kim Karpovich

Coordinator Safe Kids of Union County

Kim works as the Coordinator for Safe Kids/Communities of Union County. It is a coalition lead by Carolinas HealthCare System Union with Co-coordinator Windi Henderson of Hemby Bridge Fire Department. Together with our local partners, we provide injury prevention outreach to the Union County community by leading programs and supporting other agencies that share a similar mission of community safety and injury prevention.

Kris Hixson

Video Consultant

Kris began making films at the age of 8, and hasn’t stopped since. He is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill-Radio, TV, Motion Pictures, where his student film, “The Gift,” garnered industry attention at film festivals and led to opportunities to work in Hollywood after college. After a successful stint working on national commercial spots and producing and directing music videos for artists such as Tori Amos, Kris decided to bring his creativity and ability to tell stories to the world of nonprofits.

Krystal Phillips

Administrative Manager

“I haven’t always known ‘what I wanted to be’ but I’ve always known I wanted to have a positive impact. Safe Kids allows me to do that.”

Laura Fritsche

Public Policy Intern

Laura Fritsche is a Public Policy intern at Safe Kids. She is senior at University of Washington-Madison and will graduate with degrees in International Studies and French with a certificate in Global Health. Laura is in D.C. with the "Wisconsin in Washington" program.

Line Storgaard-Conley

Digital Strategy and Marketing Director

“There are kids around the world who just don’t have access to the resources or the right information to stay safe. These are the kids that motivate me to work as hard as I can every day.”

Lorrie Walker

With more than 30 years of experience, Lorrie Walker is one of the country’s most respected authorities in child passenger safety. Lorrie worked for Safe Kids from 2004 – 2020, overseeing the national training program for more than 300 Safe Kids Coalitions throughout the United States and providing guidance to other countries on issues of child passenger safety.