When Martha used to buckle her young son, Rob, into his car seat, or reach for his hand to cross the street, she would say, “What’s my job?” Rob would answer, “To keep me safe!” Now, two decades later, Martha’s job is to keep all kids safe. She oversees all aspects of marketing and communications with energy and creativity that are truly contagious. In addition to an innate drive to help parents keep their kids safe, Martha has extensive experience in marketing and communications, including leading major campaigns for the USO and the American Red Cross.
Maya Douglas is a senior at Hood College majoring in communication arts and minoring in civic engagement studies. As an executive board member for both her college’s newspaper and radio station, she enjoys employing many different outlets to find new and creative ways to relay messages. As a digital communications intern at Safe Kids Worldwide she is using her passion for communication to develop innovative ways to bring awareness to safety tips to reduce preventable childhood injuries.
Molly Sprick is a public policy intern at Safe Kids Worldwide, originally from Metairie, Louisiana. She is a rising junior in the Honors College at George Mason University studying Government & International Politics with a Legal Studies minor.
Morag’s professional experience has largely focused on conducting and translating research to help move policy and programs towards evidence-based practices, finding ways to motivate those changes and developing tools to support them. As Director of Research at Safe Kids, Morag is responsible for ensuring data and research are integrated into all aspects of our work around the world, including programs, advocacy, development and communications.
Nadji manages the pedestrian, bike and rail safety programs at Safe Kids. She has experience in community outreach, community development, partnership building, youth engagement and community-based programming. In addition to managing the Safe Routes to School program for the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MD), she also served as Co-Coordinator for that County’s Safe Kids coalition for several years.
Steve O’Toole is a member of Safe Kids’ Board of Directors and worked for more than three decades at General Motors where his focus was on safety. He is the proud father of two daughters and grandfather of two boys, 4 and 9.