Shane Simenstad

Public Policy Associate

Shane is a Public Policy Associate at Safe Kids Worldwide. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Political Science. 

Shannon Sullivan

A strategic thinker with a unique ability to educate and inspire, Shannon leads a creative team of professionals passionate about the cause of child safety. She has more than a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector and managed fundraising programs at the National Parkinson Foundation and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. Shannon is a graduate of Dartmouth College (Go Big Green!) and has an MBA from the University of Houston (Go Coogs!)

Steve O’Toole

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. 

Susan Reilly

Senior Communications Associate

Susan develops campaign messages and provides communications materials and support to Safe Kids coalitions. Prior to Safe Kids, Susan was a communications strategist at several different national PR agencies and a health care trade association, where she worked with clients in the areas of corporate communications and public affairs. Susan has more than 10 years of public relations experience.

Suzanne Johnson

Communications Intern
Suzanne Johnson played soccer for Winston Churchill High School, various travel teams, as well as the Maryland State Olympic Development Program. She is currently a junior studying International Business at the University of South Carolina. Although her competitive soccer days are over, Suzanne enjoys playing intramural sports with friends.

Thelma Kuska

Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician/Instructor

Thelma Kuska, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician/Instructor.

Torine Creppy

Safe Kids Worldwide President

Torine Brooks Creppy leads Safe Kids Worldwide (SKW) by developing and implementing strategic plans to help communities and jurisdictions around the world create safer environments for their children. With extensive experience in non-profit management and program development, Ms. Creppy oversees a variety of SKW’s essential functions — including strategic planning and decision-making, budgeting, and program development, implementation and evaluation.

Wes Bender

Project Consultant

Wes has more than 25 years of educational experience, including 15 years at the University of Maryland teaching and coordinating EMS and injury prevention. He also has years of event/exhibit management experience, which makes him perfect for his job as a liaison to program partners, coordinating Safe Kids presence and messaging at national events and conferences. Based in the Los Angeles area, Wes is frequently called upon by Hollywood celebrities to assist with their child safety needs and concerns. “I love being part of the team that will make child safety a cause.”

Wyatt Becquette

Information Technology Manager

“I have an adorable little niece. By working at Safe Kids, I get to be the ‘cool’ uncle but still know how to help her stay safe.”

Wyatt provides desktop support for Safe Kids employees, ensures compliance with technology advances and assists with the intranet. Before working at Safe Kids, he worked at NACCRRA as a Windows system administrator, KEI Pearson as a network system administrator and Grand Hyatt as an assistant management information system manager

Zhong Zheng

Program Intern

Zhong (John) is a graduate of State University of New York at Albany, where he earned an MA degree in Health Communication. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Anhui University, P. R. China. He is interested in behavioral intervention, ICT4D, social dynamics, and program evaluation.