Visionary Advocate Torine Creppy Named President of Safe Kids Worldwide
This blog was written by David Strickland, the Chairman of the Safe Kids Board of Directors and the former Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
As Chairman of the Safe Kids Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that, after an extensive nationwide search, Torine Creppy has been named the president of Safe Kids Worldwide.
Torine is the right woman at the right time for Safe Kids. I got to know and admire Torine when I was the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Together we worked closely to keep kids safe in and around cars.
Preventable injuries from car crashes, fires, falls and more remain the number one cause of death to children in the U.S. and a serious problem around the world. Torine’s leadership has made, and will continue to make, a real difference for children and families.
Torine has been an indispensable part of Safe Kids for 19 years. In that time, her expertise and tireless work ethic have earned her the respect of her colleagues and peers in the injury prevention community.
Here are just a few examples:
"The search team was committed to identifying the most qualified person for the job. Torine’s selection from a set of top notch candidates speaks volumes about her character and her capacity to lead Safe Kids. As an integral part of the Children’s National family for nearly 19 years, I can’t think of a better person to help Safe Kids thrive in the coming years, and to partner with us to help kids grow up stronger."
-- Kurt Newman, M.D., Children’s National President and CEO.
"I would like to share our enthusiasm of appointing Torine Creppy to be the new President of Safe Kids Worldwide. We have known Torine for many years and admire her professional capacity, leadership and commitment to the mission and all partners around the world. Torine is the right leader for Safe Kids, and we believe that she will lead the organization to success, together with the staff, since she adores teamwork."
-- Orly Silbinger, CEO, Beterem – Safe Kids Israel
"We couldn’t be happier that Torine Creppy is the new President of Safe Kids Worldwide. Torine is one of us! She knows that the heart and soul of Safe Kids are the coalitions. We stand behind your passion and guidance as you lead us into the next thirty years, always putting kids first. Hats off to you Torine!"
-- Carol Ann Giardelli, State Director, Safe Kids New Jersey
"Safe Kids Worldwide has attracted an exceptional leader who is passionate about children. The selection of Torine Creppy as the president caps her 19-year journey as a member of the Safe Kids Worldwide team. She is a leader with vision, a commitment to the mission, the skill to motivate others and a kind heart. Torine puts the needs of children first. I am proud of her accomplishments and anticipate that Safe Kids Worldwide will save more lives with her leadership."
-- Marty Eichelberger, M.D., co-founder, Safe Kids Worldwide.
"I could not be happier that Torine will lead the next generation of Safe Kids. She is by far the most qualified person for the job. I respect her for her tenacity and kindness. She will be a great leader!"
-- Lorrie Walker, Training and Technical Advisory, Safe Kids Worldwide.
We are proud and excited to have Torine lead our organization as we as we continue to work around the world to keep kids safe from preventable injuries.