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Expanded Board Brings New Capabilities to Growing Nonprofit

December 21, 2015

Safe Kids Worldwide Increases Leadership Diversity through Four New Board Members

Washington, D.C. – Safe Kids Worldwide announced today the addition of five board members to support the deepening of its programs in the United States and the increasing global focus of the organization.

Saul Billingsley is the Director General of the FIA Foundation, a philanthropy based in the United Kingdom which supports an international program of activities promoting road safety, the environment and sustainable mobility, as well as funding motor sport safety research. Billingsley serves as a trustee of the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP), which encourages safer road design in middle and low income countries; and is a Board member of the Global Road Safety Facility, housed at the World Bank.

Mike Boyd is Senior Vice President of Enterprise Brand at Nationwide. Boyd has 30 years of brand, advertising and sponsorship experience as well as extensive knowledge of the insurance and financial services industry. Most recently, he was Head of Brand and Sponsorship at Farmers Insurance. Previously, Boyd worked at 21st Century (formerly AIG) and The Martin Agency (IPG), where he led advertising and strategic branding efforts for Geico.

Sara T. Machir is a principal in Cebra Consulting, LLC, in Bethesda, MD. A former member of the CNMC Board of Directors and former Chairman of the Board of Children’s Hospital, Machir also served on the CNMC Professional Affairs Committee, where she was chair for four years, and on the Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. Machir chaired the Steering Committee of the Counseling Center at St. Columba’s Church from 2000 to 2006, and is a member of the board of the Ivymount Corporation in Maryland and the Campaign Council of the CNMC Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Sanjiv Mehta is the Chairman & Managing Director for the East India Company Ltd. and serves as trustee of Safe Kids Foundation India. Sanjiv has worked to position The East India Company as a global luxury brand. Based on The Company’s rich legacy and heritage, he has sought to build a brand identity and a core team to re-launch The Company for the modern world. In addition to his work, Sanjiv and his family have been active members of The Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust for over 15 years. The charity supports underprivileged children; provides them with education and also supplies prosthetics to the handicapped in India.

Inez Tenenbaum was the ninth Chairman for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, serving from June 2009 through November 2013. During her tenure at the CPSC, Tenenbaum worked to transform CPSC into one of the leading product safety agencies in the world. She established a leadership philosophy aimed at making the agency more accessible and transparent; making education and advocacy a priority; and being firm, but fair, in enforcing safety laws and working to keep unsafe products out of the hands of consumers. Throughout her career, Tenenbaum has been an energetic and determined advocate for children and families and has extensive experience in administrative and regulatory matters, including having served as South Carolina’s State Superintendent of Education for ten years.

“These impressive leaders join an already dedicated board deeply committed to the importance of our mission to prevent childhood injuries and our imperative to save lives both here in the U.S. and around the world,” said Kate Carr, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide.

Safe Kids was founded by Children’s National Hospital System in 1988, and works with more than 400 Safe Kids coalitions around the U.S. and member organizations in more than 25 countries around the world to reduce preventable injuries, a leading killer of children.

“The impact of this nonprofit is evident in thousands of lives saved,” said Kurt Newman, MD, president and CEO of Children’s National Hospital System, “but there is still much to be done.  The strength and broad backgrounds of our new board members will help us achieve our goals and expand our impact.”

About Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to prevent childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the U.S. and with partners in more than 25 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. Since 1988, Safe Kids has helped reduce the U.S. childhood death rate from unintentional injury by 60 percent. Working together, we can do much more for kids everywhere. Join our effort at