Staff

The professional team at the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) has a unique blend of research and technical expertise, gained through decades of work in traffic safety. The senior staff have over 60 years of experience in the field and are internationally recognized experts in research, program and policy development, evaluation, as well as knowledge transfer.

TIRF staff possesses expertise in relation to:

  • Experimental and epidemiological research
  • Qualitative and quantitative analyses (and specialized multivariate techniques)
  • Observational studies
  • Public opinion, population, and roadside surveys
  • Crash analysis and causal assessment
  • Database design, construction, and management
  • Literature reviews
Robyn D. Robertson, M.C.A. Robyn D. Robertson, M.C.A.
President & CEO
 
Ward Vanlaar, Ph.D. Ward Vanlaar, Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer
Bruce Scott Bruce Scott, CA(SA)
Vice President, Finance and Administration
Daniel R. Mayhew, M.A.
Daniel R. Mayhew, M.A.
Senior Research Scientist and Advisor
Marisela Mainegra Hing, Ph.D. Marisela Mainegra Hing, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Stephen W. Brown Stephen W. Brown, BA(Hons)
Research Associate
Hannah Barrett Hannah Barrett, M.A.
Research Associate
Heather Woods-Fry Heather Woods-Fry, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Devon Valentine Devon Valentine, M.A.
Research Associate
Leanna Ireland, M.A. Leanna Ireland, M.A.
Research Assistant
Karen Bowman

Karen Bowman
Director, Marketing & Communications,
Program Director, DIAD

Tara Casanova-Powell Tara Casanova-Powell, M.S.
Director of Research
Traffic Injury Research Foundation USA, Inc.
Mavis Johnson Mavis Johnson
Community Development Advisor
Jennifer Hall Jennifer Hall
Administrative Assistant