The professional team at the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) has a unique blend of research and technical expertise. TIRF staff have many decades of experience 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.
President & CEO
Ward Vanlaar, Chief Operating Officer, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)Ward Vanlaar, Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer
Mark Saunders, Director of Finance, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)Mark Saunders, CPA, CMA
Director, Finance
Karen Bowman
Director, Communications & Programs
Rob Wilkinson
Director, Community Partnerships
Craig Lyon, M.A.Sc., P.Eng
Director, Road Safety Engineering
Jennifer Hall
Office Manager & Product Design
Daniel R. Mayhew, Senior Research Scientist and Advisor, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)Daniel R. Mayhew, M.A.
Senior Research Scientist & Advisor
Tho (Bella) Dinh-Zarr, PhD, MPH, Senior Advisor, Public Health & Transportation, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)Tho (Bella) Dinh-Zarr, PhD, MPH
Senior Advisor, Public Health & Transportation
Stephen W. Brown, Research Associate, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)Stephen W. Brown, BA(Hons)
Research Associate & Data Collection
Sarah Simmons, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Hannah Barrett, M.A.
Researcher & Program Coordinator
Milad Delavary, M.A.
Research Associate
Mavis Johnson, Community Advisor, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)Mavis Johnson
Community Development Advisor
Advisors & Consultants
Kylee Bowman, TIRF Youth Advisor ProgramKylee Bowman
Lead, TIRF Youth Advisor Program
Mark AndrewsMark E. Andrews
Technical Specialist, Road Safety & Enforcement