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 Robertson, President & CEO, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)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 of Finance
Karen Bowman, Director, Marketing & Communications and Program Director, Drop It And Drive (DIAD) Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)Karen Bowman
Director, Marketing & Communications
and Program Director, DIAD
Jennifer Hall, Office Manager & Product Design, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)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 and Advisor
Craig Lyon, Senior Research Scientist, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)Craig Lyon, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Senior Research Scientist
Stephen W. Brown, Research Associate, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)Stephen W. Brown, BA(Hons)
Research Associate
Heather Woods-Fry, Research Scientist, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)Heather Woods-Fry, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Hannah Barrett, Research Associate, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)Hannah Barrett, M.A.
Research Associate
Devon Valentine, Research Associate, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)Devon Valentine, M.A.
Research Associate
Leanna Ireland, Research Assistant, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)Leanna Ireland, M.A.
Research Assistant
Mavis Johnson, Community Advisor, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)Mavis Johnson
Community Development Advisor
Mark AndrewsMark E. Andrews
Technical Specialist, Road Safety & Enforcement