SAVIR Leadership

The SAVIR Board of Directors is an elected Board composed of 13 members: four members from the Executive Committee, six members elected by and drawn from the general membership, and the remaining three members appointed by the Executive Committee-to consist of one Chair or Co-Chair of the Council of Centers, one student representative and one member-at-large. Elections are held annually.

The Finance Committee is a committee of the SAVIR Board with the responsiblity for financial oversite.

Committee Charges

  • Oversee SAVIR’s financial planning and budgeting 
  • Monitor that adequate funds are available for SAVIR
  • Safeguard SAVIR’s assets
  • Draft SAVIR’s fiscal policies,
  • Anticipate financial needs, forecast problems
  • Ensure the board receives accurate and complete financial information for review
  • Help the rest of the board understand financial statements and the general financial situation of SAVIR
  • Ensure federal, state, and local reports are filed in a timely manner

 

 SAVIR Organization Chart

Executive Committee Officers

None at this time.

Board of Directors

Sara Brandspigel, MPH

Sara Brandspigel, MPH

Member

Research Instructor, Colorado School of Public Health Assistant Director, Program for Injury Prevention, Education and Research

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Kathleen Carlson, PhD

Kathleen Carlson, PhD

Member

Associate Professor at the School of Public Health, and a core investigator with the Health Services Research Center of Excellence at the VA Portland Health Care System

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Patrick Carter, MD

Patrick Carter, MD

Member

Director, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center (UMIPC) Leadership Team, Firearm Safety Among Children & Teens (FACTS) Consortium Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan School of Medicine Department of Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health

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Joel Fein, MD, MPH

Joel Fein, MD, MPH

Member

Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, attending physician and Director of Advocacy and Health Policy for the Emergency Department at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Co-director, The Center for Violence Prevention at CHOP.

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Mariana Garrettson, MPH

Mariana Garrettson, MPH

Member

Consultant, Safe States Alliance Consultant, Health Alliance for Violence Intervention

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Katelyn Jetelina, MPH, PhD

Katelyn Jetelina, MPH, PhD

Transitional Representative

Assistant Professor, University of Texas School of Public Health - Dallas

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Renee M. Johnson, PhD, MPH

Renee M. Johnson, PhD, MPH

Member

Associate Professor, Departments of Mental Health (primary) and Epidemiology (joint) Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Karla A. Lawson, PhD, MPH, RD

Karla A. Lawson, PhD, MPH, RD

Co-Chair, Council of Centers

Director, Trauma and Injury Research Center, Dell Children’s Medical Center Assistant Professor, Dell Medical School

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Christen Rexing, PhD, MPH

Christen Rexing, PhD, MPH

Member

Assistant Professor, La Salle University School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Department of Urban Public Health

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Jessica Roche, MPH

Jessica Roche, MPH

Co-Chair, Council of Centers

Managing Director of the University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Jeanie Santaularia, MPH

Jeanie Santaularia, MPH

Student Representative

Predoctoral Population Health Trainee with the Minnesota Population Center

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Past Presidents

Linda Degutis (2019-20)
Carol Runyan (2018-19)
Shannon Frattaroli (2017-18)
Cari Casteel (2016-17)
Doug Wiebe (2015-16)
Deb Houry (2014)
Frederick Rivara, MD, MPH (2013-14)
Richard Sattin, MD (2012-13)
Andrea Gielen, ScD, ScM (2011-12)
Michael J. Mello, MD, MPH, FACEP (2010-11)
Corinne Peek-Asa, PhD (2009-10)
Charles Branas, PhD (2008-09)
Hank Weiss, PhD (2007-08)
Steve Hargarten, MD (2005-07)
David Grossman, MD (2004-05)
Don Marion, MD (2003-04)

Past Treasurers

Ginger Yang (2016-2019)
Catherine McDonald, PhD, RN (2013-16)
Deb Houry (2012)
Michael Yonas DrPH (2010-2011)
Charlie Branas, PhD (2009)
Jim Helmkamp, PhD (2005 - 2008)