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The ATSIP Executive Board

The Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP) has an Executive Board of elected officers, composed of members from the various regions of the United States, liaisons from federal agencies, and other national and international organizations.

Timothy Kerns

President:  Mr. Kerns has been a database engineer at the University of Maryland’s National Study Center for Trauma and EMS since 1990. During this time he has gained considerable experience in the manipulation and use of large datasets relating to motor vehicle crashes and injury. 

Allen Parrish

1st Vice President: Allen Parrish is the Professor and Chair of the Department of Cyber Science at the United States Naval Academy. He was recently a Professor of Computer Science at The University of Alabama and Director of the Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS), a 75-person R&D organization dedicated to information technology applications to public safety and transportation safety.. 

Chris Corea

2nd Vice President: Sergeant Christopher Corea graduated from Stockton College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He became a Maryland State Trooper in July 2000. more...

Robert Scopatz

Secretary: Bob Scopatz has a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Columbia University. While working on his dissertation, he worked for the New York City Department of Transportation as a data analyst ...

Cynthia Burch

Past President: Cynthia Burch has been an epidemiologist at the University of Maryland’s National Study Center for Trauma and EMS (NSC) since 2005. Prior to that she was a Research Analyst the NSC and an epidemiologist at the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia. more...


At Large Members

A member-at-large is responsible for projects reaching common goals, identifies problems and oppertunities, sets goals, makes action plans, listens to and communicates officially with the executive board. Membership is open to any person, agency, company or organization that is involved with the collection, management, analysis, or use of transportation safety data.

Cory Hutchinson

Cory Hutchinson currently serves as the Director for the Highway Safety Research Group (HSRG) at Louisiana State University. More...

Rhonda Stricklin

Profile coming soon...

Kathleen Haney

Profile coming soon...

Chris Osbourn

Chris has been with the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security since November 2004.

Eric Tang

Eric Tang is a Senior Highway Safety Engineer at VHB with experience in the fields of transportation planning, transportation safety, and performance measurement.

Shane Bates

Captain Shane Bates earned his B.S. in Police Administration from Eastern Kentucky University in 1996 ... more

Juliet Little

Profile coming soon... more..

Joe McCarthy

Joe McCarthy (PMP) is a Project Manager / System Engineer specializing in integrating and analyzing traffic records to optimize Highway Safety investment decisions.



Parliamentarian Members

Parliamentarian members are long term ATSIP officers/consultants that are designated to serve as experts of the body of rules, ethics, and customs governing meetings and other operations of ATSIP.

Ralph Zimmer

Ralph Zimmer

Ralph W. Zimmer was a professor at the Montana State University, Department of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics. He has been involved with ATSIP and served as Parliamentarian for many years.

Jim Davis

Jim Davis

James W. Davis is currently an Epidemiologist with the NM Department of Health, Epidemiology and Response Division, focused on substance abuse issues. Prior to that, he spent most of thirty years as an employee of the University of New Mexico doing analysis of a wide variety of traffic safety data under contract to the NM Traffic Safety Bureau. Mr. Davis was a voting member of the ATSIP Board for ten years (1999-2008) and currently serves as one of two parliamentarians.


The treasurer is a non-voting member of the ATSIP Board.

Ralph Zimmer

Robert Rasmussen

Bob Rasmussen currently serves as a Program Administration Manager III in the Traffic Engineering Division at the Virginia Department of Transportation. He has thirty-nine years of progressive experience in various disciplines within the division.  more...


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Class of 2018

Shane Bates (Kentucky)
Kentucky State Police Shane.Bates@ky.gov  

Juliet Little (Connecticut)
Highway Safety Office juliet.little23@gmail.com

Joe McCarthy (Colorado)
JDI Consulting, LLC joegmccarthy@yahoo.com

Class of 2017

Christopher Osbourn (Tennessee)
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security christopher.osbourn@tn.gov

Eric Tang (Virginia)

Patrick Dolan  (Tennessee) Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Security Patrick.dolan@tn.gov

Class of 2016

Rhonda Stricklin  (Alabama) Univeristy of Alabama rstricklin@cs.ua.edu

Cory Hutchinson (Louisiana) Louisiana State University cory@lsu.edu

Kathleen Haney (Minnesota) Department of Public Safety  kathleen.haney@state.mn.us


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