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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.

Cynthia Burch

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.

Timothy Kerns

1st Vice 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

2nd Vice President: Allen Parrish is a Professor of Computer Science at The University of Alabama. He is also the 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. 

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...

Nils King

Past President: Born and raised in Marion, Indiana, Nils King started his Law Enforcement Career with the Marion Police Department in 1975. During his career, Mr. King was patrol officer, Traffic Sergeant, Crash Reconstructionist,Breathalyzer Operator, Field Training Officer, and Shift Sergeant.

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 Associate Director for the Highway Safety Research Group (HSRG) at Louisiana State University. More...

Rhonda Stricklin

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Kathleen Haney

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Chris Osbourn

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Christopher Corea

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Eric Tang

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David Harkey

Mr. Harkey is the director of HSRC. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field of transportation safety research, including the past 18 with HSRC.  more...

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 Manger III in the Traffic Engineering Division at the Virginia Department of Transportation. He has thirty-six years of progressive experience in various disciplines within the division.  more...


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Class of 2017

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

Christopher Corea (Maryland)
Maryland State Police christopher.corea@maryland.gov

Eric Tang (Maryland)
Cambridge Systematics  etang@camsys.com

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

Class of 2015

Robert Rasmussen (Virginia)
Virginia Department of Transportation - Robert.Rasmussen@vdot.virginia.gov

David Harkey (North Carolina) University of North Carolina- harkey@hsrc.unc.edu

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

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