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2012 Annual Meeting
Public Health + Highway Safety:
Saving Lives Together

Baltimore, Md., August 26 - 29

Agenda & Presentations | Exhibitors | Sponsors | Photos

Photo Highlights

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Below are some photo highlights of the 2012 GHSA Annual Meeting. For many more photos, visit https://picasaweb.google.com/ghsaDC/GHSA2012AnnualMeeting#.

Special thanks to Barry Marsh, of the Maryland Highway Safety Offce, for serving as the meeting photographer. Unless noted, all photos are by Barry Marsh or GHSA's Kara Macek.

Opening Reception at the Maryland Historical Society
GHSA Executive Director Barbara Harsha, State Farm's Vicki Harper and NAME, and GHSA Director of Administration Denise Alston.
GHSA Executive Director Barbara Harsha, Opening Reception Sponsor State Farm's Vicki Harper and Malcolm Hamilton, and GHSA Director of Administration Denise Alston.
A classical trio entertains the guests at the Opening Reception.
A classical trio entertains the guests.
Maryland MVA Administrator John Kuo and Deputy Administrator Chrissy Nizer, NHTSA Associate Administrator Maggi Gunnels, and NHTSA Region 3 Administrator Beth Baker.
Maryland MVA Administrator John Kuo and Deputy Administrator Chrissy Nizer, NHTSA Associate Administrator Maggi Gunnels, and NHTSA Region 3 Administrator Beth Baker.
This display on the history of seat belts was set up in the Maryland Historical Society's courtyard.
This display on the history of seat belts was set up in the Maryland Historical Society's courtyard.

Opening General Session
The presentation of the colors included the American flag from the War of 1812, presented by period re-enactors.
The presentation of the colors included the American flag from the War of 1812, presented by period re-enactors.
Maryland State Police Superintendent Marcus Brown, keynote speaker U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary John Porcari, and NHTSA Administrator David Strickland.
Maryland State Police Superintendent Marcus Brown, keynote speaker U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary John Porcari, and NHTSA Administrator David Strickland.

Awards Luncheon
All Awards Luncheon photos are by Linda Johnson Photography.
GHSA Awards Committee leader and master of ceremonies Troy Costales with Kathyrn J.R. Swanson Public Service Award winner Norma Broussard.
GHSA Awards Committee leader and master of ceremonies Troy Costales with Kathyrn J.R. Swanson Public Service Award winner Norma Broussard.
Michael Brown accepts the Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Award on behalf of the California Highway Patrol's
Michael Brown accepts the Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Award on behalf of the California Highway Patrol's "Save on 17" Task Force.
The Guam DWI Court won a Peter K. O'Rourke award. Guam Highway Safety Office staff Joanne M.S. Brown, Cecilia Javier, and Therese Matanane flanked by NHTSA Deputy Administrator Maggi Gunnels and Troy Costales (left) and NHTSA Region 10 Administrator Dr. David Manning (right).
The Guam DWI Court won a Peter K. O'Rourke award. Guam Highway Safety Office staff Joanne M.S. Brown, Cecilia Javier, and Therese Matanane flanked by NHTSA Deputy Administrator Maggi Gunnels and Troy Costales (left) and NHTSA Region 10 Administrator Dr. David Manning (right).
Troy Costales with Ron Cordova, accepting the Peter K. O'Rourke Award for the New Mexico Smart Roadside Inspection Program.
Troy Costales with Ron Cordova, accepting the Peter K. O'Rourke Award for the New Mexico Smart Roadside Inspection Program.
Troy Costales with Northeast Alabama Traffic Safety Office "Yellow Dot" Program Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement award winners Lora Weaver and Bill Babington.
Troy Costales with Northeast Alabama Traffic Safety Office "Yellow Dot" Program Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement award winners Lora Weaver and Bill Babington.
The Ollie Otter Booster Seat & Seat Belt Safety Program team (l to r): Bo Roberts, Amanda Brown, Julie Brewer, Carol Coleman, Ollie and Kevin Liska, with Tennessee GOHS Director Kendell Poole.
The Ollie Otter Booster Seat & Seat Belt Safety Program team (l to r): Bo Roberts, Amanda Brown, Julie Brewer, Carol Coleman, Ollie and Kevin Liska, with Tennessee GOHS Director Kendell Poole.
ames J. Howard Highway Safety Trailblazer award winner John Lacey (third from left) with Troy Costales and Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation colleagues NAME and prior Highway Safety Trailblazer award winner Dr. Robert Voas.
James J. Howard Highway Safety Trailblazer award winner John Lacey (third from left) with Troy Costales and Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation colleagues Jim Fell and prior Highway Safety Trailblazer award winner Dr. Robert Voas.
Up close and personal with all the 2012 awards.
Up close and personal with all the 2012 awards.

Exhibit Hall
The exhbition entryway. (Photo by Linda Johnson Photography)
The exhbition entryway. (Photo by Linda Johnson Photography)
Incoming GHSA Chairman Kendell Poole, Phillip the Tire, and GHSA Executive Director Barbara Harsha. (Photo courtesey Rubber Manufacturers Association)
Incoming GHSA Chairman Kendell Poole, Phillip the Tire, and GHSA Executive Director Barbara Harsha. (Photo courtesey Rubber Manufacturers Association)
The Save A Life Tour setup was a popular stop in the exhibit hall.
The Save A Life Tour setup was a popular stop in the exhibit hall.
The exhibit hall bustles with activity during a break between meetings.
The exhibit hall bustles with activity during a break between meetings.

Tuesday General Session
GHSA Vice Chairman John Saunders opens Tuesday morning's General Session.
GHSA Vice Chairman John Saunders opens Tuesday morning's General Session.
Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association.
Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association.
Dr. Carolyn Cumpsty Fowler, Assistant Professor and Evaluation Coordinator, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Carolyn Cumpsty Fowler, Assistant Professor and Evaluation Coordinator, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Flaura Winston, Scientific Director, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Flaura Winston, Scientific Director, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Wednesday General Sessions
Jake Nelson, Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy and Research and AAA's national office.
Jake Nelson, Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy and Research and AAA's national office.
Safe States Alliance Executive Director Amber Williams.
Safe States Alliance Executive Director
Amber Williams.
MADD National President Jan Withers.
MADD National President Jan Withers.
Closing Luncheon speaker Tom Vanderbilt talks about the history and safety of pedestrians in America.
Closing Luncheon speaker Tom Vanderbilt talks about the history and safety of pedestrians in America.

Miscellaneous
Maryland volunteers Debbie Jennings, Ernie Lehr, Stefanie Rye, and Michelle Atwell.
Maryland volunteers Debbie Jennings, Ernie Lehr, Stefanie Rye, and Michelle Atwell.
State Highway Safety Office members listen in during the Business Meeting on Sunday.
State Highway Safety Office members listen in during the Business Meeting on Sunday.
Ford Driving Skills for Life's Jim Graham (right) presents awards to GHSA's Executive Director Barbara Harsh and 2011-2012 Chairman Troy Costales.
Ford Driving Skills for Life's Jim Graham (right) presents awards to GHSA's Executive Director Barbara Harsh and 2011-2012 Chairman Troy Costales.
Michigan's Michael Prince discusses how highway safety offices can work with academia.
Michigan's Michael Prince discusses how highway safety offices can work with academia.