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Ruth Harshfield
Executive Director

Sandy Holt
Child Passenger Training and Certification Coordinator

Charity Sturgeon
Community Traffic Safety Program Coordinator

Ava Leeper
Finance Manager

Administrative Assistant


Tammy Franks, President
Tammy is the Child Passenger Safety Coordinator for Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel. She coordinates the child passenger safety education and outreach activities for all five Legacy Health Medical Centers. Tammy is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor as well as an instructor of  “Safe Travel for All Children,” a course focusing on special needs transportation. She has over 10 years experience in the injury prevention field.

Lucie Drum, Vice President
Lucie is the Community Education/Injury Prevention Specialist with American Medical Response (AMR) Northwest. She is responsible for the coordination of community education and injury programs at AMR. Under her direction, AMR offers an extensive array of health safety education and injury prevention programs for all age groups. Lucie is a spokesperson and information resource to the public and to the media on timely health and safety topics. She is a certified Child Passenger Safety Instructor. Lucie has over 26 years of experience in emergency medical services and injury prevention.

Lynne Mutrie, Secretary
Lake Oswego
Lynne is ACTS Oregon’s newest board member and owner of Mutrie Consulting. Lynne’s passion lies with creating communities where walking and bicycling are encouraged, convenient and safe. Lynne was the ACTS Oregon Community Traffic Safety Program’s manager from 2002- 2007. In her most recent positions with the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA), first managing Portland’s Safe Routes to School program, then managing the BTA’s Oregon youth programs, she was able to continue promoting healthy, active communities through education and design of communities where walking and bicycling take center stage.

Daniel Marcisz, Treasurer
Dan is retired from Medford Fire & Rescue after a 33 year career. During his time with Medford Fire he created their Child Passenger Safety (CPS) program. He became a CPS technician in 1997 and an instructor several years later.   In his semi-retired life he currently coordinates the car seat program for the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.   On June 30th of 2008, their program for low income families celebrated the distribution of their 5000th seat.  Dan has been on the Board since October 2002 and is currently the Treasurer. He is a lifetime member of ACTS Oregon. He believes in their mission.

Larry Christianson
Larry is the owner of Deja Program Development, a safety research, training
and program development firm located in McMinnville, OR. Larry retired from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) after 27 years of service. He is currently a Defensive
Driving Teacher for rural transit drivers and an instructor for the Technology Transfer (T2)
Center of ODOT, teaching various road maintenance courses to public works staff around the state. He is also contracting with ODOT’s Local Government Section to develop a training program for local agencies on topics related to federal aid road project delivery. Mr. Christianson served ODOT for thirteen years in construction project surveying, office management, and for fourteen years developing statewide traffic safety programs such as the safety corridor, Give ‘Em A Brake and work zone enforcement programs. He also has experience in grant management of minor engineering projects.

Kim Curley
Kim Curley is the Community Outreach Director for Commute Options. Kim was a founding board member in 2001, when the agency became its own non-profit entity. From volunteering as Secretary of the board, Kim has since transitioned into a full-time employee, promoting choices other than driving alone in the tri-county Central Oregon area.  In October 2003, Kim started Commute Options Partner (COP) recruitment, encouraging business owners to offer benefits to employees who bike, walk, carpool, bus, vanpool or telework to their worksites. She also reaches out to school aged children, educating families about the benefits of walking and biking to school.  Kim is also a member of the Deschutes County Public Health Advisory board, and is continually strengthening the partnerships between transportation and health in the community.

Mark Davie

Stephen Manning
Stephen retired from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission in 1999.  He served 28 years as an inspector/investigator with the OLCC. In addition, he served as a Reserve Deputy with the Marion County Sheriff's Office from 1975 to 2002 and in the last few years of service he worked with their traffic team. Stephen was an instructor on Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and was active in DUII enforcement.  Stephen served on the ACTS Oregon board from 2002 – 2009.

Therese Madrigal
Therese Madrigal works as the Healthy Communities Coordinator for the Deschutes County Health Department.  Her work involves promotion and support of health; specifically increasing physical activity, improving nutrition and creating environments that are safe and healthy places to live, work and play.  Her experience includes improving the built environment and Safe Routes to School efforts.  She has worked on several Health Impact Assessments focusing on access and transportation. Therese has a strong grasp of the need for effort to keep streets and communities active and safe.

Jan Robertson
Jan has been responsible for several departments and AAA Service Centers during her 33 years with AAA. She is currently the Regional Manager for the Portland and Bend Service Centers. She is also a member of the Sales and Marketing Executives Board. Jan has been a Child Passenger Safety Technician since 2002, and assists with child safety seat check up events in the metro area.

Michael Stupfel
Michael has been a board member since 2005. Before his retirement, Michael served 25 years in the Patrol Division with Oregon State Police starting as a Patrol Trooper in Coos Bay and becoming a Sergeant in 1991.  He moved to Salem in 2005 and took a position at OSP General Headquarters as a program coordinator for most of the Transportation Safety Programs for the OSP. He also served as a member of the Oregon State Speed Review Panel and the Governors Law Enforcement Policy Advisory Committee.  Michael is part of the Administrative Committee for ACTS Oregon and has been very active in developing policies, procedures and updating the ACTS Bylaws.   Michael plans on continuing to develop policies and procedures for ACTS Oregon.