The Operation Lifesaver, Inc, (OLI) Board of Directors consists of representatives of the primary interests involved in the conduct of Operation Lifesaver programs.

The OLI Board of Directors is the governing body of the organization.  It is responsible for determining OLI’s overall mission, priorities and direction and provides oversight to ensure that programs and services are carried out effectively.  The Board also works to ensure that the organization has adequate resources that are managed with appropriate financial controls, and promotes OLI’s public standing so that the organization can carry out its mission to save lives and reduce injuries at highway rail crossings and on or around railroad property.

Current Board members include:

  • Jo Strang, Chair
    Senior VP, Safety & Regulatory Policy, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
  • Mark A. Schulze, Vice-Chair
    Vice President, Safety, Training and Operations Support, BNSF Railway Company
  • Nicole B. Brewin, Acting Secretary
    Vice President, Government Affairs, Railway Supply Institute
  • Katie Chimelewski
    Director, Field Support, CSX
  • Martin Conway
    Deputy Chief of Amtrak Police Department, New York Division
  • Steven Covey
    Chief of Police and Chief Security Officer, Canadian National Railway
  • Kenneth “Andy” Elkins
    Manager of Hazmat Compliance, Association of American Railroads Bureau of Explosives
  • Jessica Feder, National Advisory Council Chair-elect
    Executive Director, Indiana Operation Lifesaver
  • Denise Gauthier, National Advisory Council Chair
    Manager, Field Safety Support, BNSF Railway
  • Shayne Gill
    Sr. Program Director, Aviation, Passenger Rail & Public Transportation, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
  • John Irwin
    AVP Safety and Environmental/Chief Safety Officer, Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Barry Morton
    AVP Health & Safety, Kansas City Southern
  • Suzanne Te Beau Rohde
    Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy, American Bus Association
  • Nancy Sheehan-McCulloch, State Coordinator on the Board
    California Operation Lifesaver
  • John Walsh
    AVP Safety & Security, Genesee & Wyoming
  • Lawrence K. Wenko
    Public Safety, Union Pacific Railroad

 

About Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and trespassing on or near railroad tracks. Our team consists of nationwide network of volunteers who work to educate people about rail safety, state coordinators who lead the efforts in states across the U.S. and a national office in Washington, D.C., that supports state programs, develops education materials, and creates public awareness campaigns for audiences of all ages. 

 

National Office

Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
425 Third Street SW, Suite 915
Washington, D.C. 20024

703-739-0308
Fax: 703-519-8267
Email : [email protected]

Media Inquiries: [email protected]

Transit Inquiries: [email protected]

Our Staff

Media Contact

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. understands the importance of the news media’s role in helping the public make safe decisions around tracks and trains.

To request further information about Operation Lifesaver’s activities, or for additional safety information, please contact our national headquarters office at 703-739-0308. If you are a reporter on deadline, please contact: