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Anika Mercier Joins OLI as Special Assistant for Education and Operations

By Operation Lifesaver


WASHINGTON, DC, September 10, 2014 – Anika Mercier has been named special assistant for education and operations for Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI,, the nonprofit rail safety organization, OLI President and CEO Joyce Rose announced.

“Anika’s experience with curriculum development, community engagement, meeting planning and program support will improve Operation Lifesaver’s rail safety education outreach and benefit our volunteers,” said Rose.

Mercier’s career experience includes training and customer service for Prudential Financial; special events coordination and other duties with the Office of the President of George Mason University (Mason) in Fairfax, Virginia, and office management responsibilities as an administrative assistant for Mason’s Office of the Senior Vice President.  Her work experience during college included developing curriculum materials and managing community engagement activities with the Sierra Club, Rock Creek National Park, and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.

Most recently, she was office manager for Mason’s Internal Audit and Management Services department, where she served as the secretary pro tem for the Board of Visitors’ Audit Committee, organized conferences, coordinated meetings, and edited and distributed reports and other materials.

Mercier holds an Associate’s degree in fine arts and photography from Everett Community College in Everett, Washington and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.


•         Welcome to the @olinational family, Anika Mercier! #railsafety

•         Anika Mercier is @olinational’s newest staff member! #seetracksthinktrain

About Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver's mission is to end collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and along railroad rights of way. A national network of trained volunteers provides free presentations on rail safety. Learn more at; follow OLI on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.


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