Staff / Board
Jan Robertson, President
Jan was responsible for several departments and AAA Service Centers during her 33+ years with AAA. Jan has been a Child Passenger Safety Technician since 2002, and assists with child safety seat check up events in the metro area.
Therese Madrigal, Vice President
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.
Robert Tibbetts, Treasurer
Robert has spent 10 years with La Grande Fire serving as Safety Programs Coordinator, Fire Prevention Officer, and currently as a FireFighter/EMT-I. Special assignments and titles include; Fire/Arson investigations, Public Education Coordinator, CPS Program Coordinator, Traffic School, and SCBAs. Robert also started La Grande Fire Department’s Traffic Safety School in 2007 and still serves as Lead Instructor/ Class Coordinator.
Robert also has 10 years in the School Bus industry working for Mid-Columbia Bus Company. He currently works as Lead Driver trainer, DMV 3rd party tester, and Driver/Route evaluator, when he is not on duty at La Grande Fire.
Robert spent 6 years in Law Enforcement in Union County, with the last 3 years primarily in traffic enforcement.
Robert became a CPS Technician in 2003, an Instructor in 2007, and a Lead Instructor in 2011.
Michael Stupfel, Secretary
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.
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.
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 more than 26 years of experience in emergency medical services and injury prevention.
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 more than 10 years experience in the injury prevention field.
Dr. Ben Hoffman
Ben is a general pediatrician at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the Tom Sargent Safety Center at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
Ben has been certified a CPS Technician since 1997, and an Instructor since 2001.
Ben attended Harvard Medical School, and completed residency training at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He spent 4 years on the Navajo Nation with the Indian Health Service, where he worked with the community to develop a child passenger safety program. From 2000-2011, he was at the University of New Mexico, where he developed and ran a community advocacy training program for pediatric residents, and worked to draft and advocate for childhood injury prevention legislation.
Jason began his career in law enforcement in 1991 and was hired as a Police Officer with the Newport Police Department in 1994. As an officer, a significant amount of Jason’s training and focus has been devoted to DUII enforcement, traffic safety and crash investigation. Jason has held many positions within the Department including Drug Recognition Expert, Field Training Officer, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor, and Traffic Crash Reconstructionist. In 2004 Jason was promoted to Sergeant, and in December 2010 he was promoted to Lieutenant, where he supervises patrol, investigations, and records.