SAVIR Leadership

The SAVIR Board of Directors is an elected Board composed of 13 members: four members from the Executive Committee, six members elected by and drawn from the general membership, and the remaining three members appointed by the Executive Committee-to consist of one Chair or Co-Chair of the Council of Centers, one student representative and one member-at-large. Elections are held annually.

The Finance Committee is a committee of the SAVIR Board with the responsiblity for financial oversite.

Committee Charges

  • Oversee SAVIR’s financial planning and budgeting 
  • Monitor that adequate funds are available for SAVIR
  • Safeguard SAVIR’s assets
  • Draft SAVIR’s fiscal policies,
  • Anticipate financial needs, forecast problems
  • Ensure the board receives accurate and complete financial information for review
  • Help the rest of the board understand financial statements and the general financial situation of SAVIR
  • Ensure federal, state, and local reports are filed in a timely manner

 

 SAVIR Organization Chart

Executive Committee Officers

Theresa Cruz, PhD

Theresa Cruz, PhD

President

Epidemiologist and Research Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Deputy Director of the UNM Prevention Research Center

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Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN, FRSPH

Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN, FRSPH

Past President

Lecturer, Yale University School of Public Health' Adjunct Professor, Rollins School of Public Health Chief Science Officer, The Avielle Foundation

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Bernadette Hohl, PhD, MPH

Bernadette Hohl, PhD, MPH

President Elect

Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Rutgers University School of Public Health

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Shankar Viswanathan, DrPH, MSc

Shankar Viswanathan, DrPH, MSc

Treasurer

Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics Department of Epidemiology and Population Health Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Board of Directors

Sara Brandspigel, MPH

Sara Brandspigel, MPH

Member

Research Instructor, Colorado School of Public Health Assistant Director, Program for Injury Prevention, Education and Research

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Kathleen Carlson, PhD

Kathleen Carlson, PhD

Member

Associate Professor at the School of Public Health, and a core investigator with the Health Services Research Center of Excellence at the VA Portland Health Care System

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Patrick Carter, MD

Patrick Carter, MD

Member

Director, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center (UMIPC) Leadership Team, Firearm Safety Among Children & Teens (FACTS) Consortium Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan School of Medicine Department of Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health

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Joel Fein, MD, MPH

Joel Fein, MD, MPH

Member

Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, attending physician in the Emergency Department at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Co-director, The Center for Violence Prevention at CHOP.

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Mariana Garrettson, MPH

Mariana Garrettson, MPH

Member

Consultant, Safe States Alliance Consultant, Health Alliance for Violence Intervention

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Katelyn Jetelina, MPH, PhD

Katelyn Jetelina, MPH, PhD

Transitional Representative

Assistant Professor, University of Texas School of Public Health - Dallas

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Renee M. Johnson, PhD, MPH

Renee M. Johnson, PhD, MPH

Member

Associate Professor, Departments of Mental Health (primary) and Epidemiology (joint) Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Karla A. Lawson, PhD, MPH, RD

Karla A. Lawson, PhD, MPH, RD

Co-Chair, Council of Centers

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care; Courtesy Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

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Christen Rexing, PhD, MPH

Christen Rexing, PhD, MPH

Member

Assistant Professor, La Salle University School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Department of Urban Public Health

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Jessica Roche, MPH

Jessica Roche, MPH

Co-Chair, Council of Centers

Managing Director of the University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Jeanie Santaularia, MPH

Jeanie Santaularia, MPH

Student Representative

Predoctoral Population Health Trainee with the Minnesota Population Center

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Douglas Wiebe, Phd

Douglas Wiebe, Phd

Member at Large

Professor of Epidemiology Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Center Director, U. Penn Injury Science Center

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Past Presidents

Linda Degutis (2019-20)
Carol Runyan (2018-19)
Shannon Frattaroli (2017-18)
Cari Casteel (2016-17)
Doug Wiebe (2015-16)
Deb Houry (2014)
Frederick Rivara, MD, MPH (2013-14)
Richard Sattin, MD (2012-13)
Andrea Gielen, ScD, ScM (2011-12)
Michael J. Mello, MD, MPH, FACEP (2010-11)
Corinne Peek-Asa, PhD (2009-10)
Charles Branas, PhD (2008-09)
Hank Weiss, PhD (2007-08)
Steve Hargarten, MD (2005-07)
David Grossman, MD (2004-05)
Don Marion, MD (2003-04)

Past Treasurers

Ginger Yang (2016-2019)
Catherine McDonald, PhD, RN (2013-16)
Deb Houry (2012)
Michael Yonas DrPH (2010-2011)
Charlie Branas, PhD (2009)
Jim Helmkamp, PhD (2005 - 2008)