Dr. Hoffman became the Director of the Tom Sargent Safety Center in 2011. He attended Harvard Medical School and completed his pediatric training at Seattle Children's Hospital.
Recognizing a passion for teaching, Ben joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico and served almost nine years as the Director of the Pediatric Residency Program. He continued to be active in injury prevention, serving on a number of state and national committees as well as serving as the Vice-Chair of the non-profit injury prevention group Safer NM Now. He has drafted successful booster seat legislation and speaks regularly on community health, injury prevention and car seat safety. He has been certified as a Car Passenger(CPS) Safety Technician since 1997 and has been a CPS Instructor since 2001. Ben has worked with thousands of families to help ensure that kids ride as safely in cars as possible.
Dr. Hoffman moved to Portland in the summer of 2011 and is excited to be working with the great Doernbecher family to help your family! Ben's wife, Jane, works at the Doernbecher Pediatric Westside Clinic and together they have three hilarious kids.
Adrienne Gallardo, MA, Child Passenger Safety Program Manager
Adrienne is a Certified Child Passenger Safety Instructor and has worked in Child Passenger Safety for over ten years throughout the Portland Metro area and the state of Oregon. She joined the Tom Sargent Safety Center in the Summer of 2012 and will oversee the Kohl's Cares Community Outreach and Doernbecher Child Passenger Safety Programs.
Stephanie Bender, Tom Sargent Safety Center Volunteer Coordinator
Stephanie joined the Tom Sargent Safety Center in 2010 and became a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician in 2011. She oversees our team of volunteers and supports the Resource Center and Child Passenger Safety Programs.
Marianne Bridwell Chapman, Program Coordinator
Marianne has been involved with the Safety Center since 2005 and became the Program Coordinator in 2011. Her focus is on the health and welfare of children and she has partnered with numerous community groups to promote injury prevention education. Marianne has been a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician since 2010 and is trained in Special Needs Transportation.