Dr. Hoffman became the Director of the Doernbecher Children's 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 as 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. 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 Doernbecher Children's Safety Center in the Summer of 2012 and manages the Kohl's Car Seat Outreach Project and Doernbecher's Child Passenger Safety Program.
Lily Todd, Child Passenger Safety Instructor
Lily joined our team in 2012 and supports the Kohl's Community Outreach Project in the community and here at Doernbecher.
She is a CPST Instructor and Certified in Special Needs Training.
Marianne Bridwell Chapman, Tom Sargent Safety Center Program Coordinator
Marianne has been involved with the Safety Center since 2006. Her focus is on the health and welfare of children and she has partnered with numerous community groups to promote injury prevention education. Marianne is a Senior Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and trained in Special Needs Transportation.