Ben is a nationally recognized expert in child passenger safety, and leader in the field of community health and advocacy training for pediatric residents. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at Doernbecher Children's Hospital at Oregon Health and Science University. There, he is the Director of the Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Heath Care Needs, Medical Director of the TomSargent Safety Center, and Director of Professional Development. He is also currently the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Injury Violence and Poison Prevention, and Associate Director of the Community Pediatrics Training Initiative. He remains very active in child health policy and community advocacy. Ben and his wife Jane, also a pediatrician, are most proud of their 3 hilarious kids, although technically, 2 of them are adults.
Adrienne Gallardo, BSW, MA, DCH Tom Sargent Safety Center Program Manager
Adrienne Gallardo is the Program Manager for the Tom Sargent Safety Center at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, Oregon. She has dedicated her professional focus to Injury Prevention and advocating for children. She has been a Child Passenger Safety Technician since 2002, and an Instructor since 2012, in much of her work with families she specializes in transporting children with special health care needs. Over the past 5 years she has lead the development of the Injury Prevention Program at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital which includes an Injury Control Program and an Injury Prevention outreach program serving Oregon, SW Washington and the Portland Metro communities.
Michelle supports the Child Passenger Safety Program at OHSU/DCH and in thecommunity. She is trained in special needs transportation and a SeniorCertified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Michelle works with children with special needs to ensure they travel as safely as possible when in a vehicle. Michelle also supports our DCH in-patients and their families with education and resources.
Marianne Bridwell Chapman, Kohl's Sleeping Safe Program Coordinator