Benjamin Hoffman, M.D., Medical Director
Dr. Hoffman became the Director of the Doernbecher 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 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 Child 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, DCH 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 Tom Sargent Safety Center in the Summer of 2012 and manages the Kohl's Car Seat Outreach Project and Doernbecher's Child Passenger Safety Program.
Marlee Chovich, DCH Tom Sargent Safety Center Injury Prevention Educator
Marlee is a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician who supports the Mother Baby Unit by offering child passenger safety and safe sleep education to parents of newborns at OHSU. She recently graduated with a public health degree from Pacific University and previously supported the Tom Sargent Safety Center as a hospital and outreach volunteer.
Michelle Nichols, DCH Tom Sargent Safety Center Injury Prevention Educator
Michelle joined our team in 2015 and supports the Child Passenger Safety Program at OHSU/DCH and in the community. She is a Senior Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and trained in special needs transportation. She enjoys working at the Resource Center educating families about injury prevention and sharing tips to keep kids safe at home and on the go.
Brenda Tevis, DCH Tom Sargent Safety Center Volunteer Coordinator
Brenda graduated from Pacific University with a BA in Social Work. She has been an injury prevention educator since 2003 and a volunteer with Washington County Safe Kids. Brenda is a Senior Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and joined the Tom Sargent Children's Safety Center in 2014.
Marianne Bridwell Chapman, DCH 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.