HSRC Staff Changes

Below are staff changes at the Highway Safety Research Center:

Dan Gelinne assumed his current role as project coordinator in February 2010, where he is responsible for coordinating a number of programs and research activities related to bicycling and walking. Dan is also the program manager for the PBIC. He holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Geography and Environmental Studies.

Blake Allen joined HSRC in December 2009 as human resources manager. She is responsible for all departmental HR functions and acts as a liaison between HSRC and the UNC Office of Human Resources. She also serves as executive assistant to the director. Previously, Blake worked in a similar role at the Gene Therapy Center in the UNC School of Medicine. She holds a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Bevan Kirley joined HSRC in February 2010 as a research associate with the Occupant Protection Program where she conducts research on occupant protection issues and coordinates child passenger safety activities in North Carolina. Previously she worked as a researcher for Thomson Reuters and for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Bevan holds a B.S. from the University of Delaware and a M.S. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Dan Levitt joined HSRC in April 2010 as a research assistant with a wide-ranging array of responsibilities in the research data management realm. He is responsible for vehicle hardware installation, data retrieval and analysis file preparation for naturalistic driving studies. He devises and manages data collection systems for anything from coding video clips to
geocoding crashes for localized studies using SAS, Google Earth and ArcGIS. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from UNC Charlotte.

Davien Anderson joined HSRC in May 2010 as communication coordinator and is responsible for a number of marketing and outreach initiatives for the Center. Prior to joining HSRC, Davien worked with several public relations and marketing agencies including Gibbs & Soell Public Relations and Howard, Merrell and Partners Advertising. He holds a B.A. from North Carolina State University in Communication and Public Relations.