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Safety and Design

Safety and Design Team

Safety and Design is one of several teams within the Federal Highway Administration’s Resource Center. The Safety and Design Team works closely with FHWA Headquarters, field offices and other Federal agencies to provide technical assistance, technology deployment and training to partners and customers.

The following table lists the areas in which the team provides technical expertise along with the names of the team members who can provide assistance. You can find the person’s contact information by clicking on the name.

Technical Areas Primary Contact Other Contacts
(click on name for contact information)
Every Day Counts
Safety Data & Analysis John McFadden Hillary Isebrands, David Petrucci
Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) (incl. Road Diet) Peter Eun / Keith Sinclair Craig Allred, Keith Harrison, Hillary Isebrands, Mark Doctor
Innovative Intersections and Interchange Geometrics (IIG) Mark Doctor George Merritt, David Petrucci, Hillary Isebrands, Tim Taylor
Highway Design (General)
Road Diets (Complete Streets, Context Sensitive Solutions) Keith Harrison Peter Eun, Brooke Struve, Mark Doctor, Keith Sinclair
Design Discipline Keith Harrison & Brooke Struve All Team Members
Geometric Design Keith Harrison Mark Doctor, Hillary Isebrands, George Merritt, Brooke Struve, David Petrucci, John McFadden
Safety Performance See below Mark Doctor, Hillary Isebrands, George Merritt, Brooke Struve
Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)
(including Comprehensive / Strategic Highway Safety Planning)
Crash Data John McFadden Hillary Isebrands, David Petrucci, George Merritt
Intersection Safety
Interchange Design and Evaluation Mark Doctor

Keith Harrison, George Merritt, Brooke Struve, Elliott Moore


Intersection Safety and Design
(incl. Roundabouts)
Hillary Isebrands Tim Taylor, Mark Doctor, George Merritt, David Petrucci
Local, Rural and Tribal Road Safety
Local, Rural and Tribal Road Safety (incl. Local Safety Plans) Hillary Isebrands Dick Albin, Craig Allred, Peter Eun, Dave Kopacz, Tori Brinkly
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Peter Eun (Ped)
Brooke Struve (Bike)
Craig Allred, Hillary Isebrands, Keith Sinclair, David Petrucci
Roadway Departure Safety
(including Roadside Design)
Roadway Departure/Roadside Design Dick Albin Keith Harrison, George Merritt, Tori Brinkly, Elliott Moore, Brooke Struve, Dave Kopacz, Tim Taylor
Safety Performance
Safety Performance Management (HSIP) Dave Kopacz Brooke Struve, Craig Allred, George Merritt
Performance Based Practical Design George Merritt Brooke Struve, Mark Doctor
Highway Safety Manual (including IHSDM)   David Petrucci, John McFadden, Mark Doctor, Elliott Moore
Flexible Design Keith Harrison Dave Kopacz, Brooke Struve
Systemic Safety Hillary Isebrands Keith Sinclair
Various Other Safety Programs and Initiatives
Road Safety Audits Craig Allred Dick Albin, Keith Harrison, Keith Sinclair, Hillary Isebrands, Tori Brinkly
Safety Discipline Keith Sinclair All Team Members
Speed Management Craig Allred Keith Harrison, Hillary Isebrands, Tim Taylor
Visibility (including retroreflectivity, roadway lighting, signing and marking design) George Merritt Hillary Isebrands, Tim Taylor, Brooke Struve


Team Members
Patrick "Pat" Hasson
Safety and Design Team Manager
Victoria "Tori" Brinkly
Safety Engineer
Federal Highway Administration
Richard Albin
Safety Engineer

Hillary Isebrands
Safety Engineer

Federal Highway Administration
Elliott Moore
Safety Engineer

Federal Highway Administration
Craig Allred
Transportation Specialist

John McFadden
Safety Engineer

Dave Kopacz
Safety Engineer (Hybrid)

George Merritt
Safety Engineer

Mark Doctor
Safety and Design Engineer

Keith Sinclair
Safety Engineer

Peter Eun
Safety Engineer

Brooke Struve
Safety and Design Engineer

Keith Harrison
Safety and Design Engineer

Timothy Taylor
Safety Engineer

David Petrucci
Safety Engineer



Page last modified on July 26, 2019
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