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Safety and Design

Safety and Design Team

Safety and Design is one of several technical service teams within the Federal Highway Administration’s Resource Center. The Safety and Design Team works closely with FHWA Headquarters, Turner Fairbanks Highway Research Center, field offices and other Federal agencies to provide technical assistance, technology deployment and training to partners, stakeholders 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
Complete Streets Brooke Struve Keith Sinclair, Tim Taylor, Peter Eun, Derek Troyer, Steve Ratke, John McFadden
Corridor Access Management Julie Stotlemeyer Mark Doctor, Dave Petrucci, Elliott Moore
Data Driven Safety Analysis (incl. Project Safety Analysis, Systemic Safety) John McFadden, Derek Troyer Hillary Isebrands, Elliott Moore, Dave Petrucci, Steve Ratke, Julie Stotlemeyer
Design Discipline George Merritt Mark Doctor, Brandy Solak, Julie Stotlemeyer
Geometric Design & Performance Based Practice Design George Merritt Mark Doctor, Hillary Isebrands, Brooke Struve, Julie Stotlemeyer, Brandy Solak
HSIP and Vulnerable Road Users (incl. Older Users) Steve Ratke Keith Sinclair, Brooke Struve, Julie Stotlemeyer, Derek Troyer
Interchange Design & Evaluation Brandy Solak Steve Ratke, Mark Doctor, Elliott Moore, Julie Stotlemeyer
Intersection Safety & Design (incl. Innovative Intersections, Roundabouts, and Intersection Control Evaluation) Elliott Moore Mark Doctor, Hillary Isebrands, Brandy Solak, Julie Stotlemeyer, Tim Taylor, Dave Petrucci
Local, Rural and Tribal Road Safety (incl. High Risk Rural Roads) Hillary Isebrands Tori Brinkly, Julie Stotlemeyer, Derek Troyer, Dick Albin
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety and Design (including STEP and Road Diets) Keith Sinclair (Ped)
Brooke Struve (Bike)
Peter Eun, John McFadden, Steve Ratke, Julie Stotlemeyer, Tim Taylor, Derek Troyer
Road Safety Audits (RSAs) Dave Petrucci Keith Sinclair, Steve Ratke, Peter Eun, Tori Brinkly, Tim Taylor, Brandy Solak
Roadway Departure/Roadside Design Dick Albin
Tori Brinkly
Elliott Moore, Brandy Solak
Safe Streets and Roads for All Elliott Moore Steve Ratke, Hillary Isebrands
Safe System Approach (Incl. Safety Culture) Steve Ratke Dave Petrucci, Keith Sinclair, Mark Doctor, Elliott Moore, John McFadden, Brandy Solak
Safety Discipline Keith Sinclair All Team Members
Speed Management Peter Eun Mark Doctor, Tim Taylor, Brandy Solak
Visibility (including retroreflectivity & roadway lighting, EDC) George Merritt Tori Brinkly, Tim Taylor, Julie Stotlemeyer
Equity in Safety Keith Sinclair Brooke Struve, Steve Ratke, John McFadden, Peter Eun, Derek Troyer, Hillary Isebrands


Team Members
Patrick "Pat" Hasson, PE
Safety and Design Team Technical Director
Victoria "Tori" Brinkly, PE
Senior Safety Engineer
Richard "Dick" Albin, PE
Senior Safety Engineer

Hillary Isebrands, PE
Senior Safety Engineer/Team Leader

Elliott Moore, PE
Senior Safety Engineer (Hybrid)

Derek Troyer, PE
Senior Safety Engineer

John McFadden, PhD, PE, PTOE
Senior Safety Engineer

Mark Doctor, PE
Senior Safety and Design Engineer/Team Leader

George Merritt
Senior Safety and Design Engineer

Peter Eun
Safety Engineer

Keith Sinclair
Senior Safety Engineer

Steve Ratke, PE, RSP2
Senior Safety & Geometric Design Engineer

Brooke Struve, PE
Senior Safety and Design Engineer

David Petrucci, PE, PTOE, RSP2
Senior Safety Engineer

Timothy Taylor, PE
Senior Safety Engineer

Brandy Solak, P.E., RSP2B
Safety and Design Engineer
Julie Stotlemeyer, P.E.
Safety Engineer


Page last modified on January 16, 2024
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