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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 John McFadden Derek Troyer, Hillary Isebrands, Elliott Moore, Dave Petrucci, Steve Ratke, 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 ICE) Dave Petrucci Mark Doctor, Hillary Isebrands, Elliott Moore, Brandy Solak, Julie Stotlemeyer, Tim Taylor
Local, Rural and Tribal Road Safety (incl. HRRR) Hillary Isebrands Tori Brinkly, Julie Stotlemeyer, Derek Troyer
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety and Design (including STEP and Road Diets) Keith Sinclair (Ped)
Brooke Struve (Bike)
Peter Eun, John McFadden, Dave Petrucci, Steve Ratke, Julie Stotlemeyer, Tim Taylor, Derek Troyer
Road Safety Audits (RSAs) Tim Taylor Keith Sinclair, Dave Petrucci, Steve Ratke, Peter Eun, Tori Brinkly
Roadway Departure/Roadside Design Dick Albin
Tori Brinkly
Elliott Moore, Brandy Solak
Safe Streets and Roads for All Elliott Moore Peter Eun, Steve Ratke, Hillary Isebrands
Safe System Approach Mark Doctor Dave Petrucci, Keith Sinclair, Steve Ratke, Elliott Moore, John McFadden, Brandy Solak
Speed Management Peter Eun Mark Doctor, Tim Taylor, Elliott Moore, Brandy Solak
Visibility (including retroreflectivity & roadway lighting) George Merritt Tori Brinkly, Tim Taylor, Julie Stotlemeyer


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 July 27, 2023
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