August 12, 2015 - 9:42pm

Four members representing three organizations joined the TTSDC last week. Melissa “Missy” Menzes, an occupational therapist, serves children and adolescents, especially those with “hidden disabilities” through Extra Credit, LLC, based in Travis County.  Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Director Laurie Born works with children, youth and families to reduce substance abuse in Williamson County.  Her organization says she is “perfect for bringing people together and getting them excited about what they can do to improve their local community.”


Melissa “Missy” Menzes                        Laurie Born

Barbara Penny and Lisa Sierra are the newest Coalition members from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).  They lead the FAST Coalition for traffic safety in Fort Worth / Tarrant County.  On Saturday, August 1, both joined Robert White of TxDOT in Dallas and Trish Gaffney at the Cathedral of Faith health fair in Euless.  Watch the rollover demonstration here!


Robert White, Lisa Sierra, Trish Gaffney, Barbara Penny                               



Teen Safe Driving Coalitions on the Web, DriveitHOME on the Air
July 27, 2015 - 11:03am

A piece in the online zine Parenting points out that states with Teen Safe Driving Coalitions have lowered the number of car crashes involving young drivers by 34 percent!

This earned media clip  for DriveitHOME, the web-based resource for families of new teen drivers, aired Monday, July 27.  So far, the clip has been syndicated in Indiana, Nebraska, Wyoming, Louisiana and Texas.

Please share with everyone you know who cares about teen safe driving!

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