The UI IPRC Community Advisory Committee provides input into UI IPRC outreach activities, identifies potential areas and partnerships for the development and dissemination of policy briefs, and identifies opportunities for implementation of injury and violence programs and translation activities.
Members understand and appreciate the importance of injury prevention and they represent executive-level roles in Iowa or Region 7. They are also long-standing collaborators with the UI IPRC. Therefore, they are particularly helpful in determining how to approach challenging issues and in “opening doors” to key stakeholders. Also, the respect they receive from their peers strengthens our Center’s standing as an essential partner in injury and violence prevention.
The Community Advisory Committee meets annually using distance technology and with two in-person meetings.
John Lundell, Mayor, City of Coralville
David Jacoby, State Representative, House District 74, Iowa General Assembly
Lindsey Myers, Branch Chief, Violence and Injury Prevention- Mental Health Branch, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Kathy Leggett, Director of Advocacy and Outreach, Blank Children’s Hospital
Binnie LeHew, Office of Disability, Injury & Violence Prevention, Iowa Department of Public Health
Linda Kalin, Executive Director, Iowa Poison Control Center
Mark Lowe, Director, Motor Vehicle Division at the Iowa Department of Transportation
Roxann Ryan, Commissioner, Iowa Department of Public Safety