2020 Minnesota TZD Webinar Series: Meet the Manufacturers Day 1

Monday, November 2, 2020

About the Webinar

In this webinar, participants met car seat manufacturers and received updated product information. A panel of child restraint manufacturers, large and small, showcased their newest car seats, changes to established products, and the latest injury-prevention technology.

Webinar Recording & Materials

Moderator

Allison Nicolson, BSc, CTRS, CPSI, Injury Prevention Coordinator, Essentia Health

Speakers

Vera Fullaway
Vera Fullaway
Denise Donaldson
Denise Donaldson

Denise Donaldson is the owner of Safe Ride News Publications. She publishes educational materials that support the child passenger safety field, including the Safe Ride News newsletter, the LATCH Manual, and the School Bus Safety Handbook. In 1996, she founded Car Safe Kids, a program that contracts with Seattle-area hospitals to provide child passenger safety outreach and professional education. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington and has been a Child Passenger Safety Technician-Instructor since 1998.

Vera Fullaway has been with Safe Traffic System, Inc. since 2004. She is the company’s global brand representative, regulatory compliance officer, customer services manager, and product development assistant. Her undergraduate studies were completed at Colorado State University with majors in physics and microbiology. Her experience as a paramedic led her to a career in injury prevention education.

Eve Miller
Eve Miller
Jon Sumroy
Jon Sumroy

Jon Sumroy is the mifold CEO and inventor of the mifold grab-and-go backless and hifold fit-and-fold highback boosters. Like 25 percent of all child journeys, Jon’s kids often rode without the correct car seat: carpooling, grandparents, taxis, rentals, vacations, etc. This motivated him to create the ultra-compact child restraint category, launching a range of compact, portable, adjustable child restraint systems in 2016 that are ideal for busy parents and caregivers. mifold is so small and portable, it can easily be moved from car to car, also making it ideal for car-sharing and ride-hailing. With more than one million seats sold worldwide, including to taxi and ride-hailing fleets, police departments, car rental companies, and more, Jon recently launched hifold, the world’s most adjustable and portable highback booster.

Eve Miller has served as part of the Institutional Sales Team for Evenflo Company, Inc. for the past 12 years. She is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and works with organizations across the country in her capacity with Evenflo. Eve is actively involved in her local community and passionate about working with organizations that serve children. She attended the University of Georgia where she received her degree in Risk Management and Insurance. She currently lives in Beaufort, SC, with her husband and two teenage children.

Credit

Attendees are eligible for 1.0 CPS Continuing Education Unit (CEU), 1.0 POST credit, and 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH).

More Information

For more information about the webinar, please contact Linda Dolan at ldolan@umn.edu.

Sponsors

The webinar was offered by the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Program and the Minnesota Departments of Health, Public Safety, and Transportation, with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The webinar was hosted by the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies and facilitated by the College of Continuing and Professional Studies.