2020 Minnesota TZD Webinar Series: Meet the Manufacturers Day 1

Monday, November 2, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central Time


About the Webinar

In this webinar, participants will meet car seat manufacturers and get updated product information. Join the panel of child restraint manufacturers, large and small, as they showcase their newest car seats, changes to established products, and the latest injury-prevention technology.


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


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.

Jon Sumroy
Jon Sumroy
Sarah Haverstick
Sarah Haverstick

Sarah Haverstick serves as safety advocate for Goodbaby International, which includes the Evenflo, CYBEX, gb, and Urbini car seat brands. Sarah is currently celebrating her thirteenth year in child passenger safety. She is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor and an instructor in the safe transportation of children with special health care needs. She has held positions on numerous local, state, and national boards related to injury prevention. Sarah is a former chair of the National Child Passenger Safety Board and current vice chair of the Manufacturers Alliance for Child Passenger Safety. Sarah received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Rutgers University and lives in Bradenton, Florida.

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.


This webinar is free to attend, but registration is required. Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirmation with a Zoom link. The link should not be shared with others; it is unique to you.

Attendance at the live webinar broadcast is limited to the first 1,000 registrants, so early registration is encouraged.

If you're unable to join us for the live broadcast, a recording of the webinar will be available here after the event.

Webinar Access

This webinar will be hosted using Zoom. We recommend that all registrants test their connection prior to the workshop using Zoom’s test meeting. If you are new to Zoom, we recommend viewing the Zoom Tips for Joining and Participating in Webinars tutorial page.


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. With questions about registration, please contact Abigayle O'Keefe at ccapsconf5@umn.edu.


The webinar is 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 is hosted by the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies and facilitated by the College of Continuing and Professional Studies.