Rana Abbas Taylor
Rana Abbas Taylor’s life changed forever on January 6, 2019. A drunk driver, who was driving the wrong way on I-75 in Kentucky, caused a crash that killed Taylor’s only sister, 38-year-old Rima Abbas, Rima’s husband Issam (42), and their children Ali (13), Isabella (12), and Giselle (7). The family was driving home to Michigan from a vacation in Florida.
Following the crash, Taylor came to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). She’s turned the devastating loss of her family into a nationwide campaign to end drunk driving. Through her tireless and unrelenting advocacy, Taylor is helping thousands of families across the nation that have suffered similar losses.
In her professional life, Taylor is the Director of Communications and Marketing at ACCESS, the largest Arab American community nonprofit in the United States. She joined ACCESS in 2013 and has 20 years of community service and communications experience.
Dr. Christopher Griggs
Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center
Dr. Christopher Griggs is an associate professor of emergency medicine at the Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center. He is board certified in emergency medicine and addiction medicine. His areas of scholarly work and research include injury prevention, substance use disorder, and pain management in the emergency department.
Chief Jeffrey Glover
Tempe, Arizona, Police Department
Chief Jeffrey D. Glover began his career with the Tempe Police Department in 1999 and has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience. He has steadily worked his way through the ranks, serving as a field training officer, narcotics detective, crime prevention detective, media relations sergeant, patrol lieutenant, detention manager, and acting commander over 21st Century Policing. Prior to Glover’s retirement in February 2020, he served as commander over the criminal and special investigations division. In October 2020, Glover returned to the Tempe Police Department as its chief of police.
With his rich work experience, Glover has been able to assist the department by providing diversity training and firsthand knowledge of the African-American perspective on community policing. He has emphasized promoting community involvement and education, and provides instruction on various topics including leadership, ethics and professionalism, team dynamics, fair and impartial policing, and cultural awareness and diversity.
Vice Chair, Governors Highway Safety Association
Barbara Rooney is the director of California’s traffic safety office and serves as vice chair of the Governors Highway Safety Association. At GHSA, she also serves as chair of the association’s federal relations committee, regional representative for region 9, and she previously chaired the workforce development committee.
Rooney has more than 30 years of experience in state government programs. Some of her previous work includes serving as deputy director of legislation at the California High-Speed Rail Authority. She’s also held multiple positions at California’s Department of Motor Vehicles, including training officer, principal legislative analyst, chief of the departmental training branch, and deputy director of legislation where she was successful in achieving favorable outcomes regarding hundreds of legislative measures aimed at improving traffic safety. Most notably, Rooney was widely recognized as the DMV’s expert in the body of law designed to discourage drivers from operating vehicles under the influence.