The National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) is pleased to announce three new members of its Board of Directors: Mimi Sabates, Executive Vice President, B.R.A.K.E.S.; Nina Jo Saint, Education Director, SafeWay Driving; and Sara Stickler, Executive Director, Alliance for Consumer Education.
“We could not be more excited to welcome these youth safety advocates to our Board,” said Roy Bavaro, President, NOYS Board of Directors. “These women have spent their careers advocating for youth, and each brings a unique perspective to their work in championing the health and safety of our country’s teens and young adults.”
Mimi Sabates is the Executive Vice President for Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe (B.R.A.K.E.S.), a Teen ProActive Driving School. The nonprofit’s mission is bringing safe driving awareness across the nation, to both teen students and their parents in an engaging, hands-on driving experience. Learn more at https://putonthebrakes.org. Ms. Sabates is also the Business Development Director for Legacy Talent and Entertainment, an entertainment management agency.
Nina Jo Saint is Executive Director for The Foundation for Safe Driving and Education Director for SafeWay Driving. She serves with many other organizations and associations as well, including the Driver Education and Training Administrators, Association of National Stakeholders in Traffic Safety Education, American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association, Driving School Association of the Americas, Texas Chapter of National Association for Multicultural Education, and the Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition. Ms. Saint has also served as a Technical Assessment Team member for NHTSA’s Technical Assessments of the Driver Education Programs in Oregon, Vermont, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, and North Dakota.
Sara Stickler is the Executive Director for the Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE), which works to educate consumers on the correct use, storage, and disposal of household products through four program areas of inhalant abuse prevention, disease prevention, poison prevention, and product stewardship. Learn more at http://www.consumered.org/. Before coming to ACE, Ms. Stickler was an educator and coach and spent her career working with youth in many capacities.
NOYS was originally founded as the Traffic Safety Collaboration, and for its first 10 years was supported by funding from government agencies, including the Department of Transportation. In 2005, NOYS became a 501(c)(3) organization and incorporated as the National Organizations for Youth Safety, and has since grown to include over 80 national member organizations. NOYS continues to maintain a strong focus in traffic safety with support from government and business and industry, and has expanded to include other safety areas such as injury prevention, substance abuse prevention, and violence prevention.