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Staff Bios

Collin B. Mooney, MPA, CAE

Executive Director

Collin has more than 30 years of experience in the transportation safety industry, all of which have been dedicated to truck and bus safety. Prior to joining CVSA, Collin’s public safety career began in Canada with the Saskatchewan Highway Transport Patrol and later he spent more than a decade with the Alberta Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Branch. Collin joined CVSA in 2003 as director of training programs and later as the organization’s director of enforcement programs. In 2010, he was promoted to deputy executive director, until 2016 when he became the Alliance’s executive director. Collin has studied extensively in the fields of policing, corrections, criminal justice and applied justice studies from Lethbridge College. In addition, Collin is a certified association executive (CAE) and has a master’s degree in public administration, with a concentration in nonprofit management, from George Mason University.

Adrienne Gildea, CAE

Deputy Executive Director

Adrienne joined CVSA in 2011 as director of policy and government affairs. For four years, Adrienne represented the Alliance on Capitol Hill, assisting with policy and messaging, and working on behalf of the membership to advance commercial motor vehicle safety. In 2016, Adrienne was promoted to deputy executive director. Adrienne has more than 18 years in the transportation policy field. Prior to joining CVSA, Adrienne was a senior associate at a public affairs firm, where she managed a national freight advocacy coalition. Adrienne is a graduate of Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and English, and a minor in philosophy.

Shoshana Riley

Director of Administration and Finance

Shoshana joined CVSA as director of administration and finance in August 2022. She spent the past 25 years working with charitable organizations and has been known as an energetic puzzle solver. Shoshana is a native of Richmond, Virginia, where she developed a humanitarian passion while attending meetings at organizations where her parents were volunteer. She ended up working at a non-profit organization and decided that work was where she should stay. She moved to the Washington, D.C., area shortly after attending James Madison University.

Nicole Leandro

Director of Communications

Nicole joined CVSA in 2014. She has nearly 25 years of marketing, public relations and communications experience, and has worked exclusively within the nonprofit sector throughout her career. As the manager of communications, Nicole develops and implements activities and programs designed to expand visibility of the Alliance and enhance communications among CVSA, its members and the public. Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland with a focus in public relations and a minor in women’s studies.

Jake Elovirta

Director of Enforcement Programs

Jake joined CVSA in January 2021 with 32 years of law enforcement experience. He spent much of his law enforcement career focused on highway safety initiatives. Prior to joining CVSA, Jake served as director of the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles’ Enforcement and Safety Division, retiring at the rank of colonel in 2020. In addition, he was a CVSA Level I certified inspector during his time as an officer. Jake held a number of CVSA leadership positions, including Region 1 president and vice president, and Information Systems Committee chairperson. Jake is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations course.

Bill Reese

Director of Hazardous Materials Programs

Bill became a trooper with the Idaho State Police in 1986 and received his initial training to complete commercial motor vehicle inspections. He has been closely involved with the safe transportation of hazardous materials since 1991. Bill is a former Level I and Level VI inspector and was a major and operations commander for the Idaho State Police, before joining CVSA staff in 2017 as director of COHMED program. Bill served as 2014-2015 CVSA president and held many CVSA leadership positions during his tenure as a member, including Level VI program chair, COHMED program chair, chair of the election committee and chair of the finance committee. He has been an adjunct instructor for the Idaho State University Institute of Emergency Management, College of Western Idaho Law Enforcement Program, Texas A&M University Texas Engineering Extension Service and the Idaho Office of Emergency Management. Bill is a graduate of the College of Southern Idaho Law Enforcement Program, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, and the FBI National Academy.

Kerri Wirachowsky

Director of Inspection Programs

Kerri’s transportation safety career started in 1987 when she joined the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and advanced through the ranks, starting as an administrative assistant and working her way up to head of enforcement program evaluation within the Carrier Safety and Enforcement Branch. Prior to joining CVSA staff in 2017, Kerri served as CVSA’s Vehicle Committee chair for 10 years, co-chair of the North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC) for four years and as Region V president for one year. Kerri is a former CVSA Level I and Level VI inspector and North American Standard instructor developer, and she is the 2001 NAIC Jimmy K. Ammons Grand Champion.

Ken Albrecht

Director of Multimedia Development

Ken has worked in commercial motor vehicle safety since 1996. Prior to joining CVSA in 2015 as its director of multimedia development, Ken worked as a producer of multimedia projects for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Training Center through the Idaho State Police Multimedia Group. He has also worked as a freelance video producer of commercial vehicle safety training projects both in the United States and Canada. Prior to his work with the Idaho State Police, Ken worked as a morning news director, as well as a commercial producer for a local ABC television affiliate in Idaho. Ken is a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University with a bachelor of arts in communications.

Terry Kummer

Crash Investigation Specialist

Terry joined CVSA in January 2021 after 29 years of law enforcement service with the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP). He was instrumental in the development of the KHP’s crash reconstruction team, has reconstructed hundreds of crashes and was their inaugural lieutenant. Terry was a certified Level I, hazardous materials, cargo tank and other bulk packaging inspector. He is an accredited crash reconstructionist through the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstructionists. Terry has a long history working in interdiction and with the Drug Interdiction Assistance Program. As a lead instructor for the KHP, Terry taught collision reconstruction courses and forensic mapping, including the global navigation satellite system, robotic total stations and unmanned aerial vehicle systems. Terry has a bachelor of science degree in finance with an emphasis on statistics and mathematics.

Rodolfo Giacoman

Fatigue Management Specialist

Rodolfo joined CVSA in 2021. He has collaborated with CVSA since 1993 as a contractor, associate member and sponsor. For seven years as general manager of Alertness.Pro, Rodolfo conducted education and training programs for motor carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers on fatigue management, including NAFMP.org. Rodolfo is a veteran program manager of mission-critical public safety programs and systems under federal and international contracts. During two decades as a contractor to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Rodolfo developed his expertise in driver’s crash risk mitigation, enforcement information systems, and safety international operations. He performed commercial motor vehicle periodic inspections and maintenance for his family’s trucking business. His first paying job was as a CDL driver of an articulated tow truck in inner-city and interstate operations.

Katie Morton

Hazardous Materials Specialist

Katie joined CVSA in 2021 as the hazardous materials specialist. She served 15 years with Missouri Department of Transportation as an investigator, lead staff trainer and hazardous materials specialist. Katie served as a subject matter expert on electronic logging devices and the 2020 hours-of-service rule changes. She was also a certified inspector who conducted safety audits, compliance reviews and complaint investigations. Katie has a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in public affairs.

Wendy Smith

Learning Management System Specialist

Wendy joined CVSA in 2019. She is a skilled learning and development professional with more than 11 years of experience in learning management systems. In her role as learning management system specialist, she assists project directors with incorporation of various training content into the online learning management system, and monitors and provides reporting on various training components.

Carlisle Smith

Level VI Inspection Specialist

Carlisle has more than 30 years of experience in commercial motor vehicle safety and enforcement, including more than 20 years as a Level VI Inspection national program instructor. Prior to joining CVSA in 2012, he was active member of CVSA at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and served in CVSA leadership as chair of the Level VI Inspection Program. During his tenure at PUCO, Carlisle was a hazardous materials investigative specialist, then was promoted to manager of the commission’s Hazardous Materials Enforcement Program. Carlisle holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Bowling Green State University.

Mark Mills

Multimedia Specialist

Mark joined CVSA in 2018 as a multimedia specialist with many years of broadcast and corporate communications experience. He was a television commercial producer and director for ABC and Fox affiliates, as well as Cable ONE in Boise, Idaho. He also worked with the Idaho State Police Multimedia Group for eight years. Mark has bachelor of arts degrees from the University of Idaho in music education and from Boise State University in communications.

Dan Parks

Manager of Contracts and Grants

Dan joined CVSA in November 2022 with 31 years of law enforcement experience. Dan retired from the Delaware State Police in 2022 with the rank of sergeant. Dan managed the Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Unit for seven years where he was responsible for the MCSAP grant and size and weight enforcement funding. Prior to joining CVSA, Dan was a CVSA Level I certified inspector during his time as a trooper, he served as CVSA’s lead agency contact for commercial motor vehicle enforcement in Delaware, and he served on several CVSA committees, including Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Training, Vehicle and Driver-Traffic Enforcement. Dan is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a bachelor of arts degree in communication and he completed the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations course.

Cassy Dafin

Manager of Meetings and Events

Cassy  joined CVSA in September 2022 as the manager of meetings and events, working to provide outstanding event experiences for members. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland.

Wendy Hall

Administrative Coordinator

Wendy joined CVSA in 2021. She is a skilled administrative professional with more than 19 years of experience in program management. In her role as administrative coordinator, she performs a variety of office management, clerical, program support and administrative tasks.

Iris Leonard

Membership Coordinator

Iris joined CVSA in 2002 as an administrative coordinator and, later, as manager of member services. Iris manages all aspects of membership activities, including MOU updates, decals logistics, the Alliance’s scholarship program, onsite registration, etc. Prior to joining CVSA, Iris was a human resources manager for a wide variety of organizations – staffing agency, transportation company and telecommunications organization.

Amy Molina

Training Coordinator

Amy joined CVSA in 2022 as training and event coordinator. She more than eight years of experience planning events within the hospitality industry. Most recently, she managed the catering and events program of a local Washington, DC, area restaurant group. As the training and event coordinator, Amy is responsible for CVSA’s training events and webinars. Amy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality management from Florida International University.

Moni Adewoyin, MA

Senior Accountant

Moni joined CVSA in 2017 as an accountant, managing daily accounting tasks and providing overall financial support to internal and external parties. Moni has more than 10 years of experience in accounting and customer relations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and a master’s degree in management and leadership.