Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States. Since 1988, when Safe Kids was founded by Dr. Marty Eichelberger of the Children’s National Medical Center with support from founding sponsor, Johnson & Johnson, there has been a 55 percent decrease in the unintentional injury rate among children 19 years and younger. Safe Kids Washoe County (SKWC) is part of an extensive network of more than 600 coalitions in the United States and partners with organizations in 23 countries around the world to reduce injuries from motor vehicles, sports, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. In 2000, SKWC was founded in Reno with REMSA acting as the lead agency based on the national model. SKWC maintains our own 501(c) 3 non-profit status and is organizationally structured with a Board of Directors and a Coalition of paid members representing local agencies, organizations and individuals with similar missions and interests.


President – Kelli Goatley-Seals

President Elect – Vickie Fisher

Vice President – Lisa Cook

Secretary – Cara Koeritz

Treasurer – Lisa Bagley

Immediate Past President – Leah Nelson


Safe Kids Washoe County Board of Directors

Lisa Bagley, CPA, CVA – DiPietro &Thornton

Deb Doran, RN, MSN – Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center

Sara Hendricksen – Renown Health

Alice LeDesma – Washoe County Department of Social Services

Advisory Board Members

Frieda Hulka, MD – Medical Director

Lead Organization

Renown Health
1155 Mill St, H8
Reno, NV 89502
A non-profit community space.



Safe Kids Washoe County
1155 Mill Street, H8
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 775-982-6085

Monthly coalition meeting
Second Tuesday of the month
Noon at Denny's
205 E Nugget Ave.
Sparks, NV