Streets Are For Everyone Key Staff and Volunteers

Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE) aims to
 improve the quality of life for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers alike by reducing traffic caused fatalities to Zero. 

SAFE addresses the problem in a holistic fashion through direct education, broad awareness campaigns, partnerships, community outreach, policy and legislation, support for those impacted and other proven strategies.


If you would like to find out more about becoming a SAFE representative in your area, click here.

 


Damian Kevitt 
Executive Director


Damian was raised in Los Angeles, CA and prefers, whenever he can, to get around on his bicycle. He was schooled in the sciences – studying marine biology at UCSB and microbiology at U of A. Damian later became a professional counselor at his church, the Church of Scientology, where he’s worked for well over 15 years counseling and helping both staff and parishioners.

His life took a sudden turn in Feb 2013 when, while bicycling in Griffith Park, he was hit by a car who never stopped. Barely surviving and losing his right leg, Damian got back on his bicycle and started his quest to not only “finish the ride” he was on but also use what happened to him to make the streets safer for all.

Currently, Damian leads SAFE’s programs to improve street safety as well as working at his church with various non-profits to help make Southern California a better place. When not working, Damian enjoys bicycling around LA, running, taking photographs and caring for his tropical fish.
 

Dayna Galbreath
D/ED of Public Outreach



Dayna has been a member of the SAFE team since its origination in January of 2014. She studied nursing at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita where she received her Associates Degree in Nursing and later on, received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas – Arlington. With her prior experience working as a Registered Nurse at LAC+USC Medical Center, she has brought her passion for helping people and making a difference in their lives into SAFE’s mission. Her involvement and dedication to SAFE began after seeing the suffering of victims of hit and run crimes and other street safety incidences and realized that she must do more to help. In the organization’s short time, Dayna has helped raise awareness of the hit and run epidemic by spreading SAFE’s message at events and through alliances with other like-minded organizations. She was also instrumental in the campaign for Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s Yellow Alert Bill (AB 8) and its successful implementation.
 

JJ Hoffman
Events Director



JJ has been producing fun events in Los Angeles since 2004. She is proud to help SAFE make Finish The Ride a success and has been with the event from the beginning. As a volunteer for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, JJ created the sponsored Ice Cream Rides, Spooky Rides, El Grande Fondo, and Tour de Taste. JJ was the director of the Annual Los Angeles River Ride from the year 2006 to 2015. In that time, JJ grew the ride from two different rides to choose from to a whopping 10 fun rides and two start/finish locations. JJ has also assisted the city of Los Angeles in creating the Annual Birthday Ride and assisted New Belgium Brewery when they brought their fun ride and festival, Tour de Fat to Los Angeles. She has also worked with the Anita Kaufman Foundation to create “Pedal for Purple” in Los Angeles. JJ loves to ride her bike and fell in love with the City of Angels from the perspective of a cyclist. She is committed to improving the city she has grown to love by making safe streets for all users of the road and, in so doing, creating more opportunities for biking and walking in LA.
 

Justin Hager
Wisconsin Representative



Originally from Wisconsin, Justin has been a member of the Finish the Ride / SAFE team since the very beginning, when he coordinated public outreach efforts to apprehend the driver that hit Damian Kevitt. As the former Press Secretary and Communications Director for California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-43), Justin helped spearhead numerous legislative efforts to create safer streets including the passage of California’s “Yellow Alert” system and raising penalties for hit-and-run offenders. Justin has also worked tirelessly to coordinate media and communications strategies to raise awareness of the hit-and-run epidemic in Los Angeles and across California. Prior to working with SAFE and the state legislature, Justin’s campaigns for civil-rights and equality earned him national media recognition and awards including the 2009 Campus Pride National Voice and Action Award and a personal invitation from President Barack Obama to the first White House LGBT Pride Month Reception and Celebration in 2010. He received his B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin in 2009 and a Juris Doctor from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 2012. Currently, Justin is writing a book about the pursuit of the American Dream, which includes evidence of the importance of highly-developed pedestrian, cycling, and mass-transit infrastructure to creating safer communities. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, camping, bicycling, motorcycling, and playing dodgeball, softball, ultimate frisbee and computer games.

 

Julie Creed
Orange County Representative



Julie is a working single mother of two active boys. She served as a Marketing & PR Director for a global bike manufacturer and was a long standing advocate in this industry for safer streets; both for the elite Olympic athletes she represented and cycling community. In January of 2015, her eldest son became a hit & run victim while skateboarding and lost part of his foot. Months later, Julie sought to make change and joined forces with SAFE to utilize her expertise and contacts. Julie has used this difficult family ordeal as a conduit for a message of change with legislation and how hit & runs are treated in the future. She has been a noted speaker on hit & run education and awareness with various news sources from on-line, print, television, and was a guest speaker at the California Senate for the AB-8 Yellow Alert Hit & Run Bill.
 

Damian Sebold
Sacramento Representative



Damian graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a dual degree in Political Science and Linguistics, and from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law with concentrations in Intellectual Property Law, International Law, and Business Law.

After grad school, he began his career as a contract negotiator and administrator while forming a nonprofit dedicated to cancer research and treatment. As an avid obstacle course runner and cyclist, he prefers to be outdoors as much as possible.

 

April Price
Ventura County Representative



April was raised in southern California most of her life. She studied paralegal studies at Southern California College of Business and Law where she received her AA degree in paralegal studies. April currently works as the satellite wagering mutual supervisor for Southern California Off Track Wagering at their facility located on the Ventura Fairgrounds. She has been employed there for over 23 years and resides in the city of Camarillo, California.