Streets Are For Everyone Team

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 also started the first and only support system in the US for victims and families affected by traffic collisions.
 
















Jay Epelman
Ride Director


Jay has been a part of SAFE's Finish the Ride events since April 2017 and has served as ride director since. Originally from New York, Jay has an MBA in Marketing and Human Resource Management from SUNY Stony Brook and has been in Human Resources since 2011 working in various industries including music, non-profit, property development, etc. In 2012, Jay biked from Jacksonville, FL to Monterey, CA with the non-profit Bike & Build, an organization that fundraises and sets up cross-country bike trips for the affordable housing cause. In 2014, Jay lead a Bike & Build trip from Virginia to Oregon coordinating the logistics, routes, and build days for the team. Jay has also worked with other bicycle advocacy groups such as Bike NY as a Volunteer Captain for the 5Boro Bike Tour, Transportation Alternatives, Bicycle Shows US, and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC). Most recently, Jay took part in the California Climate Ride 2018 with the LACBC team. 

 

Scott Froschauer
Volunteer Artist In Residence


Scott is an experimental artist who lives and works in Los Angeles and he likes it there. His background consists of a structured education in Engineering, Theoretical Linguistics, Science, Art, Computer Programming and Business along with practical experience in Fabrication, Design, Non-Ordinary Reality, Experiential Narrative, Venture Capital and Breathing. 

Scott's work is, first and foremost, an exploration in emotional connectedness and empathy. He believes that our culture considers being connected to oneself as a revolutionary act. He attempts to create work that might expose and counteract the constant tides of alienation, judgement and addiction which our culture uses to avoid uncomfortable mental and emotional spaces.


 

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.