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The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) was established in 1967 by the Oklahoma Legislature, as a direct result of the National Highway Safety Act of 1966, to combat the alarming increase in the number and severity of traffic crashes and fatalities. The OHSO is under the umbrella of the Department of Public Safety.

The OHSO works closely with local governmental organizations, state agencies, law enforcement agencies, and others to develop the State Highway Safety Plan and programs to address highway safety issues. The programs are federally funded through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Most programs and activities fall into the areas of traffic safety education, training, and enforcement enhancement.

Paul Harris  
Director 
Paul.Harris@dps.ok.gov

About Paul

Paul is from Girard, Kansas and graduated from Girard High School in 1985. He enlisted into the Army in May 1987. In 1993, he joined the Oklahoma Army National Guard and attended Cameron University where he earned a degree in Elementary Education in 1997. Paul taught elementary school at Crosby Park Elementary in Lawton, Oklahoma from 1997-2002 at which time he was hired to work full time for the Oklahoma Army National Guard. Paul retired from the Guard in December 2016. In that same month, he was hired as the director of the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office.




Jay Wall
Chief of Plans and E-Grants Administrator
Jay.Wall@dps.ok.gov

About Jay

Jay began his career with the Department of Public Safety in 1973 as a Communications Officer for Oklahoma Highway Patrol District 1 (now Troop A). Having served in a supervisory position for several years, in 1984 Jay transferred to the DPS Driver Improvement Bureau as a Hearing Officer and later served as a Senior Hearing Officer and supervisor in that division. Jay’s responsibilities also included supervision of the medical review section of DPS, dealing extensively with cases involving the Medical Aspects of Driver Licensing for the State. In 2000, Jay was promoted and assigned to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office as a Highway Safety Programs Manager and in 2014 was promoted to Chief of Plans & Programs.




Beverly Baker
Chief, Resources 
Beverly.Baker@dps.ok.gov

About Beverly


Katie Mueller
Chief of Programs 
Katie.Mueller@dps.ok.gov

About Katie

Katie grew up in the Oklahoma panhandle and graduated from Rogers State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications. After 10 years in pediatric injury prevention and outreach, she joined the highway safety office in 2015 as a program manager and is now leading the program management team. Katie has been a certified child passenger safety technician since 2005 and an instructor since 2009. As a fatality crash survivor herself, she is dedicated to working in our state to change traffic safety behavior and save lives through innovative, evidence based programs and policy.




Cody McDonell
Communications Manager 
Cody.McDonell@dps.ok.gov

About Cody
Cody is a native Texan who moved to Oklahoma in early 2012 to pursue a career as a journalist. After six years of working in TV news, he transitioned to the Oklahoma State Department of Health where he was a Public Information Officer. Cody began working for the OHSO in February 2018. His passion is in social media development and strategic communications. Cody attended the FEMA Advanced Public Information Officer course in early 2018 and is also a reserve peace officer.



Kelli Bruemmer
Program Manager
Kelli.Bruemmer@dps.ok.gov

About Kelli
Kelli joined the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office team in mid-2018. Prior to joining the OHSO, she spent nearly four years with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and more than 12 years with the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office. During her time with the sheriff's office, Kelli developed a passion for crime prevention education, community outreach, and driving safety, especially with adults over the age of 55.


Stephanie Dodd
Program Manager
Stephanie.Dodd@dps.ok.gov

About Stephanie
Stephanie began her career in the transportation and traffic safety industry in 1998 with Conway Transportation Services in Texas. After 6 years in Texas, she moved back to her home state of Oklahoma to work with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Stephanie joined the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety in 2007. She is also active with the Tulsa Safe Communities Coalition presenting information each month regarding highway safety matters.



Jaclynn Frace
Program Manager
Jaclynn.Frace@dps.ok.gov

About Jaclynn
Jaclynn was born and raised in the Oklahoma City metro area. She earned a Bachelor of Technology in Emergency Responder Administration from OSU-OKC in 2017. She has a passion for mitigation of safety hazards throughout the State of Oklahoma, which helps in her tasks as the Impaired Driving Coordinator at the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office. Through the continuous pursuit of information related to Oklahoma’s impaired driving laws and nationwide best practices, Jaclynn strives to increase awareness of this issue, making our roadways safer for her family and all others.

Samantha Harcrow
Program Manager
Samantha.Harcrow@dps.ok.gov

About Sam

Sam has worked for the Department of Public Safety for more than 35 years including 10 years with the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office. During her years with the OHSO, she has worked extensively with speed management, motorcycle safety, occupant protection, child passenger safety, and bicycle/pedestrian safety programs. She is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and CLEET Instructor. Sam enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and watching her daughter play softball.




Cassandra Herring
Program Manager
Cassandra.Herring@dps.ok.gov

About Cass
Cass has a tremendous passion for child passenger safety and working in tribal communities to promote traffic safety and injury prevention within them. Cassandra is a proud member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and is a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor.



Amy Graham
Data Analyst
Amy.Graham@dps.ok.gov

About Amy

Amy is originally from Ponca City, OK, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma. She earned a Master’s degree in Geography from Oklahoma State University in 2009, and has been working as the data analyst at OHSO since December of 2016. Her role at OHSO allows her to utilize her skills and knowledge of spatial analysis and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) in order to identify specific traffic safety issues across the state. One of her primary areas of emphasis is assisting in improving the quality and accuracy of highway safety data in Oklahoma.



Renée Reuter
FARS Analyst 
Renee.Reuter@dps.ok.gov

About Renée
A self-described military brat, Renée moved to Oklahoma to attend the University of Oklahoma while her father was stationed at Tinker Air Force Base. She began working at the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office in the fall of 2008. In August 2010, she took the position of FARS Analyst. As the FARS analyst, she is responsible for analyzing and coding Oklahoma's fatality collision reports for NHTSA and the general public.

Renee Reuter
Elizabeth George
Accountant 
Elizabeth.George@dps.ok.gov

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth started her career with the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office in October of 2007. She is a native of Oklahoma since 1990. Her area of responsibilities include accounts payable, inventory control, audit reports, travel claims etc. Before starting with the OHSO, she worked in the private sector at various levels.



Angela Villarreal 
Administrative Technician 
Angela.Villarreal@dps.ok.gov

About Angela

Angela provides organizational and directorial support to both management and external clients for the OHSO.

Angela has worked with various state agencies, including the Department of Human Services, Child Welfare and Aging Services for the Elderly and Disabled. Angela takes great pride in serving the community and enabling others to succeed.



Impaired Driving Liaisons

Captain Donald Kerr 
Oklahoma Highway Patrol
Enforcement Coordinator
Donald.Kerr@dps.ok.gov



Lieutenant Chris Arnall
Oklahoma Highway Patrol
Enforcement Supervisor
Chris.Arnall@dps.ok.gov



Trooper Russell Callicoat 
OHP Impaired Driving Liaison (Green Counties)
Russell.Callicoat@dps.ok.gov

Trooper BJ Keeling
OHP Impaired Driving Liaison (Yellow Counties)
BJ.Keeling@dps.ok.gov



Trooper Aaron Nickell 
OHP Impaired Driving Liaison (Gray Counties)
Aaron.Nickell@dps.ok.gov



Trooper Paul Staggs
OHP Impaired Driving Liaison (Orange Counties)
Paul.Staggs@dps.ok.gov



Trooper Zach Woods 
OHP Impaired Driving Liaison (Red Counties)
Zachary.Woods@dps.ok.gov



VACANT
OHP Impaired Driving Liaison (Blue Counties) 



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