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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 15 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 certified association executive (CAE) and a graduate of Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and English, and a minor in philosophy.

Terry Kummer

Director of Crash Data and Investigation Standards

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.

Christopher J. Turner, Esq.

Director of Enforcement Data and Judicial Outreach

Christopher Turner, a former captain with the Kansas Highway Patrol and a CVSA past president (2017-2018), joined CVSA in February 2019. Chris served in law enforcement for more than 20 years with law enforcement training that focused heavily on crash reconstruction with an emphasis on causation and human factors. Chris holds a Juris Doctor degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology with an emphasis in religious studies/philosophy. He is an accredited crash reconstructionist, forensic mapping specialist, standardized field sobriety instructor and drug recognition expert.

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.

Carlisle Smith

Director of Level VI Inspection Program

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.

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.

Kerri Wirachowsky

Director of Roadside Inspection Program

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.

Will Schaefer

Director of Safety Programs

Will joined CVSA in 2010 and currently supports CVSA’s vehicle, size/weight and advanced technology-related policy development, along with other committees and programs as a staff liaison. He has worked in commercial motor vehicle safety and environmental regulatory policy at the international, federal, state and provincial levels since 1999. Prior to joining CVSA, Will worked as a federal regulatory research engineer (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), a technical policy representative of industry (first at the American Trucking Associations and later with the Truck Manufacturers Association) and as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy in research, development and deployment of truck and bus fuel efficiency technologies. Will earned his Class B CDL and drove Class 7 transit buses while studying to earn his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland.

Nicole Leandro

Manager of Communications

Nicole joined CVSA in 2014. She has more than 21 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.

Amanda Wagner, CMP

Manager of Conference and Event Services

Amanda joined CVSA in 2018 as the manager of conference and event services.  She is a certified meeting professional with more than 15 years of experience planning conferences and events for associations, government and corporate clients in both domestic and international markets.  She is responsible for CVSA’s meeting and event planning and exhibitor management. Amanda holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Northeastern University.

Daniel Zimmerman

Manager of Government Affairs

Daniel joined CVSA in 2018 as the manager of government affairs. He has experience working on a number of policy issues at the local, state and federal levels. Most recently he worked with local engagement in rural communities. Daniel is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in public affairs and a minor in campaigns and elections.

Iris Leonard

Manager of Member Services

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.

Natasha Bunch

Event Coordinator

Natasha joined CVSA in 2020 as the event coordinator. She coordinates logistical aspects of CVSA trainings and provides support for CVSA conferences, workshops, events and activities. Previously, Natasha worked as a market research consultant in the healthcare industry. She holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Villanova University.

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.

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.

Moni Adewoyin, MA


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.