ASM’s (Road Guardian) Board of Directors

Vicki Roberts-Sanfelipo, RN

 

Vicki Roberts-Sanfelipo, RN- Road Guardian Co-Founder- ASM Founder, President and Board Chairwoman

Vicki is the Author of “A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist”. She established the non-profit organization Accident Scene Management, Inc. in 1996 in order to reduce injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists through First Response training. Vicki has worked for over 25 years in a variety of hospital settings  from Critical Care to the Operating Room. She retired from her hospital work in 2010 to concentrate on training motorcyclists full time.

In her spare time, Vicki teaches CPR, Defibrillators, and First Aid for the American Heart Association. She has been riding her own motorcycle since 1987 years and has completed the MSF’s Experienced Rider Course.

She is a life member of A.B.A.T.E. of Wisconsin and H.O.G., Charter Member of Road Guardians & Central Wisconsin. H.O.G. & member of Kettle Moraine H.O.G., BOLT, Patriot Guard, The Iron Butt Association & the American Motorcyclist Association.

Vicki has given hundreds of presentations and written many articles on motorcycle safety. She wrote articles for Allstate Rider News for 7 years, Road Guardians, Saddle Tramp, Bikernet and East Coast Biker Magazine.

To contact Vicki, e-mail vicki at accidentscene.org or call 262-706-3278.

 Chris Hawver

Road Guardian Co-Founder and Business Officer
Accident Scene Management Business Officer and Assistant Instructor

Chris began his career in the information processing industry. His global executive business experience includes companies in start-up, turnaround and Fortune 200. Chris served on the Board of Directors of nine industry associations, and currently on two for-profit businesses.

Chris graduated cum laude with a double major from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, earned a Masters in Business Administration from Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. He completed the Babson Executive Management Program in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Georgetown University Executive Marketing Program in Washington D.C. Chris is a member of the Patriot Guard, a Safety Officer, and a Road Captain for local HOG chapters. Chris is the Captain for the New Glory Flag Bike Team.

Contact Chris at: chris at roadguardians.org

Suzanne Martens, MD

Suzanne Martens, MD

- Emergency Medical Physician
- Chair - Wisconsin Physician Advisory Council

Dr. Martens is Board certified in Emergency medicine and practices at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, WI. as well as Infinity Healthcare in Mequon, WI. She serves as vice-chair of the SE Wisconsin Trauma Advisory Council. She received her Pre-Med education at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, completed her residency, internship and Emergency Medicine residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin and served her Emergency Medical Services Fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. She has received honors in the Alpha, Omega, Alpha Medical Society.

Her many memberships include the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Medical Association (AMA), National Association of EMS Physicians, and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. In addition to her participation in the Regional Trauma Advisory Council, Dr. Martens is a member of the State EMS Physician Advisory Committee and Sheboygan EMS committee.

Dr. Martens' interest in ASM was peaked when she invited Director, Vicki Sanfelipo, and her husband, Tony “Pan” Sanfelipo to present the professional series class “Anatomy of a Motorcycle Crash” to the Sheboygan County EMS as part of their continuing education. Serving the community in a way that reduces injuries and fatalities is Dr. Marten’s goal in life.

 Robert Ritter, MSF Chief Instructor

Robert Ritter, MSF Chief Instructor, NIU MC Safety Project Coordinator

Robert (Bob) Ritter originally from Baltimore, Maryland has 50 years experience riding a motorcycle. Bob spent 10 years in the Baltimore City Fire Department and Ambulance Service. While still in the Fire Department, Bob started a 14 year relationship with ABATE of Maryland and AMA District 7 as their Legislative Representative and formed a joint lobbying coalition of motorcycle organizations.

In 1983, Bob started teaching courses for the Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program as an MSF Instructor. In 1985, he became the Training Specialist for the Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program and in 1986 Bob received his MSF Chief Instructor Certification at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Then in 1992 Bob moved up to the position of Administrator for the Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program.

In 1996, after 13 years with the Maryland Program, Bob became the Director of the Northern Illinois University Motorcycle Safety Project where he presently works. Bob has offer ASM classes to his instructors and range aids for three years.

He is a member of the State Motorcycle Safety Administration (SMSA). In addition, Bob has 7 years experience as an American Red Cross volunteer instructor teaching AED, CPR and Advanced First Aid.

Senator Wayne Allard, DVM


Senator Wayne Allard, DVM has served 26 years in elected office. Dr. Allard served 8 years in the Colorado State Senate, 6 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and 12 years in the U.S. Senate. Currently, he is Vice President of Government Relations for the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). Prior to his election to the U.S. House of Representatives Dr. Allard had his own veterinary practice in Loveland, Colorado specializing in companion animals and had served as part-time health officer for the city. During his time in private practice he was Chairman of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee and Chair of the Larimer County Board of Health.

Dr. Allard was board certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Companion Animals. He published several scientific papers on small animal medicine.

Dr. Allard is married to Joan and they have 2 daughters with 7 grandchildren.

Seeking - Business Attorney for Board of Directors. If interested in serving contact vicki at accidentscene.org or call 262-706-3278.


 

Road Guardian Staff & Volunteers

Vicki Sanfelipo, RN – Executive Director

Vicki Sanfelipo

 

Vicki will continue to direct the ASM organization, concentrating her efforts on training more instructors and reaching out to partners in motorcycle safety.  Vicki’s travel schedule doesn’t always allow her to be in the office but she is available by email at vick at roadguardians.org.

Michelle Hare - Office Assistant

Michelle worked with ASM in 2005 and has recently re-joined the RG Team. She assists instructors and manages our accreditation record keeping. She helps pair up student seeking classes with instructors and keeps website information up to date. To contact Michelle, email Michelle at roadguardians.org

Cindy Gagliano – Executive Assistant

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Cindy manages our Road Guardians program that connects supporters of our mission to ASM. Because Cindy rides a motorcycle and is grateful to have the opportunity to serve motorcyclists.

cindy at roadguardians.org

Megan Bruzan – Webmistress and IT Assistant

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Megan replaces Andrea Roberts who graduated from nursing school. “Andi” had served our organization for over 10 years, maintaining our website.  Megan has a degree in Information Resources from UWM and has worked in the IT and non-profit field for the last 10 years. To make a suggestion or report a problem contact Megan at: webmaster at roadguardians.org

 


 

RG Volunteers/Advisory Committee

Suzi SchueffnerSuzi Schueffner - Volunteer

Suzi Schueffner suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury in 1984. Her love for Harley Davidson motorcycles and the rocking tunes of Lynyrd Skynard give her peace and freedom. Suzi gives back to the community she loves by looking for ways she can contribute like helping to maintain the Road Guardian Resources.

 

 


Jim "Big Bird" ShutesJim "Big Bird" Shutes - Advisor/Volunteer

I’ve been riding and repairing a variety of bikes since 1973.My focus is promoting safe and skillful operation of motor vehicles to preserve motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians, and maintaining our freedoms as motorcyclists and Americans. I am very involved in motorcycling as a Certified Charter Road Guardian member, HOG life member, in two chapters, Road Captain, past Photographer, Treasurer, Safety Officer. Member of the Patriot Guard Riders, GWRRA member, past Educator. ABATE-WIS Regional Legislative Officer and Share the Road Instructor. Member of ABATE-WIS, CMA and Rescue Riders. I am a regular student of Basic, Advanced and Refresher ASM classes as I have used that training on numerous occasions. I am a past flight instructor; licensed commercial pilot and licensed aircraft mechanic; -ham - WA9CDA. I am a Registered Professional Engineer – WI and work as a Senior Deployment Engineer for TeraMedica Healthcare Technology – www.teramedica.com.

 


Boyd Uppman

Boyd Uppman  - Advisor/Volunteer

Boyd's interest in motorcycle safety strengthened in the early 90’s when he became active in the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) and involved as Road Captain and Board member. His main interest is in introducing newer riders to a safe and enjoyable activity.

Boyd is currently active in three Harley Owners Groups, two in the Twin Cities area and in Naples, FL. He is a former Head Road Captain and currently a Road Captain in the Wild Prairie H.O.G. in Eden Prairie, MN. Boyd has attended several Accident Scene Management Basic, Advanced and Refresher courses, and is a volunteer assistant to the ASM Instructors. He is a member of the Rescue Riders and is the Compliance Officer on the New Glory Flag Bike Team. He originated the Mid-Week Riders, a group of motorcyclists that meet every Wednesday for breakfast and, in season, a group ride to somewhere.

Boyd rides a 2010 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic, his 27th motorcycle in the past 57 years. He has ridden motorcycles in all 50 States and all Canadian Provinces but Old Labrador and Nunavut. He is a member of the Iron Butt Association, having ridden several qualifying 1000 mile rides within 24 hours. He is retired from Engineering, which allows him to spend more time on the road. Boyd has a great wife/partner, four daughters, six grandkids, four cute great-grandkids. Boyd resides in Chaska, MN.