Executive Director

Cynthia Brown is the Executive Director of the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety, a non-profit, statewide organization established in 1982.  The Coalition was founded jointly by the Medical Society of the State of New York and the American Association for Automotive Medicine originally to gain passage of the seat belt use law in New York State.

Mrs. Brown's current mission is to design and implement programs that reduce injuries and fatalities resulting from motor vehicle crashes including pedestrian and bicycle safety.  She is the administrator of the Queens County Traffic Safety Program, which focuses upon pedestrian and bicycle safety programming for children, teens, developmentally disabled teens and older adults including new immigrants in high risk areas. Programming takes place within schools, churches, hospitals and community centers. Mrs. Brown also conducts bicycle safety programs in Nassau County for Latino adults who use their bicycle as their main means of transportation.

Mrs. Brown also works collaboratively with several local agencies to reduce the incidences of drunk driving, distracted driving and risky behaviors engaged by novice drivers.  She is secretary of the Queens Traffic Safety Board and a member of the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board, the Nassau County Child Fatality Review Team, and the Long Island Teenage Safety Coalition.