Board of Directors
Volunteer and/or Join Our Board. Keeping Babies Safe is actively seeking volunteers and people who are interested in joining its board of directors. For more information, contact Joyce Davis, President of KBS, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President, Keeping Babies Safe
Joyce lost her four month-old son, Garret, to a completely preventable circumstance: an unsafe sleeping condition that might have been avoided had the proper information been available. Calling upon the skills of her Advertising and Psychology degree from Syracuse University, Joyce created Keeping Babies Safe in the hope of protecting other families from tragedy and harm. Joyce lives in New Jersey with her husband and three daughters.
Vice President, Keeping Babies Safe
As founder and principal of R88, LLC, Rick brings to the table extensive experience in the juvenile and children’s product sector (clients including Defcon Skins, Free Range Toys, Wee Touch, Free Play Playgrounds, Somma and Monty’s Music.) Before founding R88, LLC, Rick was President & CEO of Shelcore Toys, where he managed $60 million vertically-integrated manufacturing and marketing of electronic, educational and traditional pre-school toys and juvenile products sold in 67 international markets including Wal-Mart, Target, Toys “R” Us and Kohl’s, and through 41 distributors worldwide. Graduate of Emerson College, Warren, NJ, resident for 20 years, Rick lives with his wife Lauren and their 3 children.
Director Emeritus, Keeping Babies Safe
Jack has been an advocate for child safety and injury prevention for the past nineteen years. Responsible for spearheading the movement to improve standards for baby cribs and other juvenile products, his leadership has been instrumental in preventing childhood injuries from these preventable causes. Working closely with consumers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, legislators and the juvenile product industry, Jack is responsible for passing crib safety legislation in seven states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington State, and for introducing the National Infant Crib Safety Act. Jack was recently honored with the 2014 Margaret Dana Award. The Margaret Dana Award, established in 1979, is a prestigious award from the American Society for Testing and Materials’ (ASTM) Committee F15 on Consumer Products. ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery organizations in the world. Jack received the award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of voluntary standards for consumer safety products.
Financial Controller, Keeping Babies Safe
Founder and President of StarKey Legal Search, a national legal recruiting firm located in New Jersey, Richard and his wife Joyce understand only too well the need for an organization like Keeping Babies Safe: It was the death of his and Joyce’s son Garret that gave rise to this important initiative. Richard hopes that Keeping Babies Safe will prevent other families from experiencing similar tragedies.
Stephanie Levine, D.O., F.A.A.P.
Stephanie is a board certified pediatrician in both General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. After completing her residency and fellowship at Schneider Children’s Hospital, of The Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York, she relocated with her husband and family to Central New Jersey where she is happily part of a large private pediatric practice in the community where she lives. “I have a wonderful husband, two beautiful daughters, and feel privileged to take care of the wonderful children I have come to know through the years,” says Stephanie. “To be involved in this organization, and having such an important mission, is exciting and extremely gratifying.”
Corey S. Bosin, MD, FACOG
Corey is a board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist who completed an internship at S.U.N.Y. Buffalo and residency at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. Corey is presently in private practice in Bedminster, New Jersey where he co-founded Central Jersey Women’s Health Associates. He is also on the Board of Directors of Lifeline LLC, a privately held corporation that seeks to provide cost effective women’s health care based on quality assurance and risk management. As a board member of Keeping Babies Safe, Corey knows the importance of the organization’s task of preventing children from fatal crib accidents. Corey has a wonderful, caring wife and two beautiful daughters.
Stephanie Perry, BSW, QMHP
Stephanie is an accredited social worker and mental health professional. She graduated from Christopher Newport University. Stephanie advocates for at-risk children and families and takes special interest in indigent populations. While working for Child Protective Services, Stephanie lost an infant due to unsafe sleep practices. It profoundly changed her life. She found Keeping Babies Safe was able to bridge gaps with families that other systems could not. Stephanie lives in Virginia, hoping to spread the organization’s goals and shed additional light on the importance of safe sleep.