Staff Bios

  • Collin B. Mooney, MPA, CAE

    Executive Director

    collinm@cvsa.org

    Collin has 27 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 has a master’s degree in public administration, with a concentration in nonprofit management, from George Mason University.
  • Adrienne Gildea

    Deputy Executive Director

    adrienneg@cvsa.org

    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 10 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 graduate of Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and English, and a minor in philosophy.
  • Will Schaefer

    Director of Safety Programs

    williams@cvsa.org

    Will joined CVSA in 2010, supporting CVSA’s vehicle technology-related policy development, committee work and program management. He has worked in commercial vehicle safety and environmental regulatory policy at the international, federal, state and provincial levels since 1999. Will worked as general engineer at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seven years with the Truck Manufacturers Association, and two years at an engineering management and consulting firm supporting research, development and deployment in truck and bus fuel efficiency for the U.S. Department of Energy. Will holds a Class B commercial driver’s license, and has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland.
  • Carlisle Smith

    Director of Level VI Inspection Program

    carlisles@cvsa.org

    Carlisle has more than 27 years of experience in commercial vehicle safety and enforcement. He joined CVSA in 2012 after being an active member of CVSA at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). During his tenure at PUCO, Carlisle was a hazardous materials investigative specialist. In 2000, he was promoted to be 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

    kena@cvsa.org

    Ken has worked for more than 20 years in commercial vehicle safety. Prior to joining CVSA as its director of multimedia development, he 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. Ken 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.
  • Bill Reese

    Director of COHMED Program

    billr@cvsa.org

    Bill became a trooper with the Idaho State Police in 1986 and was 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 has 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. 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.
  • Kerri Wirachowsky

    Director of Roadside Inspection Program

    kerriw@cvsa.org

    Kerri’s transportation safety career started in 1990 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.
  • Iris Leonard

    Manager of Member Services

    irisl@cvsa.org

    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.
  • Claudia McNatt, CMP

    Manager of Conferences and Exhibits

    claudiam@cvsa.org

    Claudia been with CVSA since 2012. She has more than 12 years of experience in the meetings industry and holds a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation from the Convention Industry Council. Claudia currently negotiates the contracting for and manages all CVSA meetings and conferences, as well as the exhibitors and meeting sponsors. Claudia holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in psychology and marketing from Salisbury University.
  • Nicole Leandro

    Manager of Communications

    nicolel@cvsa.org

    Nicole joined CVSA in 2014. She has 16 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 between 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.
  • Richard Williams, CPA

    Controller

    richardw@cvsa.org

    Richard joined CVSA in 2017 as its controller. He is a certified public accountant and an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Richard has more than 20 years of experience working within the not-for-profit industry serving externally as an auditor and management consultant and internally in various staff capacities.
  • Amelina Kassa

    Administrative Assistant

    amelinak@cvsa.org

    Amelina has been the administrative assistant at CVSA since 2015. Previously, Amelina worked as an assistant for seven years in different field areas including media, law, athletics and most recently the non-profit industry. As an administrative assistant, she performs most of her duties by assisting with finance, as well as other association projects and programs. Amelina is a graduate from Howard University with a bachelor’s degree in legal communication, and a minor in radio, television and film.