The National Alliance to Stop Impaired Driving (NASID) Announces 2024 Executive Board

The National Alliance to Stop Impaired Driving (NASID), a coalition established by, is pleased to announce the 2024 NASID Executive Board. Jonathan Adkins, Chief Executive Officer of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), and Debra Coffey, Chief Government Affairs Officer Emeritus at Smart Start, will continue their roles as Chair and Treasurer respectively. Kristin Smith, Head of Global Road Safety Policy at Uber, will join the board as Secretary. Executive Board members serve for one year and may continue in this role as voted on by the NASID membership. For more information click here. 

Since 2023, Jonathan Adkins has been CEO of GHSA after serving as Executive Director since 2014. Adkins directs the organization’s headquarters, serves as GHSA’s chief liaison with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and represents the organization on Capitol Hill. Under Adkins’ leadership, GHSA has added new programs, member services, and staff.

Debra Coffey has devoted her life to helping improve public safety. She is a nationally recognized leader in impaired driving prevention. Coffey has led Smart Start’s government affairs initiatives for the past 26 years. She is now in a consultant position with Smart Start working to help drive the company’s legislative efforts at the state and federal level. She founded Safety and Advocacy for Empowerment (SAFE), formally known as the Coalition of Ignition Interlock Manufacturers (CIIM), which leads ignition interlock legislation advocacy around the United States.

Kristin Smith is the newest member of the NASID Executive Board. In her role as Head of Global Road Safety Policy at Uber, she leads the company’s road safety and impaired driving prevention efforts. Smith has integrated the Safe System approach into Uber’s road safety efforts, championed support for Vision Zero initiatives, and prioritized the safety of vulnerable road users.

“NASID is proud to have these three traffic safety leaders supporting our mission, and we look forward to a productive 2024,”said Darrin Grondel, SVP of Traffic Safety at and Director of NASID.

Please join the NASID Executive Board and members at the 2024 NASID Conference November 18-20, in Arlington, Virgina. Early bird registration will open in mid-March and space is limited; we look forward to seeing you there.


The National Alliance to Stop Impaired Driving (NASID) is a coalition established and led by to eliminate all forms of impaired driving, especially multiple substance impaired driving, through effective and proven measures such as DUI system reform, DUI detection, and improved use of data and technology.

NASID is a broad coalition of stakeholders working in a public/private partnership to achieve these goals. Our members include law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, toxicologists, academics, safety advocates, and industry leaders.

NASID provides national leadership to expand testing among impaired drivers, training for criminal justice practitioners, toxicology lab capacity improvements, and programs to increase the likelihood of recovery and reductions in recidivism. Our work includes state and federal advocacy efforts, public awareness and education, and state implementation of effective programs.

About is a national not-for-profit that aims to eliminate drunk driving and working with others to end all forms of impaired driving, eliminate underage drinking, and empower adults to make a lifetime of responsible alcohol choices as part of a balanced lifestyle. is funded by the following distillers:

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For more than 30 years, has transformed countless lives through programs that bring individuals, families, and communities together to inspire a lifetime of responsible alcohol choices.

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