Sheldon Lyon, Executive director
Sheldon Lyon is the Executive Director of the Safety Council. Prior to his employment he was a 29-year member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, retiring in 2014. He served the Patrol as a Public Information and Education officer for Troop H which covers the 15 counties of northwest Missouri. Sheldon is a graduate of Central High School in St. Joseph and holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Missouri Western State University. During his time with Troop H, he served on the Safety Council's Board of Directors as the Vice President for Traffic Safety and is also a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. He is married to the former Christa Kavanaugh who is employed with the St. Joseph School District as the Special Education Department Chair at Central High School. Their daughter Madison is graduated from MWSU nursing school and Macy is a student in the Savannah School District.
Janice Carter, Office Manager
Janice has been a member of the Safety Council staff since 1991. After graduating from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Child Development, she taught at several Kansas City area preschools. In 1977, she and her family moved to St. Joseph where she became very active in PTA, serving as President of the St. Joseph Area PTA Council and as a committee chair on the Missouri PTA State Board. Janice has a long association with the Council having served on its Safety Town Committee and Board of Directors prior to her employment. As a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, she is able to assist individuals with the proper installation of child safety seats. She is responsible for coordinating the Safety Town and Safety Acres programs, as well as, serves as the Council's bookkeeper.
Sue Lober, Traffic Safety Coordinator
Sue joined the Safety Council in March of 2013 as the Traffic Safety Coordinator. She comes to the Council with 28 years of experience in teaching and coordinating health and safety programs in the St. Joseph community and throughout Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas. Her responsibility is to coordinate and administer all functions related to the community-wide Traffic Safety Task Force activities and events including the Driver Improvement Program and Alive at 25 classes. Sue is a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Administration from Missouri Western State University.
Part-time staff members
John Christensen and Steve Force, Instructors, Driver Improvement Program
Sarah Hardin, Adult and Juvenile Stealing, ASAP, & Marijuana Adolescent Diversion/Education
Dora Ham, SATOP Administrator and Counselor
Lisa Doyle, SATOP WIP Coordinator and OEP Instructor