Jason K. Levine, Executive Director
In July 2017, Jason was named the third permanent Executive Director in the Center for Auto Safety’s five-decade history. Mr. Levine, is a consumer protection advocate who has held leadership positions in multiple federal agencies and is an active board member in several non-profit organizations.
Prior to joining the Center for Auto Safety, Jason served as the Director of the Office of Congressional, Legislative, and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Mr. Levine was brought in to help to lead the Obama Administration’s response to Congress after the highly publicized cyber breaches of federal employee data in 2015. Previously, he served in a variety of management and policy roles at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), including Chief of Staff, Director of the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Chief Counsel to Vice Chairman Robert Adler.
During his time at CPSC, Mr. Levine was a key figure in: creating the CPSC’s public database of harmful consumer product hazards; rewriting the civil penalty guidelines; reviving work on a mandatory standard to address 40,000 annual injuries associated with table-saws; and pushing for more federal government attention to be focused on injuries to seniors, including the adoption of a standard for adult bed rails. He also helped lead the fight to reduce ATV-related children’s deaths, urged the passage of a mandatory regulation to prevent deaths and injuries from carbon monoxide exposure hazards, and advocated for greater resource appropriation for consumer products import surveillance at U.S. ports.
As an outgrowth of his work at the CPSC focusing on preventing injuries to seniors, Jason had the opportunity to work in an advisory capacity to the Assistant Secretary for Aging at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this capacity he helped develop a series of recommendations designed to encourage a more coordinated effort to promote injury prevention for older adults both within and outside HHS. Mr. Levine began his work in government as Chief Counsel to Commissioner Ellen Weintraub at the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Before joining public service, he worked as an attorney in private practice in Washington, DC.
Jason has long been involved in his community, both close to home and nationally. Currently, Jason serves as a board member of the DC based, nationally focused, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and the Canadian Automobile Protection Association. On the local level, he served seven years on the Board of Directors for the Washington, DC Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, fulfilled a term each as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Montgomery County, Maryland Advisory Committee on Consumer Protection; and as a Commissioner of the Montgomery County, Maryland Commission on Health.
Mr. Levine is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law, with honors, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University, where his heart remains on football Saturdays every fall. He, and his wife Carin, live with their two school aged children in Bethesda, Maryland.
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Grace Garver, Communications Specialist
In September 2017, Ms. Garver joined the Center for Auto Safety as a Communications Assistant. In this role, she runs the Center’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, maintains webpages, coordinates email news-blasts, and assists in managing the Center’s communications strategy. Grace is thrilled to be working for a non-profit with such a long, successful history of impacting policy and advocating for consumer safety.
Prior to joining the Center, Grace was an intern at the Nashville Public Library and the Land Trust for Tennessee. In these roles, she planned an implemented a comprehensive marketing strategy for the Library’s summer programming and assisted in the Land Trust’s day-to-day communications and edited the Land Trust’s bi-annual newsletter.
Ms. Garver graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Public Policy. While in school, she hosted a campus radio show and studied abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Grace’s school pride remains in Nashville with the Commodores.
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