Pedestrian Safety Workgroup

County Objectives

PGC Healthcare Action Coalition
  1. ​​Reduce ​​​​pedestrian injuries on public roads.
  2. Increase access to venues for physical and recreational activity.


​Prevent Pedestrian​ Injuries 

  • ​​​​​​Su​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​pport more wides​pread enforcement of pedestrian and driving laws by the County and municipal Police Departments.
  • Increase​ public edu​cation about p​​​​​​edestrian safety ​through use of multi-media venues and development and dissemination of culturally and linguistically appropriate educational materials.

​​​​Crea​te Safer Physical Environments

  • ​​​Identify geographic health priority areas in the C​ounty, using GIS mapping and a scoring system that includes health-related factors such as presence of full-service grocery stores, sidewalks, bike trails, etc., where greatest need exists for improved community design.


The Pedestrian Safety Workgroup meets once a month, every third Monday at 6:30 p.m. at
1701 McCormick Drive,
Largo, Maryland 20774.

Prince George's Healthcare Action Coalition (PGHAC) meets quarterly at
1400 McCormick Drive,
Largo, Maryland 20774.

For a list of scheduled PGHAC meetings


-- February 12, 2013 January 14, 2014​​
-- ​April 9, 2013 ​​April 8, 2014​
​-- June 11, 2013 ​June 10, 2014
November 13, 2012 September 10, 2013 ​September 9, 2014
December 6, 2012​​ October 8, 2013 ​October 14, 2014
​December 8, 2014​


​​07/30/2013 Port Towns Youth rally Pedestrian Safety at Walkers Wear White at Night Rally,The Gazette​


July 5, 2013​
Port Towns Youth Council Wellness Ambassadors 2013 Health Policy Summer Camp
July 27, 2013
Walkers Wear White Rally hosted by PGHAC Pedestrian Safety Workgroup with Port Towns Youth Council, End Time Harvest Ministries, Inc. and the Town of Bladensburg, Maryland
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 National Walk to School Day at Rogers Heights Elemenst



07/27/2013: Walkers Wear White at Night Rally, sponsored by Port Towns Youth Council, End Time Harvest Ministries and the Town of Bladensburg.

10/09/2013: PSWG with Port Towns Youth Council Wellness Ambassadors at Walk to School Day 2013, Rogers Heights Elementary School

07/05/2013: PSWG with Port Towns Youth Council Wellness Ambassadors during their 2013 Health Policy Summer Camp, followed by the Walkers Wear White rally​ (07/27/2013) sponsored by PSWG.


  • Pedestrian Safety Tips by Prince George's Healthcare Action Coalition (JPG)
  • Maryland State Health Improvement Plan​ Prince George's County Profile​


​​Name Membership​ Affiliation​ Position
​Christine Godward Green ​Work Group Co-Chair ​Greater Washington Safe Routes to School National Partnership ​Greater Washington DC Regional Policy Manager
​Tiffany Williams Jennings Work Group Co-Chair​ ​M-NCPPC, Prince George's County Planning Department Planner Coordinator, ​Countywide Planning Division
​Betty T. Smoot Research Assistant​ ​​M-NCPPC, Prince George's County Planning Department ​Planner, Co​​mmunity Planning Division
Rev. Gail Addison​ ​Member ​End Time Harvest Ministries, Inc. CEO and President/Founder​
Cpl. Scott Ainsworth​ Member​ ​Prince George's County Police Department
Catherine Baker​ Member​ ​Greater Washington Region Safe Routes to School Partnership ​Active Transportation Fellow
Ernest Carter, MD, PhD Member​ ​Prince George's County Health Department ​Deputy Health Officer
​Gwendowlyn Clerkley ​Member ​Prince George's County Department of Public Works and Transportation ​Associate Director, Office of Highway Maintenance
​Bobby J. Coates ​Member ​100 Black Men of Prince George's County
​James Cohen, PhD ​Member ​University of Maryland ​​Director, Urban Studies and Planning Program
​Aviana Cooper Member​ ​Maryland State Senate ​Legislative Staff
​Vincent Curly ​Member ​Prince George's County Public Schools ​Safety Officer
​Clarence Davis ​Member ​American Association of Retired People ​Maryland State President
​Lt. Brendan Devaney ​Member ​Prince George's County Police Department ​Detective
​John Epps ​Member ​Maryland Park Bicycles ​Business Owner
​Officer Gregory Ford ​Member ​Maryland-National Capitol Park Police
​Cpl. Randy Green ​Member ​​Maryland-National Capitol Park Police
​David Harrington ​Member ​Common Health Action ​Senior Policy Advisor
​Mark Holt ​Member ​Southern Prince George's Trail Club
​Jim Hudnall ​Member ​Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club ​Public Relations Committee Chair
​Theresa Hudnall ​Member ​Maryland Park Bicycles
​Mayor Kito James ​Member ​Town of Capitol Heights, Maryland ​Mayor
​Mayor Walter Lee James, Jr. ​Member ​Town of Bladensburg, Maryland ​Mayor
​Catherine Jones ​Member ​Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) ​Urban Sr. Planner, Office of Station Area Planning and Asset Management
​Evelyn Kelly ​Member ​Institute for Public Health Action ​Program Manager
​Dustin Kuzman ​Member ​Maryland Office of Planning and Preliminary Engineering
​Michael Levengood ​Member ​University of Maryland ​Bicycling Coordinator
​Yvonne Magee ​Member ​National Forum for Black Public Administrators ​Maryland Chapter President
​Stephen Makle ​Member ​Xtreme Teens/M-NCPPC ​Youth Services Coordinator
​Kate McGrail ​Member Institute for Public Health Information​ ​Program Associate
​Jennie Nevin ​Member ​Prince George's County, County Stat ​Policy Analyst
​Fred Shaffer ​Member ​M-NCPPC/Prince George's County Planning Department ​Bikeways and Trails Planning
​Major Corey Smedley ​Member ​Prince George's County Fire-EMS/Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI)
​Deputy Chief Henry Stawinski ​Member ​Prince George's County Police Department ​Deputy Chief
​Laurine Thomas ​Member ​Prince George's County Health Department Grant Writer​
​Eric Walker-Thomas ​Member ​Prince George's County Public Schools ​Safety Officer
​Evelyn Hoban Health Dept. Staff​ Prince George's County Health Department Division Manager, Environmental Health​
​Susan Thweatt Health Dept. Staff​ Prince George's County Health Department​ Program Chief, Food Protection Program​
​Pamela Creekmur ​PGHAC Chair  ​Prince George's County Health Department ​Health Officer
​Debra Ross ​PGHAC Director ​Consultant ​Consultant
​Erin Diamond ​PGHAC Staff ​Prince George's County Health Department Administrative Specialist

Last updated: March 7, 2014