Christine Olson was born and raised in Milwaukee Wisc. After visiting her brother on Anna Maria Is back in the 1990’s she felt the sun and surf calling her from the north. Joining her brother and son who had already relocated to Anna Maria, soon to follow would be Tiffiany. Volunteering at Mote Marine Aquarium with a baby whale rescued from the east coast, patrolling the beach looking for sea turtle tracks as part of the turtle watch program and family time on the beach, life was amazing. Until December 7 th 2005. That night a drunk driver would run a stop sign taking the life of her beautiful 22 year old daughter as well as her boyfriend. In the blink of an eye her world was turned forever upside down. On that evening because there was no emergency contact program in place that helped law enforcement know who to contact on the behalf of the victim, Christine would not hear of the news for over 6 hours while her daughter lay lifeless at the medical examiners office just minutes away. This she has come to find out is a normal national length of time to be notified. "Unacceptable" she felt. "If it's happening to me it can and will happen to you". This led Christine to create and implement a solution we believe Tiffs Initiative can solve. Providing law enforcement quick access to who you want notified by having that information stored in a drivers license or state issued I.D. card.
Receiving a international award in 2006 from AAMVA, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administration, and recognition from The Ash Institute at Harvard University’s John F Kennedy School of Government as a top 50 government innovations in 2009, TIFF pursues with determination to reach families and government agencies with the solution to what she believes is a national crisis. Her story does not have to become yours but we need to join hands and forces and get this across out nation and maybe the world.
Will you help me? Together we can do this. Contact me today.
41 years as a Registered Nurse with the majority of clinical practice in the Emergency Room and Trauma Centers in Florida and Georgia. Now devoted to the delivery of quality, evidence based trauma care in an ACS Level II verified trauma center and prevention of injury within our communities. Nationally and locally recognized as a leader in innovative programs that deliver messages and information intended to minimize and/or eliminate preventable injuries. Passionate about empowering clinicians with the resources, knowledge and skills to offer patients the best chance for optimal outcomes.
A dedicated collaborator with community partners and coalitions in the quest to prevent injury and save lives.
Kelly is an associate in the Sarasota, Florida office of HBK CPAs & Consultants where she works predominantly with Assurance Services, auditing construction and manufacturing companies and non-profit organizations. Kelly joined TIFF’s board of directors to serve as the treasurer and provides non-profit accounting, financial reporting and tax services for the organization. Kelly, a Pennsylvania native, relocated to Florida in 2017 and now has most of her family members living in different states. She became passionate with TIFF’s initiative to ensure she will be informed in the event of any emergency situations of her loved ones.
By becoming an advocate you can help tell everyone about the simple, yet life-changing solution TIFF provides. You can do this by sharing it with everyone you know: friends, family, coworkers, church members and of course, on social media networks.
If TIFF is not yet available in your state, you can make it happen by contacting your state legislators and telling them about TIFF and asking them to help get it for your state. We can provide you with a template so it's fast and easy to do!
We are always looking for volunteers! Let us know what your talents and interests are and we will find the perfect way for you to volunteer with us. When you join our team as a volunteer, you'll be changing the world, one family at a time.
Here are just a few ways to volunteer: