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Kate Leonardi - Founder / Executive Director
Kate Leonardi has been with The DB Foundation since it's creation in 2006. She was the single parent of her only child, Dylan (11 yrs old) when he passed away and she first learned of The Choking Game. Kate's role with The DB Foundation has changed as the foundation has grown through the years. Currently, Kate is involved in the day-to-day management of the organization, providing educational speaking engagements nationwide, media contact, and speaking with newly bereaved parents. Kate also contributes to research and Foundation development, maintenance of information on the website and member coordination. She currently is a stay-at-home mom residing in Northeast Florida with her husband and 2 small children.

Dale and Michele Galloway became a part of the DB Foundation in 2007 after the loss of their son, Connor. As career educators they realized that the lack of clear and comprehensive education about the choking game played a role in the loss of their child. Since Connors death they have dedicated their time and efforts is issues involving health education reform. They have been guest speakers at schools and community organizations, advocates for legislative changes in North Carolina and nationally, and have provided a DVD in cooperation with Asheville City Schools that addresses many examples of adolescent risky behaviors and their relevance to health education reform.

Officer Cliff OQuinn is 55 years old, married and the father of three. He started his police career in 1977 and has 33 years of experience and has worked in all aspects of law enforcement. Officer Quinn became involved with the Choking Game in 2007 after taking training at Sam Houston State University. Over the past three years he has done over 80 presentations to all age groups. He has been listed as a presenter on the D.B. Foundation since 2007. He has investigated numerous cases of students engaging in the deadly act of The Choking Game. Some of the cases were in the class room during class instruction. Officer O'Quinn has earned all five state certifications offered by The Texas Law Enforcement Commission for Officer Standards and Education. He has 8 years in the education field working with all ages of juveniles and young adults. He was featured on FOX News Network hosted by Carolyn Canville in a three part series on the dangers of 'The Choking Game'.

Carlos Flores, RN, is the Trauma Coordinator for Children’s Hospital Central California in Madera , California . Carlos enjoys the blessings of family life with his bride and their four sons. He has experienced a 23 year career as a pediatric nurse focused on Pediatric Emergency and Trauma Care. As part of his position with Children’s Hospital, Carlos has been developed a wide spectrum injury prevention and professional outreach program in Central California which includes presentations on the Choking Game. Since 2003, his projects have reached over 40,000 kids, parents, and professional groups averaging 70 venues per year. With the help of local community groups such as Kiwanis, he offers these services at no cost to the community. His advocacy for child safety includes television & radio exposure, community partnerships, legislative education, and a vast network of community groups involved in the welfare of children.
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