Deana Dothage (Doe-Hage) is First Impact Director of Parent Education Programs, a traffic safety program of the University of Missouri’s ThinkFirst chapter. In this role, Deana is responsible for recruiting and training facilitators to present the First Impact GDL education program for parents of new drivers statewide. Deana has a B. S. in Administration of Justice - Policing Option from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Her career experience includes law enforcement, insurance claims and agency and church office management. Previously, Deana worked at a Regional Planning Commission, where she developed a transportation referral service known as MO RIDES. Under her leadership, MO RIDES expanded from a regional pilot program to one that currently serves the residents of all Missouri Counties.