ThinkFirst Staff

Jill Braselton

Executive Director

The ThinkFirst National Office is excited to announce that after a multiple-month, nationwide search, Jill Braselton, BSN, RN, has been selected to become the new Executive Director of the ThinkFirst Foundation. Many of you will recognize her name and know Jill’s long history and deep commitment to the ThinkFirst Foundation. She has been a member of the ThinkFirst Board of Directors since 2014, and has served as the ThinkFirst Illinois State Chapter Director for the last fourteen years based at Northwestern Medicine in a suburb of Chicago. In addition, Jill has worked as a nurse and an injury prevention advocate for over 30 years and has been instrumental in the development of many of the current ThinkFirst programs.  We look forward to the excitement and passion she brings to her new position! We extend a warm welcome and heartfelt wishes to Jill!

Amanda Rist

Program and Grant Manager

Amanda Rist RN, BSN, currently works as the Program and Grant manager for the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation. She is a registered nurse by background and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. Has clinical experience in medical-surgical nursing and trauma critical care nursing. This clinical experience has been a valuable asset to help her in her career as an injury prevention coordinator. From 2014-2020 she worked as the Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator for the Trauma Program at the University of Kentucky HealthCare and served as the Kentucky State Chapter Director for the ThinkFirst Kentucky Chapter. Amanda currently serves as a board member for the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation. She has a passion for injury prevention and hopes to carry this into her next phase of nurses when she obtains her Masters in Family Nurse Practitioner in January 2024.

Meghan Lyon

Honda - Parent of Teen Drivers Program Coordinator

Meghan serves as Development Manager, responsible for recruiting, engaging, and developing new U.S. chapters.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies from the University of Dayton and has more than twenty years’ sales and marketing experience. She is also the founder and operator of Brown Street Marketing, a promotional products company. Meghan and her husband have two boys, ages 13, and 14 and in her free time plays competitive tennis with USTA.