ThinkFirst Staff

Susan Crotty

Executive Director

Susan Crotty has been actively involved in her community for the past two decades and a passionate advocate at the state and national level dedicated to education and safety.  She joined ThinkFirst in 2018 to lead the grants, education and advocacy efforts and previously worked for the National Safety Council spearheading the Road to Zero, a strategic initiative with the U.S. Department of Transportation, to eliminate roadway fatalities by 2050.

She is a certified Child Passenger Safety technician (which she calls “living” our mission), CPR, AED, Stop The Bleed from the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA Community Emergency Response Team trained.  She was elected to three terms on her Board of Education and believes education is the key to creating positive change. 

Outside of work she loves to hike, travel, bike ride (always with her helmet on), garden and play with her family's two 80-pound shelter dogs.


Meghan Lyon

Chapter Development Manager

Meghan has been 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, she plays competitive tennis on a USTA team.