About Us & Leadership

Welcome To Collaborative Safety

Collaborative Safety is dedicated to working with human services agencies to embrace a systems approach to learning and improvement. With implementation proficiency, national reputation and being the first to successfully implement safety science principles into a child welfare agency, Collaborative Safety is uniquely qualified to provide tools, training and ongoing support to agencies wanting to enhance their critical incident reviews and establish a culture of safety.

“I have real hope for maybe the first time in my 23 years, that meaningful change is possible because of the tools that can come from this process: change in our system’s culture and change in outcomes for children and families”
-Frontline Supervisor, Arizona DCS

Our Team

Scott Modell, Ph.D.
Scott Modell, Ph.D.
Co-Founder
Noel Hengelbrok, M.Sc.
Noel Hengelbrok, M.Sc.
Co-Founder
Casey Melsek, MSW
Casey Melsek, MSW
Senior Consultant
Kelly Knutson, MSW
Kelly Knutson, MSW
Senior Consultant
Natia Ellis, M.S.
Natia Ellis, M.S.
Consultant
Kenny Weaver
Kenny Weaver
Consultant
David Garrett
Dave Garrett
Director of Operations
James M. Henry
James M. Henry
Executive Consultant
James M. Nyce, Ph.D.
James M. Nyce, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Safety Culture Analysis