Debra Smiley Holtzman, JD, MA, is a nationally acclaimed child safety and health expert, injury prevention educator, product safety advocate, and award-winning parenting author.
Debra served as a Subject Matter Expert for American Red Cross, Advanced Child Care Online-Training Course and Handbook (StayWell Publishing, April, 2014). She also served as a Subject Matter Expert in the development of the most recent version of the American Red Cross Babysitting Basics course (released in April, 2013).
Debra has made over 500 media appearances including NBC's The Today Show, Weekend Today, ABC World News, Martha Stewart Living Radio, New York Times, Dr. Oz, The Good Life, and USA Weekend Magazine. She served as the official on-air baby safety expert for the popular weekly Discovery Health series, "Make Room for Baby". She was named an "Everyday Hero" by Reader's Digest and a "Woman Making a Difference" by Family Circle Magazine.
Debra has a law degree, an M.A. in occupational health and safety, a B.A. in communications, and is the mother of two children. She is the Honorary Co-Chair of Florida Safe Kids Coalition, a certified child passenger safety technician, and teaches infant and toddler safety, and CPR classes at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. Her best-selling book, The Safe Baby: A Do-it Yourself Guide to Home Safety and Healthy Living (Sentient Publications, 2018) is available everywhere.