Staff

26490588713_808eb262ff_n.jpgExecutive Director Rebecca Serna has a Master’s degree from Georgia State's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in Urban Policy in Planning and Nonprofit Management. Serna was a bike/ped intern with the Georgia DOT and draws on her experience as a Fulbright in Bogotá, Colombia, where she studied participatory planning practices and innovative public transportation projects. 

Serna serves on the Alliance for Biking and Walking board. Awards include 2015 Woman of the Year/Women in Transportation Seminar, 2013 Advocate of the Year/Alliance for Biking and Walking, and the 2013 Longleaf/Georgia Conservancy. She lives in SE Atlanta with her husband and three sons, enjoys gardening, dancing, reading and baking, and looks forward to the day when biking for transportation is unremarkable. Need to speak with me? Feel free to set up a meeting with me via calendly.com


27061318716_1091b9904b_z.jpgSenior Program Manager Keisa Bruce, an Atlanta native, brought over eight years of project management experience when she joined ABC. She managed a diverse portfolio of high profile, experiential campaigns at Team Epic and Next Marketing, based in Atlanta, while traveling all over North America.

A graduate of the University of Georgia, she has been a staunch supporter of all things that create sustainability in the city and, while vowing not to rely on a car for many years upon her return, Keisa fell in love with cycling immediately. You can find her biking around Decatur and East Atlanta en route to a volunteer project or meeting to discuss innovative ways to encourage physical activity at all ages.


ben2.jpgMembership & Campaigns Manager Ben Foster hails from Los Angeles by way of West Texas, where he served as president and co-founder of the Velo Paso Bicycle-Pedestrian Coalition, El Paso's first bike advocacy nonprofit. As an advocate in El Paso, Ben led the successful campaign to create the city's first Bicycle Advisory Committee, coordinated a social justice bike ride across Texas called Pedaling for Justice, and inaugurated the city's first crop of League Cycling Instructors to better serve the educational and safety needs of the community.

Ben runs membership and campaigns, which means he's the person to call when you lose your ABC member card, would like to make a gift to the ABC, or want to get more involved in our campaign work to make Atlanta better by bike. You can find Ben bike commuting on Hosea Williams. Feel free to set up a meeting with Ben via Calendly here: calendly.com/bcfoster


27061332606_9bf31c2f5d_n.jpgEvents Coordinator Heather Luyk 
is an Atlanta native and moved back in March of 2015 after eight years away. She received her Masters in Nonprofit Organizations from the University of Georgia. Growing up, Heather loves to throw a good party! Dabbling in large gatherings with friends, wedding coordination and more. During her time in graduate school she began working with a start up called My Athens, where she helped to develop their volunteer program, coordinate events and create an organizational structure.  During her time in Athens, she developed a passion for sustainable living and getting a bike was a big part of her lifestyle change! Being able to combine all of these skills and passions is a dream! 

Heather focuses on operations and logistics for Atlanta Streets Alive, as well as ABC's smaller events like the Blinkie Awards. For Heather, the most rewarding part of her job is seeing/hearing conversations be had on the purpose of streets and mindsets slowly beginning to change after ASA. 

Heather lives in Adair Park and enjoys pedaling through the streets of Southwest Atlanta, doing house projects, and sitting on the board of her neighborhood association (as the events chair of course!) Join in on the fun at Porches and Pies and Tour de SWAT (a bike ride through SW Atlanta!). 


Haydee.jpgCommunity Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator Haydée Santana is inspired by the power of active transportation to connect us with our city, its communities and with each other. She began working with our volunteers in Spring of 2015 through our Bike Valet program and later through Atlanta Streets Alive. In her current role, Haydée draws from an extensive background in marketing and communications as well as from her leadership of member- and volunteer-driven organizations where she has a history of forging relationships and fostering engagement.

Haydée enjoys walking and running around Grant Park or hiking trails with Riley, her Great Danebull, and you’ll often find her exploring Atlanta’s neighborhoods and urban treasures by bike. 


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Communications & Outreach Manager Jordyne Krumroy brings a passion for community organizing and advocacy to improve transportation equity. Previously, Jordyne was the Community Engagement & Marketing Manager for Nicholas House, a homeless shelter in Atlanta. Her background in immigrant advocacy led her to complete her Master of Social Work, where she partnered with ABC to create a bicycle transportation program for refugees. With a belief that bike transportation can improve mental and physical health, as well as social and economic opportunity, Jordyne is committed to ensuring that transportation advocacy is led by a collective of many diverse voices.


IMG_0255.jpgEducation Coordinator Stephen Spring, a new Atlanta native via Austin, San Francisco, and Portland, Maine. Stephen has spent his life in urban public education serving students, teachers, and districts. His work spans teaching high school, curriculum writing, facilitating professional development, and affecting change in policy and political spaces. A common thread in Stephen’s career has been to ensure equitable outcomes for students with a focus on cultural responsive pedagogy and shifting mindsets of adults engaged with adolescent learners.

Stephen earned a Master’s degree from the University of Maine in Educational Leadership and recently completed the coursework for a PhD in Educational Policy at the University of Texas. Bicycling has been his primary mode of urban transportation for decades and has negotiated commuting, socializing, shopping and all else involved in getting from point A to point B on his bike. He looks forward to interacting with the community as ABC’s Education Coordinator to assist in getting more and more Atlanta folks feeling confident and safely enjoying all that is possible though cycling. He is deeply committed to ensuring equitable outcomes as the means to enhancing bicycling density.

Travelling, hiking, politics, reading, yoga, and just hanging out and about the city are part of his other ways of being.


IMG_0268.jpgBike Valet Manager Jeremy Williams is a native of Louisiana, has lived all over the South, but has been a resident of Atlanta for more than a decade. He lives near East Atlanta Village with is wife and two sons, and is a stay-at-home dad. When he's not wrangling kids or helping organize bike valet events, he enjoys road biking, running, reading, writing, and brewing espresso. Jeremy's background is in public policy. He has worked for the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office as well as the Council of State Governments, and has researched and written extensively on public health, corrections, the environment, and renewable energy. Jeremy attended Mississippi College, then studied religion and philosophy at Wake Forest University (he was misinformed that there was a good buck in that racket).


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Business Outreach Coordinator Kayla Steen is an Atlanta native and moved back in February of 2013 after four years away. While studying Public Relations at Xavier University of Louisiana she developed a passion for all things related to pedestrian culture and sustainable urbanism. Perfect for the her role as the Business Outreach Coordinator, “Miss Atlanta” can be found spreading positive vibes about the city on foot or by bike!

 

 

 


Board

Governing Board

Glenn Kurtz (Chair) Georgia Institute of Technology, Director of Parking
Cynthia Searcy (Treasurer), Assistant Dean for Academic Programs at Georgia State University, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Jared Welsh (Secretary), attorney at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Bruce Fernald, Principal, JPX Works
Heather Alhadeff, Founder at Center Forward Planning
Henry Slack Federal Government, Environmental Engineer
Saba Long, communications professional
Jack Honderd, ArchiTech Partners, Inc.
Michael Green, Principal at Pansophy Capital
Brian McGowan, Principal at Dentons
Naoya Wada, Managing Partner at Never Without
Stephanie (Tobben) Malinauskas, Director of Marketing and Communications at Ruth's Chris Steak House 
Eric Wilson, Senior Associate at Heery International 
Camille Ward, HR Business Partner, Coca-Cola
Cynthia Curry, Director of Engagement, eHire

Honorary Board

Atiba Mbiwan, The Zeist Foundation Inc., Associate Director
Aaron Watson, Senior Counsel, Thompson Hine
Dan Thornton, owner of Free-Flite Bicycles
Khalil Johnson, President of Common Sense Consultants
Ryan Gravel, Senior Urban Designer, Perkins+Will
Robert Riordan, Senior Counsel. Alston & Bird

 

 


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