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Executive 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. 

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. 

Deputy Director 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.

Haydée draws from an extensive background in marketing and communications as well as her leadership of member- and volunteer-driven organizations where she has a history of fostering engagement.

Haydée enjoys walking and running around the Edgewood neighborhood where she resides, and hiking trails in and around the city with Riley, her Great Danebull. And, of course, you'll also find her exploring Atlanta’s neighborhoods and urban treasures by bike.

 

Operations Director Keisa Bruce-Steele, 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.

 

 

 

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Atlanta Streets Alive Program Manager 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. 

During her time in Athens, she developed a passion for sustainable living and getting a bike was a big part of her lifestyle change. After a year back in Atlanta she decided to car-free and hasn't looked back.

Heather lives in Adair Park and enjoys pedaling through the streets of Southwest Atlanta, gardening and finding free yoga classes across the city. She also sits on the board of her neighborhood association (as the events chair of course). 

 

Development Coordinator LaMiiko Moore was born in St. Louis, MO but has spent an almost equal amount of her life calling Atlanta home, after moving here to complete her undergraduate studies at Georgia State University.

Being away from biking for many years, her participation in the Atlanta (Westside) Bike Champions program rekindled her love of biking, allowing her to see Atlanta through a new set of eyes. She firmly believes in the mental and physical benefits, and satisfaction brought about through biking, and this drives her passion for getting as many people on bikes as possible.

LaMiiko especially enjoys riding her bike to support small businesses, events, festivals, nature preserves, breweries, and even wineries across the state. In her spare time, she loves to make meals for her friends and loved ones.

 
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Education Program Coordinator Stephen Spring came to Atlanta via Austin, San Francisco, Portland, and 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, affecting change in policy and political spaces, and ensuring equitable outcomes for students. 

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 transportation for decades. Stephen enjoys traveling, hiking, politics, reading, yoga, and just hanging out and about the city. 

 

 

Community Engagement Coordinator Sagirah Jones has a passion for serving others and creating positive change. She is especially committed to strengthening communities by connecting them to resources that can propel them towards their collective goals.

Sagirah has a comprehensive background initiating and developing community-based organizations. She uses this experience to find innovative ways to bring people and communities together. She is an avid proponent of active transportation, transit-oriented development, and democratic streets and champions children being able to safely bicycle through the city.

Sagirah is an active board member of both her NPU and neighborhood association. She is a recent participant in the City of Atlanta’s Community Leadership Institute and the TransFormation Alliance Academy. She enjoys reading, outdoor adventures, and exploring the city with her three sons by all forms of active transportation.

Atlanta Streets Alive Communications Coordinator Evey Wilson

Evey Wilson is an Atlanta native who has been a bike commuter and enthusiast for the better part of ten years. With a background in journalism and a Master’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, she is excited to use her storytelling skills to help advocate for safer and more equitable transportation infrastructure. When she’s not exploring Atlanta’s art scene, you can probably find her reading on her front porch in Edgewood or escaping to the mountains with her husband and their dog, Franklin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Governing Board



Front row left to right: Max Leventhal, Ken Rose, Allison Powell, Shayna Pollock
Back row left to right: Jason Dozier, Naoya Wada, Wesley Brown, Steven Cousins, Patton Dycus, Stephanie Hudson, Pat Moore
Not pictured: Jack Honderd, Michael Green, Camille Ward, Alice Rolls, Joseph Scalia
  1. Naoya Wada (Chair), Managing Partner at Never Without 
  2. Max Leventhal (Treasurer), Owner's Representative at Woodruff Arts Center
  3. Stephanie Hudson, Consultant at Welcoming America
  4. Jason Dozier, Director, Programs Operations at Hire Heroes USA
  5. Jack Honderd, Principal at East Decatur Station
  6. Michael Green, Principal at Pansophy Capital 
  7. Camille Ward, HR Business Partner at Coca-Cola North America
  8. Alice Rolls, Executive Director at Georgia Organics
  9. Pat Moore, Project Manager at Orange Business Services
  10. Wesley Brown, Sr. Project Manager, Planning & Capital Projects at Central Atlanta Progress
  11. Ken Rose, Senior Policy Advisor, Physical Activity and Health Program
  12. Shayna Pollock, Principle Planner, Atlanta Regional Commission
  13. Steven Cousins, Inclusion Manager at Relay Bike Share
  14. Joseph Scalia, Director, Solution Architecture at Red Hat
  15. Patton Dycus, Senior Attorney at Environmental Integrity Project
  16. Allison Powell, Graduate Research Assistant

Advisory Council

  1. Cynthia Searcy, Assistant Dean for Academic Programs at Georgia State University, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
  2. Bruce Fernald, Principal at JPX Works
  3. Jared Welsh, attorney at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
  4. Atiba Mbiwan, Associate Director at The Zeist Foundation Inc.
  5. Aaron Watson, Senior Counsel at Thompson Hine
  6. Henry Slack, Co-founder with Dennis Hoffarth, bike commuter for 40 years, mechanical engineer
  7. Ryan Gravel, Founder at Sixpitch
  8. Robert Riordan, Alston & Bird
  9. Jeffrey Wisard, founder at Atlanta Cycling Festival
  10. Andisheh Nouraee, digital marketing expert at CARE
  11. Brent Brewer, Our West End neighborhood newsletter
  12. Kari Watkins, Frederick Law Olmsted Associate Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology
  13. Jenny Park, Oshkosh B'Gosh
  14. Brian Gist, Senior Attorney at Southern Environmental Law Center
  15. Gerald Weber, constitutional law attorney

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