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 the 2020 Advocate of the Year from the League of American Bicyclists, 2015 Woman of the Year from the Women in Transportation Seminar, 2013 Advocate of the Year from the Alliance for Biking and Walking, and the 2013 Longleaf Award from the Georgia Conservancy. Serna lives in Southeast Atlanta with her husband and three sons and loves to read, dance, and grow food. She looks forward to the day when biking for transportation is unremarkable and everyone can move safely, easily, and sustainably throughout the city.
Senior Director of Strategy and Growth Haydée Santana is inspired by the power of active transportation to connect us with our city, its communities, and with each other.
Haydée began working with our volunteers in the Spring of 2015 through our Bike Valet program and later through Atlanta Streets Alive. She has dedicated her leadership and organizational development expertise to helping community-minded organizations thrive and also draws from an extensive background in strategic marketing and communication.
Haydée enjoys hiking with family and friends, running around her Grant Park neighborhood, and exploring the city's treasures on foot, by bike, and via transit.
Senior Advocacy & Engagement Manager 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 joined the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition as the Community Engagement Coordinator for Atlanta Streets Alive. She built on that experience and her background in developing community-based organizations to now manage engagement programs that are innovative in the way they connect people, interests, and action. She champions children being able to safely bicycle through the city and is an avid proponent of active transportation, equitable transit-oriented development, and democratic streets.
She is an active board member of both her NPU and neighborhood association and serves on the Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals' national task force on equity, diversity, and inclusion. When she does not have a book in her hands, Sagirah enjoys outdoor adventures and exploring the city via active transportation with her family.
Senior Development Manager Rachel Stanley is a native Atlantan and an experienced nonprofit development professional, previously serving at organizations including the Latin American Association, the Southern Center for Human Rights, and the Center for Civic Innovation. She holds a Master's degree in Public Policy from Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and a Bachelor's degree in International Studies from Elon University.
Stanley volunteers her time with many community organizations, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Junior League of Atlanta, and Planned Parenthood Southeast. She was a 2017 30 Under 30 Awardee with the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Atlanta, a 2017-2018 Georgia Women's Policy Institute member through the YWCA, a 2019 High Potential Diverse Leader through the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, and a 2019 Black-Jewish Project Understanding participant with the American Jewish Committee.
She lives in Southwest Atlanta and can be found discovering new trails with her dog, visiting farmers' markets, and supporting local bookstores.
Advocacy Campaigns Manager Rolanda Powell earned her MBA, Business Administration in 2009 and her B.S. in Communications from the University of North Florida in 2003. She offers 17 years of marketing experience in higher education; previously serving as Marketing Manager at Georgia Institute of Technology, where she received the UPCEA Marketing Award and led the marketing launch of several conferences and professional development certificates held at Georgia Tech's Global Learning Center. While there, she also completed leadership training with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
One intentional choice at a time, Rolanda seeks to make the world around her better and draws from her 13 years of experience advocating for faith-based LGBTQ+ communities. Her passion for social justice and equality is displayed in her service as a founding member of the Center Hill Neighborhood Association. She considers the long-awaited installation of three new beacon lights along Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway one of her most rewarding accomplishments as President to date.
In addition to her community leadership involvement, it is also her vision to re-imagine the Bankhead Drive-in Theater — a westside staple in the 1950s. Rolanda provides free summer outdoor movie events to the NPU-J community, offering the first-ever Bankhead Movies in the Park 2019 and pivoting with COVID-19 to bring the 2020 Westside Pop-Up Drive-In.
Senior Operations Manager Margaret Mullins is motivated by the energy, opportunity, and spontaneity that moving freely through a truly public urban space can provide. A South Georgia native who moved to Atlanta to complete undergraduate studies at Georgia Tech, her affinity for active transportation grew out of a diverse range of mobility modes experienced in Atlanta and beyond.
An active bike commuter, Margaret was first connected with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition through the internship program in 2019 before joining the staff full-time in 2021. She recently completed a Master’s Degree in Urban Studies from Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. Her academic interests lie in researching the interaction between sustainability, access, and equity in transportation. She cherishes any opportunity to experience Atlanta or a new city by bike, foot, or transit.
Stephanie Hudson, Chair. Management Consultant
Naoya Wada, Vice-Chair. Managing Partner at Never Without
Wesley Brown, Director, Planning & Capital Projects at Central Atlanta Progress
Jonathan DiGioia, Project Manager at AECOM
Patton Dycus, Senior Attorney at Environmental Integrity Project
Michael Green, Managing Partner at Sophy Capital
Andrew Hixson, Vice President at National Cooperative Bank; Councilmember at City of Norcross
Amy Phuong, Vice President of Government Relations at the Atlanta Hawks
Shayna Pollock, Managing Director, Transportation at Central Atlanta Progress
Dr. Jamila Porter, Senior Advisor for Program and Strategy at de Beaumont Foundation
Allison Powell, Volunteer advocate for alternative transportation and safer streets in Atlanta
Ken Rose, Acting Chief, Physical Activity and Health Branch, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Joseph Scalia, Senior Director at Red Hat
Lauren Schuman, Vice President of Product Growth at MURAL
Jason Tatum, Director of Product at CallRail
Eric Wilson, National Education Leader at CBRE
Carden Wyckoff, Senior Pardot Support Engineer at Salesforce; Disability advocate
Brent Brewer, Our West End neighborhood newsletter
Alison Cross, Entrepreneur
Brian Gist, Senior Attorney at Southern Environmental Law Center
Eunice Glover, President/CEOL at Center for Enhancing Organizational Learning and Development
Atiba Mbiwan, Executive Director at The Zeist Foundation Inc.
John Saxton, Transit Planner, HNTB
Cynthia Searcy, Associate Dean for Academic Innovation & Strategy at Georgia State University, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Henry Slack, Co-founder with Dennis Hoffarth, bike commuter for 40 years, mechanical engineer
Kari Watkins, Frederick Law Olmsted Associate Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology
Gerald Weber, Owner at Law Offices of Gerald Weber