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 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).
Deputy Director 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 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 the Grant Park neighborhood where she resides, and exploring the city's treasures on foot, by bike, and via transit.
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, loves to garden, dance, bake, and read, and looks forward to the day when biking for transportation is unremarkable.
Education Program Manager 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 Ph.D. 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.
Pictured from left: Wesley Brown, Jason Dozier, Stephanie Hudson, Ken Rose, Naoya Wada, Steven Cousins, Max Leventhal, and Shayna Pollock.
Naoya Wada, Chair. Managing Partner at Never Without
Wesley Brown, Sr. Project Manager, Planning & Capital Projects at Central Atlanta Progress
Steven Cousins, retired
Patton Dycus, Senior Attorney at Environmental Integrity Project
Michael Green, Principal at Pansophy Capital
Shayna Pollock, Managing Director, Transportation at Central Atlanta Progress
Allison Powell, Volunteer advocate for alternative transportation and safer streets in Atlanta
Alice Rolls, Executive Director at Georgia Organics
Joseph Scalia, Director, Solution Architecture at Red Hat
Lauren Schuman, Senior Director of Product Insights & Growth at Mailchimp
Camille Ward, HR Business Partner at Coca-Cola North America
Brent Brewer, Our West End neighborhood newsletter
Alison Cross, Entrepreneur
Bruce Fernald, Real Estate Professional
Brian Gist, Senior Attorney at Southern Environmental Law Center
Eunice Glover, President/CEOL at Center for Enhancing Organizational Learning and Development
Atiba Mbiwan, Associate Director at The Zeist Foundation Inc.
John Saxton, Transit Planner, HNTB
Cynthia Searcy, Assistant Dean for Academic Programs at Georgia State University, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
April Stammel, Vice President at Newport
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
Aaron Watson, Senior Counsel at Thompson Hine
Gerald Weber, Owner at Law Offices of Gerald Weber