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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 2020 Advocate of the Year/League of American Bicyclists, 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 read, dance, and grow food, and looks forward to the day when biking for transportation is unremarkable and everyone can move safely, easily, and sustainably throughout the city.

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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 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 the Grant Park neighborhood where she resides, and exploring the city's treasures on foot, by bike, and via transit.

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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.

Engagement Programs 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 has recently joined the APBP (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 by all forms of 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 ed; previously serving as Marketing Manager at Georgia Institute of Technology where she is a recipient of the UPCEA Marketing Award and led the marketing launch of several conferences and professional development certificates and courses held virtually and in-person 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

Admin and Communications Coordinator 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 first 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 Atlanta Bicycle Coalition full-time in 2021. She is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Urban Studies from Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, where she also serves as the Vice President of the Urban Studies Student Society. Her academic interests lie in researching the interaction between sustainability, access, and equity in transportation — utilizing theoretical, comparative, and data-driven approaches. She cherishes any opportunity to experience Atlanta or a new city by bike, foot, or transit.

She lives in Grant Park where she enjoys spending time with her family and friends walking, biking, running, playing tennis, and cheering on the Falcons.


Governing Board

Pictured from left: Wesley Brown, Jason Dozier, Stephanie Hudson, Ken Rose, Naoya Wada, Steven Cousins, Max Leventhal, and Shayna Pollock
Not pictured: Michael Green, Camille Ward, Alice Rolls, Joseph Scalia, Lauren Schuman, Patton Dycus, and Allison Powell

Board Leadership

Naoya Wada, Chair. Managing Partner at Never Without

Max Leventhal, Vice-Chair. Owner's Representative at Woodruff Arts Center

Stephanie Hudson, Treasurer. Management Consultant

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Wesley Brown, Director, Planning & Capital Projects at Central Atlanta Progress

Steven Cousins, Retired

Patton Dycus, Senior Attorney at Environmental Integrity Project

Michael Green, Managing Partner at Sophy 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

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

Camille Ward, Volunteer


Advisory Council

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, 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

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

Gerald Weber, Owner at Law Offices of Gerald Weber

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