Board of Directors
Not pictured: Daniel Silverman.
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for ensuring the organization's financial health and achievement of its mission.
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Board of Directors is elected by the membership, and each member is elected to a 2-year term. Any San Francisco Bicycle Coalition member can run for the Board. For more information about the Board, contact the Board President at boardpresident AT sfbike DOT org.
Rocky Beach is a long-standing SFBC member dedicated to making San Francisco a better city for bicycling! As both an urban and recreational cyclist, he uses the city's bicycle lanes on a daily basis and is passionate about SFBC’s work to combine advocacy, planning, and education to promote bicycling for everyday transportation. Rocky works as a Community Organizer at Causes.com. He specializes in outreach, fundraising, marketing, volunteer management, and relationship building. As an environmentalist, Rocky strives to reduce our carbon footprint by encouraging sustainable transportation, farming, and waste management. You’ll find Rocky biking to work every day rain or shine. Rocky also loves rock climbing, ultimate Frisbee, farming and cooking.
Carrie Byles is a Director of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and has devoted her career to enhancing the way we live and work. Her recent work on sustainable, Bay Area master plans such as Treasure Island and Parkmerced promote strategies for healthy communities and social engagement by encouraging walking, cycling and public transit. Carrie is an passionate cyclist and raises funds for important charities in 2-3 Century rides each year, including Seattle to Portland (STP) last year and all five passes of the Tour of the California Alps (Death Ride) this July.
Mo Devlin has an MBA from San Francisco State University and usually is employed as an accountant. In 2013, she taking time to explore different work, planning schools, and other parts of the US. Southern Texas has been her most recent stop, where she is regularly approached to talk about biking and getting around. She thinks it is too flat here, but most potential cyclists find that a selling point!
Lisa Fisher is an urban planner and cares deeply about making great neighborhoods and places through thoughtful planning, design, policy, innovative collaborations, and of course, bikes. As an Associate Principal with AECOM Design + Planning, she has experience managing short- and long-term urban regeneration strategies (from San Francisco to São Paulo) that target larger urban livability issues. A personal passion is encouraging and facilitating new and recreational bikers to hit the City's streets (scheming commutes routes, bikable fashion, etc.). In addition to 15 years of bike commuting, she's expanded her cycle scene to include road biking, century rides, and international touring. And, as a new mom, Lisa's extra motivated to help create a more family-friendly city.
Jenn Fox is the Executive Director of the Bay Area Open Space Council. She is an environmental engineer who has focused on resource efficiency and conservation. Over the last twenty years, Jenn has worked both internationally (as a Director at the ClimateWorks Foundation) and locally (writing the first greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan for the City of Oakland. When Jenn moved to California twenty years ago, she had never ridden a bike. Five years later, she had cycled across the US and New Zealand, and joined the SF Bicycle Coalition. Jenn is a bike commuter who has led cycling trips all over the world and loves to help people enjoy the daily journey to work by bike. She is on the Board of the League of American Bicyclists, the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture, and has a BS in Civil Engineering and an MS in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.
Amandeep Jawa is a software engineer and local environmental activist. As President of the San Francisco League of Conservation Voters, and through his involvement in numerous political campaigns, he has worked to create a better world on a local, regional and national level. In addition to being involved with the Bicycle Coalition for many years, he is an avid urban bicyclist and bike commuter.
Lawrence Li has over twenty-three years of non-profit administration experience, currently directing administration at SPUR, another member-supported organization that promotes good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a Business specialization from UCLA, he combines health care experience with an active desire to promote strong, healthy communities. Lawrence chairs the Land-Use and Transportation Committee at Lower Haight Merchant and Neighbor Association and chairs the Streets Committee as Vice President of Yerba Buena Community Benefit District. In addition, as a YBCA:You program participant, he appreciates the valuable impact of art and design. Having enjoyed fifteen years of everyday San Francisco bicycling, Lawrence understands that 21st century urban living requires a great bicycling experience.
Carla McKay is an urban bicyclist and SF Bicycle Coalition member since 2007. She has a business development background and has worked with many Bay Area and National companies. As a frequent traveler -- she gleans insight into other urban cities bike programs to help the SFBC stay current on what's working in other cities. As someone who bikes all over the city for work and pleasure, she is passionate about continuing the mission to make San Francisco a safer, more user-friendly city to navigate by bike. As a wine consultant, Carla can be seen toting wine bottles via bike to her clients around the city. As a member of the SFBC Board, she brings her business background to help support key business development and board development initiatives.
Lainie Motamedi is a long-time urban bicyclist and SF Bicycle Coalition member since 2001. As a board member since 2009, she is focused on implementing Connecting the City, raising awareness and dollars to support SFBC’s work, and working to create all-around calmer streets. As a mom who bikes with her kids, she is committed to making San Francisco a safer and saner place to bike for people of all ages. Her background is development and implementation of clean energy policies in the government and non-profit sectors. She is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz, holds a MBA from the University of Washington, and was a Coro Public Affairs Fellow. She has lived in a number of SF neighborhoods and currently resides in the Presidio.
Daniel Silverman is Communications Director and Corporate Secretary at The James Irvine Foundation. He leads all of the Foundation’s communications work, which is focused on the use of communications strategies to advance its program goals. During his tenure at Irvine, Daniel has lead the organization through a transition to digital and online communications, including an active presence on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and a transformation of the Foundation website to create greater transparency about the Foundation’s work and impact. He has spent twenty years directing communications, advocacy and grassroots campaigns for nonprofits, including working as the National Media Director at the Sierra Club and Senior Vice President at Fenton Communications. Daniel has been a bike commuter to downtown San Francisco for fifteen years. He lives in the Richmond District and often rides bikes with his wife and two kids through Golden Gate Park, the Presidio and around the Richmond. His work on the Coalition board has focused on encouraging more families to bike together in the city, and on expanding the Coalition’s outreach efforts to the city’s Western neighborhoods and communities of color.
Mark Slavonia lives in the Presidio with his wife and two children and works as investor at Sansome Partners. His daily commute follows the Bay Trail route of the Coalition's Connecting the City initiative. Mark has been racing bikes since 1986 and is an active member of Peninsula Velo's road racing and cyclocross racing teams. In support of the strategic plan, one area of focus for Mark is getting the city's large and passionate community of recreational riders more involved with SFBC. Mark also serves on the board of Marin Primary and Middle School, where he is active in the Bike to School program.
Zack Stender has a love of cycling that has led to an ongoing career in the industry spanning more than 15 years. He has been an avid cyclist for most of his life. Zack rides both road and mountain bikes, and as a car free citizen he commutes solely by bike. Zack couldn't be more enthusiastic about working with the SF Bicycle Coalition. He is a firm believer in the bicycle as one of the most direct and effective ways to help improve the quality of life for all people, and to help soften human impact on the environment.
Michael Yarne has been car-free almost all of his life and is a passionate urban cyclist. His professional background includes land use law and policy, public-private partnerships, real estate development and non-profit governance. One of the founding board members of City Carshare, Michael served as chair for five years, overseeing its transformation into a fully self-sustaining non-profit car-sharing organization. A long-time environmental advocate, Michael served in the Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa, helping launch three women-owned micro-credit unions and organizing small farmers in reforestation campaigns. Until recently, Michael worked in the San Francisco Mayor’s Office on development issues, including leading the City’s effort to reduce CEQA obstacles to bicycle- and transit-first planning and development. He hopes to apply his extensive experience in both City Hall and downtown to build new pro-cycling partnerships with San Francisco’s business community.
All meetings of the SF Bicycle Coalition Board of Directors are open to members and the public. Details of meetings can be found on the Chain of Events
. Meetings are held roughly every other month. For more information about the Board, contact the Board President at boardpresident AT sfbike DOT org