Board of Directors

The SF Bicycle Coalition is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the organization’s financial health and achievement of its mission. Any SF Bicycle Coalition member can run for the Board. Members are invited to attend Board meetings. Check out our Events Calendar for meeting dates and times, and download meeting minutes from our archive. For more information about the Board, email the Board President.

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Brianne O’Leary Gagnon, President

Brianne O’Leary Gagnon loves her bicycle and is thrilled to contribute her energy and passion to promote bicycling as an efficient, healthful and convenient option for everyday transportation.  As a daily bicycle commuter, woman and parent, Brianne feels a personal responsibility and vested interest in making bicycling safer and more accessible for all San Franciscans.  Brianne brings 10-plus years of organization development and human resources experience from the legal and technology fields, and is excited to share her expertise to assist the SF Bicycle Coalition during an exciting time of change and growth.

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Amandeep Jawa, Secretary

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 SF Bicycle Coalition for many years, he is an avid urban bicyclist and bike commuter.

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Lawrence Li, Treasurer

Lawrence Li has over 23 years of nonprofit administration experience, currently directing administration at SPUR. 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.

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Rocky Beach

Rocky Beach is a long-standing SF Bicycle Coalition 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 the SF Bicycle Coalition’s work to combine advocacy, planning, and education to promote bicycling for everyday transportation. Rocky works as a Community Organizer at causes.com, specializing in outreach, fundraising, marketing, volunteer management and relationship building.

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Mary Kay Chin

Mary Kay Chin is a San Francisco native living in the Tenderloin. She has a decade of community organizing experience, most recently as co-founder of SF Yellow Bike Project. Mary Kay has organized with Cycles of Change, Spokeland, Bici Bici, San Francisco Bike Party, East Bay Bike Party and Clitoral Mass. She is committed to making our streets safer and more accessible for all, with an emphasis on women, women of color and underserved communities. A member since 2008, biking is Mary Kay’s primary mode of transportation. She is committed to a future where bicycles are the norm.

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Vanessa Christie

Vanessa Christie lives in the Bayview and is dedicated to encouraging more people — especially women — to bicycle. She works for Timbuk2 Designs and brings eight years of experience in communications and marketing to the board. Vanessa is co-captain of her SAFE Neighborhood Watch Group, community leader with Friends of the Urban Forest and a civic activist, giving voice to people walking and biking in her neighborhood. An SF Bicycle Coalition member since 2010, she races cyclocross for Vive La Tarte, commutes by bike daily and rang in 2016 on an independent bike tour in Cuba. Viva la bicicleta!

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Lisa Fisher

Lisa Fisher is an urban planner and cares deeply about helping neighborhoods thrive through thoughtful planning, innovative collaborations and bikes. After over a decade managing urban regeneration efforts in cities around the U.S and Latin America, she is now a part of the SF Planning Department’s sustainable development team. Throughout her projects, Lisa works to maximize robust bicycle policies, physical planning and facilities that support daily biking. In addition to years of bike commuting, she is a rec rider and enjoys touring. As a mom, Lisa is extra motivated to help create a more family-friendly city.

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Jenn Fox

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 20 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.  Jenn is on the Board of the League of American Bicyclists, the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture, and has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.

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Shirley Johnson

Shirley Johnson has been an active SF Bicycle Coalition member over 15 years. She received the organization’s Golden Wheel Award in 2014 for her leadership of the grassroots, volunteer-run BIKES ONboard project that increased bicycle access onboard Caltrain and BART. After earning a doctorate in chemical engineering from Stanford University, Shirley worked in Holland and loved its matter-of-fact, all-ages bicycle culture. She is a biotechnology consultant, lives car-free, commutes by bike to work and enjoys multi-month solo bicycle tours. Shirley believes strongly in participatory democracy and transparency, and wants the SF Bicycle Coalition to thrive as a member-driven advocacy organization.

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Lainie Motamedi

As a board member since 2009, Lainie is focused on implementing Connecting the City, raising awareness and dollars to support the SF Bicycle Coalition’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 an M.B.A. from the University of Washington, and was a Coro Public Affairs Fellow.

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Leah Shahum

Leah Shahum runs the Vision Zero Network, a nonprofit campaign supporting cities’ efforts around the country to set and reach the goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and severe injuries. Previously, Leah served as the Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, where she helped launch campaigns including Connecting the City, Vision Zero and Safe Routes to School. Leah also serves on the Board of Directors of the national Alliance for Biking & Walking. She formerly served on the Board of Directors of the SF Municipal Transportation Agency and the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District

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Zack Stender

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.

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Paul Supawanich

Paul Supawanich is an urban and recreational cyclist that equally loves transit and walking. Professionally, he shares a similar passion, working as a transit, biking and walking consultant to support these modes around the United States. Before joining the SF Bicycle Coalition board, Paul served as the Chair for the Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee and Young Professionals in Transportation. As a part of the SF Bicycle Coalition board, he brings an understanding of how bicycling fits into our city’s complex transportation network and supports public goals of public health, livability and healthy commuting.

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Andy Thornley

Andy Thornley is a practitioner with the SF Municipal Transportation Agency, managing the city’s right of way for safe, equitable, sustainable streets for everyone. Previously Andy worked at the SF Bicycle Coalition in the roles of Program Director and Policy Director, during which time he also served as president of the board of directors of TransForm. Andy currently serves on the boards of the SF Housing Action Coalition and Planning Association for the Richmond. Above all, Andy wants you to pedal predictably, mindfully and compassionately, and have a delightful time doing it!

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Andy Toebben

Andy Toebben has been biking to work since elementary school (with a six-year hiatus to commute to Silicon Valley).  He is an avid recreational and urban cyclist, thrilled to ramp off decades of efforts by thousands of SF Bicycle Coalition members to help make San Francisco the world’s most bike friendly city.  Andy is a Partner and member of the Executive Committee at VLP Law Group, where he specializes in business law for high-tech startups, entrepreneurs and investors.  He took a leave of absence from his law practice in 2008 to lead the Obama campaign’s legal efforts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.