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After starting as the SF Bicycle Coalition’s Development Director in May 2014, Brian became Executive Director in July 2016. He has been a member since 2007. He brings almost a decade of nonprofit resource development and management experience to the job, including leadership roles at ODC and Performing Arts Workshop. A passionate advocate for better bicycling in San Francisco, he has worked for safer streets in his SoMa neighborhood and beyond. Brian holds an MPA from San Francisco State University and a BA from the University of Minnesota. Email Brian.
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Rahul joined the team in May 2018 as Deputy Director. He brings two decades of environmental sustainability and operations expertise to the role, including experience serving as the COO of Tides and Vice President at ICF. He’s been biking in San Francisco for over 20 years, most recently on a cargo bike with his partner and two daughters through the streets around their home in the Mission. Rahul holds an MS in Civil Engineering and a BA In Public Policy from Stanford University. Email Rahul.
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Janice joined the staff in October 2013 as Community Organizer and has been Advocacy Director since December 2015. She previously spent time at PUSH Buffalo focusing on grassroots leadership and critical education around issues of affordable housing and community development. She has served as chair on the Port of San Francisco’s Waterfront Working Group since 2015 as well. As an Outer Sunset resident, you might catch her leisurely riding through Golden Gate Park most mornings. Email Janice.
Ana joined the team in October 2016 as Program Director. She brings over 10 years experience in the environmental field, working both domestically and internationally. She has a passion for environmental equity, previously leading climate justice initiatives at Green for All and the World Bank. Ana also served as the Director of the Blue Greenway for the SF Parks Alliance. She is a proud San Francisco native and enjoys getting to know the city more via bike and exploring the Bay Trail with her family. She holds a Master of Regional Planning Degree from Cornell University. Email Ana.
Family & Schools Program Manager
Nancy is a long-time San Francisco resident with a background in cooperative and consensus-based organizations, community development and nonprofit management. She has volunteered and coordinated volunteers for youth and families in public schools, arts and recreation programs and grassroots advocacy groups in San Francisco, Marin County, and Brooklyn, New York. She is passionate about strengthening community and safety in the streets, parks and public spaces of San Francisco for people of all ages. Email Nancy .
Susan joined the staff in May 2016 as Event Planner. Susan was first hooked on biking when she needed a safe way to get home after working late nights in the hotel industry. Her past work includes managing a wide variety of events including fundraisers, weddings, conferences, a lavish ball for a prince and everything in between for Fairmont Hotels and most recently for the Presidio Trust. She earned her B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Purdue University. Susan enjoys running, hiking, picnics and most any activity that takes place outdoors. Email Susan.
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Originally from Auburn, California, Kelsey has been a San Francisco resident since 2008. She became a member of the SF Bicycle Coalition in 2015, joined our staff in 2016 as Membership Assistant and has been Membership Manager since April 2018. Prior to this role, she was an environmental educator at the San Francisco Department of the Environment, where she taught young students how to create more sustainable schools. Kelsey holds a B.A. in Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice from San Francisco State University. Email Kelsey.
Janelle handles our bookkeeping, financial reporting and budgeting, contracts, human resources, and office management. Before joining the staff, Janelle spent more than a decade in public accounting, both for accounting firms and in-house while biking to school with her sons. Janelle is a Pacific McGeorge School of Law juris doctor. Email Janelle.
Family and Schools Coordinator
Janelle joined the staff in July 2014 as Family and School coordinator with the Safe Routes to School Program. She had two and a half years prior experience working with San Francisco Department of the Environment. Among her achievements were success in neighborhood and business community outreach for the San Francisco landfill initiatives, recycle and zero waste programs. She has volunteered for nonprofit community program of the Chinese New Comers Service assistance for their tax returns with the low-income residences programs for seven years. Email Janelle.
Gina joined the staff in January 2017 as the Development Associate. Hailing from San Diego, biking has always been a preferred mode of transportation to save money, avoid parking and enjoy the landscape. Since moving to the Bay Area, she worked for Bay Leaf Kitchen, a nonprofit that promotes healthy sustainable food for kids and families. Aside from biking and nonprofits, she loves repurposed crafts, ultimate frisbee and bread. Email Gina.
Miles fondly remembers his summers at The Bike Hut, where he first developed his love of cycling as a teenager. It was while studying in Chicago at Shimer College that Miles realized the responsibility he felt to make biking more accessible for all. Previously General Manager at Huckleberry Bicycles, Miles first worked at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition as a Policy Intern before joining the team as a Program Coordinator in January 2017, where he is proud to help grow cycling in his home town. Email Miles.
Chris joined the team in June 2017 as Program Coordinator for our adult Bicycle Education program. His background is in theater and education: for 12 years he was the Founding Artistic Director of SF experimental performance troop Mugwumpin, as well as an actor for many Bay Area theater companies. He’s taught theater at St. Mary’s College and the San Francisco Art Institute and led master classes at institutions all over the Bay Area. He got to know the city by biking to clients’ homes as an academic private tutor before developing content for ed-tech startup Versal.com. Chris is excited to keep expanding beyond his habitual urban biking by doing more bike camping. Email Christopher.
Kristen joined as Community Organizer in January 2018, previously managing Streets of San Francisco Bike Tours. Their involvement with bikes started as a means of transportation to work in Southern California and eventually led to their advocacy work. Kristen first got involved with bike advocacy serving on the board for Bike Walk Alameda. In their spare time they run community workshops on zine making and stamp carving. They hold a B.A. from UC Berkeley where they studied Anthropology, as well as Gender and Women’s Studies. Email Kristen.
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Veronica joined the team as Communications Designer in March 2018. Veronica’s involvement with bikes started when she needed a quick way to get to her downtown Manhattan college campus from Brooklyn. In her spare time, Veronica enjoys scouting out tasty vegan restaurants, cozy bookstores and unique art/activism spaces across the Bay Area. Veronica holds a B.A. in Political Science and Peace and Justice Studies from Pace University and a User Experience Design Certification. She strongly believes design can be utilized as a vehicle for social change and is excited to engage with communities through the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. Email Veronica.