Board and Governance

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Since 1972, Bike East Bay (formerly the East Bay Bicycle Coalition) has been governed by a volunteer board of passionate bicycling advocates. Board members are elected annually.


Meet Your Board of Directors

Board President, Alden Mudge, North Berkeley

Alden Mudge has been a North Berkeley-based freelance writer and editor since 2005. Before that he had a 20-year career in nonprofit management. A regular book reviewer and author interviewer, he is currently a member of the National Book Critics Circle and the jury of the California Book Awards, whose purpose is the highlight excellent books by California writers.

Alden was given his first bicycle – a Schwinn! – on his eighth birthday and has been riding ever since. He began volunteering for the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, now Bike East Bay, in 2011, helping with communications, Bike to Work Day, and Measure B outreach. He was a member of the 2012 EBBC Climate Ride Team. He wants all East Bay residents to be able to bicycle more miles than they drive.

As a volunteer elsewhere, Alden has been a board member and two-time president of the San Francisco chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. He was a member of the Commonwealth Club of California’s program and publicity committees. Before moving to Berkeley, he lived in Oakland for 18 years and was a member and then chair of the City of Oakland’s Public Ethics Commission. He joined the Bike East Bay board in August 2014. You can contact him at: alden@bikeeastbay.org


Corinne Winter. Berkeley

A long-time East Bay resident, Corinne spent nearly 10 years as Executive Director of Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. She is passionate about bicycle advocacy and other transportation, land use, and environmental issues. Corinne is also immediate past chair of the board of TransForm.

In 2011, she was honored as one of 100 Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley/San José Business Journal, and has received commendations for her work from both the County of Santa Clara and the City of San Jose. Corinne now runs her own consulting business, Winter Consulting Group.

Corinne brings skills in the areas of nonprofit governance, executive leadership mentoring, and transportation policy along with a solutions-focused approach.


Curtis Buckley, Berkeley

I came to the bay area, from Los Angeles, as an enlisted man in the US Navy stationed at Alameda Naval Air Station aboard the USS Samuel Gompers and I never left. I live in Berkeley and have been employed in the Biotechnology Industry for the last 20+ years.  

I have always been civic minded and have worked with many community organizations. My involvement in cycling and the cycling community has evolved over the last decade in conjunction with my understanding of human induced climate change.  I believe a move towards non-carbon emitting technology simply makes sense and it is imperative that we act quickly. I believe the bay area, with its temperate climate and strong environmental community, can be the premier biking region in the nation and I want to work with Bike East Bay to help make it happen.


Frank Castro, Oakland

I am a long time resident of the East Bay and very active in the cycling community. I ride recreationally and regularly with the Grizzly Peak Cyclists and have served as the Chair of the Grizzly Peak century for the past two years. My love of cycling and my desire to help improve the ability of more people to ride safely in the area has led me to my current position on the Board of Directors for Bike East Bay.

I believe that Bike East Bay is the gold standard for bicycling education and advocacy and am proud to be a part of this organization.During the day you can find me at my day job working for a law firm in San Francisco. But at night and on the weekends, you will usually find me either on my bike or with my Golden Retriever, Hunter (who still begs me to take him on rides with me!)


Glenda Barnhart, Oakland

Glenda is co-owner of Bay Area Bikes in Oakland and Pittsburg and Bay Area Bike Rentals at Jack London Square. A life-long cyclist, Glenda has held business management roles in local government and ‘retired’ from a career in mobile technology product management to pursue her joint passions of cycling and promoting the health and environmental benefits that come from a bicycle.

Glenda has been a Bike East Bay member since moving to the East Bay in 2008 and is a Pedalfest co-producer, along with Bike East Bay and Jack London Square.

 


Jessica de Jesus, Richmond

Jessica is honored to be part of Bike East Bay’s Board of Directors to make the East Bay a much more bike-friendly and bike accessible area for commuters, bike enthusiasts, and families. She has been an East Bay resident for 7+ years, an ardent recreational cyclist in years past, and now proud mama to an active 18-month old daughter.
 
Professionally, she has 16+ years of fundraising experience, most recently with the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, as well as two years of serving on the SF Bicycle Coalition’s Board of Directors. Today, she has her own event planning and production business, Homegrown Events.

Kristi Marleau, Dublin

Kristi Marleau lives in the city of Dublin with her husband and two young sons. She puts her Master’s Degree in statistics to use as a self-employed evaluation consultant, designing surveys, building databases, analyzing data, and writing reports for a wide variety of organizations. 

She is the Safe Routes to Schools parent champion at her son’s elementary school and hopes to encourage the next generation to take up biking by organizing school events that encourage active transportation. 

Kristi started biking again for the first time since her childhood only a few years ago when she bought a cargo bike on a whim as a way to get her son to kindergarten without having to fight school traffic. Soon the cargo bike became her and the kids’ primary mode of transportation and her husband, jealous of the fun they were having, bought a bike also and began commuting to Livermore by bike. Having her whole family on bikes almost every day has given Kristi a passion for seeing that the bicycling conditions in the Tri-Valley are the best that they can be.

If you’d like to talk about biking in the Tri-Valley, cargo bikes or biking with kids, email Kristi at kristi@bikeeastbay.org.


Kristin Tennessen, Walnut Creek

Kristin is a software developer for Biosciences at the Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek. Every day, she bikes along the Iron Horse and Contra Costa Canal Trails on her commute to and from work. Her wish is that everyone could have access to infrastructure that encourages pollution-free travel like these beautiful, peaceful East Bay Regional Park trails.

Kristin gathered with other like-minded cyclists and founded Bike Walnut Creek, whose mission is “Bringing the community together to advocate for a safe, efficient, and enjoyable environment for all bicyclists and pedestrians.” Through BWC, Kristin helped organize the city’s first ever Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts in September 2012, according to MTC standards and as part of the National Bike and Pedestrian Documentation Project. Kristin lives in Walnut Creek with her husband, Danny, and their infant.


Michael Orange, Oakland

I’ve worked at the intersection of good culture, crazy questions, and public/private space in developing communities for nearly 20 years. In Oakland, I’ve played key roles in both cultural and real estate development, and worked to create equitably inclusive models in partnership with the City of Oakland and organizations near and far.

As a Bike East Bay board member, I would endeavor to honor common core values with community stakeholders (which we often forget to do), and also be inviting to alternative pathways for a more holistic, vibrant and world class culture for active cyclists and enthusiasts. Here’s to a forward leaning Bike East Bay!


 Morgan Kanninen, Oakland

Morgan brings a professional background in urban planning for transit-oriented development, complete streets design, and sustainability at all scales - from the block to the region. She has also coordinated the UC Davis Sustainable Transportation Center and project managed TransForm’s “Windfall for All” report on the economic and climate benefits of walkable, transit-accessible communities.

Morgan is now shifting focus toward teaching and facilitating. Since January 2009 she has been part of community building and activism with low-income cyclists in East Oakland through El ColectiVelo - a Spanish bilingual bike repair teaching workshop. Morgan got her start in bike repair teaching with urban cycling groups in Mexico City.

An East-Bay native, Morgan grew up in Fremont, where she biked to school over train bridges and through abandoned lots in order to cut across the suburban labyrinth. She hopes to help the full spectrum of cyclists across the East Bay gain access to safe, convenient bike facilities, and seeks to help folks from all cycling communities in the East Bay make their voices heard.

Email Morgan if you’d like to talk about Bike East Bay’s strategic planning process, disparity in advocacy and urban planning, approaches for solidarity, teaching bike repair in low-income communities, or the needs of cyclists in under-represented areas: morgan@bikeeastbay.org.


Nancy Warren, Oakland

I am a regular bike commuter from Oakland to San Francisco (cross on BART, keep riding!) and a regular recreational rider as well. As such I am able to enjoy the sunrise over the bay as I ride across the Embarcadero in the morning to work as much as I enjoy the east bay hills on the weekends. I often take my binoculars along to spot the birds along the way and occasionally leave the bike for the stand-up paddleboard.  

I am excited to be on the board to support Bike East Bay which has been such an effective advocacy organization and is so greatly needed. I have lived in the bay area for over18 years and have worked in public health for over 25 years on both domestic and international projects. I am currently the Director of  Evaluation for the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC) at UCSF where I use my skills in strategic planning, evaluation, grant writing, data analysis and visualization. Also, over the years, I have worked on various grass roots campaigns from environmental issues to LGBT issues to presidential elections.  

 


Board Vice President Rick Rickard, Oakland

Rick joined the board in 2003 and is now the Vice President of the board after serving as Secretary for a number of years. He was Acting Executive Director from April 1, 2010 until January 30, 2011, and is “semi-retired” from a career in Financial Services (he still does some Investment Consulting when not involved in Bike East Bay activities).

Rick says, “As a child in south Florida in the 1950s, I rode my bike about 2 miles to school (on a road that’s now far too narrow and busy to ride on safely). Re-entered the world of bicycling about 20 years ago as ankles/knees gave out from running. Now I split time between recreational and utility riding to the tune of about 150 miles per week. Rick also represents Bike East Bay on Oakland’s Measure DD Community Coalition, overseeing implementation of Oakland’s 2002 bond issue that’s funding major improvements to Lake Merritt and the Bay Trail in Oakland. Can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t ride a bike.” Rick earned an engineering degree from the US Naval Academy in 1965, and an MBA from the Haas School at UC Berkeley in 1972.


Board Treasurer Rolland JurgensWalnut Creek

Rolland (Rolly) was elected to the Bike East Bay board in 2014. He is interested in bringing safer roads to all cyclists and helping East Bay companies to this important mission.

Rolly has been in the accounting and auditing profession for 19 years, working primarily in financial services. He is a licenses CPA in the state of California. Rolly is a member of USA Cycling and an active amateur racer focusing on road and cyclocross racing.


Rosie Mesterhazy, Oakland

Bicycling has done more to further Rosie Mesterhazy’s sense of self-empowerment and community connectedness than any other sport or activity. Her enthusiasm for riding launched a career that intersected with her interest in bikes, enabling her to work for the Michigan Fitness Foundation, the Alameda County Safe Routes to School program, and in her current position as a program manager for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

A committed advocate, she has also served as a board member for the Hub of Detroit and waged a campaign to keep a local youth-based recreation center’s doors from shuttering. Rosie currently lives in downtown Oakland with her husband and has embraced a car-free lifestyle, thanks to available Bay Area bicycling and public transportation opportunities. As a committed cyclist and public transportation commuter, she hopes her board presence will support a reduction in car commutes, and she will continue to advocate for policies, programs and infrastructure that enable children access to transformational bicycle educational, commuting and recreational opportunities. Rosie joined the Board in 2014.


Sandra Hamlat, Oakland

Sandra Hamlat is an environmental planner/project manager whose interests include the protection of natural areas and revitalization of urban areas throughout California, especially in terms of risk assessment and adaptation planning for climate change and sea level rise (SLR). Sandra recently served as a project manager for the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. Specifically, she worked on regional sediment management issues and their relationship to the effects of climate change such as SLR in the Bay Area. Prior to this position, she played a lead role as a member of the steering committee of a grassroots coalition of political stakeholders as they negotiated the short-term need for domestic oil with the long-term vision of the Baldwin Hills Park Master Plan until other renewable energy sources are more readily available. Sandra was also a member of the Green LA Coalition where she worked on a campaign for the City of Los Angeles to adopt a Low Impact Development policy by organizing stakeholder meetings and meeting with elected officials.

She has worked for other private and public environmental organizations throughout California on various projects dealing with planning, composting, recycling, and land conservation. In addition to project management, Sandra prepared environmental review documents for urban park and brownfield projects. She also worked on the team that created the Los Angeles Multi-family Building Recycling Program. Sandra is currently a board member of Bike East Bay and has served on local League of Conservation Voters boards, for which she helps elect environmental candidates and fund-raise, over the past five years. Her educational background includes a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California at Irvine and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Economics and Policy from the University of California at Berkeley.


Board Secretary Tom Willging, Oakland

Tom is a retired attorney, having worked for 25 years as a senior researcher at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, DC where he was active in the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail and the Washington Area Bicycle Association. Since moving to the Lake Merritt area of Oakland in July 2010 he has been active as a volunteer with Bike East Bay, a member of the VeloRaptors cycling club, and of the Downtown Oakland YMCA.

Tom volunteered to assist Bike East Bay in revising its Bylaws, a project that the coalition completed in Spring 2012. Tom joined the board in June 2012 and was elected Secretary at that time. He has been working on a history of Bike East Bay, interviewing past members and officers and compiling information to help celebrate Bike East Bay’s 40th anniversary. Tom is enthused about cycling and pleased to find such a dynamic organization in Oakland. In July 2012, he earned the distinction of being the last (and perhaps the oldest) five-pass finisher of the Tour of the California Alps, better known as the Death Ride. He assures us that he’ll never do that again. twillgin@gmail.com


Bike East Bay Advisory Board

We often seek the advice of prominent members of the bicycling community in the East Bay. Here are the current members of our Advisory Board:


Bike East Bay By-Laws

Here are the rules by which Bike East Bay governs itself in order to make bicycling safe, convenient and accessible to all residents of Alameda and Contra Costa County:

Download a pdf file of Bike East Bay Bylaws


Bike East Bay Annual Reports

Here are our most recent annual reports on our wide range of bicycling advocacy activities. We’re proud of what we do!

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report


Bike East Bay 990 Forms

Nonprofits are required by the IRS to file and make public annual 990 forms. These provide information an organization’s mission, programs, and finances. Our legal name is East Bay Bicycle Coalition, doing business as Bike East Bay. Here are our 990 filings from the last three years:

East Bay Bicycle Coalition 990 Form: 2014

East Bay Bicycle Coalition 990 Form: 2013

East Bay Bicycle Coalition 990 Form: 2012

 

 

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