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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 at our member meeting, on December 5 this year. 2017 Board Meeting Schedule
- Curtis Buckley
- Jessica de Jesus
- Kristi Marleau
- Morgan Kanninen
- Nancy Warren
- Rick Rickard
- Sahar Shirazi
- Sandra Hamlat
Board Chair, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Rick Rickard, Oakland
Rick joined the board in 2003 and is now the Vice President of the board after serving as Treasurer 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.
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 30 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. And, he represents the interests of bicyclists on the Park Advisory Committee of the East Bay Regional Park District. 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 Jurgens, Walnut 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.
Sahar Shirazi is a senior planning advisor at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research in Sacramento. With a systems thinking approach and a goal of policy implementation, she focuses on the intersections of sustainability, land use, transportation, and equity. Prior to joining OPR, Sahar was a policy analyst for the Office of the Secretary at US DOT, under both Secretary LaHood and Secretary Foxx. Despite the excitement of her experiences in DC, Sahar was ecstatic to return to California, where she had lived since immigrating to the US at age 5.
After living in DC and traveling to see bicycle infrastructure improvement projects around the country, Sahar has an understanding of the potential the East Bay has to become a world class biking community. Her goal is to make it safe, easy, and convenient for everyone to use bikes around the Bay Area, improving our communities and our environment. She currently lives in Oakland, where she cooks giant meals, plays with her 2 cats, and goes on lazy bike rides.
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. email@example.com
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:
Here are our most recent annual reports on our wide range of bicycling advocacy activities. We’re proud of what we do!
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:
BikeEastBay2014 TaxFinal.public.pdf Annual Report 2014 final-web.pdf EBBikeCoalition 13 TaxFinal.public.pdf EBBikeCoaltion 12 TaxFinal.public.pdf Annual Report 2015 email.pdf EBBikeCoalition 15 TaxFinal-public.pdf