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Current members of APBP's Board of Directors

Tom Bertulis, Treasurer (2018, partial term)

Manager, Traffic Engineering Department, Design Consultants, Inc.
Somerville, Massachusetts
(617) 776-3350

A licensed PE and PTOE and unofficial "plangineer," Tom is the Manager of Traffic Engineering for Design Consultants, Inc., a civil engineering consulting firm in Somerville, Massachusetts. He has worked in the urban planning and civil/traffic engineering field with a bike/ped focus since 1999. He has designed cycletracks, planned roundabouts, coordinated traffic signals, and calmed streets from Troon, Scotland, to Mexico City. Tom has worked on hundreds of miles of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, has published research in Transportation Research Record on motorist yielding to pedestrian behavior, and has taught dozens of bike/ped courses to hundreds of professionals in six countries from Brazil to Scotland. He co-teaches a bike-ped planning course at Tufts in Somerville. He has both bachelor's and master's degrees in Civil Engineering. Tom enjoys rock climbing, kitesurfing, snowboarding, soccer, and traveling. He thinks globally and bikes locally. 

 Jessie Holzer (2018 - 2020, 1st term)

Mobility Deputy, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin
Los Angeles, California
(612) 747-9618

Jessie Holzer is currently the Mobility Deputy for Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin. Her work for the Council District includes identifying and pursuing opportunities for active transportation and transit improvements to build a more walkable, bikeable, and mobile Los Angeles. Key projects she has worked on include the expansion of LA County's bike share system (Metro Bike Share) to Venice Beach, development of the City's pavement mural pilot program, and implementation of the Venice Blvd Great Streets project including protected and buffered bike lanes, new pedestrian signals, pop-up parklets, and new bus stop amenities. 
A large focus of Jessie's work is to build public support for controversial mobility projects, such as roadway reconfiguration projects that reallocate space historically reserved for motor vehicles to bicyclists and pedestrians. By working for an elected official, she has the unique opportunity to directly influence the transportation landscape in Los Angeles by providing active transportation policy recommendations to Councilmember Bonin - who serves as Chair of the Los Angeles City Council's Transportation Committee and is a Board Member of LA Metro - and advising him on local and regional infrastructure projects and programs that enhance walking and biking. 

 Mary Anne Koos (2016 - 2018, 2nd term)

Special Projects Coordinator - Roadway Design, Florida Department of Transportation
Tallahassee, Florida
(850) 414-4321

Amanda Leahy, AICP (2018 - 2020, 1st term)

Amanda Leahy, AICP
Senior Planner, Kittelson & Associates, Inc
Oakland, CA

Amanda  is a Senior Planner with Kittelson & Associates, Inc.  Her areas of expertise include bicycle and pedestrian planning and design, multimodal traffic operations and safety analysis, and complete streets policy and implementation. Amanda is committed to creating a safe and comfortable public realm for people of all ages and abilities. She is passionate about strengthening connections between people and place through sound planning and analysis; creative, context-sensitive design and engineering; and effective stakeholder and community engagement. She is particularly interested in exploring the relationships between transportation, land use, health, safety, and equity. When she’s not in the office, you can find Amanda urban exploring with friends and family, rural adventuring with her two dogs, or pedaling around town while pondering transportation technologies and innovations of the future. 

 Alison Moss, Secretary (2018 - 2020, 1st term)

Active Transportation Planner, San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
San Diego, California
(510) 295-9548

Alison is an Active Transportation Planner for the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) where her work relates directly to the bicycle/pedestrian field. In her current role, she is a project manager for 5 (urban bikeway) capital projects, in various stages of development: one in planning, two in preliminary engineering and two in final design. She anticipates having the opportunity to shepherd all projects – to some extent – through construction, which is very exciting. Alison is someone who lives and breathes bikes, but whose primary experience is in planning. 


 Jessica Roberts, Vice President (2016 - 2018, 1st term)

Principal, Alta Planning + Design
Portland, Oregon
(503) 230-9862

Jessica Roberts is a leader in the Active Transportation and TDM fields. She directs award-winning programs and projects that help people drive less often, and use active and shared modes more often. Before joining APBP’s Board, Jessica’s work won the respect of her peers and her clients, leading to her being named 2015 Professional of the Year by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. Her team at Alta Planning + Design specializes in education, promotion, and marketing programs, including SmartTrips (individualized marketing) programs, and media campaigns. Jessica has written grant applications that resulted in more than $23 million in grant awards for clients. She is a frequent conference speaker and trainer.

Byron Rushing, President (2018 - 2020, 2nd term)

Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner, Atlanta Regional Commission
Atlanta, Georgia
(404) 463-3345

Byron Rushing is a transportation planner with the Atlanta Regional Commission focused on bicycling, walking, and livability planning. He has worked in bicycle, pedestrian, transportation, and placemaking planning in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Southeast since 2006. He graduated with a Master's in City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology and previously worked as the Georgia DOT bicycle and pedestrian coordinator and at Alta Planning + Design. Byron has volunteered with a number of local and national advocacy organizations in walking, cycling, urban planning, and environmental issues. Most of his walking and bicycle trips are with his wife and two young children.

 Conor Semler, AICP (2017-2019, 2nd term)

Senior Planner, Kittelson and Associates
Boston, Massachusetts
(857) 265-2153

Conor Semler is a Senior Planner with Kittelson & Associates, Inc. who draws on his experience in urban planning, traffic engineering, and technical research in complete streets design. He is highly regarded for his ability to leverage transportation design to create livable and healthy communities; his focus is on improving conditions for walking and bicycling through better evaluation and design. Conor is a national leader in the planning and design of innovative bicycle facilities. He was involved in the development of both the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide and the FHWA Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide. Conor’s work is informed by his role in leading research, contributing to designs, and working closely with cities to continually evolve and innovate safer, more inviting bicycle facilities.

 Kate Whitfield, MCIP, RPP, P.Eng. (2016 - 2018, 1st term)

Associate Engineer/Planner, Ottawa Office Manager, Alta Planning + Design, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario
(613) 858-2122

Kate Whitfield, P.Eng., MCIP, RPP, LEED®AP is an Associate Engineer/Planner and Ottawa Office Manager with Alta Planning + Design, Inc. in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Kate has a passion for the planning and geometric design of complete streets and associated active transportation initiatives. With her dual accreditations, Kate is involved with the planning, engineering, detailed design, and implementation of the various infrastructure projects undertaken by Parsons. She can be seen around Ottawa with her Dutch cargo bike, affectionately called ‘the bucket’ by her two sons who are along for the ride. The bakfiets allows for an easy transition between her work commute, school drop-off/pick-ups, errands or trips simply for fun.

 Jing Zhang, AICP, PTP, LEED AP ND - (2017 - 2019, 1st term)
Transportation Planner, Morgantown Monongalia MPO
(847) 207-0749

Jing Zhang is a transportation planner at the Morgantown Monongalia MPO. His job includes pedestrian and bicycle planning, as well as travel demand modeling, traffic micro-simulation and corridor study. Jing is an advocate for active transportation and sustainable communities. He made presentations in many national and international conferences, including National Bike Summit, ASCE International Conference on Transportation and Development, and TRB Tools of the Trade Conference. Jing previously worked at the City of Anderson, SC and interned at the New York City DOT. He holds two master’s degrees: City and Regional Planning from Clemson University and Music from Beijing Normal University. Jing lives in Morgantown, WV,  with his wife, Tingting, and his lovely daughter, Annie. 

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