*New Board Members for 2013-2014; bio’s will be posted soon.
Vanessa Green (President) has worked with the national nonprofit Clean Water Action since 2004 to politically engage people, from leading field canvass teams on health issues and electoral campaigns to collaborating with local, state and national groups towards improving neighborhood air quality. She studied and lived in Europe during 2008-2009 and learned that huge steps forward in bicycling infrastructure are possible for Boston and other metro areas in the US, and that one of her favorite things to do is to ride her bike in the quiet of the night under any skies. Amidst her active interest in yoga and meditation practices, playing basketball and other games, and the healthy development of children/youth, Vanessa is ready to reserve time and space in her life to organize and fund-raise in support of the Union’s vision.
Noah Hicks (Vice President and Chair of the Programs & Education Committee)*
Rebecca Wolfson (Treasurer)*
Philip Stango (Clerk and Chair of the Governance Committee) is an avid cyclist (commuter, racer of road and cyclocross, long distance rider, around town, etc.) who has been biking to work at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program almost every day for the last five years. During his time at BHCHP he’s worked as an Americorps volunteer, case manager, front desk manager and project manager, and he plans to bring skills from each of those roles to the Union.
Stephen Bercu (Chair of the Finance & Operations Committee)*
Christine Casalini (Chair of the Development Committee)*
Jonathan McCurdy had his eyes opened to cycling as transportation when he moved to Jamaica Plain in 2004 and started volunteering at Bikes Not Bombs. He was a year-round bike commuter from 2005 to 2010, when changing work requirements caused him to start driving. Looking longingly at cyclists while stuck in traffic has reinforced his faith in the bicycle as transportation. Jonathan has been a member of the City of Boston Bicyclist Advisory Board since 2000. He has been involved with the Union since its inception and serves as vice chair of the Bike Promotion Committee. He is also one of the organizers of the Halloween Bike Ride; you might see him leading the costumed wheeled masses around the city on Halloween night. Jonathan works for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health providing direct services and case management to homeless families in the greater Boston area.
Dana Ostberg can be seen riding down the Southwest Corridor in JP to her position as the nurse in the Adolescent Clinic at Martha Eliot Health Center in Jackson Square, encouraging her patients on the way to bike safely and choose health. She worked previously with young people at Bikes Not Bombs, Boston Public Health Commission, and The Steppingstone Foundation. In her spare time, she trains for the World Four Square Championship as part of the squarefour.org league and participates in the local agriculture scene as consumer, volunteer, and friend.
Luis Sanchez (Lead Mechanic, Bike to Market Program) is a retired civil engineer with most of his career endeavors in the Boston area. Since his retirement he has been devoting much of his time to bicycle advocacy. He believes in bicycling as a way to empower people and build closer communities.
Conor Semler is an urban transportation planner focusing on planning, design, and implementation of non-motorized and public transportation systems. Following five years of consulting nationally and internationally, he moved to Boston to work for the Downtown Business Improvement District where he is the staff planner and project manager. Conor has lived car-free since moving to Portland, Oregon in 2007 and has integrated bicycling into his daily life, which serves as his professional motivation and contributes to his personal health and happiness.
Jason Stockmann is an MRI researcher by trade and a lifestyle cyclist who is eager to get involved in bicycle advocacy and organizing in Boston. Before moving to the Bay State, Jason was gubernatorial appointee to the Connecticut Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, where he served as secretary and webmaster. As a board member of ElmCityCycling and a member of Rail*Trains*Ecology*Cycling, Jason was also active in a successful multi-year campaign to add bicycle hooks to Metro North railcars between CT and NYC.
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