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Only 24 percent of jobs in the region are accessible by transit in 90 minutes or less by a typical resident — and that number drops to 12 percent in the suburbs.

Staff & Board of Directors

The staff of the Active Transportation Alliance work for better transportation throughout Chicagoland. We’d love to hear from you! Our main phone number is 312-427-3325 and our general email is [email protected].

Active Transportation Alliance Staff

Executive Staff

Amy Rynell

Executive Director

[email protected]

312-216-0461

Melody Geraci

Deputy Executive Director

[email protected]

312-216-0478

Events

Clare McDermott

Managing Director of Marketing and Special Events

[email protected]

312-216-0466

Tom Velev

Events Manager

[email protected]

312-967-1018

Kerry Holsinger

Registration and IT Manager

[email protected]

312-967-1016

Membership & Development

Julie Strand

Development Director

[email protected]

312-216-0460

Caitlin Guerra

Development Coordinator

[email protected]

312-216-0479

Marketing & Communications

Kyle Whitehead

Managing Director of Public Affairs (main media contact)

[email protected]

312-216-0473

Ted Villaire

Director of Communications

[email protected]

312-216-0484

Anne Evans

Graphic Designer

[email protected]

312-216-0483

Maya Norris

Writer/editor

[email protected]

312-967-1018

Planning & Consulting Services

Heather Schady

Senior Transportation Planner

[email protected]

312-216-0467

Angel Montalvo

Bicycling Ambassadors Program Coordinator, Consultant to the Chicago Dept. of Transportation

[email protected]

Crispina Ojeda Simmons

Special Projects Manager

[email protected]

312-216-0487

Advocacy & Policy

Jim Merrell

Managing Director of Advocacy

[email protected]

312-216-0470

Julia Gerasimenko

Advocacy Manager

[email protected]

312-216-0489

W. Robert Schultz, III

Campaign Organizer

[email protected]

312-216-0471

Lynda Lopez

Advocacy Manager

[email protected]

312-216-0463

Maggie Melin

Advocacy Manager

[email protected]

312-216-0475

Alex Perez

Advocacy Manager

[email protected]

312-216-0474

Administration

Ayesha Khan

Senior Manager of Accounting and Human Resources

[email protected]

312-216-0462

Active Transportation Alliance Board of Directors


Active Transportation Alliance Advisory Board

Charles Adler, Kickstarter (co-founder)

Doug Bacon, Latham & Watkins, LLP (Retired)

Gerald Bekkerman, Bekkerman Law Offices

Benjamin Blander, Radix Trading

Peter Higgins, Lipkin Higgins

Ben Ihnchak, Fuzzy Math

Brendan Kevenides, Freeman Kevenides Law Firm

Eric Krzystofiak, Wheel and Sprocket

John Lankford, Illinois Institute of Technology

Michael Levin, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners

Peter Livaditis, CBRE, Inc.

Robert Michaels, Robinson Curley and Clayton

Christina Ochs, The Corporation for Interest Rate Management

Greg Osborne, Epstein

Kati Rooney

Nick Schrag

Christ Stacey, Law Office of Christ S. Stacey

Andy Urda, Square D/Schneider Electric

Christian VandeVelde

Jennifer Wilson, DRW

If you are interested in learning more about Active Trans’ Advisory Board, please contact [email protected].