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SPEAKERS

Keynote Speaker

Larry Kraft

Larry Kraft

Minnesota State Representative

In 2023, Representative Kraft was a key player in passing Minnesota’s historic and forward-looking transportation legislation, which is poised to transform transportation in the state’. The package, which marks Minnesota’s largest transportation bill since 2008, includes innovative funding mechanisms like linking the state gas tax to inflation, and introducing a new sales tax dedicated to transit improvements. It will generate substantial annual revenue for active transportation and public transit systems, including the Transit Rider Investment Program (TRIP), which will allow Metro Transit in the Twin Cities to hire ambassador-style personnel to help improve the rider experience. With over 25 years in the high-tech industry and leadership in a national climate policy nonprofit, Rep. Kraft brings a wealth of experience to the Minnesota Legislature, where he represented St. Louis Park. Known as a climate champion, he is committed to listening and prioritizing community input and collaboration to tackle the complex issues facing his district and state.

Charlene McGee

Charlene McGee

Director, Multnomah County Health Department Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion

Ms. Charlene McGee leads the Prevention and Health Promotion Unit at the Multnomah County Health Department, directing initiatives in chronic disease prevention and health promotion. She oversees federally funded grant programs targeting adolescent health, violence prevention, and racial and ethnic health disparities, with a particular emphasis on social determinants such as nutrition and the built environment. This includes implementing policies and activities to establish activity-friendly routes connecting pedestrian, bicycle, or transit transportation networks to everyday destinations.

Featured Speakers

Susan McLain

Representative Susan McLain

Co-Chair Joint Committee on Transportation

Representative Susan McLain is a lifelong Oregonian who spent over 40 years as a high school teacher and speech and debate coach. She served as a Metro Councilor for 16 years and joined the State Legislature in 2015. Representative McLain is the Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation, Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on the Interstate 5 Bridge, a member of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, Co-Chair of the Interim Joint Education Appropriations Committee, a member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Education, and of the House Committee on Agriculture, Land Use, Natural Resources, and Water.

Alicia Chapman

Alicia Chapman

ODOT Oregon Transportation Commissioner

Alicia was appointed by Governor Kotek in 2023 to serve on the Oregon Transportation Commission. She is the owner and CEO of Willamette Technical Fabricators, a Portland-based structural metals manufacturing company focused on transportation and clean energy infrastructure. Prior to founding the company in 2020 she led R&D projects for major transportation manufacturers Daimler, Boeing, and Vigor; worked as an NSF-funded researcher at Portland State University’s Institute for Sustainability Solutions; and led economic development projects for the US Agency for International Development overseas.

Juan Carlos Gonzales

Juan Carlos González

Metro Councilor District 4 | Chair of Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation

Juan Carlos González (he, him, his) joined the Metro Council in 2019, representing the northern urban areas of Washington County on the Metro Council, including Beaverton, Bethany, Aloha, Bonny Slope, Raleigh Hills, West Slope, Cedar Mill and Cedar Hills, Hillsboro, Cornelius and Forest Grove. Councilor González began his term in 2019; his current term expires Jan. 3, 2027. Born in Forest Grove, raised in Cornelius, and now living in Beaverton, Juan Carlos is a first-generation American and son of Mexican immigrants. Juan Carlos graduated as a valedictorian at Forest Grove High School and earned a degree in economics and government from Georgetown University. After college, Juan Carlos returned to Washington County to join Centro Cultural de Washington County, a nonprofit that works with local Latino families to promote economic opportunities, education and wellbeing. Today he is the organization’s Chief Strategy Officer, helping guide long-term growth strategies and partnerships. Juan Carlos is committed to improving the lives of all residents of Washington County with his work on the Metro Council, working on housing, homelessness, transportation, climate and job-creation initiatives. Juan Carlos primary responsibilities include chairing Metro’s Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation and serving on statewide Transportation boards. Juan Carlos serves on a number of boards including UnidosUS, the largest non-profit Latino advocacy organization in the United States.

Ashton Simpson

Ashton Simpson

Metro Councilor District 1

Metro Councilor Ashton Simpson is a proud East County resident, nonprofit executive, community activist and advocate, veteran, father, Portland State University alum and a committed public servant. Living in East Multnomah County, he has seen firsthand how this growing part of the region has been overlooked – in investments in walkable and safe neighborhoods, transportation infrastructure, jobs, educational opportunities, housing for all incomes and addressing the issues of homelessness. Councilor Simpson is proud to represent the Metro Council and Metro region on a number of committees and boards including the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT). Prior to joining the Metro Council, and as a part of a coalition of transportation advocates, Councilor Simpson helped secure $185 million to transform 82nd Avenue into a safer corridor for our kids, seniors and neighbors. Too many pedestrians, motorists and cyclists have been killed or injured over the years. No one should feel that they risk their life to get to work, school or the store. Improved sidewalks, crossings, lighting and ADA ramps will soon transform this major corridor. As the former executive director of Oregon Walks, Councilor Simpson led a dynamic organization that is removing barriers and enhancing neighborhood livability and safety. This work is making a real difference in people’s lives, especially in historically underserved communities. Councilor Simpson also served as chair of PBOT’s Fixing Our Streets Oversight Committee, The Roselane Project, Metro’s Local Investment Team, I-5 Bridge Replacement Program, and ODOT Region 1 Area Commission on Transportation. As your Metro Councilor, Ashton will continue to make sidewalks and crossings safe for our kids and all pedestrians and cyclists.

Millicent Williams

Millicent Williams

Director, Portland Bureau of Transportation

Millicent Williams is a career public servant and graduate of Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University’s School of Business and Industry in Tallahassee, FL. Throughout her career she has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing meaningful service to the residents, businesses, and visitors of every jurisdiction she has worked in. Her desire to serve and ensure equitable distribution of critical resources and services is exemplified by her work in communities across the U.S., throughout the Caribbean, in western, central, and southern Africa, and in southern India. Her passion, however, is to connect with and serve local communities, demonstrating how their government can (and does) work to serve their interests. Millicent is a five-time mayoral appointee, having served as agency director or senior executive for three separate agencies under three consecutive Washington, D.C. mayors. Previous leadership roles include Executive Director of Serve DC – The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships; President/CEO of the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation; and Director of the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. Millicent is a five-time mayoral appointee, having served as agency director or senior executive for three separate agencies under three consecutive Washington, D.C. mayors. Previous leadership roles include Executive Director of Serve DC – The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships; President/CEO of the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation; and Director of the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. While living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, she supported community growth at the City of Glenn Heights working in various roles in emergency management, parks planning, and community engagement. Millicent rejoined PBOT in the summer of 2023 after managing PBOT’s Capital Delivery division from 2017 to 2020, then serving as PBOT Deputy Director until May 2021. After her years at PBOT, Millicent served as Otak’s Oregon/SW Washington Regional Director for the Public Sector and as Corporate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Millicent lives in Portland and is the proud mother of a 24-year-old son, Ethan. Ethan was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome in early childhood. Since then, Millicent has created solutions to ensure her son—and families struggling with being classified as other-abled—mature into full, independent members of society. Her experience with her son has also influenced the way she manages teams and structures her work.

Sarah Hutson

Sarah Hutson

Senior Policy Analyst, City of Bend

Sarah Hutson spearheads impactful policy initiatives out of Bend, Oregon’s City Manager’s Office to support City Council goals. She serves as project manager for the City’s System Development Charge Methodology Update and Transportation Fee projects, as well as helped the City secure over $20M in grant funds for transportation projects that enhance connectivity and pedestrian and bicyclist access. Prior to joining the City, Sarah was a communication and behavior change strategist for Deschutes County Public Health and played a key role in boosting vaccine confidence and uptake in the region during the COVID pandemic. Sarah’s prior experience includes leading social science-driven research programs for wide-ranging clients, from utilities to state tourism commissions to Fortune 500 companies, to better understand the people they serve.

Expert Presenters

MaryJo Andersen

MaryJo Andersen

Transportation Planner, Multnomah County
Adam Argo

Adam Argo

AICP, Principal Planner, Oregon Department of Transportation
Cameron Bennett

Cameron Bennett

Transportation Analyst, Kittelson and Associates
Jenna Berman

Jenna Berman

Active Transportation Liaison, ODOT Region 4
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Peyton Blackwell

Safe Routes to School Coordinator, bike works by p:ear
Jack Blashchishen

Jack Blashchishen

Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Springfield Public Schools
Will Bradley

Will Bradley

Volunteer, OpenStreetMap
Sydney Cape

Sydney Cape

Programs Specialist, Alta Planning + Design
Alicia Chapman

Alicia Chapman

ODOT Oregon Transportation Commissioner
Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng

Active Transportation Liaison, ODOT Region 4
Theresa Conley

Theresa Conley

Principal Planner, Oregon Department of Transportation
Chris Corral

Chris Corral

MURP/MPH Candidate, Portland State University
Erin David

Erin David

Senior Transportation Planner, Parametrix
Camilla Dartnell

Camilla Dartnell

Senior Transportation Engineer & Planner, Kittelson and Associates
Espinoza

Michael Espinoza

Transportation Demand Management Specialist, Portland Bureau of Transportation
Ryan Farncomb

Ryan Farncomb

Oregon/Idaho Transportation Division Manager
Eric Fosgard

Eric Fosgard

Owner/CEO, Tulips Transit
Madeline Feig

Madeline Feig

Program Manager, Transportation Wallet: Access for All
Ingrid Fish

Ingrid Fish

Transportation Decarbonization Policy Analyst, Oregon Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland
Brendan Finn

Brendan Finn

Director, Urban Mobility Office, Oregon Department of Transportation
Gui Fonseca

Gui Fonseca

Youth Engagement Coordinator, Portland Bureau of Transportation
Gena Gastaldi

Gena Gastaldi

Pedestrian Realm Coordinator, Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT)
Josh Goldfarb

Josh Goldfarb

Co-Founder & Director, Shift Community Cycles
Juan Carlos Gonzales

Juan Carlos González

Metro Councilor District 4 | Chair of Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation
Ozzie Gonzalez

Ozzie Gonzalez

Trimet Board President, District 2 Representative
Sarah Hutson

Sarah Hutson

Senior Policy Analyst, City of Bend
Franklin Jones

Franklin Jones

CEO/Founder, B-Line Urban Delivery
Carol Kachadoorian

Carol Kachadoorian

Executive Director of dblTilde CORE, Inc.
Sarah Mazze

Sarah Mazze

Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Eugene School District 4J
John MacArthur

John MacArthur

Sustainable Transportation Program Manager, TREC at Portland State University
Katie Mangle

Katie Mangle

Principal and NW Region Leader at Alta Planning + Design
Emily Mannisto-Meyers

Emily Mannisto-Meyers

Transportation Planner, Parametrix
Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy

Janis McDonald

Janis McDonald

Safe Routes to School Manager, Portland Bureau of Transportation
Susan McLain

Representative Susan McLain

Co-Chair Joint Committee on Transportation
Abra McNair

Abra McNair

Capital Project Manager, Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT)
Stephen McWilliams

Stephen McWilliams

Civil Engineer II, Multnomah County
Cody Meyer

Cody Meyer

Land Use and Transportation Planner, Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
Hannah Morrison

Hannah Morrison

Transportation Planner II, New Mobility & Electrification, Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)
Megan Moser

Megan Moser

Outreach Coordinator, bike works by p:ear
Maddy Poehlein

Maddy Poehlein

PSU Murp, Toole
Xao

Xao Posadas

Construction Program Manager, Safe Routes to School
Sarah Pullman

Sarah Pullman

Transportation Planner, New Mobility & Electrification
Greg Raisman

Greg Raisman

Public Realm and Street Activation Coordinator, Portland Bureau of Transportation
Chris Rall

Chris Rall

Outreach Director, Transportation for America
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Betsy Reuf

Community Engagement Coordinator, City of Tualatin
Mallorie Roberts

Mallorie Roberts

Legislative Affairs Director, Association of Oregon Counties
Josh Roll

Josh Roll

Data Scientist and Research Coordinator, Oregon's Department of Transportation
Katherine Rose

Katherine Rose

Communications and Engagement Coordinator, Depave
Meaghan Russell

Meaghan Russell

Safe Routes to School Education Coordinator, Portland Bureau of Transportation
Shelby Sauer

Shelby Sauer

Project & Administrative Coordinator, Commute Options
Gary Shaff

Gary Shaff

Co-Chair, Streets for Everyone, Ashland Climate Collaborative
Katie Selin

Katie Selin

Associate Planner, Alta Planning + Design
Sophia Semensky

Sophia Semensky

Transportation Planning, Kittelson
Megan Shull

Megan Shull

Rural Lane County Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Lane Council of Governments
Ashton Simpson

Ashton Simpson

Metro Councilor District 1
Hermanus Steyn

Hermanus Steyn

Senior Principal Engineer, Kittelson and Associates
Jeri Stroupe

Jeri Stroupe

Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Coordinator, Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT)
Alan Thompson

Alan Thompson

Program Manager, Oregon Community Paths
Victor Trillo, Jr.

Victor Trillo, Jr.

Program Coordinator, The PATHfinder Club
Jillian Trinkaus

Jillian Trinkaus

Statewide Intercity Network Coordinator, ODOT Public Transportation Division

Drusilla van Hengel, PhD

Principal & Active Transportation and Safety Sector Co-Lead, NelsonNygaard
JC

JC Vannatta

Executive Director of Public Affairs. Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet)
Millicent Williams

Millicent Williams

Director, Portland Bureau of Transportation
Adam Zucker

Adam Zucker

Principal, Zucker Engineering & Design

MaryJo Andersen

Transportation Planner, Multnomah County

MaryJo Andersen is delighted to be a transportation planner for Multnomah County and has served as a SRTS coordinator since 2018. She has a varied background in teaching, zoology, and feral cats – or is it teaching zoology and feral cats?!

Adam Argo

AICP, Principal Planner, Oregon Department of Transportation

Adam Argo, AICP is a Principal Planner in the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Transportation Planning Unit, and leads the development, refinement, and implementation of statewide multi-modal transportation plans, policies, and strategies. Adam acted as agency project manager for ODOT’s recently completed update to the Oregon Transportation Plan. He has 25 years of transportation and land use planning experience in both the public and private sectors, is a certified planner through the American Planning Association, and holds a B.A. in Political Science and Master’s in Urban Planning, both from the University of Kansas.

Cameron Bennett

Transportation Analyst, Kittelson and Associates

Cameron Bennett is a Transportation Analyst with Kittelson and Associates, a recent master’s graduate of Portland State University, and a cycling advocate. As a graduate student, his research and advocacy centered on e-bikes and the policies that can be used to support their uptake. He has continued this work as a transportation professional, providing clients with recommendations for how to incorporate this emerging mode of transportation in their policies, designs, and visions

Jenna Berman

Active Transportation Liaison, ODOT Region 4

Jenna Berman has been with ODOT for over eight years. Before taking on her current role as Active Transportation Liaison, she worked in Colorado for eight years doing bicycle education, advocacy, and policy work. In her current role, she works with communities and citizens throughout a very large region – helping them to learn more about designing projects for all modes of transportation and, most importantly, she helps them to figure out how to get these projects funded.

Peyton Blackwell

Safe Routes to School Coordinator, bike works by p:ear

Peyton is a Safe Routes to School Coordinator with bike works by p:ear, serving East Multnomah County, providing educational opportunities for children to learn how to safely navigate the roads as a pedestrian and cyclist. Peyton also hosts active transportation related events, such as bike rodeos and walk + roll to school days to get kids informed and excited about alternative types of transit!

Jack Blashchishen

Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Springfield Public Schools

Jack Blashchishen (pronounced “Bluh-SHE-shin) is the Safe Routes to School Coordinator for Springfield Public Schools since August 2022. He was born in Uzbekistan in the 90s in what had formerly been the Soviet Union. He immigrated to the US as a child, growing up in a Russian-speaking immigrant community in Portland. His immigrant upbringing informs how he relates to his students, including many who come from different countries.

Will Bradley

Volunteer, OpenStreetMap

Will is a programmer, map enthusiast, and makerspace co-founder who has contributed GIS data to OpenStreetMap and code to Organic Maps. He’s made a habit of working with GIS departments, entrepreneurs, and NGOs to produce tangible, rapid, pragmatic results.

Sydney Cape

Programs Specialist, Alta Planning + Design

Sydney Cape is an Oregon native who has worked with nonprofits and government agencies for to nearly a decade to promote transportation options. Sydney received her Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Policy, and Management from the University of Oregon and a Graduate Certificate in Transportation from Portland State University. As a member of Alta’s Programs team, Sydney encourages active transportation through education, marketing, and other programs intended to change behavior. Outside of work, Sydney loves to travel and experience the transportation systems other cities have to offer – the more modes the merrier!

Alicia Chapman

ODOT Oregon Transportation Commissioner

Alicia was appointed by Governor Kotek in 2023 to serve on the Oregon Transportation Commission. She is the owner and CEO of Willamette Technical Fabricators, a Portland-based structural metals manufacturing company focused on transportation and clean energy infrastructure. Prior to founding the company in 2020 she led R&D projects for major transportation manufacturers Daimler, Boeing, and Vigor; worked as an NSF-funded researcher at Portland State University’s Institute for Sustainability Solutions; and led economic development projects for the US Agency for International Development overseas.

Chris Cheng

Active Transportation Liaison, ODOT Region 4

Chris Cheng is trying to live his best life out in beautiful Bend, Oregon. He has been with the Oregon Department of Transportation for the last 8 years and works as the Active Transportation Liaison in Central Oregon, which allows him to pursue his purpose of creating more livable and equitable communities and a better world by reimagining how our roads and highways can be built to focus on the safe and convenient movement of people.

Theresa Conley

Principal Planner, Oregon Department of Transportation

Theresa Conley is a Principal Planner with the Oregon Department of Transportation where she
leads implementation of the Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities program. Theresa has
a long history of public service including managing the Albany Area Metropolitan Planning
Organization, serving as both an Americorps and a Peace Corps Volunteer and working on a
local Park District maintenance crew.  Theresa has a Masters of Community Planning from the
University of Cincinnati. When she’s not at work you can usually find Theresa exploring the
Corvallis area on bike, building out her new garden, trail running or climbing mountains.

Chris Corral

MURP/MPH Candidate, Portland State University

I am passionate about ensuring all communities have access to safe, convenient, and healthy options for active transportation.

Erin David

Senior Transportation Planner, Parametrix

Erin is a transportation planner at Parametrix, focused on improving the safety and comfort of transportation systems in communities across the country. With a background in active transportation planning and data analysis, she approaches each project with an emphasis on helping our most vulnerable road users get to the places they need to go.

Camilla Dartnell

Senior Transportation Engineer & Planner, Kittelson and Associates

Camilla Dartnell is a senior transportation engineer and planner at Kittelson and Associates and the Vice President of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP). She specializes in using area-wide data analysis to help inform priority locations for walking, biking, and safety improvements, then developing implementable concepts for these priority locations. Camilla pairs her personal experiences as a regular pedestrian and bicyclist with her research, planning, and engineering background and thoughtful community engagement to develop multimodal solutions. Outside of work, you can find Camilla gardening or enjoying this pacific northwest wonderland.

Michael Espinoza

Transportation Demand Management Specialist, Portland Bureau of Transportation

Michael Espinoza is a TDM Programs Specialist on the Active Transportation and Safety team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation. He leads programming that helps people drive less and use active and shared modes more. He has worked on a wide range of projects including: Transportation Wallet, SmartTrips New Movers, Portland by Cycle, Open Streets events, and designed culturally focused campaigns like Loteria Go.

Ryan Farncomb

Oregon/Idaho Transportation Division Manager

Ryan Farncomb is a transportation planner and leads the Oregon/Idaho transportation division at Parametrix. Based out of Portland, Ryan has worked with communities large and small across Oregon and southwest Washington to rethink urban arterials and find creative ways of improving cycling, walking, and transit.

Eric Fosgard

Owner/CEO, Tulips Transit

Eric Fosgard (he,him) is the owner and CEO of Tulips Transit, a company that leverages a variety of modern technologies to support transit delivery – that is moving people and parcels together using existing transit networks. Tulips Transit’s goals are to enhance transit with superior service, to reduce CO2 and the number of trucks on our streets. His prior work with ODOT included surveying, roadway design, CAD design, and construction. He worked on many bike projects in the gorge on the Historic Columbia River highway.

Madeline Feig

Program Manager, Transportation Wallet: Access for All

Madeline Feig (she/her) is the program coordinator for the City of Portland’s Transportation Wallet: Access for All program, providing free transportation benefits to Portlanders living on low incomes. Madeline has a multifaceted background in transportation demand management (TDM), public engagement, and communications, with roles including managing programs at Commute Seattle, coordinating stakeholder involvement and strategic communications for a USDOT project with Jacobs, and managing client accounts for Luum, a TDM enterprise software solution. Madeline is passionate about equitable mobility solutions that allow people of all ages and abilities to move safely, access opportunities, and connect with one another.

Ingrid Fish

Transportation Decarbonization Policy Analyst, Oregon Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland

Ingrid Fish (she/her) has 19 years of experience working for the City of Portland. She develops strategic policy to decarbonize Portland’s transportation sector and increase equitable access to low-carbon transportation modes including walking, biking, transit, shared and electric vehicle use. Her recent and current projects include developing EV-Ready requirements for Portland new construction buildings, increasing EV access to residents of existing multifamily buildings, greening the City’s fleet vehicles, reducing carbon emissions from the freight sector, increasing the use of clean and shared transportation options, and increasing the amount of publicly accessible EV charging infrastructure in Portland.

Brendan Finn

Director, Urban Mobility Office, Oregon Department of Transportation

Director of ODOT’s Urban Mobility Office, Brendan has been in this role since March of 2020. Prior to that, he served as Transportation Policy Advisor to Oregon Governor Kate Brown and spent 13 years as Chief of Staff to Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman. Brendan has a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University.

Gui Fonseca

Youth Engagement Coordinator, Portland Bureau of Transportation

Gui Fonseca is a Youth Engagement Coordinator at the Portland Bureau of Transportation. His main purpose is to engage with high school aged youth and bring their voices and minds into planning and designing the future of our streets and transportation systems. In his free time, he enjoys riding bikes, running, hiking, camping, watching soccer and eating lots of food.

Gena Gastaldi

Pedestrian Realm Coordinator, Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT)

Gena Gastaldi is the Pedestrian Realm Coordinator in PBOT’s Complete Streets Section. As a Pedestrian Coordinator on the Complete Streets team, she focuses on incorporating multimodal design and policy into all aspects of transportation planning, with a particular focus on the pedestrian experience. Prior to PBOT, Gena worked as a transportation planner in the private sector. Gena has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Masters in Urban and Regional Planning, both from Portland State University.

Josh Goldfarb

Co-Founder & Director, Shift Community Cycles

Co-Founder and Director of Shift Community Cycles Josh’s passions are bicycles and how they can be used to empower others. His priority is positive community and cultural impact through local collaboration.

Juan Carlos González

Metro Councilor District 4 | Chair of Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation

Juan Carlos González (he, him, his) joined the Metro Council in 2019, representing the northern urban areas of Washington County on the Metro Council, including Beaverton, Bethany, Aloha, Bonny Slope, Raleigh Hills, West Slope, Cedar Mill and Cedar Hills, Hillsboro, Cornelius and Forest Grove. Councilor González began his term in 2019; his current term expires Jan. 3, 2027. Born in Forest Grove, raised in Cornelius, and now living in Beaverton, Juan Carlos is a first-generation American and son of Mexican immigrants. Juan Carlos graduated as a valedictorian at Forest Grove High School and earned a degree in economics and government from Georgetown University. After college, Juan Carlos returned to Washington County to join Centro Cultural de Washington County, a nonprofit that works with local Latino families to promote economic opportunities, education and wellbeing. Today he is the organization’s Chief Strategy Officer, helping guide long-term growth strategies and partnerships. Juan Carlos is committed to improving the lives of all residents of Washington County with his work on the Metro Council, working on housing, homelessness, transportation, climate and job-creation initiatives. Juan Carlos primary responsibilities include chairing Metro’s Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation and serving on statewide Transportation boards. Juan Carlos serves on a number of boards including UnidosUS, the largest non-profit Latino advocacy organization in the United States.

Ozzie Gonzalez

Trimet Board President, District 2 Representative

Ozzie is a life-long learner, an environmental scientist, an architecture professional, a land use policy wonk, and an artist. Through his solo practice business based in Portland, P3 Consulting, Ozzie helps businesses, government agencies, and non-profits implement innovative strategies that address the triple bottom line. Ozzie is also the Board President of our region’s transit agency—Trimet. By day, you can find Ozzie borrowing Wifi at a local cafe and, by night, performing on a stage.

Sarah Hutson

Senior Policy Analyst, City of Bend

Sarah Hutson spearheads impactful policy initiatives out of Bend, Oregon’s City Manager’s Office to support City Council goals. She serves as project manager for the City’s System Development Charge Methodology Update and Transportation Fee projects, as well as helped the City secure over $20M in grant funds for transportation projects that enhance connectivity and pedestrian and bicyclist access. Prior to joining the City, Sarah was a communication and behavior change strategist for Deschutes County Public Health and played a key role in boosting vaccine confidence and uptake in the region during the COVID pandemic. Sarah’s prior experience includes leading social science-driven research programs for wide-ranging clients, from utilities to state tourism commissions to Fortune 500 companies, to better understand the people they serve.

Franklin Jones

CEO/Founder, B-Line Urban Delivery

Franklin Jones (he/him) spearheads a pioneering company offering flexible warehousing and last-mile logistics solutions. Utilizing electric-assist freight tricycles since 2009 to move goods for companies large and small, B-Line is transforming the delivery landscape. With a background in education, community, and sustainability, Franklin’s journey from history and environmental studies at Bowdoin College to a 13,000-mile bicycle trip around the world to teaching sixth graders has shaped his commitment to building a triple bottom line business model. Recognized as a champion of the B-Corp movement, Franklin envisions utilizing business as a force for creating more livable and sustainable communities worldwide.

Carol Kachadoorian

Executive Director of dblTilde CORE, Inc.

Carol’s work focuses on mobility and wellness for older adults. She developed a typology of older adults physical activity, which she sees as part of a three-legged stool that includes Person-Environment Fit Theory and Life-Space Mobility Assessments. Carol runs the non-profit dblTilde CORE, Inc., and is a Research Associate with the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI). MTI published her pioneering work, Cycling past 50: A Closer Look into the World of Older Cyclists (Year 3 Survey and Year 4 Survey), and hosts the 50+ Cycling Survey Year 5. With a long career in public transportation and active transportation, Carol has a breadth of knowledge and expertise in transportation planning and operations, working at both the city and regional levels, including school and community-based active transportation plans, and older adult mobility.

Sarah Mazze

Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Eugene School District 4J

Sarah Mazze manages the Safe Routes to School program for Eugene School District 4J. She has served on the Lane Area Commission on Transportation, the City of Eugene’s Sustainability Commission, and the City of Eugene Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. She has worked at the intersection of community and climate change for the last 20 years and finds the active transportation field to be the most satisfying and fun way to go about it!

John MacArthur

Sustainable Transportation Program Manager, TREC at Portland State University

John MacArthur (he/him) is active in research related to sustainable and equitable transportation, particularly in the areas of emerging technologies, e-bikes, bike share, transit, and the relationship between transportation and public health. He co-founded the Light Electric Vehicle Education and Research (LEVER) Institute and is the co-chair of the SAE Powered Micromobility Committee. He received his BS in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University and a MS in Environmental Health Sciences from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan.

Katie Mangle

Principal and NW Region Leader at Alta Planning + Design

Katie Mangle, Principal in Alta Planning + Design’s Portland office since 2014, has dedicated her 25-year career to working with public agencies to integrate equitable and sustainable transportation into policy and capital projects. She leads Alta’s Sustainability + Climate Strategic Initiative, and holds a master’s degree in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Emily Mannisto-Meyers

Transportation Planner, Parametrix

Emily Mannisto-Meyers (she/her) is a Transportation Planner at Parametrix with a focus in trails, active transportation, and corridor redevelopment. In this role, Emily has worked on a diverse array of transportation projects, from developing Transportation System Plans, to conducting a feasibility study on Mobility Hubs, to analyzing the impacts of transportation projects on greenhouse gas reduction. Above all, Emily is passionate about the planning, development, and stewardship of both long-distance and local community trails. Emily moved to Portland after thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2014, and is deeply grateful to be able to work on the trails that she loves. Outside of work, Emily can be found mountaineering, rock climbing, bike touring, and running along the beautiful trails of the Pacific Northwest.

Mike McCarthy

Mike has a couple decades of experience planning, designing, building, and managing road, water, sewer, storm, and transportation systems. His desire is to wisely use taxpayer resources providing the infrastructure framework for healthy thriving communities.

Janis McDonald

Safe Routes to School Manager, Portland Bureau of Transportation

Janis McDonald has been a project manager for the City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation for 20 years. She effectively promotes active transportation, community, equity, health, and fun through her work with Safe Routes to School. In 2005, Janis started one of the nation’s first women focused bicycling programs, Women on Bikes, which lasted 9 years. In 2008, she helped organize the first Portland Sunday Parkways, going on to be the community engagement and communication manager from 2008-2013. In 2013, she joined the Portland Safe Routes to School team, becoming the program manager in 2021.

Representative Susan McLain

Co-Chair Joint Committee on Transportation

Representative Susan McLain is a lifelong Oregonian who spent over 40 years as a high school teacher and speech and debate coach. She served as a Metro Councilor for 16 years and joined the State Legislature in 2015. Representative McLain is the Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation, Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on the Interstate 5 Bridge, a member of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, Co-Chair of the Interim Joint Education Appropriations Committee, a member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Education, and of the House Committee on Agriculture, Land Use, Natural Resources, and Water.

Abra McNair

Capital Project Manager, Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT)

Abra McNair is a Capital Project Manager in PBOT’s Capital Delivery Division. Prior to this role she was on PBOT’s Safe Routes to School team throughout its transition from an events and education-focused program to having a bigger role in infrastructure project identification, planning, and funding. She led a comprehensive planning process with >100 schools to identify Priority Investment Routes and >1,400 projects to make travel to and from schools safe, convenient, and fun. Most of the sidewalk and crossing projects she now manages are funded by Safe Routes, officially bridging the gap between those two positions.

Stephen McWilliams

Civil Engineer II, Multnomah County

Stephen McWilliams is a Civil Engineer II for Multnomah County managing capital, emergency, and safety projects on over 250 miles of the County’s road system. He began his career in consulting working with local municipalities and developers on designs and delivery of road, site, sanitary, water, and stormwater projects across Southwest Washington. Before joining Multnomah County, Stephen worked for the City of Milwaukie as a Civil Engineer designing and delivering infrastructure improvement projects as part of the capital improvements program.

Cody Meyer

Land Use and Transportation Planner, Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development

Cody Meyer is a Land Use and Transportation Planner with the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development. As a member of the Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities program, he works with local governments to reduce climate pollution and increase equitable outcomes through land use and transportation planning. Cody previously worked as a planner in the California Monterey Bay area, where he worked on the development of the region’s first Sustainable Communities Strategy. He holds a master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon.

Hannah Morrison

Transportation Planner II, New Mobility & Electrification, Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)

Hannah Morrison (she/her) is a planner on the New Mobility & Electrification team at PBOT and supports city-wide efforts on transportation electrification and decarbonization. She has supported the development of key policy, including the electric vehicle charging in the public right-of-way policy, and several successful grants, including a US DOT SMART grant to pilot the country’s first regulated Zero-Emission Delivery Zone and a US DOE grant to expand the network of convenient, affordable and reliable public curbside EV chargers. Hannah holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Urban Planning from George Washington University and prior to joining PBOT held positions in climate consulting and environmental education

Megan Moser

Outreach Coordinator, bike works by p:ear

Megan Moser is the Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety & Education Outreach Coordinator at bike works by p:ear in East Multnomah County. She received her bachelor’s degree in Community Development from Portland State University. Megan strives to keep children safe by teaching them essential pedestrian and bicycle safety skills to navigate their neighborhoods. Her hope is to encourage active transportation not just in schools, but in the greater East County community for years to come. During Megan’s free time, she enjoys going on bike rides with her two teen boys and taking her two dogs on walks

Maddy Poehlein

PSU Murp, Toole

Maddy Poehlein is currently in her second year as a graduate student in a dual Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program at Portland State University. With her background in environmental studies, she possesses expertise in ecological systems, environmental challenges, and sustainable practices. Additionally, her grounding in environmental politics and public health equips her to navigate regulatory frameworks and policies influencing urban planning. Maddy’s specialties include planning through public health and equity lenses, GIS and spatial analysis, qualitative data analysis, and community engagement. Maddy’s background presents a well-rounded skill set that positions her to contribute to projects at the intersection of environmental considerations and land use planning systems in Oregon.

Xao Posadas

Construction Program Manager, Safe Routes to School

For nearly a decade, Xao has supported Safe Routes to School in the Portland Metro area and now statewide as the SRTS Construction Program Manager. Xao received her bachelor’s degree from University of Oregon where she studied transportation planning and fell in love with the concept of re-envisioning public space for community joy. Xao holds transportation justice and racial equity at the center of her work for and with future generations.

Sarah Pullman

Transportation Planner, New Mobility & Electrification

Sarah Pullman (she/her) brings 5 years of planning, policy, and project experience on the Safe Systems Approach, public involvement, research, and analysis. She highlights equity and access in all of her work and ensures everyone can move around safely and sustainably regardless of their zip code, language spoken, race, and gender. Sarah holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and a Graduate Certificate in Urban Design from the University of Washington with which she has led pedestrian safety projects and Safe Routes to School plans, among others, and researched the economic benefits of docked bikeshare.

Greg Raisman

Public Realm and Street Activation Coordinator, Portland Bureau of Transportation

Greg Raisman is on the Public Realm and Street Activation team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation. With more than 20 years in the agency, Greg has worked on wide-ranging projects that include transportation safety, bicycle transportation systems, large-scale public events, public plaza management, and community building through street paintings. His current work centers on PBOT’s pedestrian plaza spaces and street paintings.

Chris Rall

Outreach Director, Transportation for America

Chris has been with Transportation for America since 2010, originally serving as Oregon Field Organizer. Incrementally expanding his role and responsibilities, he became Outreach Director in 2019. Chris runs T4America’s membership program, keeps partners and allies apprised of developments on transportation policy and opportunities for innovation, and guides T4America’s amplification of the local voices so critical to reforming the United States’ transportation system. Before joining T4America, Chris co-founded Green Wheels, a local transportation advocacy organization in Humboldt County, CA, and served as Policy Director for the Healthy Humboldt Coalition. Originally from New Jersey, Chris graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, and received his graduate degree from Humboldt State University. He is based in Portland, OR.

Betsy Reuf

Community Engagement Coordinator, City of Tualatin

Betsy brings over 16 years of dedicated experience in community outreach. Her passion lies in fostering meaningful relationships, particularly within the Latino community, by facilitating access to avenues for civic engagement, aiming to positively impact the city and its residents.

Mallorie Roberts

Legislative Affairs Director, Association of Oregon Counties

Mallorie Roberts is AOC’s legislative affairs director and policy manager for transportation. In addition to advocating on behalf of county elected officials, she works closely with the Oregon Association of County Engineers and Surveyors (OACES) – the association representing the county engineers, road officials, and public works directors who manage and maintain 66% of Oregon’s non-federal road miles and over 3,400 bridges. Mallorie joined AOC in 2020 and brought a diverse public policy background, including time working in the Oregon and Wisconsin State Legislatures.

Josh Roll

Data Scientist and Research Coordinator, Oregon's Department of Transportation

Josh Roll, the Research Coordinator at Oregon’s Department of Transportation, focuses on bicycle and pedestrian safety, decarbonization, and equity. He specializes in data analysis and modeling to evaluate travel costs and benefits, aiming to guide investment decisions for improved equality, lower emissions, and better health.

Katherine Rose

Communications and Engagement Coordinator, Depave

Katherine Rose leads community outreach, communications and site activation for the 7SGCS project. Katherine has served with Depave since 2022 managing communications, volunteer and community engagement. She has experience in volunteer/event management, business engagement, and natural area restoration.

Meaghan Russell

Safe Routes to School Education Coordinator, Portland Bureau of Transportation

Meaghan Russell is a Safety Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Portland Bureau of Transportation. She trains teachers to lead K-12 transportation education and works with children and youth on bike safety and other transportation skills. Meaghan holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Portland State University. In her free time, she enjoys trail running and coaching youth roller derby.

Shelby Sauer

Project & Administrative Coordinator, Commute Options

Shelby Sauer is a Project & Administrative Coordinator at Commute Options in Bend and a Technical Assistance Provider Team member for ODOT Safe Routes to School. Shelby leads the Central, Eastern, and Southern Regional Hub in Oregon and supports SRTS education programming statewide.

Gary Shaff

Co-Chair, Streets for Everyone, Ashland Climate Collaborative

Gary Shaff is a transportation advocate from Southern Oregon, whose goal is to transform the existing auto-centric transportation system in order to give people a choice as to how they get around for short in-town trips. Gary serves on the Ashland’s Climate and Environment Policy Advisory Committee and is the chair of Streets for Everyone (SFE), a part of the Ashland Climate Collaborative. Gary’s 30 years of experience as a land use and transportation planner informs his passion for transformational change in communities.

Katie Selin

Associate Planner, Alta Planning + Design

Katie has been working with communities for the past 10 years to create active, equitable places. Katie leads Alta’s Public Engagement Group and specializes in complete streets and recreation planning, trails, and Safe Routes to School.

Sophia Semensky

Transportation Planning, Kittelson

Sophia Semensky specializes in transportation planning, data analysis, and multimodal conceptual design with the goal of improving the safety and livability of our streets. Sophia combines her experience and knowledge in engineering, planning, and research to develop thoughtful, innovative solutions and to continue to push the industry forward. She aims to weave best practices and knowledge from design, traffic engineering, and long-range planning to create safe facilities for all road users.

Megan Shull

Rural Lane County Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Lane Council of Governments

Megan Shull is a Safe Routes to School Coordinator serving 13 rural school districts across Lane County. With a background in art, she employees a creative approach to the unique needs of rural communities.

Ashton Simpson

Metro Councilor District 1

Metro Councilor Ashton Simpson is a proud East County resident, nonprofit executive, community activist and advocate, veteran, father, Portland State University alum and a committed public servant. Living in East Multnomah County, he has seen firsthand how this growing part of the region has been overlooked – in investments in walkable and safe neighborhoods, transportation infrastructure, jobs, educational opportunities, housing for all incomes and addressing the issues of homelessness. Councilor Simpson is proud to represent the Metro Council and Metro region on a number of committees and boards including the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT). Prior to joining the Metro Council, and as a part of a coalition of transportation advocates, Councilor Simpson helped secure $185 million to transform 82nd Avenue into a safer corridor for our kids, seniors and neighbors. Too many pedestrians, motorists and cyclists have been killed or injured over the years. No one should feel that they risk their life to get to work, school or the store. Improved sidewalks, crossings, lighting and ADA ramps will soon transform this major corridor. As the former executive director of Oregon Walks, Councilor Simpson led a dynamic organization that is removing barriers and enhancing neighborhood livability and safety. This work is making a real difference in people’s lives, especially in historically underserved communities. Councilor Simpson also served as chair of PBOT’s Fixing Our Streets Oversight Committee, The Roselane Project, Metro’s Local Investment Team, I-5 Bridge Replacement Program, and ODOT Region 1 Area Commission on Transportation. As your Metro Councilor, Ashton will continue to make sidewalks and crossings safe for our kids and all pedestrians and cyclists.

Hermanus Steyn

Senior Principal Engineer, Kittelson and Associates

Hermanus Steyn is a senior principal engineer at Kittelson and Associates and has more than two decades of experience in a variety of multimodal transportation studies for all types of roadways – from local streets to freeways – with a particular focus on conceptual and detailed geometric design. Hermanus understands the interaction between geometry, operations, and safety for all modes, as well as considers and analyzes trade-offs to development community-based solutions. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his family and tries to stay active by bicycle commuting to work, running (such as Hood-to-Coast Relay), and playing sports (e.g., touch rugby, tennis).

Jeri Stroupe

Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Coordinator, Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT)

Jeri Stroupe is the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Coordinator, focused on equitably developing and delivering projects to improve traffic safety for students and families. Prior to joining PBOT, she managed projects in transportation demand management, active transportation, and mobility policy at Nelson\Nygaard. From 2013-2017, she led placemaking, transportation, and neighborhood revitalization initiatives in Detroit, Michigan at Wayne State University’s Office of Economic Development. She holds a Master of Public Health in Management and Policy from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Miami University in Ohio.

Alan Thompson

Program Manager, Oregon Community Paths

Alan brings over 30 years of multimodal transportation planning, including airport ground access plans, active transportation system plans and regional bicycle route planning. He currently manages the Oregon Community Paths program, the first state-wide dedicated off-road transportation program in Oregon.

Victor Trillo, Jr.

Program Coordinator, The PATHfinder Club

Victor Trillo, Jr. is the Program Coordinator of The PATHfinder Club, an arts-based support club for youth impacted by incarceration, detention, and deportation at The Pathfinder Network. His personal journey, having experienced parental incarceration and later his own, drives his mission to create a supportive community. Victor is a passionate, inspirational, and dedicated advocate, with expertise in mobilizing community to create positive change.

Jillian Trinkaus

Statewide Intercity Network Coordinator, ODOT Public Transportation Division

Working toward a multi-modal future lights a fire under Jillian Trinkaus every day. She brings 20 years of management and customer service skills to her work as a transportation planner in the Public Transportation Division at the Oregon Department of Transportation. She promotes and improves access to multi-modal transportation options to better serve the needs of diverse populations, enhance air quality, and increase the efficiency of transportation systems. Jillian strongly believes that for our own health and the health of the planet it is imperative that we drive cars a lot less than we currently do and works to improve the transportation toolbox that people have available to them.

Drusilla van Hengel, PhD

Principal & Active Transportation and Safety Sector Co-Lead, NelsonNygaard

Dru asks great questions, listens compassionately, and steers conversations in important directions. Her academic, public works, private consulting, and advocacy organizational leadership is unrivaled among active transportation and safety subject matter experts. With more than 25 years of practical experience in land development, traffic operations, safe routes to school, and transportation safety and access, she has a track record of delivering built projects, implementable plans, and innovative practices. Dru is your choice for figuring out how to eliminate the cultural, organizational, and design gaps and barriers institutionalized by decades of planning for automobility instead of equitable transportation options.

JC Vannatta

Executive Director of Public Affairs. Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet)

As the Executive Director of Public Affairs at TriMet, JC Vannatta oversees the agency’s public relations, which includes government affairs, communications, marketing, business development, community outreach, engagement, and customer experience. His energy, strategic direction, and extensive experience in transit, public relations, and capital projects are all vital to the success of TriMet’s innovative Vision 2030.

Millicent Williams

Director, Portland Bureau of Transportation

Millicent Williams is a career public servant and graduate of Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University’s School of Business and Industry in Tallahassee, FL. Throughout her career she has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing meaningful service to the residents, businesses, and visitors of every jurisdiction she has worked in. Her desire to serve and ensure equitable distribution of critical resources and services is exemplified by her work in communities across the U.S., throughout the Caribbean, in western, central, and southern Africa, and in southern India. Her passion, however, is to connect with and serve local communities, demonstrating how their government can (and does) work to serve their interests. Millicent is a five-time mayoral appointee, having served as agency director or senior executive for three separate agencies under three consecutive Washington, D.C. mayors. Previous leadership roles include Executive Director of Serve DC – The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships; President/CEO of the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation; and Director of the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. Millicent is a five-time mayoral appointee, having served as agency director or senior executive for three separate agencies under three consecutive Washington, D.C. mayors. Previous leadership roles include Executive Director of Serve DC – The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships; President/CEO of the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation; and Director of the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. While living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, she supported community growth at the City of Glenn Heights working in various roles in emergency management, parks planning, and community engagement. Millicent rejoined PBOT in the summer of 2023 after managing PBOT’s Capital Delivery division from 2017 to 2020, then serving as PBOT Deputy Director until May 2021. After her years at PBOT, Millicent served as Otak’s Oregon/SW Washington Regional Director for the Public Sector and as Corporate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Millicent lives in Portland and is the proud mother of a 24-year-old son, Ethan. Ethan was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome in early childhood. Since then, Millicent has created solutions to ensure her son—and families struggling with being classified as other-abled—mature into full, independent members of society. Her experience with her son has also influenced the way she manages teams and structures her work.

Adam Zucker

Principal, Zucker Engineering & Design

Adam Zucker leads the design/permitting team for 7SGCS and is a professional engineer with 25+ years experience in green infrastructure design. Adam leverages his expertise and professional relationships to support community endeavors and was instrumental in designing and building Sandy Green Street 1.0 between SE Ash and Stark. Adam is an advisory member for various City transportation, parking and mobility safety committees, and serves as board president of the non-profit Umbrella, which works to activate streets/other public spaces.