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Current members of APBP's Board of Directors

Tom Bertulis (2016 - 2017, partial term)

Manager, Traffic Engineering Department, Design Consultants, Inc.
Somerville, Massachusetts
tbertulis (at) dci-ma (dot) com
(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. Over the last 16 years he has worked in the urban planning and civil/traffic engineering field with a bike/ped focus. He has worked on hundreds of miles of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, has published research in Transportation Research Record on yielding to pedestrian behavior, and has taught many bike/ped courses to hundreds of professionals in countries from Brazil to Scotland. He has earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree in Civil Engineering.


 Madeline Brozen (2015 - 2017, 1st term)

Program Manager, Complete Streets Initiative, Institute of Transportation Studies
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Los Angeles, California
mbrozen (at) luskin (dot) ucla (dot) edu
(424) 255-8737

Madeline Brozen is the assistant director of the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies and the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies. She is also the program manager for the Complete Streets Initiative within these research centers. Her work is predominately research based, centering on performance measures for walking and cycling. Her other interests include travel behavior, improving data collection and making research more accessible to practitioners and policy makers. In addition to research, she teaches courses in GIS and sustainability at UCLA. Some of her award winning projects include the Model Design Manual for Living Streets in collaboration with Ryan Snyder Associates and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the UCLA Parklet Toolkit. In addition to riding her bicycle around Los Angeles, Madeline enjoys cooking and karaoke.


 Vivian D. Coleman, RLA, AICP Treasurer (2014 - 2016, 1st term)
Center City Transportation Program Manager
City of Charlotte, North Carolina
vcoleman (at) ci (dot) charlotte (dot) nc (dot) us
(704) 353-0481

Vivian Coleman, RLA, AICP, is the Center City Transportation Program Manager for the Charlotte Department of Transportation where she oversees a variety of planning and design initiatives in Uptown, including complete streets and pedestrian safety projects, operations for the downtown wayfinding and parking guidance system, trail planning and design, development review, freeway underpass enhancement projects and various multi-modal planning studies. With over 21 years’ experience in municipal planning Vivian previously managed the City of Charlotte’s Pedestrian Program and served as Planning Director for the Town of Knightdale, North Carolina. During her graduate work she lived overseas as a park designer in Kotka, Finland. Vivian is a certified instructor for the North Carolina Safe Routes to School program. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, hiking and training for triathlons. Each winter she travels north to work with and drive sled dog teams.

 Brooke DuBose, AICP (2014 - 2016, 1st term)

Associate, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants
San Francisco, California
b.dubose (at) fehrandpeers (dot) com
(415) 684-7666

Brooke DuBose, AICP is an Associate with Fehr & Peers’ San Francisco office. She has eight years of experience planning, funding, and implementing multimodal projects throughout the Bay Area and New York. Her work includes bicycle and pedestrian master plans, transit access studies, multimodal corridor studies, traffic calming and streetscape design, and public space revitalization. She has also led over a dozen Pedestrian Safety Assessments throughout California. Brooke has focused her research on national initiatives on innovative practices including physically separated bikeways, multimodal level of service and crosswalk safety. While Brooke learned her bicycling skills on the tough streets of NYC, she now enjoys cruising around Berkeley’s bicycle boulevards with her family.


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

Special Projects Coordinator - Roadway Design, Florida Department of Transportation
Tallahassee, Florida
mkoosfl (at) aol (dot) com
(850) 414-4321


Heath Maddox (2015 - 2017, 1st term)

Senior Planner, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
San Francisco, California
heath.maddox (at) sfmta (dot) com
(415) 701-4605

Heath Maddox is a Senior Planner in the Livable Streets Subdivision of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). He has a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning with a focus in transportation planning and policy from the University of California Berkeley, and has served professionally for the past 14 years as a bicycle and pedestrian planner for local and regional government agencies. Over the past seven years with the City of San Francisco, he has managed a variety of bicycle and pedestrian projects and programs. He currently manages the SFMTA’s Bicycle Sharing and Parking Programs and, in addition to the board of APBP, he sits on the board of the North American Bike Share Association (NABSA).  Off the job, Heath stays busy mountain biking, road biking, cyclocrossing, backcountry skiing, hiking, swimming, and chasing his two young children.


 Jessica Mortell, E.I.T. - President (2016 - 2018, 2nd term)

Project Engineer, Toole Design Group
Boston, Massachusetts
jmortell (at) tooledesign (dot) com
(617) 619-9910 x203

As an Engineer in Toole Design Group’s Boston office, Jessica offers diverse technical knowledge and experience in multimodal planning and design. She has extensive experience developing Complete Streets design guidelines and policies, and has played a key role in the development of the Dallas and Boston Complete Street Guidelines. She has also helped design over 30 miles of bicycle facilities in Boston and Washington, D.C. Prior to joining TDG, Jessica helped create the UConn Cycles bicycle sharing program at the University of Connecticut. Jessica is a bicycle commuter and transit rider in Boston; an avid traveler; and enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and snowboarding.


Brian Patterson, MCIP, RPP (2014 - 2016, 1st term)

Active Transportation Practice Leader, Urban Systems Ltd.
Vancouver, B.C.
bpatterson (at) urbansystems (dot) ca
(604) 235-1701

Brian Patterson, MCIP, RPP, is a Principal and Senior Transportation Planner with Urban Systems in Vancouver, Canada. Brian specializes in active transportation planning and design and leads Urban Systems' active transportation practice across Canada. Brian has completed over 50 plans, studies and designs for communities of all sizes across Canada. Brian also led the development of a Bicycle Facilities Design Course and has taught the course to over 200 professionals throughout Canada.


 Jessica Roberts, Secretary (2016 - 2018, 1st term)

Principal, Alta Planning + Design
Portland, Oregon
jessicaroberts (at) altaplanning (dot) com
(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, Vice President (2015 - 2017, 1st term)

Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner, Atlanta Regional Commission
Atlanta, Georgia
brushing (at) atlantaregional (dot) com
(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 (2016, partial term)

Senior Planner, Kittelson and Associates
Boston, Massachusetts
csemler (at) kittelson (dot) com
(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)

Senior Project Manager, Parsons
Ottawa, Ontario
Kate.Whitfield (at) Parsons (dot) com
(613) 738-4160

Kate Whitfield, P.Eng., MCIP, RPP, LEED®AP is a Professional Engineer and a Registered Professional Planner with Parsons 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.


 Craig Williams, AICP - (2014 - 2016, 2nd term)
 Mobility Manager / Transportation Planning Manager
City of Carlsbad, California

craig.williams (at) carlsbadca (dot) gov
(619) 301-6431

Craig Williams, AICP has more than 30 years of experience in transportation planning, engineering and project management, both in the private sector and with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). He worked with Illinois DOT for 23 years, including 9 years as IDOT’s bicycle and pedestrian program manager. He joined the private sector in 2000, and worked with Edwards & Kelcey (now Jacobs Engineering), TY Lin International, LYKAH Design Associates and Alta Planning + Design in Chicago and then San Diego. In 2015, he joined the City of Carlsbad to manage their outstanding mobility program.

Craig was a co-founder of APBP in the mid-1990s. He is a past board member of the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation (now Active Transportation Alliance), the League of Illinois Bicyclist, and the Illinois Trails Conservancy. He is a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners, and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois in environmental studies, urban planning and public administration. He is also a certified instructor for the FHWA’s National Highway Institute’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Facility Design courses, as well as APBP’s Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility workshop. He enjoys the outdoors, as a cyclist, a motorcyclist, enjoys sports cars, travel, architecture, and photography.

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