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Current members of APBP's Board of Directors

Tom Bertulis, Treasurer (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. 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. 

 Madeline Brozen, Secretary (2015 - 2017, 1st term)

Associate Director for External Affairs, 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 Associate Director for External Affairs 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.

 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. - Past 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.

 Jessica Roberts, Vice President (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, 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 (2017-2019, 2nd 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)

Associate Engineer/Planner, Ottawa Office Manager, Alta Planning + Design, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario
katewhitfield (at) altaplanning (dot) com
(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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