Board Members

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Dave ‘Paco’ Abraham is a television producer by trade, but a safe streets advocate at heart. Though he grew up in a car-dependent Queens suburb, Paco has been an avid bicycle commuter since the 2005 transit strike, and a fierce advocate since his own devastating hit-and-run collision. Paco has served on the transportation committees of multiple community boards, and chaired Transportation Alternative’s Brooklyn Activist Committee for several years. He successfully led the charge for protected bike lanes on Chrystie Street in Manhattan, and Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. Paco now commutes with a toddler in tow, and sees an even greater need for our city's great streets to be fully reimagined for the next generation of New Yorkers. 

HildaCohenWebsite.jpegHilda Cohen is an architectural project manager specializing in building exteriors, zoning and historic preservation, with a background in urban design and environmental design. She is the founder of Make Brooklyn Safer, a grassroots livable streets campaign. Hilda is active with Transportation Alternatives’ Brooklyn Activist Committee, a past co-chair of Brooklyn's Community Board 2 Land-Use Committee, and has a personal goal to get as many families as active as possible and to make New York City streets safe for all ages. Hilda co-founded KiDiCAL Mass NYC, allowing kids to make NYC streets safer for everyone with bike rides, clinics and resources for kids and families who want to get around NYC by bike. Hilda’s advocacy is inspired by her two fourth-generation Brooklyn kids and supported by her husband in Ft. Greene.

KenCoughlinWebsite.jpegKen Coughlin is editorial director of the websites ElderLawAnswers and SpecialNeedsAnswers. His entrée into the livable streets movement was Central Park when in 1991 he joined the decades-long struggle to make the park’s six-mile loop road car-free. Later, as chair of Transportation Alternatives’ Central Park Campaign, he spearheaded the gathering of 100,000 petition signatures supporting a car-free park. Ken became a board member of Transportation Alternatives in 1998, and in 2009 then-City Council Member Gale Brewer appointed him to Manhattan’s Community Board 7, covering the Upper West Side. A member of CB7’s Transportation Committee, he has played a leading role in securing board support for protected bike lanes and other street safety improvements in the district.

CarolCrumpWebsite.jpgCarol Crump, an avid all-season bike commuter, is the co-founder of VisionHero.org, an online NYC DOT-adopted Vision Zero education program for teens and tweens. She is a people-centric technology professional with 20+ years in UX, technical writing and training; and a founding interactive performance artist of CallingAllParties.org. Most recently, she joined the team at CityRise, a project of Open Plans.

CalistaDeJesusWebsite.jpegCalista DeJesus is an account executive for New Chapter, a natural supplement company that is dedicated to health and sustainability. These passions also carry over to her advocacy for livable streets and transportation infrastructure. Calista became involved in transportation advocacy after she started commuting to work by bike in 2009. The newly painted bike lanes made her feel more safe biking in the street, but she also became more aware of the need for additional traffic-calming measures after experiencing several close calls with motorists. She joined Transportation Alternatives as a volunteer in 2015 and helped with several campaigns in central Brooklyn, including successfully leading a campaign for a protected bike lane on Flatbush Avenue. Calista currently serves as a community member of Brooklyn CB9's Transportation Committee, and lives in Flatbush with her hubby.

SebastianDelmontWebsite.jpgSebastian Delmont is a software developer and former CTO and co-founder of StreetEasy. He grew up in a family full of architects and urban planners, and he moved to New York in part because he doesn't need to own a car to function in the city. He lives in Harlem with his wife and two kids, who usually bike or walk to school every day.

PeterFrishaufWebsite.jpegPeter Frishauf is a health information and tech entrepreneur best known as the founder of Medscape, godfather of Osmosis, and as the former chair of Crossix Solutions. A lifelong livable streets activist, he serves as board president of the environmental and active-health education nonprofit NYC H2O, on the board of Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, and as Founding Director, New York City Health Business Leaders. Peter is also the co-founder of VisionHero 

JanetLiffWebsite.jpegJanet Liff’s vocation as a commercial real estate broker specializing in New York City’s Midtown South market – which just happens to be home to some of the city’s most successful livable-streets projects – has given her a firsthand look at the positive, and immediate, economic impact of safety and transit improvements.  A member of REBNY’s Midtown South Committee, Janet was recently appointed a public member of Manhattan Community Board 2’s Traffic and Transportation Committee, and she also co-chairs Transportation Alternatives’ Advisory Council and its Manhattan Activist Committee, where she’s leading the campaign to transform Fifth and Sixth Avenues into complete streets.  Janet holds a BS in Architecture from the University of Virginia, and an MPA from NYU’s Wagner School, and resides in Greenwich Village.  

YaTingLiuWebsite.jpgYa-Ting Liu is director of policy and government affairs at Via, where she advances legislative and regulatory strategies at the state and city level. She has spent the last 13 years working on transportation, sustainability, and environmental issue campaigns in New York City as an advocate, organizer, and campaign strategist. Prior to joining Via, she managed a broad-based coalition of business, environmental, and transportation groups through the successful passage of congestion pricing in New York City. Ya-Ting holds a MA in city planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. She serves on the board of Tri-State Transportation Campaign and 21 in '21. Ya-Ting is thrilled to be back on public transit with her kids to and from school and work each day.

LizMarcelloWebsite.pngElizabeth (Liz) Marcello is urban planning scholar and adjunct assistant professor at the City University of New York. She received her PhD in urban planning from Columbia University in 2020. Her research is focused on urban governance, politics, and economic development. Previously, Liz worked in advocacy with Reinvent Albany, a non-profit that works for a more transparent and accountable New York State government. In her spare time, Liz races bikes with CRCA/To Be Determined, a club team based in New York City. She lives in upper Washington Heights with four bikes, two cats, and a large stuffed giraffe named Jared.

GlennMcAnanamaWebsite.jpegGlenn McAnanama is a lifelong New Yorker: born in Brooklyn, raised in Staten Island, and lived in Astoria and Yorkville for extended periods of time. He has worked in healthcare marketing and consulting for over 20 years. He holds an MPA in Health Policy from NYU. In 2006 Glenn founded Upper Green Side and led a successful grassroots campaign to establish local food sidewalk Greenmarkets in Yorkville on East 82nd and at the Isaac’s & Holmes NYCHA property on First Avenue. Upper Green Side also initiated a campaign with the local community board to bring protected bike lanes to the East Side of Manhattan after similar lanes were proven successful on the West Side. Glenn is now raising a family on the Upper West Side and going on long bike rides together in the City.

EricMcClureWebsite.jpegEric McClure is StreetsPAC's Executive Director. He has been active in community issues – especially complete-streets advocacy – for the past 15 years. He co-founded Park Slope Neighbors, a grassroots neighborhood organization, in 2004; serves as Transportation Committee co-chair for Brooklyn Community Board Six; is a member of the EPA’s Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group; did extensive communications work with Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn; served for several years as a trustee, and treasurer, of the Park Slope Civic Council; and co-founded the Park Slope Street Safety Partnership, which he chairs. Prior to his advocacy work, Eric spent 20 years in the advertising business, the last 11 of those as an equity partner in, and media director of, Oasis Advertising, a company he co-founded in 1993 and sold in 2001. Eric lives in Park Slope with his wife, Lumi Rolley.

ShabazzStuartWebsite.pngShabazz Stuart is the founder and CEO of Oonee, a company that has developed a smart, modular, customizable pod that provides secure parking for bicycles and scooters as well as public space amenities. Prior to launching Oonee, Shabazz served as Deputy Director of Operations at the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, where he helped oversee a portfolio of more than 1.1 million square feet of public space, along with a number of other capital programs and initiatives.

SteveVaccaroWebsite.jpgSteve Vaccaro is a principal of the Law Office of Vaccaro & White, where he represents pedestrians and cyclists injured by motorists, among other clients.  Steve is a member of Transportation Alternatives’ Advisory Council, and for three years served as the Chair of TA’s East Side Volunteer Committee. He also serves on the Board of Bike New York, and of the New York Cycle Club.  Before founding the Law Office of Vaccaro & White, Steve practiced tort and bankruptcy law for more than ten years with Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP.  Steve lives in Harlem, has been a daily bike commuter in New York City since his high school days, and is an enthusiastic utility and road cyclist.

 

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commented 2016-10-20 14:20:58 -0400 · Flag
I thought StreetsPAC was a political action committee dedicated to supporting candidates in public elections with funds and endorsements, and of necessity segregated from other tasks.
commented 2013-11-24 12:09:32 -0500 · Flag
Thank you
commented 2013-06-03 22:59:46 -0400 · Flag
quite impressive. glad to see helen ho on the roster :)
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commented 2013-04-24 23:50:55 -0400 · Flag
Wow what an impressive roster. Good stuff, people.
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