Board Members


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, 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 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.jpgSebastián 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 a co-founder of both Park to Park 103 and VisionHero 

JanetLiffWebsite.jpegJanet Liff has spent her career at the nexus of transportation and real estate. As the principal of J Liff Co., a commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in New York City’s Midtown South market, she’s seen firsthand the immediate economic benefits of public space, street and transit improvements. She holds a Masters of Public Administration from NYU/Wagner and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia. She’s also the Chair of the Board of Transportation Alternatives, a member of their Open Space Coalition, and was a long-time member of the Traffic and Transportation Committee of Community Board 2 in Manhattan. Her love for exploring the world by bike began a long, long time ago as a kid on American Youth Hostel trips, home and abroad.  

EricMcClureWebsite.jpegEric McClure is StreetsPAC's Executive Director. He has been active in community issues – especially complete-streets advocacy – for nearly 20 years. He co-founded Park Slope Neighbors, a grassroots neighborhood organization, in 2004; serves as Chair of 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. 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 the founder and principal of Vaccaro Law, where he primarily represents pedestrians and cyclists injured by motorists. Steve is a long-time member of Transportation Alternatives’s 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. Prior to founding Vaccaro Law, Steve was a founder and principal of the Law Office of Vaccaro & White, and he previously 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 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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