The SF Bicycle Coalition is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The board is responsible for the organization’s financial health and achievement of its mission. Any SF Bicycle Coalition member can run for the board. Members are invited to attend board meetings. Check out our Events Calendar for meeting dates and times, and download meeting minutes from our archive. To submit questions or comments to the board, please email email@example.com.
Jean Kao, President
Jean Kao works in civic technology at Populus.ai where she helps cities manage their shared mobility programs to achieve safety, equity, and sustainability goals. She’s committed to growing our inclusive bicycle community and building collaborative relationships grounded in transportation justice and equity. Jean’s been an SFBC volunteer and advocate for 10+ years. She’s also an organizer of the Norcal Bicycle Touring meetup and a legal observer with the National Lawyers Guild.
Marie Jonas, Treasurer
Marie Jonas brings to the board her love of riding and commitment to justice and community-building. Marie is an attorney with Folger Levin, where she represents nonprofits, businesses and individuals on a wide range of issues. She also volunteers her skills to represent children in immigration proceedings and advocates for various political causes, currently with the nonprofit Sister District Project, where she specializes in voter engagement. As an avid bike commuter and recreational cyclist, Marie is devoted to sharing the joy of riding and to transforming our city so that everyone in San Francisco feels welcome to ride a bike.
Juli Uota, Secretary
As a teacher and graduate of Adult Learn to Ride, and a member for over ten years, Juli is dedicated to the SF Bicycle Coalition’s mission bringing critical insight into the challenges of riding in San Francisco with a focus on expanding the community of people who bike. She was staff Phone Bank Coordinator for almost a decade, Interim Membership Department lead twice, and now continues her phone bank work as a volunteer. Juli has extensive community and political organizing experience, managing volunteer efforts in presidential campaigns, state races, and as Chair of Democracy Action, a prominent electoral advocacy group.
I love the connection between problem-solving and the life of a cyclist. From navigating a new exciting route, to balancing pannier weights, to bike mechanics, life on a bicycle has taught me a lot. Off of a bike, I’ve been curious about the urban condition and have collected experiences ranging from working in Honduras to researching contemporary urban planning challenges such as housing, environmental justice, crime and bike infrastructure through a lens of equity and equality. Currently, I’m focused on Bicis Del Pueblo, a project that brings bike safety, mechanic and advocacy skills to individuals and families in the Excelsior.
Sarah is passionate about transportation justice and understanding how people move through space. Since earning a degree in urban planning, Sarah has worked as a transportation planner in both the public and private sectors designing separated bike paths, evaluating the environmental impacts of large-scale infrastructure projects and helping transit agencies reach their mobility goals. Currently, Sarah works as a software engineer at Remix where she builds tools to help cities and transportation agencies design more equitable and effective transit networks that align with their transportation priorities.
Stephen is a designer and engineer and is passionate about empowering the community with tools and data that can supercharge our advocacy work. In addition to being an active volunteer, he is also the Co-Captain of our Mid-Market Bike to Work Day Energizer Station.
Stephen is the creator of Safe Lanes which helps people work together to highlight dangerous conditions on our city streets and present the data they collect to the decision makers who can put safer infrastructure in the ground. When he’s not out organizing and fighting for safer streets, Stephen can usually be found cycling through the Marin Headlands or backpacking along the California Coast.
Constance Cavallas began as an SF Bicycle Coalition intern more than 10 years ago and has remained an active member since. Experiencing the urban landscape by bicycle has been formative to her understanding and interest in the use of public space, public infrastructure, and community building, and has driven her passion to promote access to heathy transportation options for both people and the environment. Constance works for the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District where she collaborates with various neighborhood constituents to identify and implement public realm improvement opportunities. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from San Francisco State University.
Building community, advocating for people-informed improvements, and sharing in the joy of biking are what drove Audrey to SF Bicycle Coalition. She has faced the woes of the lack of bike infrastructure, dangers of uninformed drivers, and lack of safety that is rooted in being an exposed women of color on a bike. Now with a family, all these decisions complicate her relationship to her bike even more so. Audrey’s background is in transportation planning, racial and social equity planning, and people-powered decision-making from her leadership role in my union. As a board member, she is excited advance transportation and mobility justice.
As a kid growing up in India, Manjo’s first taste of freedom was riding a bike! It inspired him early on to build his career as an urban planner. At the SF Planning Department, he has worked on projects including Safer/Better Market Street, & Central SoMa/Hub plans. Throughout his work on those projects, he realized the importance of SF Bike Coalition’s members and was inspired by their tireless efforts towards advocating for project approvals.
Currently as Director of Transportation Demand Management for the Golden State Warriors, he ensures that most trips made by people coming to Chase Center are through sustainable modes. With over 15 years of experience as a transportation planner, he is excited to build up more bike connections and hopes that one day every kid in SF gets a taste of the same freedom he had as a kid.
Meaghan Mitchell has had success in building the trust of residents from the most vulnerable neighborhoods in SF, stemming from growing up in Bayview, a historically marginalized community. Meaghan’s background is multifaceted and focuses at the intersection of diversity, inclusion and community engagement.
Over time, Meaghan’s outreach work has helped establish the legislated “African American Arts & Cultural District” of SF, launched the first dock-less e-bike share system in SF JUMP Bikes, debuted Hoodline’s Bayview news coverage through journalism, and lead the “Play Streets For All” initiative while working for Livable City.
I love bikes! Even though I grew up in Los Angeles, I’ve never owned a car. I have a diverse professional background which I lend to strengthening the Board. My life experience includes executive chef, master distiller, race event production and Mardi Gras parade marshal. I’ve owned and operated Underdog Couriers since 2015 which capitalizes the use of cargo bikes over vehicles in an urban setting. Bike strong San Francisco!
Preston rides his bike every day from the Outer Richmond and loves the car-free days on JFK. His motivating interest is democratic ownership and governance over our infrastructure. He currently works at a local internet service provider and collaborates with the City to serve thousands of SF public housing residents with the best internet in the country at no cost. Preston thinks that bike party is the closest thing to an ideal society in San Francisco, and you can find him biking to OB and touching the water on Friday mornings.
Kelli Shields is a longtime SF Bicycle Coalition member, active volunteer and daily bicycle-commuter. She has been a tenants’ rights attorney since 2011, litigating landlord-tenant disputes solely representing tenants throughout the Bay Area. Her background includes working on social and environmental justice issues and she has extensive nonprofit and public interest experience. As a director, she is committed to transparency, accountability, a SFBC free from influence by those who profit by privatizing transportation, fighting climate change by enabling and encouraging more people to bike more often, equitable access to healthy transportation, and to holding those who endanger cyclists’ safety accountable.