Board of Directors

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 board@sfbike.org.

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.

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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.

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Constance Cavallas, Secretary

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.

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Dave Alexander

Dave is a regular bicycle commuter to Mid-Market / Soma and his children’s schools. All too
often gaps in safe and equitable bicycle infrastructure are exposed in his daily journey. He sees
the strong ties between small businesses, municipal transportation agencies and local
government as essential to literally moving our community forward, while addressing our
climate crisis head on. Dave’s background is rooted in community organizing, people-first
streets advocacy, and community mental health.
Dave has been one of the principal organizers for the Richmond Family Transportation Network
(www.RFTN.org) alongside his neighbors and their families and friends. There is much more
work to be done ensuring our streets and parks create equitable access for people of color,
older adults, and people with a disability.

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Stephen Braitsch

Stephen designs and builds tools that help people pressure their elected officials for safer streets. He is the creator of Safe Lanes which helps people document dangerous conditions for cyclists and pedestrians and present the data they collect to the decision makers who can put safer infrastructure in the ground.

He is also the creator of The Bike Match Network which has helped 14 bicycle advocacy organizations across the US connect over 200 essential workers with free bikes. In addition to being an active volunteer, he is also the Co-Captain of our Mid-Market Bike to Work Day Energizer Station.

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.

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Kat Chen

Kat Chen is excited to go from a long time SFBC member to volunteer to a Board Director this year!  As a social worker/therapist by day, she has used bicycles for commuting and recreation since moving to San Francisco 10 years ago.  Kat enjoys riding her bike on the streets, on roads to nowhere, and on endless dirt trails.  She believes that bikes belong to everyone and aims to work with SFBC in making this a reality for all of us.  Say hello if you see her!

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Joanna Gubman

Joanna is committed to environmental and transportation justice and believes in the power of bicycling to make SF a safer, more just, and more vibrant city.

A dedicated public servant, in her professional life Joanna addresses climate change and ensures that people who’ve been shut out gain access to safe, effective, and affordable infrastructure. On visiting fellowships in Berlin, she researched micromobility and transportation electrification policies. Joanna also volunteers as a co-lead of Urban Environmentalists, where she advocates for cities built around people, not cars.

Roan Kattouw

Roan was born and raised in the Netherlands, and like most Dutch kids he grew up biking everywhere. When he moved to San Francisco in 2012, the first thing he did was join the SF Bicycle Coalition, to support the creation of the kind of safe bicycling infrastructure he rode on back home. Roan is a software engineer at the Wikimedia Foundation by day, and an advocate for bike infrastructure, safer streets and better transit by night.

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Lucas Lux

Lucas Lux is passionate about bikes as transportation. And as a source of fun. And health. And equitable transit. And sustainability. And… you get the idea! Living in the Outer Sunset and commuting by bicycle to his job downtown each day, Lucas is excited about the SFBC’s mission to transform San Francisco’s streets and neighborhoods into more livable and safe places by promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation. Lucas believes that fulfilling this mission will make San Francisco a happier, healthier, more equitable city. During the day, Lucas works as a commercial attorney.

Manoj Madhavan

As a kid growing up in India, Manoj’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.

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Meaghan Mitchell

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.

Tyler Morris

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!

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Danny Sauter

Danny is committed to making bicycling the safest, most reliable form of everyday transit for all San Franciscans. As the President of his neighborhood association in North Beach, he has a record of expanding bike share stations, creating a small business COVID relief program powered by bike delivery, and highlighting the lack of open streets in District 3. 

During the day, Danny works as the Executive Director of Neighborhood Centers Together, a coalition of community centers across San Francisco that serve our most vulnerable populations with social services, education and childcare, language access, and community resources. 

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Juli Uota

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.

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