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


Roan Kattouw, President

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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Raynell Cooper, Secretary

Raynell brings a lifelong passion for problem-solving, stakeholder engagement, and transportation planning to support the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s mission to make SF as friendly as possible of a place for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Raynell learned how to ride as an adult so he knows first-hand the barriers to expanding the city’s cycling community and is committed to helping overcome them. Bikes help build community, help save lives, and help save the planet, which is why the work of the Coalition is so important.

Raynell works as a transportation planner and previously served on San Francisco’s Redistricting Task Force, which adjusted Supervisor district boundaries after the 2020 Census. You can often find him biking (on Baywheels or on his own steed, Julius) in the Panhandle.

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Michael Nguyen, Treasurer

Michael was born in Orange County, CA and did not start commuting with his bike until he moved to San Francisco in 2021. Since then, it has become a means of exercise, leisure, exploration, running errands, and now community service. He is excited to advocate for expanded access to infrastructure that serves people first. Michael enjoys biking on his Bianchi Talladega or black lacquer Brompton with the low handlebar through Golden Gate Park.

Michael was an Associate Consultant of the Bridgespan Group, a leading social impact consulting firm for philanthropists, non-profits, and foundations.

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Matt Biggar

Matt Biggar is a 20-year resident of San Francisco and is passionate about active transportation and livable communities. He is the Principal and Founder of Connected to Place, a strategy consulting firm that supports place-based collaboratives, nonprofits, and government agencies with facilitation, strategic planning, and research and advisory services. Matt specializes in the development, implementation, and evaluation of collaborative and systems change strategies.He is an author/co-author of several published articles covering his research on transportation behavior, sustainability, systems change, and collaborative strategies

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Garrett Brinker

Garrett believes that bicycling is one of the best ways to create healthier, more joyous, and more livable communities. As an adult, he’s yet to own a car, and so bicycling is his main form of transportation for experiencing every corner of San Francisco; and road cycling has quickly become his main sport for exploring all parts of the Bay Area. He’s deeply passionate about advocating for safer and more equitable active transportation infrastructure in San Francisco and how it has the power to transform our city. 

As a Partnerships Director at Via, Garrett works with transit agencies to build more convenient, accessible, and equitable transportation systems. Prior to Via, he worked at other startups in San Francisco, including: Neighborly, which focused on enabling more residents to directly invest in their communities, and City Innovate, which was dedicated to making technology a force for social good in government. 

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Ernesto Cuellar

Ernesto Cuellar is a San Francisco, Bayview District original. Ever since his school years, he has relied on his bicycle for mobility and independence. Understanding this, Ernesto is a policy and political advocate for safe streets for all road users, especially in communities with high levels of traffic violence. Ernesto is currently serving as Vice President of the San Francisco Young Democrats, as well as involved with queer organizations across the city. All the while, working to uplift immigrant youth with the San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA). Ernesto is excited to connect gen Z, Black, and latinx voices to the world of bicycle advocacy as he believes the work we do today will mean an easier path for the voices of tomorrow.


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Joanna Gubman

Joanna is an advisory board member and the former executive director of Urban Environmentalists, where she advocates to transform cities and towns into more sustainable, human-centered, and just communities through land use policy reform. Previously, she spent many years in public service addressing climate change and ensuring 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 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.

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Ike Khurgel

Ike is a reformed sustainable finance nerd who now focuses on making a tangible difference by getting people on bicycles. Ike loves to bike and is passionate about improving infrastructure and policy to create a more bike-friendly San Francisco.

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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.

Ryan Patterson

Ryan Patterson is a land use lawyer focusing on housing construction throughout California. He is an avid bicycle commuter and an advocate for bike safety and increased ridership. He believes education, infrastructure, and community are key to achieving these goals, and that biking can make a vital contribution to public health, the environment, and a vibrant city.

Ryan also serves on the Board of Directors of the Upper Noe Neighbors Association.

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Brandon Powell

Brandon is a lifelong cyclist whose earliest memories include riding his bike to the zoo with his father and brother in his hometown St. Louis. He is devoted to his adopted city San Francisco, and passionately believes that everyone who wants—needs—what the city has to offer should have access to it. Brandon is excited by the prospect of getting more black and brown folks out on bicycles, and he knows that safer streets will unlock that possibility.

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Emily Steinglass

Biking has been a lifelong passion for Emily, but after three knee surgeries, it’s taken on a deeper meaning for her, serving as a form of therapy for both her mind and body. She is now a proud triathlete. Emily has shared her passion by teaching her friends that it’s never too late to learn how to ride a bike. 

As a Senior Business Operations Analyst for the Autodesk Education team, Emily advocates for students and schools, ensuring the next generation has the skills to design and make a better world. In her role, she builds meaningful relationships by actively listening to understand the goals of others. She is also an agile problem solver who helps drive collaborative solutions. Emily is looking forward to advocating for the San Francisco community, striving to create safer streets for all San Franciscans.

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Christine P. Sun

Christine directs the legal work for States United Democracy Center, a bipartisan-led nonprofit that provides legal, communications, and research assistance to pro-democracy state and local government officials. Christine previously served as Special Assistant and senior policy advisor to former California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, as Legal and Policy Director for the ACLU of Northern California, and as Deputy Legal Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama. When she’s not sitting at her desk, Christine loves riding her bike to Golden Gate Park and to the Giants’ game!

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Alex Thornton

A San Franciscan since 2011, Alex loves getting around in anything besides a car. He is passionate about how accessible, safe bike infrastructure can be a tool for mobility, equity, climate impact, and just plain fun. He works on climate in roles that have spanned energy policy, solar, food waste, and carbon analytics. He lives in the Inner Sunset with his wife and two kids. You can see him most mornings and evenings using his trusty cargo bike as the family minivan.

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