Staff

Your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition staff is hard at work representing you on the streets and at City Hall. Become a member of the SF Bicycle Coalition and get this team of advocates working for you!

Claire Amable

Community Organizer

Claire is responsible for projects in District 6 which encompasses the Tenderloin, South of Market and Treasure Island. When she’s not in meetings or doing streetside outreach, Claire can be found camping, teaching little ones how to skateboard in Golden Gate Park and indulging in a tofu banh mi from Saigon Sandwiches.  Email Claire.

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Nairi Azaryan

Marketing Communications Associate

Nairi joined the team in November 2020. In her role, she uses various communication channels to promote the work of the organization and to strengthen and expand the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition community. She has a background in higher education and nonprofits, and holds a B.A. in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She enjoys biking for transport, for leisure, and to attempt wheelies. In her spare time she enjoys picnics with friends and swimming in rivers. Email Nairi.

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Chris Bannister

Membership Manager

Chris joined the team in July 2018 as Volunteer and Membership Coordinator. Originally from a small suburb located outside of Los Angeles, Chris has been living in the Bay Area since 2008. Prior to his involvement with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Chris worked in the nonprofit public health sector, developing and maintaining outreach programs for youth and young adults. He initially started biking as a way to recover from a long-standing surgery procedure and eventually began biking every day. Chris holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Human Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University. Email Chris.

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Rachel Clyde

Campaign Coordinator

Rachel joined the team as an intern in January 2021, and then rose to her current position as Campaign Coordinator for our west side campaigns. She supports the car-free Great Highway and car-free JFK Drive campaigns through outreach and assists in grasstops organizing for California state bills related to street safety and bicycle access. Rachel graduated from college in May with a degree in political science. In her free time, you can find Rachel at the beach or hanging out with friends. Email Rachel.

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David Gajer

Youth and Families Program Coordinator

Working from an anti-oppressive and strengths-based lens, David’s career has focused on supporting youth and families to recognize the critical role they can play in their own communities. He values the power of play and creativity as a critical part of learning and problem solving for all ages to engage people in meaningful inquiry about issues that are important to them. David’s work seeks to create community driven spaces that connect students, parents, and educators to develop and implement culturally-appropriate campaigns that develop a school-wide culture of walking and biking. David holds a MA in Peace and Human Rights Education from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Maryland. Email David.

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Chester Hartsough

Bicycle Education Program Assistant

Chester joined the team in September 2021. A long-time science educator, Chester began teaching middle school in 1992. He has since taken on many roles in education, obtaining a master’s degree in ecology along the way. Chester has always demonstrated bicycle riding as an enjoyable, viable means of transportation as he traveled to and from San Francisco schools. He is excited by the new challenge of helping ensure transportation justice for all while continuing to spread the joy of bicycle riding. In his free time, Chester enjoys spending time with family cooking, eating, and playing games or watching TV. Email Chester.

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Jeremy Hobbs

Technology Strategist

Jeremy, who joined the team in October 2018, brings 15 years of technology management and leadership expertise, including experience serving as the CIO of the San Francisco Art Institute. He has been a SF Bicycle Coalition member since 2012 and has used a bicycle as his primary form of transportation for two decades. Jeremy has a strong commitment to travel by bicycle and has ridden long distances, over the river and through the woods, on four continents. He holds a BFA in Art & Technology, Photography and Art History and a BA In Visual Critical Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Email Jeremy.

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Casey Ingham

Interim Bike It Forward Program Coordinator

Casey joined the team as an intern in October of 2020. Casey focuses on repairing and distributing free bikes to low-income and underrepresented SF community members through our Bike It Forward program. Casey is in his final year at San Francisco State University, pursuing a degree in English Literature. Casey plans to work where conservation, sustainability, and community outreach converge. When Casey’s not at work, you’ll likely find him surfing, road-tripping, rock climbing, or of course, biking! Email Casey.

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Malcolm Jaramillo

Community Organizer

Malcolm joins the team as the southeastern community organizer, covering districts 9, 10, 11, which encompasses areas such as the Excelsior, the Mission, Bernal Heights, and the Bayview. Born and raised in the Portola District, he is dedicated to making his neighborhood a safer place for those who walk and bike. He is a recent graduate from San Francisco State University with a degree in Urban Studies and uses this knowledge to critically think about how the built environment affects our health and well being. In his spare time, he uses all types of wheels to traverse San Francisco. Catch him roller-skating in Golden Gate Park, skating down San Bruno Avenue, and biking along 24th Street. Email Malcolm.

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Janice Li

Advocacy Director

Janice joined the staff in October 2013 as Community Organizer and has been Advocacy Director since December 2015. She previously spent time at PUSH Buffalo focusing on grassroots leadership and critical education around issues of affordable housing and community development. Janice was also recently elected in November 2018 as the BART Board Director for District 8. As an Outer Sunset resident, you might catch her leisurely riding through Golden Gate Park most mornings. Email Janice.

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Nesrine Majzoub

Marketing Communications Director

Nesrine Majzoub joined the SF Bicycle Coalition team in January 2019. She previously worked in the media publishing world as a Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Lens in San Luis Obispo where she enjoyed biking in the crisp air. She is passionate about storytelling and working to create a more empathetic and just society. Nesrine enjoys big windows, evening chats, rock climbing, camping, and playing guitar. Email Nesrine.

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Eliana Marcus-Tyler

Bicycle Education Manager

Eliana, who joined the team in March 2019, manages our Bicycle Education programs. She is passionate about making biking more accessible, safe and joyful for our communities. After receiving her BA in Sociology from Vassar College, Eliana worked as the assistant director of a sleepaway camp. She fell in love with biking while living in Copenhagen and has been at it ever since. When not biking, Eliana enjoys cooking with friends and anything that involves being outside. Email Eliana.

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Ivonne Molina

Volunteer and Membership Coordinator

Ivonne joined the team in August 2021 as Volunteer and Membership Coordinator.  Prior to her involvement with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Ivonne worked as an Administrative Analyst in San Diego. She is passionate about transportation justice, and believes the bicycle is a powerful tool that can unify our communities. In her free time, you can find Ivonne biking through Golden Gate Park and discovering new ice cream parlors throughout the city. Ivonne holds a B.S. in Child and Family Development from San Diego State University. Email Ivonne.

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Cory Pohley

Interim Executive Director

Cory Pohley joined the SF Bicycle Coalition team in the summer of 2021. As a lifelong nonprofit professional she has held just about every title essential to  the healthy functioning of an organization. This has led to her deep respect and understanding of the contribution that every person plays in ensuring an organization’s well-being and impact. Email Cory.

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Janelle Phung

Family and Schools Coordinator

Janelle joined the staff in July 2014 as Family and School coordinator with the Safe Routes to School Program. She had two and a half years prior experience working with San Francisco Department of the Environment. Among her achievements were success in neighborhood and business community outreach for the San Francisco landfill initiatives, recycle and zero waste programs. She has volunteered for nonprofit community program of the Chinese New Comers Service assistance for their tax returns with the low-income residences programs for seven years. Email Janelle.

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Kelsey Roeder

People & Culture Operations

Originally from Auburn, California, Kelsey has been a San Francisco resident since 2008. She became a member of the SF Bicycle Coalition in 2015 and joined our staff in 2016 as Membership Assistant. Prior to this role, she was an environmental educator at the San Francisco Department of the Environment, where she taught young students how to create more sustainable schools. Kelsey holds a B.A. in Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice from San Francisco State University. Email Kelsey.

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Titan Vicencio

Visual Designer

Titan Vicencio serves to satisfy SF Bicycle Coalition’s various design needs by creating accessible content for the community. He joined in January 2020 as the graphic design intern, and rose to his current position as the part-time visual designer. In addition to working towards two Master’s Degrees at CCA, Titan has experience in the tech industry as a Product Manager, as well as an extensive freelance portfolio. He is grateful to work with a team that strives for intersectional transportation justice in the SF Bay Area, where he was born and raised. Outside of work, Titan is either playing basketball or cooking with his family. “Hi, Mom!” Email Titan

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Christopher White

Program Director

Chris, who joined the team in June 2017 as Program Coordinator for our adult Bicycle Education program, is Program Director. His background is in theater and education: for 12 years he was the Founding Artistic Director of SF experimental performance troop Mugwumpin, as well as an actor for many Bay Area theater companies. He’s taught theater at St. Mary’s College and the San Francisco Art Institute and led master classes at institutions all over the Bay Area. He got to know the city by biking to clients’ homes as an academic private tutor before developing content for ed-tech startup Versal.com. Chris is excited to keep expanding beyond his habitual urban biking by doing more bike camping. Email Christopher.

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Janelle Wong

Interim Deputy Director

As Interim Deputy Director, Janelle serves as a thought partner to the Interim Executive Director and Board of Directors advising on financial and operational health, and HR, contracts, and facilities management — all while working collectively to explore opportunities that strengthen organizational capacity and resources. Janelle joined our staff in 2014 first as Operations Manager and then rising to Operations Director in 2019. Before joining the staff, Janelle spent more than a decade in public accounting, both for accounting firms and in-house.  Janelle is a Pacific McGeorge School of Law juris doctor and loves biking to school with her sons. Email Janelle.

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