Tamika joined the LACBC staff as the Executive Director in December 2014. Prior to leading LACBC Tamika was the Director of Social Change Strategies at Liberty Hill Foundation, where she oversaw the foundation’s boys and men of color program and the foundation’s LGBTQ grant strategy. Before Liberty Hill, Tamika worked at Young Invincibles as the California Director. As the CA Director, she was responsible for the development of all of Young Invincibles’ programs in California. Tamika was responsible for building out Young Invincibles’ operations on the West Coast and grew the office to the largest regional office outside of their DC headquarters. She transitioned to policy work after litigating for three years as an employment lawyer at Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center.
She received her J.D. in 2009 from Stanford Law School, and in 2006 received her B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Sociology in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Tamika currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Literary, T.R.U.S.T. South LA, and New Leaders Council - Los Angeles, and is an advisory board member for the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports program.
Naomi Doerner is a Principal at Seneca Planning, an equity and justice-centered transportation research, advocacy and planning consultancy with offices in New Orleans, LA and Franklin, NJ. Prior to co-founding Seneca, she was the Membership and Advocacy Director at the Alliance for Biking and Walking, a national nonprofit organization that provided capacity building support to professional active transportation advocates across North America. Ms. Doerner also served as Executive Director of Bike Easy, New Orleans' bicycle advocacy organization. Over the last ten years, Naomi has successfully advanced safe, accessible and affordable transportation options with and for communities, particularly historically marginalized communities, through the creation of inclusive participation processes. Most recently, she co-organized, "The Untokening: A Convening for Just Streets & Communities."
Ms. Doerner holds a Master of Urban Planning from New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, and a Certificate of Geographic Information Systems from Kennesaw State University. She also serves on the Boards of ioby and PlayBuild. Naomi, her husband and aloof cat live in a colorful double shotgun home in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward.
Natalie Draisin is the Manager of the North American Office and the United Nations Representative for the FIA Foundation. The FIA Foundation is an innovative global road safety philanthropy which focuses on high impact strategic advocacy in road traffic injury prevention and motor vehicle fuel efficiency to ensure ‘Safe, Clean, Fair and Green’ mobility for all. Draisin advocated for the inclusion of road safety in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and helped gather Congressional signatures on a letter to the World Bank, requesting minimum safety performance metrics on their roads. She also secured language prioritizing a safe and healthy journey to school for all children in the UN Habitat III New Urban Agenda, and road safety language in the UN High Level Political Forum.
Keith T. Kerman is a Deputy Commissioner at New York City's Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) and the City's first Chief Fleet Officer. Keith focuses on fleet and driver safety as an agency lead for Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative. Keith also leads efforts in shared servicing, sustainability, emergency management, and performance measurement, and oversees the nation's largest municipal fleet with nearly 30,000 units and over $850 million in annual expenditures. Keith is a 23 year veteran of NYC government, having served as Chief and then Assistant Commissioner of Citywide Operations for NYC Parks prior to his current role. And, while he manages fleets, Keith commuted to work by bike for over a decade.
Anna Luten (1988) is the world’s first Bicycle Mayor. With a background in the bicycle industry working for Giant, Anna understands the impact that the bicycle is having globally. As Bicycle mayor of Amsterdam, she is leading up solutions relating to safety, diversity, infrastructure, and technology, while representing the human face of cycling progress. Now she will promote cycling innovations in NYC together with CycleSpace the group behind the Bicycle Mayor Program and the Global Bike Path. CycleSpace is accelerating the shift from car-centric to human centric cities.
James Rojas is an urban planner, community activist, educator, and artist that developed outreach method that uses storytelling, objects, art-production and play to increase community participation. He has collaborated with municipalities, non-profits, educational institutions, museums and galleries to introduce urban planning to the public.
Salvador Rueda is the founder and director of the Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona, established on June 5, 2000. He has held managerial positions in the Planning Department of the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) as well as with the municipalities of Barcelona and Sant Adrià de Besòs. Rueda is the author of several books and scientific and technical articles, and is responsible for the development and extension of sustainable practices on the urban environment. He has acted as scientific advisor to many national and international conferences, is a major contributor to various masters and postgraduate courses, and a speaker at national and international conferences. From 1994-2000, he was a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on the Urban Environment.
Leah Shahum is the founder and director of the Vision Zero Network, a national campaign supporting cities working toward Vision Zero — zero traffic fatalities and severe injuries. The Network helps communities develop and share promising strategies for safe mobility for all road users. As a German Marshall Fund Fellow, Leah researched Vision Zero strategies in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of the 10,000-member San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, which promotes bicycling for everyday transportation. Leah formerly served on the Boards of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
Professor Claes Tingvall is retired from the Swedish Transport Administration where he was Director of Traffic Safety until July 2015. Claes Tingvall was involved in developing Vision Zero from day one in January 1995. He has also been Chairman of Euro NCAP, Chairman of ISO 39001, the global management of traffic safety and also Professor and Director of Monash University Accident Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia. Claes Tingvall has published in scientific journals in epidemiology, safety rating, safety management etc. He has a PhD in Medical Science from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and adjunct Professorships both at Chalmers in Gothenburg and Monash University in Melbourne. As of May 2016, Claes Tingvall is also Doctor of Science h c at Emory University in Atlanta, US. He has also been awarded the Gold Medal from the Swedish Engineering Society for his work on Vision Zero. Claes Tingvall is currently Senior Consultant at ÅF Technical Consultants in Sweden.
Dana Weissman, AICP
Dana Weissman is a Senior Transportation Planner at Fehr & Peers. She has experience managing a wide range of multimodal projects, with a particular focus on multimodal safety and project prioritization. Dana led high-profile Vision Zero technical analyses for Los Angeles and San Francisco, employing a data-driven approach to better understand the cities’ roadway collisions and the key factors that contribute to them. Through a partnership with planners, engineers and epidemiologists, Dana built consensus around a preferred investment strategy that prioritized corridors with the most need for safety improvements based on each city’s unique conditions and concerns. She oversaw the development of statistical models to identify the cities’ primary collision types and research into the effectiveness and cost of various engineering measures proven to reduce collisions. Dana has presented on Vision Zero and other innovative active transportation safety strategies at conferences across the United States, including Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place, APA California, and APBP Professional Development Seminar. Her WalkFirst and Streetscape Prioritization projects won ITE and APA best project awards, and her Vision Zero paper was honored with the Pedestrian Committee Best Paper Award at TRB in 2015.