Staff/Board

Board of Directors

  • Greg Allen, Boston
  • James Bradley, Billerica
  • Catherine Cagle, Waltham
  • Brian Casella, Burlington
  • Colin Durrant, Cambridge
  • Lauren Hefferon, Arlington
  • Eric Papetti, Somerville
  • John Siemiatkoski, Waltham
  • David Watson, Arlington (Executive Director, serves on the board by virtue of his position)

MassBike Governance

MassBike members elect the Board of Directors each December, for a three-year term. If you’re interested in getting more involved in MassBike and would like to find out more about serving on the Board of Directors, please see our Board Agreement (.doc), which lays out board member responsibilities. We ask that potential candidates fill out a Board Application (.doc) and Board Self Evaluation (.xls) and email them to our Executive Director along with a resume.

Staff

David Watson - Executive Director

davidwatsonI am a lifelong bicyclist – a bike commuter, a road rider, a mountain biker, a singlespeeder, and a multi-modal folding biker. I have been MassBike’s Executive Director since 2006, following a decade as a volunteer mountain biking advocate and director of the New England Mountain Bike Patrol, and almost 20 years in technology startups and commercial law. I serve on the Massachusetts Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Task Force, and the Massachusetts Wellness Promotion Advisory Board; I am a past member of the MassDOT Transportation Advisory Committee and the Transportation Enhancements Advisory Committee. I also serve on the Boston Health in All Policies Task Force, the Built Environment Community of Practice of the Massachusetts Partnership for Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, and chair the Fitness Committee of the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness. I have a B.S. in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a J.D. from Cornell Law School. In addition to my work at MassBike, I teach in the City Planning and Urban Affairs program at Boston University. When I am not biking, advocating, or teaching, I am deeply engaged in the study of coffee. (email) (blog posts)

Charlotte Troy - Programs Director

CharlotteBioPicA California native, I grew up riding my bike throughout the City of Berkeley, which has a strong history of accommodating bicyclists. In 2000, I moved to Boston and within a few years began personally advocating for better local bicycle facilities, policies, and programs. I came to MassBike with a background in bicycle advocacy trained as an urban planner focusing on alternative transportation systems. My professional experience includes an emphasis on research and writing; program development, management, and evaluation; community outreach and participation; and workshop facilitation and design. I support the Bikeable Communities program with the goal of building local capacity to promote better bicycling throughout the Commonwealth. My personal interests include hiking, preparing delicious and healthy foods, and studying yoga. I hold a B.A. in political science from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles. (email)

Nathaniel Fink – Communications and Outreach Manager

NF-profile-picI am lifelong urban dweller and bicycle flaneur born and raised in Boston. My background includes non-profit development work, social media and blogging, and a passion for bicycle advocacy. At MassBike, I bring this experience to managing communications and outreach with a focus on social media, web presence, and in-person outreach strategies. I am especially passionate about how social media and outreach can be used to build excitement around the movement to make our roads safer and more accommodating for bicycling and encouraging new people to ride. My favorite thing about riding a bike is that I get to run into friends and meet new people every day.  (email)

Kim Niedermaier – Program Manager

KCNbiopicI am excited to be back at MassBike as a Program Manager after completing an internship in Fall 2011 and helping staff publish the advocacy toolkit “Shifting Gears” in June 2012. I grew up in California’s Silicon Valley and graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Environmental Studies and Political Science. While in college, I quickly discovered how fun and easy bicycling in and around Boston is. This led to an incredible experience, a month-long study abroad in the Netherlands that focused on sustainable urban transportation planning.  In my spare time, I enjoy running long distances, playing ultimate frisbee, and sampling local brews and food trucks. (email)

Chinh Bui – Membership and Office Coordinator

I started as an intern with MassBike in summer 2012 after graduating with a Master of City Planning Degree from Boston University. I love outdoor activities and nature, and riding my blue little 24 inch Shwinn. Although it is a mountain bike, I prefer biking around the crowded busy streets of Boston to visit the downtown historical buildings. I grew up in Asia, where I studied architecture, urban design and building conservation (still major interests). I am excited to help MassBike promote bicycling in communities around the state. When not biking, I like walk around town to take pictures of people being happy and out biking. (email)

Jimmy Pereira – Program Associate

As a youth I would always ride my bike around my hometown of Brockton, Ma. I would always wonder about the possibilities that can happen in my community. Now that I have graduated from Westfield State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Regional Planning and a minor in Ethnic & Gender Studies, I am more than happy to join MassBike to bring change across the Commonwealth. I am proud to say that I am on my way to being a serious biker and am happy to be welcomed into the bicycling community. I have a great interest in youth advocacy and community sustainability. I enjoy observing and preserving nature but also wild rides on rollercoasters. Swimming has always helped my biking and is a secondfavorite after bicycling. I hope to bring a variety of people from diverse communities to come together and enjoy biking. (email)

Instructors:

Elaine Formica, Pioneer Valley

Elaine_bikeI love sharing my passion for riding bikes. In addition to teaching for Mass Bike, I’m the co-owner of and guide for Ride Noho, a bicycling touring company in Northampton Massachusetts. When I’m not riding my road bike, I’m skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, riding my mountain bike, or just spending time outdoors.

 Rob Miceli, Cape and Islands

RobMiceliIn addition to being the President of the MassBike Cape and Island Chapter, I’m happy to be an instructor for MassBike. I’m also a member of the Massachusetts Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, past president and co-founder of Mad About Cycling, and owner of Cotuit Cycling Tours. I love sharing my passion for riding bikes and am interested in anything and everything about bikes.

Galen Mook, Boston Metro

GalenMookSince coming to Boston in 2003, I’ve been a figure in Boston’s bicycle community; founding a student bike group at Boston University, organizing workshops for fledgling bike commuters, toting folks through the scenic streets of Boston in a pedicab, leading bike rides for students in the City’s public schools, fixing up the Hubway bikes for Boston’s own bikeshare system, and even playing a makeshift drumset while biking in group rides with my “jambike” (see the picture). My hope is that everyone, from kids to grandparents, will feel comfortable and confident when riding a bicycle.

Laura Smeaton, Boston Metro

SmeatonAs a public health researcher (biostatistician in infectious diseases at Harvard School of Public Heath), I re-discovered the joy of bicycling when I started biking to work – and learned what a wonderful commute it is. The first group rides I joined were coordinated by MassBike, where I met others who have become lifelong friends. In addition to commuting by bike, I enjoy riding for both fun and recreation, especially multi-day touring. The past four years, I’ve volunteered for the Mass Bike Pike tour (which benefits MassBike), and I am a hyper-local bicycle advocate within Boston’s neighborhoods. As it was MassBike’s safe cycling classes which initially taught me important riding skills and confidence (which I later augmented with a LAB League Cycling Instructor certification), I am thrilled to share my love for bicycling through mentoring others in MassBike’s education program. A motto I use to introduce workshops: Bicycling is an extraordinary experience, but you don’t have to be extraordinary to bicycle.