Meet the members of our two boards of directors. The Street Trust Community Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which runs programs to help our members navigate streets and advocate on their own behalf. The Street Trust Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) organization, focusing primarily on transportation policies, investments, and the elected officials who decide them.

 

The Street Trust Community Fund Board of Directors

The Street Trust Community Fund is a 501C3 non-profit governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, elected by our members each October. The Board establishes and monitors major policy direction, oversees the finances and helps secure resources for the organization.

 
Dru Van Hengel
  

Dru Van Hengel (she/her), Chair

Transportation Planner, Nelson\Nygaard

In my professional life, I co-lead Nelson\Nygaard’s Active Transportation and Safety sector. My practice is national in reach, and I feel grateful to be able to work in a discipline that makes places safer and more connected for lingering, moving along, and moving across. I ride TriMet and my Xtracycle — except when I want to take my dog somewhere fun, then I use carshare. I bring a personal commitment to advance our strategic plan to my service for The Street Trust. I love coffee. Feel free to reach out to make a connection over a cup.

What would an ideal transportation system look like for you?
No people using our streets are required to trade personal safety or time to make up for gaps in our public space, walking, transit, or bike systems.


 
Randy Miller
 

Randy Miller (he/him), Vice Chair

President, Produce Row Property Management

Randy is the president of Produce Row Property Management Company, which manages Produce Row, 150,000 square feet of networked businesses in an area the website describes as, “a place that can support a fledgling operation or an established manufacturer. This is a place where things are made. Real products, real services or simply making a difference.”

A Portland native, Randy works on city boards and commissions creating public and private partnerships to understand, he says, “what is practical, pragmatic, and reasonable to attempt to achieve.” This work includes serving as director of AAA of Oregon / Idaho, director of the Air Advice Corporation, director of The Street Trust, and director of the PGE Foundation. His civic-mindedness and leadership have earned him the Port of Portland Compass Award, the American Diabetes Association’s Father of the Year Award, and the Spirit of Portland Award.

 


 
Margaux Mennesson
 

Margaux Mennesson (she/her), Secretary


Margaux Mennesson joined The Street Trust board of directors in September 2021 and serves as secretary. Margaux has more than 15 years of experience directing communications and marketing strategy for nonprofit organizations and public agencies with a focus on active transportation advocacy and community healthcare access. Currently she serves as communications strategist for Multnomah County Health Department’s Community Health Center; previously she worked as communications manager at the Safe Routes Partnership and as communications director at The Street Trust (then known as the Bicycle Transportation Alliance). As a board member, Margaux is excited to support The Street Trust’s strategic priorities that align transportation and mobility, climate sustainability, and population health goals in a way that will make a real difference in people’s daily lives. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family hiking, camping, and cross country skiing; listening to public radio; and solving the NYTimes crossword every morning.


 
AJ Zelada
 

Dr. AJ ‘Jerry’ Zelada, Treasurer

Long time cyclist and bike/ped advocate in Oregon, in 2008, Dr. Zelada was appointed by Governor Kulongoski to the Oregon Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee for ODOT (Oregon Deptartment of Transportation). During this time from 2008 to 2013, as member and Chair, significant changes were made to the silos of money and decision making. They enabled state funds to be used as Federal requirements for local matching dollars; brought the Hole in the Air issue to a transparent discussion beyond the freight committee with the help of Lynn Peterson and the BTA; brought Historic Columbia River Highway to the attention of the Oregon Transportation Committee and gained early dollars for initiating trails along the original 1916 Highway. And lastly, this committee was able to enlarge grant dollars to role model projects which in turn were catalysts in communities to ‘do more.’ This was a philosophical change from focusing the bike bill dollars to singular larger bike ped developments instead of small wider geographic distributed projects. Dr. Z – as he’s affectionately known – has be instrumental in creating projects aimed at increasing cycling: Bike to Groceries, Adaptive Bike Fair within Sunday Portland Parkways and Gorge Pedal. 

What would an ideal transportation system look like for you?
Pedestrians are at the top of the traffic pyramid; annual fatalities were under 10 for Oregon; Courtesy was the Rule of the Road; No cell service at intersections; rapid frequent small buses had priority lane occupation on all high VMT streets


 
Dave Roth
 

Dave Roth (he/him)

Transportation Planner

Dave Roth is a Transportation Planner in the Portland Metro Region and holds a Master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon. He is a husband and the father of two young daughters. He is also a life-long transit user and a more recent e-bike owner and evangelist. In his spare time, Dave spends time outdoors cycling, running, paddling, and gardening.

What would an ideal transportation system look like for you?
One that offers everyone – regardless of age, ability, or income – safe and sensible travel options best suited for their particular trips. One that is compatible with the human body (we need to move!) and our environment (stop transportation GHG emissions!). One that is not so auto-dependent.


 
Derek Heino
 

Derek Heino (he/him)

Community Partnerships Manager, Spin

Derek’s multimodal transportation advocacy began in 2012 when he joined the car2go Portland team to support the customer service and marketing of the free floating car share program. He is currently on the Community Partnership team at Spin where he works with a wide range of stakeholders to improve urban accessibility and mobility equity. His favorite way to get around Portland is his Widmer Brothers Brewing fixie road bike.

What would an ideal transportation system look like for you?
Safe, sustainable, and accessible transportation for all.


 
Hami Ramani
 

Hami Ramani (he/they)

Physician, Kaiser Permanente

Hami is a neurologist whose work and lived experience has helped him realize the importance of an active lifestyle. Hami is multimodal and uses his bike, public transportation and walking to move around (rarely using a car when absolutely necessary). He believes that the bicycle is an important tool in allowing people to share experiences, mitigating the worst effects of climate chaos and reducing the disparities in our society. Hami believes in building wide-ranging coalitions to turn these goals into realities.

What would an ideal transportation system look like for you?
An ideal transportation system would encourage and incentivize walking, rolling, biking and taking public transit by focusing on equitability, convenience and safety. In this system, driving would be considered a last resort because of the ease of use and desirability of other modes of transportation.


 
Jackie Yerby
 

Jackie Yerby

Jackie Yerby is a long-time social justice, environmental justice and active transportation advocate. She wants to see meaningful infrastructure improvements that make it safer for everyone to walk, bike, and roll. Since 2019 she has served as a policy advisor for Governor Kate Brown focusing on behavioral health and health licensing boards.

In addition to serving on The Street Trust board, Jackie is also on the boards of the Cycle Oregon and Basic Rights Oregon. She has previously worked for climate change campaign Renew Oregon as the faith organizer.

Jackie lives with a dog and two cats in the Alberta neighborhood in NE Portland.

She holds an undergraduate degree in History from Yale University, and a Master of Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


 
Karen Lickteig
 

Karen Lickteig (she/her)

Community Coordinator with B Lab U.S. & Canada, and Strategic Advisor, B Corp Climate Collective

Karen Lickteig currently serves as a Community Coordinator with B Lab U.S. & Canada, and Strategic Advisor for the B Corp Climate Collective. Her work centers on organizing programs and events for the community of Certified B Corporation companies, and advancing commitments to collective action for B Corp companies around climate justice, racial equity and a stakeholder-driven economy. She also co-manages the B Locals program, supporting nearly 30 independent regional organizations of B Corp businesses. In 2021, she directed the first-ever B Corp Global Climate Summit. Prior to joining B Lab, Karen was the Marketing & Sustainability Director for Nossa Familia Coffee, Oregon’s first B Corp Certified coffee roaster. In addition to her board role on The Street Trust, she also previously served on the boards of B Local PDX and the Oregon Coffee Board.

What would an ideal transportation system look like for you?
An ideal transportation system is one free from pollution and carbon-emitting, fossil-fuel powered vehicles. Where people feel like they have the power and freedom to choose the mode that makes them feel happy, healthy and safe.


 
Lonnie Nielsen
 

Lonny Nielsen (he/him)

Director of Marketing & Business Development, TriMet

An innovative, results-oriented, creative professional with a desire to use my skills for good in supporting the community and world in which I live.

What would an ideal transportation system look like for you?
Long, open boulevards for pedestrians and bikers in the core of downtown cities and larger neighborhoods; a transit system of buses and trollies to provide service along all key routes, light-rail to connect to further away destinations, and rapid rail to connect major towns and cities through regional hubs.


 
Paul Buchanan
 

Paul Buchanan (He/Him/They/Them)

Bike Rack Sales, Dero
As a former Bike Shop Employee, Minneapolis Public School Teacher, Municipal Code Inspector and Grassroots Community Organizer, Paul’s focus for advocacy is around safe neighborhood streets for mobility and safe infrastructure that serves to protect all modes. He understands that people power the world and we’re only as strong as we stand together.

What would an ideal transportation system look like for you?
Mobility free from the real or perceived need of single occupancy vehicle ownership


 
Thomas Ngo
 

Thomas Ngo (he/him)

Digital Strategist, Brink Communications

Thomas has been passionate about active transportation since he was a college intern at TriMet and discovered the health benefits of biking and using transit. The son of refugees from Vietnam, Thomas grew up east of 82nd Ave. He is currently a digital strategist at Brink Communications and has over a decade of communications experience in Portland and New York. He holds a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Portland. Thomas was a former board co-chair of APANO and lives within walking distance of the Jade District. He’s an avid cyclist and has done the Seattle to Portland ride twice — his second ride was done in one day.

What would an ideal transportation system look like for you?
The ideal transportation system serves people with safe, accessible, and convenient travel options equitably, no matter their ZIP code. Throughout the region, we should have a transportation system that allows a person with limited mobility to feel safe using their sidewalk or crossing the street. It would empower a person who works late into the evening to still take the bus home from work. It would also allow for a parent to ride their bike with their children on separated bikeways without needing to worry about vehicle traffic.


 
Victor Duong
 

Victor Duong (he/him)

Architecture from University of Oregon

Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Victor is a 1st generation immigrant who grew up in NE Portland and considers the Pacific Northwest his home. He has over 30 years of mountain biking experience in Portland area and branched out into racing, commuting, and bicycle touring (domestically and internationally). Professionally, Victor designs high density urban residential infill projects all across the Portland area. He also has real-world hands-on experience with residential construction and has a deep appreciation of the craftsman era architectural style.

Victor brings a balanced experience of approach to multi-modal transportation which includes transit, walking, cycling, and common-sense auto usage. Victor is currently serving on PBOT Bicycle Advisory Committee.

What would an ideal transportation system look like for you?
Where anyone in our community is free to choose transportation options that work best for themselves without judgment, penalties, or economic hardship.


 
Vivek Jeevan
 

Vivek Jeevan (he/him)

Medical Physicist, Bicycle Traffic Instructor

Vivek is interested in the ways healthy transportation can help ourselves, our communities, and the world. Vulnerable road users have great rights that he’d like everyone to know. Vivek’s primary job is in safety compliance, so he knows what it takes to build a culture of safety. Vivek helped launch a successful bicycle collective, volunteered with his city’s Public Works transportation department, and founded Corvallis Right of Way, a traffic education non-profit focused on vulnerable road users. As a bicycling traffic instructor, you’ll find him in the community teaching about safety.


 

 

The Street Trust Action Fund Board of Directors

The Street Trust Action Fund is a 501C4 social welfare organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who come from the communities we serve. The Action Fund Board oversees 501C4 decision-making, finances and fundraising.

501C4 Board Members Coming Soon!

Thomas Ngo: Chair

Andrew Plambeck: Treasurer

Josh Linden: Secretary

Blair Vallie

AJ Jerry Zelada

Stephen Gomez

Mara Gross

Tony Jordan

Nolan Lienhart

Chris Smith