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League of American Bicyclists Staff
Bill Nesper (he/him/his)
Bill first joined the League in 2002 and brings a depth of knowledge of all of the League's programs and work throughout the country. Bill started at the League as a membership assistant and since has directed the Smart Cycling and Bicycle Friendly America Programs before being appointed Executive Director. A national leader in bicycle programming, planning, and policy, Bill has supported local and state advocacy, led workshops for local communities across the country, and contributed to bicycling policy and planning guidance at all levels. As Executive Director, Bill has a passion for supporting the incredible League staff, building stronger partnerships, and making the League more effective at building a Bicycle Friendly America for Everyone. He holds a BA in History from the University of Florida and an MA from George Mason University.
Caron Whitaker (she/her/hers)
Deputy Executive Director
In her role as Deputy Executive Director, Caron helps with organizational strategy as well as leads the League’s federal policy efforts to secure bicycle and pedestrian friendly policies and funding through advocacy with Congress, the Administration and national advocacy partners. Prior to joining the League of American Bicyclists in 2012, Caron served as the Campaign Director for America Bikes. Before that, she worked for the National Wildlife Federation on smart growth, international policy, and community engagement. In addition, Caron served as a Community Land Use Planner for the State of North Carolina Division of Coastal Management, providing technical assistance to local governments and staffing a stakeholders’ council responsible for revising state planning regulations. She has a Masters in Environmental Management from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and a Bachelors of Arts from Williams College.
Kevin Dekkinga (he/him/his)
Director of Membership & Development
Kevin has been raising funds and building support for biking, walking and transit advocacy for more than a decade, starting with Chicago's Active Transportation Alliance where he managed their membership operations and programming. Kevin is a proud LCI and has a deep passion for both local and national advocacy. He loves turning casual bicyclists into fervent advocates and is happy to answer your membership questions anytime. When he's not writing membership letters, he can be found planning his next family bikepacking trip or cheerfully pedaling his longtail cargo bike with his two sons in-tow.
Alison Dewey (she/her/hers)
Alison leads the League's Smart Cycling program and the annual National Bike Summit. She has held multiple positions with the League since joining the organization in 2008. Hired initially to create and launch the Bicycle Friendly Business program, she also managed the Bicycle Friendly University program for two years and helped establish the Bicycle Friendly State program. She was the Director of the National Bike Challenge in 2014. Before 2008, she worked for Massachusetts-based Landry’s Bicycles, where she spent two years managing a store and two years as Marketing Coordinator. She also served three years on the board of the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition. Dewey has a MA in International Relations and Communications from Boston University and is a graduate of St. Olaf College. She spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, where her bicycle was her primary mode of transportation. She enjoys riding with her family and commutes to work by bike.
Lorna Green (she/her/hers)
202-822-1333, ext 260
Lorna is an experienced non-profit administrator and director. She has 40+ years of experience and a strong history of success in executing and administering a wide range of organizational policies, finances, grant management, logistics and processes. Lorna has worked for a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations throughout the years. With a certificate in Human Resources Management and more than 30 years in accounting, she brings a unique mix of education and experience to her position at the League. Lorna lives in Prince George’s County, Maryland. As an area native, she enjoys spending her free time exploring what the Washington metropolitan area has to offer.
Lauren Jenkins (she/her/hers)
Lauren handles all of the League's communications, everything from social media to what you see on the website. Her goal is to inspire people to ride bikes, advocate for safer roads, and celebrate the joy of cycling through storytelling. Lauren joined the League in 2019 after seven years as a public relations consultant focused on veterans and military families. Lauren commutes to work every day that it's dry and enjoys fast group rides as a means to train for her mediocre local race performances. Lauren is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area who majored in African Studies at Howard University and cannot wait until there is equity in women's professional bike racing.
Ken McLeod (he/him/his)
Ken leads policy initiatives to improve bicyclist safety, manages the Bicycle Friendly State program and data.bikeleague.org, and provides technical assistance to people and groups working on state and local initiatives. His goals are to promote policies that take advantage of one of the best technologies ever invented - the bicycle, contribute to a thriving bicycle advocacy community, and help people see the future where a Bicycle Friendly America exists for everyone. Ken joined the League in 2012 after graduating from William & Mary Law School and he is a licensed attorney in the state of Virginia. He has a bachelor's degree from Pomona College in Claremont, CA. When he’s not at The League, you can find him serving as Chair of the Roanoke Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, doing projects around his 100-year-old house, and climbing the Blue Ridge Mountains on his bike.
Amelia Neptune (she/her/hers)
Bicycle Friendly America Director
Amelia oversees the Bicycle Friendly America program, which includes Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly Business, and Bicycle Friendly University. Before joining the League in December 2013, Amelia was the Campus Bicycle Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly University!), where she experienced the BFU program from the campus perspective and credits the League's 2011 BFU feedback report for her career transition from 'Campus Sustainability Specialist' to 'Campus Bicycle Coordinator'. Amelia has a Bachelor’s degree from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Johns Hopkins University.
Alyssa Proudfoot (she/her/hers)
Membership & Program Assistant
As a self-proclaimed bike nerd and non-profit professional, Alyssa has a passion for getting more people on bikes. Prior to serving with AmeriCorps, Alyssa majored in World Literature and Cultural Studies at UC Santa Cruz, where she founded the Houseless Photo Project to benefit Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs. While wrenching on bikes in Minneapolis, she led classes and workshops, ran benefits, and organized volunteers across the city out of Recovery Bike Shop. When she’s not at The League, you can find Alyssa rock climbing, working on her yoga teacher training, writing short fiction, or tearing up the streets of DC on her bike (with a helmet, of course).
Anna Tang (she/her/hers)
Bicycle Friendly America Program Specialist
202-993-6097, ext. 250
Anna assists Amelia with the Bicycle Friendly America program. Before joining the League in March of 2022, Anna organized biking and walking campaigns and grassroots advocacy groups in Pittsburgh, taught biking classes as a League Cycling Instructor, and worked with international students at Duquesne University. She hopes to build up the Bicycle Friendly America program and help to make biking more approachable and enjoyable for everyone, everywhere! Her passion for bikes and biking extends beyond the professional aspects and she loves to help people find and discover what aspect of biking they might enjoy best - bike camping, maintenance, commuting, road riding, or something else. When she isn’t biking, Anna can be found gardening, doing home renovations, or out in nature canoeing or backpacking the expansive trails of Pennsylvania and West Virginia!
Riley P. Titlebaum (they/them/theirs)
Advocacy and Outreach Assistant
Riley serves as the policy contact for state and local advocates attending the National Bike Summit and works with State Coordinators to set up congressional meetings for Summit attendees. Before joining the League, they served as Marketing & Outreach Coordinator for Philadelphia's bike share system, Indego. Riley's background is in arts event coordination. They have a bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton, where they studied Music and Theatre and have contributed to an array of visual and performing arts experiences in both Dayton and Philadelphia. Riley cares deeply about community-focused events and advocating for equitable access to bicycle transportation.
Raven Wells (she/her/hers)
Raven assists in the coordination of the League's communication efforts including social media and blog content, as well as website updates. Before joining the League as Communications Coordinator in 2021, she worked as a Content Manager for We Optimize Work and an intern for nonprofit Libraries Without Borders. Raven graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a B.A. in Communication in 2020. Through internships, she discovered her passion for advocacy work and grew herself as a communications writer in the nonprofit field. Raven is a Baltimore native and currently lives in Baltimore County where she enjoys walking on the several trails the county has to offer and completing DIY projects in her free time.
Austin Wu (he/him/his)
Safety Policy Specialist
Austin assists Ken with policy initiatives to improve bicyclist safety. Before joining the League in May of 2022, Austin participated in bicycle advisory committees at the University of Iowa and with the City of Iowa City, volunteered with local bicycling advocacy groups in Iowa City, and participated in RAGBRAI. He has also served on the Iowa City Historic Preservation Commission and has written extensively for a variety of publications in Iowa about local history and urban design, especially in how taking cues from historic forms of vernacular development can be a pathway towards deceased automobile dependence and more sustainable, healthier ways of urban living. Austin is especially keen on promoting bicycling as a way to improve public health, not only though physical activity, but also through the part bicycles can play in creating safer, cleaner streets for all. In addition to bicycling, Austin enjoys hiking, folk music, and breakfast food.
Matthew Green (February 10, 1987 - May 12, 2021)
It is with a heavy heart that the League informs our community of the passing of Matthew Green. If you have ever sent in a donation to the League, ever renewed your membership by mail, ever bought a pair of socks or a water bottle from us -- if you’ve ordered a box of Quick Guides or registered for an LCI Seminar or attended a National Bike Summit, Matthew Green touched your life.
Matt was an integral part of the League. He was a beloved son, an adored younger brother, and a light in the lives of all who knew him. On May 12, Matt’s light tragically passed from this world. Each of us feels his loss, and none feels it more starkly than his family. We are fortunate to have been able to know Matt, to share his joy in all things gaming and geeky, and to be uplifted by his big, bright smile and his gentle demeanor. The League staff will not be the same without him.