Kathryn Sofich, Board Chair
Multnomah County Department of Community Justice
Kathryn has been a member of the Community Cycling Center board for 4 years, serving in the Board chair capacity since January 2012. As a board member and chair, she has been deeply involved in guiding the update of the Community Cycling Center’s strategic plan. This updated plan is resulting in the organization moving from using a direct service model to a community change model. When not volunteering with the Community Cycling Center, she is the Policy and Communications Manager with Multnomah County Department of Community Justice. Prior to her role at the County, she was the Senior Board Manager at Portland Public Schools for a year and a half. She spent seven years working in the Council Office at Metro where she worked closely with land use and transportation planners and elected officials from all over the Portland Metro region. Her work at Metro has provided her with insight into how plans and projects are informed by different communities, highlighting the need to begin to ask a broader set of questions and engaging a broader set of stakeholders.
Queta González, Vice Chair
Center for Diversity and the Environment
Queta is the National Programs Director for the Portland-based Center for Diversity & the Environment, where her work includes design and delivery of strategic engagement sessions, facilitation of both the Environment 2042 cohort and Exploring Power, Privilege and Tools for Change retreats, coordination of Equity Audits, leadership coaching, and organizational consulting. Her experiences run wide and deep, amounting to a litany of professional roles: assistant curator of an invertebrate museum; experiential and wilderness-based educator; recreation planner; advocate and educator with at-risk youth; gang rescue team; adolescent health care advocate and educator; food security advocate; champion of early childhood education; trainer; as well as serving in numerous leadership roles. Her life and work have thus been characterized by the advancement of diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments and a deep connection to rivers, land, and wilderness.
John Miller, Treasurer
Oregon Opportunity Network
John Miller, a fifth generation Oregonian, is proud to serve on the Community Cycling Center Board of Directors since January 2012. A liflelong cyclist and advocate for issues of equity and justice, John is pleased to lend his expertise in non-profit management and leadership skills to contribute to the continued success of the Community Cycling Center. John is currently the Executive Director of Oregon Opportunity Network, a statewide association of affordable housing and community development non profits. Previously, for eight years John was the Executive Director of HOST Development, a non-profit community development organization dedicated to building and selling homes to low and moderate income buyers in Portland. During his tenure, HOST built and sold nearly 300 affordable homes to first time buyers. Prior to that, John was a Program Manager for dePaul Industries, helping people with disabilities acquire the skills necessary for meaningful, productive employment. In his more distant past, John owned a bike repair shop in the Hollywood neighborhood of Portland, and during high school worked as a “new bike assembler” at the Hollywood Bike Gallery on NE 52nd and Sandy. John lives in NE Portland and is a regular bike commuter and occasional tourer.
Jackie Yerby, Secretary
Center for Diversity and the Environment
Jackie Yerby is a Program Associate with the Center for Diversity and the Environment (CDE). Based in Portland, CDE works across the United States to racially and ethnically diversify the environmental movement by developing leaders, diversifying institutions, and building communities. She has long been a fan of the Community Cycling Center, donating bikes and other gear, taking her bikes in for repairs, buying gear, and providing financial support to the organization. She likes to garden, but tends to spend most of her free time training for long distance bike rides. She has ridden Cycle Oregon every year since 2010. She is an occasional bike commuter but strives to do better. Jackie 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. She is currently working toward a certificate in social entrepreneurship at Portland State University. She is also a certified Master Recycler.
Bill Edmonds, Board Member
Bill is the Director of Environmental Management & Sustainability at NW Natural. In his current position he oversees a team that takes up current environmental compliance challenges, manages customer programs that touch the environment and assists a network of employees driving the company towards increasingly sustainable practices. He’s recently taken on the challenge of helping the company develop new, innovative programs to reduce overall greenhouse gases through a new program called Carbon Solutions. Bill is excited to bring his past board experience and his passion for biking to the good work of the Community Cycling Center. Besides every day commuting, he became an annual participant in Cycle Oregon back in 2003 and has never looked back. Bill currently serves on the Earth Advantage board and co-chairs the Oregon Business Association’s Environment committee. Bill is the former chair of The Climate Trust and has served on the Oregon Environmental Council Board.
Tom Gainer, Board Member
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Tom is an environmental engineer with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and he has been on the Community Cycling Center Board since 2010. His volunteer activities related to transportation planning and bicycling commuting advocacy over the last 15 years provided him with knowledge and skills that are valuable to the Cycling Center. He understand the needs and solutions related to bike issues after extensive work with Portland citizens, volunteer advocates, non-profit boards, employees, businesses, and city transportation and planning staff, including:
- Board Member, Bicycle Transportation Alliance
- Board Member, Lloyd District Transportation Management Association (TMA)
- Bike Committee Chair, Lloyd District TMA, for which he received an “Alice B. Toeclips” award from the BTA for effectively increasing bike commuting
- City of Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee
- Citizen advisory committees representing bicyclists on the City’s Broadway/Weidler and Sandy Blvd. transportation planning projects
Kristin Lensen, Board Member
Kristin Lensen Consulting
Kristin is an organizational development consultant specializing in intercultural relations and diversity. Since 2004, Kristin Lensen Consulting has assisted corporate, public-sector and non-profit clients in managing organizational change and creating more equitable, inclusive and productive work environments. Her clients come from a range of fields – environmental consulting, law enforcement and community justice, health and human services, academia, retail sales and public administration. Her focus is on helping clients to improve their business performance by better serving their customers, their employees and their community. Previously, Kristin worked for CH2M HILL, where she served as intercultural services director, as a management consultant to external clients, and as human resources manager involved in curriculum development and training. She earned her master’s degree in Intercultural Relations from Antioch University and a bachelor’s degree in management from Marylhurst University.
Lake Strongheart McTighe, Board Member
Lake is a senior transportation planner at Metro and is currently managing the development of the Regional Active Transportation Plan. She is a passionate believer in the power of the bicycles to enrich lives. She sees the Community Cycling Center transforming lives and is excited to be part of that work. Susan B. Anthony said, “Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.” Lake has had that experience and believes that it is true for everyone, and that the Community Cycling Center is helping to make it happen in Portland.
Keil Mueller, Board Member
Keil is a trial lawyer at Stoll Berne. He represents individual and corporate clients in all manner of complex business litigation, including securities and financial fraud litigation, shareholder and partnership disputes, contract disputes, franchise disputes, and trade secrets litigation. Keil began volunteering at the Community Cycling Center’s drop-in nights in 2010 and also served on the Center’s Finance Committee. He is excited to deepen his involvement with the Center as a board member and to support and help shape our efforts to expand access to bicycling.
Vivian Satterfield, Board Member
OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
The only child of an immigrant mother from Taiwan and an Army veteran from Missouri, Vivian grew up in inner-city Chicago, where a passion for working with diverse communities and a desire to live in a more temperate climate brought her to Portland in 2008. She’s been lucky enough to pursue her dreams of continuing good work with the people and places that need it most, first with affordable housing in Outer Southeast Portland neighborhoods at ROSE Community Development, and now advocating for urban environmental justice at OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon. To add a bit of excitement in her life, Vivian enjoys racing bikes both on the road and on the velodrome and is excited to join the board of the Community Cycling Center to continue to engage residents of Portland in experiencing cycling as a safe, fun, and healthful way to enjoy all that our city and region has to offer.
Philip Wu, MD; Board Member
Philip Wu, MD is a pediatrician on the Community Benefit team at Kaiser Permanente Northwest promoting equitable, healthy communities through policy advocacy and changes to the built environment. His work as the pediatric clinical lead for Kaiser Permanente’s national child obesity initiative led to an understanding of health disparities and the importance of upstream interventions including access to healthy food and physical activity, both of which are within the framework of the “social determinants of health.” He serves on the Boards of the Northwest Health Foundation, Intertwine Alliance, Westside Transportation Alliance, and the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation at PSU. He is a member of the transportation committee of the Westside Economic Alliance, Metro’s Equity Strategy Advisory Committee, and ODOT’s Transportation Options Policy Advisory Committee.