in May 2007, The Mobility Education Foundation's high-caliber board, advisors, and ambassadors are building a
network of supporters and champions for our national mission.
CONTACT INFORMATION: The Mobility Education
Foundation P.O. Box 30784 Seattle, WA 98113 firstname.lastname@example.org (206)
Board of Directors
Tracy Carroll tested the idea of mobility education in a four
month "Teen Mobility" pilot course at West Seattle High School. He has
been working to develop cultural solutions to our transportation
problems for over a decade. Tracy is co-founder of Flexcar,
Efficiency Works!, and Working Together! Previously, he worked in
business development for Carroll Seating Co., Citizens for a Better
Environment, Dressler Energy Corp., and CM Financial Group. He has
worked as a consultant to transportation enterprises such as The Seattle
Popular Monorail Authority,
Flexcar and NuRide.
Tracy has been active on community and corporate boards,
including the Queen Anne Community Council, TREEmendous Seattle, Seattle
Great City Initiative, and Puget Sound Tidal Power’s New Tidal Energy
Services, Inc. Tracy graduated from University of Kansas with a degree
in business administration with a concentration in mechanical
engineering. As a parent of two boys, he is passionate and dedicated to
finding and engaging solutions that use our limited capital and time
effectively and make a real contribution to the next generation.
Sharon Cornish co-taught the 2005 "Teen
Mobility" pilot course at West Seattle High School. She is a management
consultant dedicated to facilitating change through development and
delivery of interpersonal training programs, and business management
consulting. For more than nine years, she has created and delivered
training programs within organizations such as The Boeing Company,
Trammell Crow, Hexcel Structures and Edmonds Community College. The
focus of her training is on teaching skills to effect deep and
sustainable personal change within leaders and team members. Her work
creates the foundation for building open and trusting organizations.
For 20 years prior to
working independently, Sharon managed change efforts for organizations
including Weyerhaeuser Company, Westwood Shipping Lines, Beak
Consultants, Crowley Marine Services and Rivers Council of Washington.
She has served as a board member of Rivers Council of Washington and
presently serves on the Advisory Board for Antioch University's Center
for Creative Change. Sharon holds an MBA from the University of
Washington and is certified as a trainer of The Human Element.
Barbara Culp was
born big enough to walk at birth and grew up in a tiny town in North
Central Washington where sidewalks were rare, horses were plentiful, and
guns were god. She broke into her piggy bank to buy her first bike at
six. At eight she was riding miles down the river to crash her
boyfriend’s birthday party. Seeing that his daughter was headed down the
wrong road, her father bought her a horse for her eighth birthday. The
boyfriend was forgotten and she rode non-stop until age 18.
College at Western Washington University and a
work as a social worker counseling young girls followed. As a parent of
two children, she managed law offices, got another degree, pursued a
career in marketing, event management, and bicycle education. From 1998
until 2007, she served as executive director of the Bicycle Alliance of
Washington, growing the organization from 700 members to over 3000. Her
reputation as a trusted collaborator and long-term strategic thinker led
to numerous statewide committee appointments and legislative successes,
including: the Cooper Jones Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee for the
Washington Traffic Safety Committee (chair from 1998 – 2006); Washington
State Department of Transportation’s Transportation Enhancement
Committee (2005 to present), Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee (2004 to
present) and Safe Routes to School (2004 to present); Puget Sound
Regional Council, Transportation Policy Board (1998- 2007) and Bicycle
and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, (chair 1998-2007), the Cooper Jones
Act (1998), an amendment to the Cooper Jones Act, the Safe Passing Bill
(2006), and the Anti-Vehicular Assault Bill.
Barb is past president of the national Thunderhead Alliance and a
certified instructor of the Safe Routes to School National Course. She
regularly teaches communities how to implement design, enforcement, and
programs, and “complete streets” policies to make communities more
bikeable and walkable.
Levinger has a career that spans the spectrum of transportation
modes and technologies, from commercial aircraft engineering and
off-shore helicopter safety, to transit operations, roadway safety, and
pedestrians. Before founding The Mobility Education Foundation, he was
the first Executive Director of Feet First, where he integrated concerns
of health, community, and land use into the transportation context.
David has served as a board member or appointee
for numerous non-profits and government agencies including America
Walks, the Washington State Department of Transportation, Seattle's
Urban Sustainability Advisory Panel and the National Academy of Sciences
Transportation Research Board. He is Affiliate Associate Professor of
Urban Design & Planning at the University of Washington, where he
collaborates with the CDC Physical Activity Policy Research Network and
the CDC Healthy Aging Research Network.
David is a certified instructor in the Safe
Routes to School national course and a consultant to the FHWA bicycle
and pedestrian clearinghouse projects. He presents nationally on topics
including pedestrian planning & design, traffic safety, culture, and
community participation. He has taught graduate and undergraduate
courses in the areas of transportation planning, design, and research at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY), Antioch University
Seattle, and the University of Washington. David holds a BS in
engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a PhD in political
anthropology from Rensselaer. He is a licensed professional engineer in
Robert Ketcherside's first memory
of riding the bus is from his home in Burien to his mother's work in Federal Way.
It was a long, exciting trip and instead of looking out the window he rode in
the contorting, articulated middle of the King County Metro commuter bus. Rob
learned to commute as an exchange student in Tokyo, Japan. At Western
Washington University his room was a short walk from classes, but in Tokyo it
was an hour-long adventure, transferring at two of the busiest train stations
in the world. After several years commuting by car from downtown Seattle to
Microsoft's Redmond, Washington campus, he made a return visit to Tokyo and remembered
what transit life was like. Rob promptly sold his car, saving money and reducing stress.
Rob is the former chair of the Seattle Pedestrian
Advisory Board (2002-2004), and served on that board from 2001 to 2005.
He also served on the Seattle Chinatown International District Urban Design
Plan Community Adisory Board from 2002 to 2005. He's lived in Tokyo as a student
and as a manager at Microsoft, for a total of four years. A love for urban environments
is coupled with a love for history.
Funding partners and individuals
are supporting the organization and the vision of mobility
education. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a
resource for cultural change.