Our Team

Staff

Your Cycle Toronto staff are hard at work representing you on the streets and at City Hall. Become a member today to get these advocates working for you!

 

Jared Kolb
Executive Director

*On Parental leave

Jared is Executive Director of Cycle Toronto and leads an outstanding team of staff and volunteers to transform Toronto into a bicycle-friendly city. Jared guides the strategic direction of every facet of the organization from advocacy to programs, education and campaigns. Jared developed innovative campaigns to build bike lanes on Bloor St, Richmond St and Adelaide St and double municipal funding for cycling infrastructure from $8 million to $16 million per year. In the role of Executive Director, Jared also executes government, partner and stakeholder relations and is the go to media contact on cycling issues in Toronto being quoted in over 150 media sources in 2015.

Prior to joining Cycle Toronto, Jared worked for 8-80 Cities and helped to establish the College of Sustainability at Dalhousie University. Jared holds an MA in International Development from Dalhousie University and has biked across Canada. 

(Jared is currently on parental leave until October, 2018)

Keagan Gartz
Director of Programs & Engagement


Keagan oversees Cycle Toronto’s programs, rides, and educational work. She also manages our outreach, community partnerships, strategic planning, & operations. Her love of sustainability and governance was nurtured in her time obtaining an Environment & Resource Studies degree from the University of Waterloo. Her interest in transportation planning as a tool to transform cities was sparked as a Program Manager at Smart Commute and as a member of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation steering committee. Keagan rides her bike year-round. She's passionate about reshaping public space as a means of civic engagement and social justice.

Liz Sutherland
Director of Advocacy & Government Relations (Interim, May to October, 2018)

Liz has a long background in public policy and advocacy, including 15 years in the nonprofit sector and five years in the federal government. Originally from Ottawa, Liz holds a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Victoria. She has been a long-time Cycle Toronto member and volunteer (former roles include Ward 18 captain, Board director, Steering Committee member for Friends & Families for Safe Streets, and co-chair of the Advocacy Committee). Liz is on leave from her role at the Ontario Nonprofit Network and is extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work with Cycle Toronto's staff, board, and volunteers on an interim basis. 

Mark Romeril
Development Manager

Mark manages memberships and fundraising at Cycle Toronto. Before joining Cycle Toronto, he worked at Cycle Solutions, and held internships at the City of Toronto and the Canadian Rights Action Foundation. Past projects include developing a strategic active transportation plan for the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) and the Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank, as well as a process evaluation for the Daniel’s Centre for Learning in Regent Park. Any spare moments between work and school consist of bike rides, rock climbing, and the occasional shift at Bike Sauce. Mark holds a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University.

     

Kevin Cooper
Campaigns & Engagement Manager

Kevin Cooper manages our major campaigns and engagement initiatives, including the Bloor, Danforth, and Yonge Loves Bikes campaigns. He joins the team with eight years of organizing experience and a focus dialed on active transportation projects. Before moving to Toronto, Kevin was part of a small team that started Shift Delivery Co-op: a company that uses pedal-electric cargo trikes to replace delivery trucks in Vancouver’s downtown core. Kevin stuck with the cycling theme after making the move to Toronto, and spent a couple of years developing the Greenbelt Route project at the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. He loves to cook, camp, and canoe, and is a longtime Cycle Toronto volunteer. Kevin holds a B.Sc. in Global Resource Systems from the University of British Columbia.

     

Sarah Bradley
Communications Manager

Sarah has volunteered for many years at Cycle Toronto and brings a communications and outreach experience from the not-for-profit and philanthropy sectors in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal, as well as Master’s research comparing cycling advocacy strategies in North American cities. She is keen to share stories about the intersections between transportation, health, and social justice. 
     

Bike to School - Partnership Project Staff

 

Kristin Schwartz 
Newcomer Cycling Outreach Coordinator

Partnership for Integration and Sustainable Transportation (a joint initiative between CultureLink Settlement Services and Cycle Toronto)

Working out of CultureLink, Kristin promotes cycling to newcomers to Toronto by offering cycling workshops and programs like Bike Host, which matches newcomers with confident cyclists who act as mentors, and the Bike to School Project. Kristin’s past work has included tenant organizing and community-based writing and radio production. A graduate of the Co-operative Management and Leadership Certificate Program at the Schulich School of Business, she is a founding board member of two grassroots environmental organizations.

 

Chantelle Campbell-Sholzberg
Program Worker, Bike to School Project

Chantelle is a Program Worker with our partner, CultureLink Settlement and Community Services. She works on the Bike to School Project and leads the secondary school Bike Club file, coordinates the Bike to School Leadership Camp and Co-op placement students. Chantelle’s previous work includes coordinating events, delivering activity based workshops, and advising on community granting initiatives at MEC. She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and continues her education with completed courses in Project Management. Chantelle has always been passionate about sharing her love of cycling,  the importance of educating our youth and providing opportunities to lead active lifestyles and a cycling culture.

 

 

 

Board of Directors

Reach the Board at directors@cycleto.ca.

Brandin O'Connor
President

Brandin is in his second term as a Board Director, and is currently the Board’s President. Brandin is a labour and employment lawyer at Shields O'Donnell MacKillop LLP, and an avid urban cyclist. He has served on a governing body of Osgoode Hall Law School, a fundraising committee of CANFAR, as aide to the Speaker of the House of Commons and as law clerk to Ontario's Chief Justice. He is originally from Belmont, Ontario.

 

Adrian Currie 

Vice President

Adrian is an actor and film maker, with a BA in Economics and a BA in History, both from McGill University. He is passionate about cycling in Toronto, which he would like to see flourish and become part of our everyday culture and infrastructure. Adrian sits on Cycle Toronto's Advocacy Committee, and is a co-chair of Cycle Toronto's Bicycle Parking Working Group, as well as a board member and past chair of the Community Bicycle Network (CBN). Adrian is very proud of the value that Cycle Toronto provides to the community. As a CBN member since 2002 and a board member for many years, he has seen plenty of change in our city, and is happy to be a part of it. 

Michael Werneburg

Director

Michael is a lifelong cyclist who didn't own a car until he was 43. He has been a daily commuter since 2004, in Tokyo and Toronto. He has an extensive background in managing IT risk and innovation projects and serves Cycle Toronto as Chair of the IT Committee.

Francesca Allodi-Ross

Chair

Francesca works as an employment lawyer at three community legal clinics in Etobicoke and west Toronto, providing free legal advice to low-income people who have had problems at work. An experienced facilitator, she is passionate about making social justice organizations more effective, sustainable, and fun.

Mark Shultis

Treasurer

Mark, a 15-year finance professional, became passionate about cycling eight years ago, when he began commuting downtown on a daily basis. He loves the workout and the incredible variety of cycling routes Toronto has to offer.  He shares his passion with his two wonderful daughters, and wants to help make the city streets a safer and better place for them to ride everywhere they go!  

JP Solmes

Vice Treasurer

JP is a father of 2, a financial professional who works for a publicly listed company and currently sits on a number of non-public corporate boards. He is a cycling nut and is passionate about seeing Toronto become a world class cycling city.

Jessica Rosenberg

Secretary

Jessica was born and raised in Toronto, and has been transported by bicycle since before she could walk. Jessica practices law, and got her start with Cycle Toronto by joining the Ward 18 advocacy group. She also acts as CultureLink liaison.

Melana Roberts

Secretary

Melana Roberts brings a background in policy development, non-profit community organizing and communications to the Board. Currently working as policy staff in the office of City Councillor Joe Mihevc, she supports environment-focused neighbourhood initiatives and social policy issues, including food policy and poverty reduction. Melana is a passionate city builder who hopes to guide and strengthen Cycle Toronto's strategic policy voice to help transform Toronto into a more inclusive, safe, and connected cycling city. Melana is excited to bring her diverse experience to the Board, with experience working on 3 other non-profit and funder boards, and also sitting as Chair of the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council and Chair of FoodShare's Advisory Committee. Prior to engaging in policy work, Melana spent 5 years working in the non-profit sector where she focused on resident engagement, civic action and community health initiatives. 

Chantelle Campbell-Sholzberg

Director

As the Fundraising Co-Chair, Chantelle brings experience leading grant initiatives and donor stewardship to Cycle Toronto. Her previous work includes coordinating events, delivering activity based workshops, and advising on community granting initiatives at MEC. She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and continues her education with completed courses in Project Management. Chantelle has always been passionate about sharing her love of cycling,  the importance of educating our youth and providing opportunities to lead active lifestyles and a cycling culture.

Robert Zaichkowski

Vice Treasurer 

Robert is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over ten years of accounting experience and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Bishop's University. Prior to joining the Board of Directors, Robert has been a long-time Cycle Toronto volunteer including being the former Ward 14 Co-Captain and a current member of both the Advocacy Committee and the Bloor working group. His writings can be found on Dandyhorse and his own bike blog.

Kathryn Randle

Vice Chair

Kathryn is a professional urban planner, road cyclist, and commuter. Kathryn is passionate about creating a safe, active transportation network, to better move people through our City and reduce our impact on the environment. Kathryn loves her east-end neighbourhood and community in Ward 37!

Priyanka Vittal

Director

Priyanka is an environmental lawyer by trade and passion. Outside of that she would identify herself as a thrift shopper, walking tour aficionado and is on a constant quest for the best Singaporean food in the GTA. Around the world the bicycle has been her trusty partner. Since moving to Toronto, she’s found that cycling has become a greater part of her identity and is interested in seeing Toronto include cycling as an integral part of its sustainable growth and urban planning.

Joseph Travers

Director

Joseph works in data management and visualization. He’s passionate about ensuring data is collected, analysed, used and communicated as well as possible to inform good decision making.  Joe has been biking to work since 2005 and likes to think of fun and wonderful ways to get more people on two wheels in Toronto.

 

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