Meet the Board

Board of Directors

andy_2012Andy Clarke, (Chair) is the former president of the League of American Bicyclists and has more than 25 years of experience in bicycling advocacy. His past experience includes stints at Rails to Trails Conservancy, the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, the Bicycle Federation of America (now the National Center for Bicycling and Walking), and a consultant to the Federal Highway Administration. Clarke is a 1984 graduate of the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom with an undergraduate degree in law. He is a founding member of America Bikes and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycling Professionals. Clarke’s passion for cycling started when he was growing up in England, and has stayed with him through hundreds of thousands of miles of cycling on four continents. He is recognized as a policy expert on almost every aspect of bicycling, and still enjoys a tough climb on his Trek touring bike better than anything else. Clarke lives in Fairfax, Va. with his wife, Kristin, and two children Ashton and Jacqueline. He now serves as the Director of Strategy for Toole Design, the nation’s leading planning, engineering, and landscape architecture firm specializing in multimodal transportation.


drt1-2Dr. Donald Teater MD, (Vice Chair)
 is a family physician who has lived and worked in western North Carolina for more than 28 years. In 2004 he started a clinic in his solo family practice to treat those addicted to opioids in his community. From 2013 to mid-2016, he worked as the Medical Advisor at the National Safety Council addressing the national epidemic of opioid abuse, addiction, and overdose. Dr. Teater was lead facilitator for the expert panel discussion during the development of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016. Since then, Dr. Teater has worked for Teater Health Solutions concentrating on educating prescribers and others on the science of opioids and how that should influence treatment and policy decisions. He continues to work one day a week treating those addicted to pain medications and providing primary care to those with severe mental illness in western North Carolina.

 

Kevin photo6Kevin Feldman (Vice Chair),is the owner of FundAbilityRules. He works with organizations in the planning, start-up or revitalization of nonprofit advancement programs. His work includes directing donor development and marketing initiatives during crisis and transitional situations. This includes identifying major gift prospects, cultivating prospect relationships, and closing major gifts, building sustainability by creating multiple revenue streams, becoming less dependent on grants, and maximizing the use of multiple marketing communications channels to build positive awareness. He had also served as Development Director of the South Suburban Humane Society.

 

 

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Dorota Dorochowicz, (Vice Chair) is the Assistant Manager of the Belden-Stratford, a luxury apartment rental facility in Chicago owned by Prudential and managed by The Laramar Group, a real estate investment company. Dorota brings a strong background in implementing best practices for managing budgets. She is a passionate outdoor enthusiast and avid cyclist. She has appeared in substantial Pedal America online print and video content and volunteered at bicycling events that support a number of charitable causes.

 

 

Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 9.36.00 PM.pngSergeant Kenneth Richardson (Vice Chair) was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. He enlisted with the military at 17 and served on active duty for both the Navy and Army his entire military career. In the Navy Kenneth proudly served on the USS Harry S Truman CVN 75 aircraft carrier and followed up his tenure in the US Army at Fort Hood Texas with the illustrious First Calvary Division. Kenneth was medically retired after sustaining injuries during his last overseas tour with 1st Cav. He continues giving back to the country by assisting fellow veterans returning home from war and dealing with issues from injuries such as amputation, PTSD and substance abuse.

IMG_2321Heather Parris, (Secretary) founded and operates Self Propelled Tours Sedona, Arizona. Shortly after she moved from Vermont to Sedona, in 2007, she joined the Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition and served on the board as Secretary for four years. Self Propelled Tours Sedona, Ariz. is the only company that offers guided road bike tours in Sedona. Heather has appeared on Pedal America as an on-air guest in a special episode that featured women over 40 who road and mountain bike. As an entrepreneur, she believes in the importance of giving back and making a difference in other people’s lives, including talking with women around the country on the health and self-empowering benefits of bicycling.

 

Screen Shot 2017-04-02 at 10.09.21 PMBrian Tait, (Treasurer) Brian Tait is an accountant  at KPMG. He works in the deal advisory practice in which he assists in the purchase and sale of companies. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Masters in Accounting and holds an active CPA License. Before moving to Chicago, Brian worked at local bike shops for years beginning his enthusiasm for the sport and community.

 

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