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Staff

Corinne Kisner

As Deputy Director of NACTO, Corinne oversees the organization’s national programs and publications, manages an incredible team of NACTO staff, and liaises with a network of leading city transportation officials to advance people-oriented urban design.

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Claudia Preciado

Claudia is a transportation planner that is passionate about improving sustainability, livability, and mobility in cities. As Director of Engagement, Claudia will lead NACTO’s strategy and approach to engaging members, advancing our goal to connect, challenge, and champion the city transportation professionals working towards equitable, sustainable mobility policy and people-centered street design. She brings a […]

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Kate Fillin-Yeh

Kate Fillin-Yeh is Director of Strategy at NACTO, working on bike share, safety, and other policy issues. Prior to NACTO, Kate designed and implemented Citi Bike, the nation’s largest and most heavily used bike share program.

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Lauren Nixon

Lauren Nixon is a facilitator, trainer, and manager with a rich and diverse background in designing curriculum, building teams, and facilitating space for sustainability-forward and equity-centered organizations. Recently, Lauren has held positions in operations management, team management, and facilitation with The Democracy Collaborative, Institute for Public Health Innovation, the Prince George’s County Food Equity Council, […]

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Laurie Alemian-Derian

Laurie Alemian-Derian joined NACTO in 2015 and serves as Director of Finance and Administration. In this role, she oversees the non-program operational functions and manages financial, human resources and administrative aspects of the organization.

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Zabe Bent

Zabe Bent has nearly 20 years of experience in multimodal planning and urban development. She is skilled at conceptual design, transit planning, and communications. As a Principal Planner at the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, Zabe managed a range of efforts including advancing two of San Francisco’s key bus rapid transit corridors, its congestion pricing […]

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Alex Engel

Alex leads NACTO’s communications and manages the annual Designing Cities Conference. You’ll also see him riding transit and trying out bike share in all the NACTO member cities.

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Aminah Ricks

  Aminah joins NACTO as Senior Program Manager, Capacity Building leading the strategy for curricular opportunities that train city transportation professionals to advance sustainable and just design, policy, and organizational culture. Aminah is an architect, urbanist, writer, and teacher who created Future Planners to include and empower children in the process of improving our cities. […]

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Billy Richling

Billy is a Program Manager for Communications at NACTO, where he strategizes and executes communications plans for the organization’s campaigns. He previously wrote about politics, real estate and everything Brooklyn as a staff reporter for the community news site Bklyner. He also helped manage the Crossroads of the World as Constituent & Communications Manager at […]

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Camille Boggan

Camille is a Program Associate at NACTO. She supports NACTO’s peer network programming, including the American Cities Climate Challenge, and conducts quantitative analyses for projects and publications. Before joining NACTO, Camille served as a policy analyst at a nationally-recognized community development financial institution and as a research assistant at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for […]

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Cary Bearn

Cary joins NACTO as a Senior Program Manager leading the biking initiatives and managing the Cities for Cycling and Shared Micromobility peer networks. In this role, Cary convenes roundtables, workshops, and other trainings to develop and document best practices. Cary has both private and public sector experience. Before joining NACTO, Cary was the Chief Bicycle […]

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Celine Schmidt

Celine Schmidt is NACTO’s Visual Communications Manager, where she produces and coordinates NACTO’s visual communications, ensuring that they are effective, accessible, and engaging for all audiences. She is committed to improving visual education and storytelling strategy for nonprofits, and has previously worked in both creative and program roles with the Participatory Budgeting Project, WaterAid America, […]

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Dana Jacks

Dana is an Event Coordinator at NACTO, where she is responsible for event and training logistics of the American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC) and other NACTO workshops throughout the year. She joined NACTO with experience in project management and event planning, allowing her to help NACTO and participating cities in the ACCC fulfill their greenhouse […]

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Hannah McCasland

Hannah manages dynamic events that advance NACTO’s goal to connect, challenge, and champion the city transportation professionals working towards equitable, sustainable mobility policy and people-centered street design. As Senior Events Manager, Hannah leads the production of the Designing Cities conference. Hannah brings over 5 years of experience managing events of many formats and sizes. Most […]

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Jenny O’Connell

Jenny O’Connell is a Senior Program Associate at NACTO. Many of her projects focused on the impact of transportation on greenhouse gas emissions and on the relationship between active transportation and public health.

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Katya Tabakina

Katya Tabakina is the Senior Manager of Finance & Administration at NACTO. Prior to joining NACTO, Katya worked as an Associate Director of Finance at the National Network for Safe Communities, a project of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In this role, Katya oversaw complicated grants and served as a key resource for problem solving […]

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Kris Chandler

Kris is a Program Associate at NACTO working cross functionally to achieve departmental goals. He supports programmatic efforts by way of curating case studies and other publications in order to showcase the work accomplished by NACTO’s peer network and member cities. Prior to joining NACTO, Kris served as a program associate for a New York […]

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Matthew Roe

Matthew leads NACTO’s street design work in North America, serving as technical editor of the organization’s design guidance.

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Samaiyah Patrick

Samaiyah works at NACTO as a Program Associate. She supports NACTO’s Engagement Team efforts, helping to curate curricular opportunities that train city transportation professionals to advance sustainable and just design, policy, and organizational culture. She joins NACTO with experience in community focused approaches to urban planning and a commitment to equity and inclusion. Samaiyah previously […]

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Tirrea Billings

Tirrea is a Communications Fellow at NACTO, where she helps shape stories that show the power of NACTO’s network of 90 cities and transit agencies across North America. As a progressive communications and media professional, her work is centered around helping social justice organizations, activists, educators, and campaigns maximize their impact through storytelling and digital […]

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Yadira Cabrera

Yadira is NACTO’s Engagement Manager. Prior to joining NACTO, Yadira worked on the logistics of domestic and international trade shows, conferences, and conventions in the pharmaceutical, food production, information technology, and healthcare industries. In 2015, she joined an event technology company where she supported the planning, development and implementation of event logistics. Recently, she worked […]

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