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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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Brianna Williams

Brianna Williams joined NACTO in 2019 as an Associate Director of Operations for the Global Designing Cities Initiative, a multi-year program that works with cities around the world to promote safe, equitable and sustainable public space and street design.  She primarily supports the strategic growth and development of the program, including assisting with financial management and streamlining office operations […]

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Fabrizio Prati

Fabrizio joined NACTO in 2015. As a program manager, he coordinates the work of the Global Designing Cities Initiative in Bogotá while participating in the initiative’s efforts in Fortaleza and the other cities of the program. He is one of the core authors of the Global Street Design Guide.

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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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Paul Supawanich

Paul Supawanich is the Associate Director of Programs, helping oversee the organization’s efforts to promote safe, equitable, and sustainable public space and street designs around the world. He brings more than a decade of experience working with cities and transit agencies across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia/New Zealand to improve transportation outcomes […]

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Skye Duncan

Skye Duncan is the Director of the Global Designing Cities Initiative at the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), where she has been leading a multi-year program funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies to develop the new Global Street Design Guide and to provide technical assistance to cities around the world on safe and sustainable street design.

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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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Abhimanyu Prakash

Abhimanyu Prakash joined NACTO in early 2015 as a Program Associate for the Global Designing Cities Initiative, a multi-year program that has developed the Global Street Design Guide and works with cities on street and public space design around the world through Bloomberg’s Initiative for Global Road Safety.

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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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Anna Siprikova

Anna works with GDCI’s Streets for Kids program, creating a supplement to the Global Street Design Guide.

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Annah MacKenzie

Annah MacKenzie joined NACTO in 2020 as Communications Manager for the Global Designing Cities Initiative, a multi-year program that works with cities around the world to promote safe, equitable, and sustainable public space and street design. In this role, she manages and produces editorial content, global messaging strategy, and media/press activities for the program. Annah brings […]

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Annie Peyton

Annie works with GDCI’s new Streets for Kids program, creating a supplement to the Global Street Design Guide.

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Becca Freer

Becca works at NACTO as a Communications Associate, where they support the organization’s efforts to broadcast and amplify the transformative potential of street design.

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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 the Design Associate at NACTO, 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 […]

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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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Eduarda Aun

Eduarda Aun joined NACTO as a Program Associate in 2019 to contribute to GDCI’s efforts in promoting safe, equitable, and sustainable cities through better street design. She will be working on an upcoming Safe Speeds publication and working with different cities across BIGRS initiatives. Eduarda is an urbanist and strategic designer from Brasília, Brazil. Prior […]

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Eduardo Pompeo Martins

Eduardo joined NACTO as a program manager in 2017 to contribute to GDCI’s efforts in promoting safe, equitable, and sustainable cities through better street design. As part of Bloomberg’s Initiative for Global Road Safety, he provides technical assistance to the City of Fortaleza in applying the design principles from the Global Street Design Guide.

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Francisca Benitez

Francisca joined NACTO in 2021 and is a Program Associate to contribute across multiple programs at NACTO-GDCI, including Streets for Kids (SfK), Early Childhood Development (ECD), and the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS). Prior to joining NACTO, Francisca was a Planning Associate at Kounkuey Design Initiative, where she assisted municipalities across California to […]

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Hayrettin Günç

Hayrettin Gunc joined NACTO as a program manager in 2019 to contribute to GDCI’s efforts in promoting safe, equitable, and sustainable cities through better street design.

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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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Kate Elliott

Kate joined NACTO as a Senior Program Manager leading coordination for the American Cities Climate Challenge.

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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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Lucía De La Mora Colunga

Lucía joined NACTO in early 2019 as a Senior Program Associate to support the road safety and sustainable mobility work of the Global Designing Cities Initiative in Bogotá, Colombia, as well as other Latin America cities. Lucía is an architect and urban planner from Mexico City. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the […]

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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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Najwa Doughman

Najwa joined NACTO in 2019 as a Program Manager for the Global Designing Cities Initiative, a multi-year program that works with cities around the world to promote safe, equitable and sustainable public space and street design. She primarily contributes to the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) efforts in São Paulo, Brazil, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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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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Sasha Berger

Sasha Berger joined NACTO in 2017 as Program Coordinator for the Designing Cities conference team. In this role, she liaises with a network of transportation leaders and practitioners on critical issues in city transportation to develop and coordinate the annual Designing Cities conference. Sasha also manages the NACTO webinar series, and supports Leadership NACTO, a new leadership development program for city transportation officials.

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Sindhu Bharadwaj

Sindhu is the Policy Associate at NACTO where she supports the organization’s national and state policy priorities. She also works on the California Cities Transportation Initiative (CaCTI), coordinating with city leaders on key transportation, technology, and pricing issues statewide.

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Solomon Green-Eames

Solomon joined NACTO to work on the forthcoming Safer Speeds publications as well as contribute to the BIGRS initiatives worldwide.

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Uditi Agarwal

Uditi is an Architect and Urbanist, with eight years of urban development experience in India across policy, planning, and design. She specializes in public space upgradation, inclusive urban revitalization, and streetscape design—all from the lens of climate change, culture, and accessibility. Uditi joined NACTO’s Global Designing Cities Initiative as the India Program Manager in 2021, […]

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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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