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Staff

Linda Bailey

Linda Bailey is the Executive Director of NACTO. Prior to this position, she was the federal policy advisor for New York City Department of Transportation for six years, where she was also a key advisor for NACTO. She has been working in U.S. transportation policy for 16 years, with a career that has spanned research, advocacy, and implementation, always focusing on sustainability within the transportation sector.

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Corinne Kisner

Corinne Kisner is the Director of Programs at NACTO. In this role, she convenes and facilitates networks of peer cities working to build safe, sustainable transportation systems and equitable, active cities through better street design and transportation policy. Corinne directs the annual Designing Cities conference; developed and launched Leadership NACTO, a new leadership development program for city transportation officials; and served as project manager and lead author for the Urban Street Stormwater Guide. Corinne loves bike share and exploring cities on foot.

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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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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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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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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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Aaron Villere

Aaron Villere is a Senior Program Associate with the Designing Cities Initiative. He is leading efforts to develop city-driven resources and facilitate peer learning opportunities among NACTO cities, including managing NACTO’s training program and transit network. 

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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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Anna Siprikova

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

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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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Ankita Chachra

Ankita joined NACTO in 2015 and helped with the writing and production of the Global Street Design Guide. Her current work involves applying tools and strategies from the Global Street Design Guide to address street and public space design challenges, which cities around the world are currently facing. She has been managing NACTO-GDCI’s efforts to improve road safety in Sao Paulo since early 2016, and plays a support role for the team’s work in Mumbai.

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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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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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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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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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Kat Gowland

Kat joined NACTO in 2018 as a Design Associate for the Global Designing Cities Initiative. She’s currently supporting work on GDCI’s Streets for Kids and Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) programs. In her endeavor to create more inclusive and equitable cities for people, Kat has recently worked with Copenhagenize Design Co. in Montreal to design […]

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Katya Tabakina

Katya Tabakina is the Grants Manager 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 with internal and external […]

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Majed Abdulsamad

Majed Abdulsamad is a Program Associate with the Global Designing Cities Initiative, a multiyear program that works with cities around the world on street and public space design through Bloomberg’s Initiative for Global Road Safety.

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Nicole Payne

Nicole is the Program Manager at NACTO supporting Cities for Cycling, and the Better Bike Share Partnership. Nicole is passionate about the role of community engagement in the development of public resources, and the use of transportation programming and policy as a tool for social equity.

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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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