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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 14 years, with a career that has spanned research, advocacy, and implementation, always focusing on sustainability within the transportation sector.

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Aaron Villere

Aaron Villere joined NACTO as a Fellow in 2015, and is now a Program Associate with the Designing Cities Initiative. He is working with NACTO cities to expand resources, case studies, and peer learning opportunities. Aaron is currently supporting roll-out of the Transit Street Design Guide, including working directly with cities to develop projects through the Transit Program Accelerator.

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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 strategic communications work 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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Ankita Chachra

Ankita joined NACTO in 2015 as Program Associate for the Global Designing Cities Initiative. She is currently assisting in the development of a Global Street Design Guide that will address street and public space design challenges, which cities around the world are currently facing.

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Corinne Kisner

Corinne Kisner is the Director of Programs at NACTO. In this role, she facilitates networks of peer cities working to build safe, sustainable transportation systems and active cities through better street design and transportation policy. Corinne directs and manages the annual Designing Cities conference and facilitates city policy initiatives on issues such as Vision Zero, planning for self-driving vehicles, and integrating green stormwater infrastructure into multi-modal street design. Corinne also oversees NACTO’s communications, external partnerships, and leadership development program for city transportation officials.

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Craig Toocheck

Craig Toocheck joined NACTO in 2014. He is one of the principal authors of the Transit Street Design Guide, and is now working with cities nationwide to incorporate the guide’s concepts in transit projects. Craig also helps plan and lead trainings and workshops, designs graphics for NACTO publications, and works with member cities to keep NACTO guidance on the vanguard of the practice.

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Fabrizio Prati

Fabrizio is an urban designer with a background in city planning. He recently graduated from the Master of Urban Design at UC Berkeley and previously obtained a Master in City and Regional Planning from the Paris Institute of Planning in 2008.

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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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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

As Director of the Designing Cities Initiative at NACTO, Matthew Roe leads the organization’s street design work in North America. He oversaw the recently published Transit Street Design Guide, and works with NACTO’s unique peer networks to spread good ideas, connect people and places, and build design knowledge.

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Mollie Pelon

Mollie is the Technology and City Transportation Fellow at NACTO. She works with city staff nationwide on issues of technology and sustainable transportation, primarily focusing on automated vehicle policy.

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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 supports NACTO’s leadership development program and national workshops.

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Skye Duncan

Skye Duncan joined NACTO in 2014 to serve as the Director of the Global Designing Cities Initiative, a multi-year program funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies that has developed the new Global Street Design Guide while providing technical assistance to cities on street and public space design around the world.

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Ted Graves

Ted Graves is the Program Manager of NACTO’s Bike Share Initiative, a multi-year, grant-funded program to evaluate best practices in bike share throughout North America, with a focus on strategies for reaching under-represented groups.

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