Board of Directors

Meet our current Board: a dedicated group of community leaders helping to make Sonoma County a great place to ride!

  • Jenny Bard, President
  • Thea Hensel, Vice President
  • Alex Mallonee, Treasurer
  • Lisa Watson, Secretary
  • Barbara Phillips
  • John Murphy
  • Mike Lipelt
  • Zeno Swijtink

The Board meets at 5:30 pm on the second Monday of the month.

Our 2023 Annual Member Meeting & Board Election will be held via Zoom on January 12 at 6:00 pm. You can learn more about the candidates here, and members will receive all the necessary links closer to the date.

The Board of Directors has three primary roles:

  • Fundraising: Fundraising is the most important responsibility of a board member. Board members are expected use their connections to spur interest in and support of the organization they serve. Board fundraising activities may include major donor solicitations, sponsorship solicitations, membership recruitment, and efforts to boost event registrations.
  • Oversight of Programs: The board is responsible for general oversight of the organization’s programs. This role does not extend to the operations behind the programs, but does include fiduciary oversight.
  • Strategic Planning : The board is the primary force behind the organization’s strategic planning decisions. Board members create/ update the strategic plan and evaluate the implementation plan presented by staff.

A Board member is expected to: 

  • Attend and actively participate in Board meetings as well as any Board committee meetings as assigned.
  • To participate in an annual one-day Board retreat to address strategic planning issues.
  • To serve as ambassadors of the Bike Coalition and work to actively promote its values through proactive interactions with the public.

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