Meet the staff members and volunteer leaders who are spearheading the development of this ambitious, 3,000-mile linear park.
Our staff members work from our headquarters on the Greenway in Durham, N.C., and from five remote locations along the route.
We value the diversity of perspectives, cultures, and experiences found throughout the Eastern Seaboard. We strive to respect and represent these diverse voices and we work to ensure that the Greenway's economic, environmental, and health benefits reach everyone, especially underserved communities. Read our organization's guiding principles and values
Our Board of Trustees holds overall responsibility for governance, fiscal oversight, and financial development for the East Coast Greenway Alliance. The board sets policy and ensures the financial health and viability of the Alliance.
Members of the East Coast Greenway Alliance Advisory Board are specialists in a variety of fields who lend their expertise and experience to support the Alliance's mission.
Patricia King, ECGA Co-Founder, Newton, MA, Chair
Deborah Apps, President & CEO Trans Canada Trail, Canada
Silvia Ascarelli, Cycling enthusiast, Princeton Junction, NJ
Dr. J. Herman Blake, Executive Director Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, St. Johns Island, SC
Nathan Burrell, Facilities Maintenance Manager, James River Park System, VA
Lori Bush, Mayor Pro Tem Cary, NC
Ryan Chao, President Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Washington D.C.
Wayne Clark, Retired Computer Engineer Cisco Systems, Washington D.C.
Ashley Cooper, Contractor, Kingsland, GA
Ramzi Dabbagh, Director C2 Electronics, New York, NY
Nedra Deadwyler,Safety Education Program ManagerGeorgia Bikes, Atlanta, GA
Suzanne Dixon, President & CEO, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Harpers Ferry, WV
Azish Filabi, CEO, Ethical Systems New York, NY
Chuck Flink, President Greenways Inc., Durham, NC
Olivia Glenn, Director of Parks and Forestry, N.J. Department of Environmental Protection
Kevin Hicks, IBM Engineer, Co-Founder, Spoke'n Revolutions, Raleigh-Durham, NC
Patty Huff, President of the Florida Bicycle Association, Everglades City, FL
Diane Jenks, Host/Producer "The Outspoken Cyclist," South Euclid, OH
Dr. Stanley Katz, Director Princeton Univ. Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, Princeton, NJ
Atiba Mbiwan, Associate Director, Zeist Foundation, Atlanta
Ed McBrayer, Executive Director Path Foundation, Atlanta, GA
Bill Nesper, Executive Director, League of American Bicyclsist, Washington, DC
Jeff Olson, Principal, Alta Planning + Design, Sarasota Springs, NY
Bill O'Neill, Retired President Fuss & O'Neill Engineering, Manchester, CT
Michael Oppenheimer, Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International AffairsPrinceton University, Princeton, NJ
Shaunak Patel, President, Parks Hospitality Group, Raleigh-Durham, NC
John Pucher, Professor Emeritus Raleigh, NC
Hannah Quimby, Executive Director Quimby Family Foundation, Portland, ME
Diane Robertson, Community Engagement Consultant, Carrboro, NC
Shaheen Syal, Communications Director, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Winston-Salem, NC
Pablo Torres, International Development Professional Crown Agents USA, Washington D.C.
Karen Votava, ECGA Co-Founder, Retired Executive DIrector, South Kingstown, RI
Judy Walton, Program Administrator Portland State University, Portland, OR
Eric Weis, Sustainable Transportation SpecialistProvidence, RI
Kenneth Withrow, Senior Transportation Planner, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Raleigh, NC
Our national body sets route standards and reviews new Greenway segments to ensure they meet those standards.
Council Chair: Andy Clarke, Virginia
Bret Baronak, North Carolina
Chuck Barrowclough, Florida
Jeff Behm, New York
Scott Bogle, New Hampshire
Eric Brenner, Washington, DC
Champe Burnley, Virginia
David Connelly, North Carolina
Jean Crowther, Oregon
Heather Dunigan, Delaware
Lisa Fernandez, Connecticut
Kathleen Gannon, Rhode Island
Robert Gaston, Maryland
Bob Hamblen, Maine
Matthew Johnson, New Jersey
Tom Kaiden, Virginia
Jack Keene, Maryland
Shawn Megill Legendre, Pennsylvania
Chris Linn, Pennsylvania
Anne Maleady, Colorado
Megan Massey, New Jersey
Matthew Moldenhauer, South Carolina
Melissa Miklus, Maryland
Janine Peccini, Massachusetts
Stuart Popper, Connecticut
Dave Read, Massachusetts
Mary Roth, Delaware
Phil Riggan, Virginia
Tommy Sailors, Georgia
Boaz Shattan, New York
Karl Soderholm, Florida
Larry Stuber, Georgia
Iona Thomas, North Carolina
We'll send monthly updates on East Coast Greenway progress and people.
Your support helps to develop this ambitious, 3,000-mile route, Canada to Key West. Your membership gift builds more protected miles that we can all enjoy, today and for generations to come.