Board

Board


Emma Rothfeld Yashar 
Board President
Attorney, DLA Piper LLP (US)

I support/am involved with WalkBoston because…

Walkable communities are good for everyone – people and businesses alike!

I think WalkBoston’s most meaningful contribution is…

Being an advocate for walking and walkability throughout Massachusetts.



Linda C. Sharpe 
Board Vice President
Transportation Planner, USDOT Volpe/iBiz

I support/am involved with WalkBoston because…

WB spearheaded the recognition of walking as a mode of transportation, a contributor to vital urban environments, and a way to make how we all get around more equitable and more healthful.

I think WalkBoston’s most meaningful contribution is…

Its thoughtful contribution to the public (and more private) discourse as evidenced by the I-90 Allston interchange letter.



Matt Lawlor
Board Secretary & Development Chair
Attorney, Robinson & Cole LLP

I support/am involved with WalkBoston because…

Walking is central to human health, a sustainable environment, and a vibrant economy. I’ve also helped found a walking/biking/transit and YIMBY advocacy group in my own neighborhood called “WalkUP Roslindale.”

I think WalkBoston’s most meaningful contribution is…

Acting as a tireless advocate for walking in every context our city, region, and commonwealth offer.



Greg M. Rogers
Board Treasurer
Nonprofit Audit Principal, Public Accounting, Edelstein & Company

I support/am involved with WalkBoston because…

I enjoy walking and try to do all that I can do to make road conditions safe for pedestrians in my community and across the state.

I think WalkBoston’s most meaningful contribution is…

Its invaluable efforts to make walking safe for everyone. 



Nina Garfinkle 
Communications Chair
Graphic Designer, Garfinkle Design

I support/am involved with WalkBoston because…

Their advocacy improves my city—and allows me to enjoy walking around daily.

I think WalkBoston’s most meaningful contribution is…

Just one? Hm…getting a continuous sidewalk in front of the Intercontinental, narrowing the central artery, and widening the sidewalk by the State Street MBTA station. 



Karen Cord Taylor
Board Nominating Chair
Journalist, author, former publisher of The Beacon Hill Times

I support/am involved with WalkBoston because…

As a city dweller, I realize how important walking is to meeting friends, managing errands, relaxing, getting to work, having fun, enjoying the weather and building community.

I think WalkBoston’s most meaningful contribution is…

Its advocacy for safety, convenience and pleasure in communities big and small.



Erik Lund 

Counsel
Attorney, Posternak, Blankstein & Lund LLP

I support/am involved with WalkBoston because…

I believe in its mission and support its work.

I think WalkBoston’s most meaningful contribution is…

Safe Routes to School.



Joseph Beggan

Transportation Planner, Harvard University

I support/am involved with WalkBoston because…

Didn’t answer yet

I think WalkBoston’s most meaningful contribution is…

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Betsy Boveroux
Retired Financial Services Executive

I support/am involved with WalkBoston because…

I don’t own a car, so I walk and use the T. Good walking conditions are important to me.

I think WalkBoston’s most meaningful contribution is…

Raising awareness of pedestrians among professionals such as architects and designers and government employees whose expertise we need to make changes. 



Amy Branger
Public Sector Consulting

I support/am involved with WalkBoston because…

Didn’t answer yet

I think WalkBoston’s most meaningful contribution is…

Helping communities advocate for better infrastructure. 



Joyce DiBona
Retired from the advertising/marketing industry

I support/am involved with WalkBoston because…

I’m a resident of Boston and long time advocate of walking for health and transportation.

I think WalkBoston’s most meaningful contribution is…

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Paula Gold
Chief Regulatory Counsel, Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation

I support/am involved with WalkBoston because…

Didn’t answer yet

I think WalkBoston’s most meaningful contribution is…

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Ann M. Hershfang
Retired Transportation Planner
(Massport and MassPike boards, Undersecretary of Transportation)

I support/am involved with WalkBoston because…

It is a fantastic, successful, imaginative, techy organization that has made great improvements for walkers all across our state, and also spurred creation of other such organizations nationwide.

I think WalkBoston’s most meaningful contribution is…

See above. 



Betsy Johnson
Community Activist, WalkBike Springfield

I support/am involved with WalkBoston because…

Walkable neighborhoods are key to improved health, environment, and overall individual and community well-being.

I think WalkBoston’s most meaningful contribution is…

Working throughout Massachusetts so all our communities are truly walkable.



Art Kramer
Senior VP for Research, Northeastern University

I support/am involved with WalkBoston because…

Its an important organization that, working with others in Boston, will be able to increase the safety of our pedestrians and bicyclists.

I think WalkBoston’s most meaningful contribution is…

Supporting our pedestrians and bicyclists. 



Jerry Pucillo
Real estate developer, Centergreen LLC

I support/am involved with WalkBoston because…

I believe working on the pedestrian environment is fundamental to good urban design and good health.

I think WalkBoston’s most meaningful contribution is…

WalkBoston’s technical skills and deeply researched and thoughtful advocacy on behalf of pedestrian issues in all sectors from transportation to health advocacy. 



Bill Reyelt
Principal Planner, Executive Office of Housing and Community Development

I support/am involved with WalkBoston because…

Didn’t answer yet

I think WalkBoston’s most meaningful contribution is…

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Carol Steinberg
Carol R. Steinberg Esq

I support/am involved with WalkBoston because…

WalkBoston is devoted to helping everyone get around no matter what their mode of transportation. As a wheelchair-user, this is very important to me and I was so pleased to be asked to weigh in on the important issues WalkBoston deals with.

I think WalkBoston’s most meaningful contribution is…

They are respected and have a seat at the table on mobility matters throughout the state.