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Walk San Francisco - Who We Are

Walk San Francisco is San Francisco’s pedestrian advocacy group. Walk SF and its members are making San Francisco a more livable, walkable city and reclaiming our streets as shared public space for everyone to enjoy. Join us!

Advisory Council


Nicole Schneider, Executive Director
Nicole leads Walk San Francisco’s policy and programmatic work, strategic communications, administration and operations. Nicole came to Walk SF in 2013 with a background in active transportation, urban planning, and public health. As a consultant, Nicole helped develop climate change adaptation plans for the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability, and provided bicycle and pedestrian planning services to the Alameda County Transportation Commission. Previously, Nicole worked at Prevention Institute, training community groups in policy and media advocacy strategies for healthy, equitable places. Nicole has served on the Caltrans District 4 Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the City of Berkeley Transportation Commission. Nicole holds a Masters in Public Health and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Natalie Burdick, Membership and Volunteer Director
Natalie directs Walk San Francisco’s membership, volunteer, community events, and outreach programs. She partners with community members, nonprofit groups, and agency and elected staff, to build awareness and support for pedestrian safety, including advancing Walk SF’s Vision Zero effort, a campaign to end all traffic-related deaths in ten years. Natalie joined Walk SF in 2012 after five years in marketing and development at Santa Monica’s Heal the Bay, where she grew the environmental nonprofit’s social media, third party events, and managed direct marketing programs for the 10,000 member organization. Prior to her water-quality advocacy experience, she spent fifteen years in executive marketing, product marketing, and project management roles in customer relationship management (CRM) and open source start-ups in the software industry.  Ms. Burdick has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California Los Angeles. 

Genaro Escarzaga, Safe Routes to School Family and Schools Program Coordinator
Genaro joined Walk San Francisco in 2014 after leading the Health CPS Project at Active Transportation Alliance in Chicago.  Prior to his capacity-building work with English- and Spanish-speaking parents to identify both barriers and potential solutions and strategies to encourage walking and biking, Genaro was a Bicycling Ambassador for the City of Chicago, and a Youth Program Instructor for West Town Bikes.


Kate Michelle McCarthy, President 
Public Information Officer, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Joseph Steinberger, Treasurer 
Principal Environmental Planner, Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Josh Bingham, Secretary
Consumer Operations Strategist, Google
Author, Pedestrianist blog

Meghan Arnold
Senior Communications Manager, FontShop

Kimberly Conley
Home and Business Area Networks Senior Product Manager, PG&E

Rajni Banthia, PhD 
Senior Project Manager, Resource Development Associates

Brooke Kuhn, MBA, MPH 
Executive Director, Girls on the Run of the Bay Area

Marselle Alexander-Ozinskas
Senior Program Associate, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

Shaana A. Rahman
Principal, Rahman Law PC
Civil Trial Attorney

Advisory Council:

Sophie Maxwell
Former San Francisco District 10 Supervisor, 2000-2011

Margie O’Driscoll
Former Executive Director, American Institute of Architects, San Francisco

Bonnie Nelson
Founding Principal, Nelson\Nygaard

Rodrigo Santos
Principal & Co-Founder, Santos & Urrutia

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