Board of Directors

BikeWalkKC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. They are diverse group of community leaders with a passion for making Greater Kansas City a safer and more welcoming place for people who walk, bike, and roll. 

2022-2023 Board Members

Todd Dicus
Retired, community volunteer

Mary Estrada
Community volunteer, retired

Ashley Z. Hand, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Director of Strategic Communications at the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS

Sarah Hanson
Facilitator of Sports Medicine and Exercise Science Academy, Olathe Public Schools

Jake Jacobson
Senior Advisor at Parris Communications

John Jespersen, MBA, AIF

Financial Planner and Wealth Advisor at Metcalf Partners

Matthew Oates
Lead Electrical Engineer at Burns and McDonnell

Usha Rengachary
Attorney and community volunteer

Malenda Shahane
Past Chair

Senior Vice-President, Digital Marketing Manager at UMB Bank

Robin Shook, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles and Nutrition, Children’s Mercy, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Alissa Zerr, MPH, BSN, RN
Vice President, Population Health and Clinical Operations, Sunflower Health Plan


About board service

We welcome new board members in June of each year and usually have 2-3 vacancies to fill. Learn more about board service here.