Board of Directors

BikeWalkKC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. They come from a diverse range of backgrounds and contribute greatly to BikeWalkKC's success.

2021-2022 Board of Directors

Mary Estrada
Community volunteer, retired

Ruth Anne French-Hodson
Attorney at Sharp Law Firm

Amanda Grimes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies

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

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

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

Lesley Pories, MCRP, MALD
Manager, Sector Strategy at

Usha Rengachary
Attorney and community volunteer

Malenda Shahane

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

Join the Board

BikeWalkKC will be seeking new board members to join in June 2022.

Learn more about board service here.