Board of Directors

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.

2020-2021 Board of Directors

Lesley Pories, MCRP, MALD
Board Chair
Manager, Sector Strategy at

Malenda Shahane

Senior Vice-President, Digital Marketing Manager at UMB Bank

Amanda Grimes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies

John Jespersen, MBA, AIF

Financial Planner and Wealth Advisor at Metcalf Partners

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
VP of Growth and Partnerships at Native Digital

Mary Estrada
Community volunteer, retired.

Robin Shook, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles and Nutrition, Children’s Mercy, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Ruth Anne French-Hodson
Attorney at Sharp Law Firm


Eric Rogers, MPA
Executive Director of BikeWalkKC


Join the Board

BikeWalkKC is seeking new board members in 2021. Learn more about board service here.