Keynote: Who’s at the Table? Working with Communities and Across Sectors

APA Connecticut Chapter


Monday, November 19, 2018
12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m. EST

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Lessons and Viewpoints from Boston – Slow Streets, Vision Zero, Transportation System Equity, and the Boston Neighborhood Bike Forum


Vivan Ortiz

The winter of 2015 was a pivotal moment for Vivian Ortiz. After the Mattapan High-Speed trolley was suspended and replaced by shuttle buses, she found herself trudging home through the thigh-high snow with her groceries. The MBTA shuttle drivers had been instructed not to stop or pick up riders at ... Read More

Judith Barrett

Judi Barrett, Principal of Barrett Planning Group LLC, is a veteran planner with 30 years of experience in the field. She specializes in community planning, zoning, and affordable housing, and is widely known for her work with inclusionary zoning and employer-assisted housing. Barrett is a frequently sought-after speaker on fair ... Read More

Tamika Francis

Tamika R. Francis is the Interim Co-Director at BACH and former Community Engagement Manager for the Let’s Get Healthy, Boston! (LGHB) a U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Partnerships to Improve Community Health program. She has sound Caribbean heritage, having lived or worked on several islands ... Read More

Becca Wolfson

Becca comes to the Bike Union Board with a wealth of knowledge in nonprofit management, resource development, and grant compliance monitoring, as well as a passion for bikes. She previously managed the fiscal and programmatic needs of AmeriCorps programs across Massachusetts at the State Commission on Service and Volunteerism, the ... Read More

Tiffany Cogell

Tiffany Cogell is an advocate for Active Transit equity, a community organizer, founder of Truth Food Prep & Recipes Service, creator of Truth Serum Detox Teas, nutrition coach and fitness equity advocate. As a social and racial justice advocate, she is co‑designing a resident‑led consultancy, Bridging Communities, to foster ... Read More

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