The Board of Directors

Our flagship chapter, Trips for Kids-Marin, has been in operation for 30 years and 75 chapters have sprung up organically since then. In order to better serve our chapters and grow the movement to get more kids on bikes, the first step to create a national parent organization took place on August 1, 2017, under the guidance of a Marin Board of Directors subcommittee. As of June 2018, that subcommittee was sunsetted, and a new Trips for Kids national Board of Directors was formed. The brand new Board of Directors is listed below, and there are still up to 10 additional positions available:

Trips for Kids is looking for founding Board members!

If you have an interest in helping to enrich kids' lives through youth development programs that utilize the bicycle as a vehicle for positive change, please consider applying to join the new Trips for Kids national Board of Directors.

To learn about the roles and responsibilities of Trips for Kids board members, please read our Board Member Position Description

Contact our executive director, Robert Alan Ping, to discuss this critical volunteer position: robert@tripsforkids.org

  Michael Williams    Lawrence, Kansas   Michael is Associate Professor, News & Information Track Chair, William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, and father of grown kids. 

Michael Williams

Lawrence, Kansas

Michael is Associate Professor, News & Information Track Chair, William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, and father of grown kids. 

  Patricia Gallery    Los Angeles   Patricia was a Trips for Kids-Marin Board of Directors member from 1994-2018, and is a lifelong outdoor enthusiast and believer in social justice. Former Director of Business Development at CA Technologies and CoreChange, Inc., and former Alliances Director at iLumin Software Services.

Patricia Gallery

Los Angeles

Patricia was a Trips for Kids-Marin Board of Directors member from 1994-2018, and is a lifelong outdoor enthusiast and believer in social justice. Former Director of Business Development at CA Technologies and CoreChange, Inc., and former Alliances Director at iLumin Software Services.

  Mary Poyner Reed    Boston, Massachusetts   Mary is an RN, PhD, CNRN, ANP, NEA-BC, and Vice President and Associate Chief Nurse, Medicine Patient Services at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Mary Poyner Reed

Boston, Massachusetts

Mary is an RN, PhD, CNRN, ANP, NEA-BC, and Vice President and Associate Chief Nurse, Medicine Patient Services at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

  Lisa Falvy    Seattle   Lisa is a former Board of Directors member of Bikes Belong and League of American Bicyclists, former Vice-President of Advocacy and VP of Multi-Modal Products for Sportworks, and a mother of two active boys. Board member of Children’s Hospital and Swedish Hospital in Seattle.

Lisa Falvy

Seattle

Lisa is a former Board of Directors member of Bikes Belong and League of American Bicyclists, former Vice-President of Advocacy and VP of Multi-Modal Products for Sportworks, and a mother of two active boys. Board member of Children’s Hospital and Swedish Hospital in Seattle.

  Chris Speyer    Seattle   Chris is VP of Private Brands at REI, People for Bikes Board of Directors Member, and an Honorary Board Member of the Bicycle Product Supplier Association. Former CEO of Accell North America. 

Chris Speyer

Seattle

Chris is VP of Private Brands at REI, People for Bikes Board of Directors Member, and an Honorary Board Member of the Bicycle Product Supplier Association. Former CEO of Accell North America. 

  Robert Alan Ping    Portland, Oregon   A passionate bicycling and youth advocate and father of two active boys, Robert is the Executive Director of Trips for Kids. Former Technical Director for Safe Routes to School National Partnership, former member of Congressional Safe Routes to School Task Force.

Robert Alan Ping

Portland, Oregon

A passionate bicycling and youth advocate and father of two active boys, Robert is the Executive Director of Trips for Kids. Former Technical Director for Safe Routes to School National Partnership, former member of Congressional Safe Routes to School Task Force.