About the Network
The Oregon Safe Routes to School Network has been promoting Walk and Bike to School Day since 1999, providing training and resources to schools around Oregon who participate in the international event. The network’s Leadership Committee meets monthly, and member organizations provide staffing, expertise and resources to support kids walking and biking to school. Network members include enthusiastic and engaged parents, teachers, community members, and you! Membership is open to individuals and organizations. Join us today by clicking the “Sign up for eNews” button above!
We are a diverse group of Transportation Options Providers who believe that getting kids to walk and bike to school is very important for our communities.
Brian Potwin has lived in Central Oregon since the year 2000 and loves to ride bicycles and work with community. Working for Commute Options since 2008, Brian has learned many techniques for outreaching and engaging community in Central Oregon. Brian works with Oregon Safe Routes to School, ODOT, City of Bend, City of Redmond. He is passionate about creative change to promote community health, active transportation and a vibrant local economy.
Janis McDonald is the City of Portland Safe Routes to School Organizer. Janis joined the SRTS Leadership Committee because she wanted to work with, learn from, and support Safe Routes coordinators around the state. Janis believes that as a group we create a stronger voice for Safe Routes to School.
Kari Schlosshauer is the Pacific Northwest Regional Policy Manager for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. She is on the leadership committee to help strengthen the voice of Safe Routes to School advocates and practitioners all over the state. She’s passionate about creating great policies in Oregon that are inclusive of healthy community design and allow for everyone to get around safely when walking and rolling.
Kim Curley works for Commute Options, a non-profit based in Bend, Oregon. Kim’s work helps to strengthen relationships between health and transportation, Kim is a member of the State Of Oregon Public Transportation Advisory Committee (PTAC) since 2013. She works in 14 rural and frontier Oregon counties promoting active transportation.
Hannah Day-Kapell is a Senior Planning Associate at Alta Planning + Design, where she promotes active, healthy communities through SRTS policy, planning, and implementation. Hannah supports SRTS work around the country and leads local and regional planning efforts throughout Oregon.
Mychal Tetteh currently serves as a Management Analyst with the Portland Bureau of Transportation. At the end of 2016 he moved from the non-profit Community Cycling Center in Portland Oregon, where he served as CEO. With over a decade of experience working in his hometown on bicycle advocacy and community activation, Mychal has developed a unique perspective on the role schools can play in supporting safety. Mychal joined the SRTS Leadership Committee because he believes that all families deserve the joy, freedom and health benefits of active transportation in and around school.
Sarah Mazze manages the Safe Routes to School program for the Eugene 4J School District. She has 15 years experience encouraging environmentally positive behavior change. She serves on Sustainability Commission and the Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee for the City of Eugene. Most recently, Sarah worked as the Volunteer Coordinator for Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah, after serving as a Program Manager focused on climate change related programs for The Resource Innovation Group.
LeeAnne Fergason is the Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Program Manager at the Oregon Department of Transportation. She has over 10 years of experience with Safe Routes to School starting as a bicycle safety educator, continuing onto be a SRTS Coordinator, then a program manager, and lot of roles in between. She spent the past decade working with partners in the Oregon Safe Routes to School Network as a practitioner and advocate with the Portland-based non-profit, The Street Trust, and now she is excited to begin a new chapter in her SRTS work as a member of the ODOT team.
Lindsay Huber is the Education Programs Manager for Portland area non-profit The Street Trust managing SRTS related programs. Her goal is to help make Oregon a place where all students feel safe walking, biking, and rolling to school.
Heidi Manlove is the Safe Routes to School Non-Infrastructure Program Manager and Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program Manager for the Oregon Department of Transportation. She is passionate about the safety of vulnerable road users and believes in a strong focused approach of incorporating all the 6 E’s in local Safe Routes to School programming. As part of this larger system of the 6 E’s, her work in the Non-Infrastructure Programs is focused largely on education and encouragement of safe and healthy behaviors for children who walk and roll to school; as well as educating adults and drivers of safe commuting behaviors.
The Oregon Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee:
Transportation Planner, City of Springfield
Advocacy Lead, Commute Options, Klamath Falls
Rogue Vally Transit District
Oregon Health Association
former Program Manager, 4j School District SRTS