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Mary Jane Rickles 

President

Mary Jane Rickles, MHA is a third generation resident of Tampa Bay and has enjoyed a lifetime of being an advocate for our community through her career in healthcare and real estate. She is currently the Founder of the Live Well Team of Tampa Bay real estate group, an active bicyclist, is active in several local causes and a mother of five. Her mission is to live a life of contribution and help create a community with active and healthy options for all of us to enjoy.

Emily Hinsdale

Board Member 

Emily helped found Sidewalk Stompers (www.sidewalkstompers.org) in 2016 with the goal of increasing the number of students walking to school. 

 

With Walk Bike Tampa, Emily works to expand students’ (and their families) safe access to public streets. If more families are to incorporate a walk or bike to school into their lifestyle, they will need safe paths to do so.

 

Emily grew up cross country-skiing and hiking in the Colorado Rockies and at Dartmouth College, where she walked to school in the snow, uphill both ways.

Wanda Vinson

Treasurer

Wanda Vinson has taught elementary school at Macfarlane Park IB in West Tampa for the past 15 years. As a founding member of Tampa's first vertical neighborhood bike club, and a daily cycle commuter, issues related to a walkable, bikeable city are near and dear to her heart.  She works with her students, their families and local community members in an effort to improve Tampa for all residents. 

April Ingram

Board Member

Founder of the New Tampa Road Safety group, April Ingram, MPH, is out every day running or walking with her dog in New Tampa. When she isn’t working at the University of South Florida, you may see her advocating around Tampa on issues related to the environment, maternal and child health, or road safety. Currently, she is designing a social marketing program focusing on parent driving behavior. Her personal goals include making her neighborhood more pedestrian and cyclist safe, as well as increasing complete streets in under served communities.

 

A military child, she has no home base and still spends her free time traveling as much as she can, from Florida springs to active volcanoes in New Zealand. She is the proud parent of a Hillsborough County Public Schools middle school student.

Kim Christine

Secretary

For the past 16 years, Kim has spent her career managing community and employee wellness programs, wellness centers and retail fitness programs in the Tampa Bay area.  Currently, she serves as the Administrator of Corporate and Community Health & Wellness Services for Tampa General Hospital, an 8000 employee, 1000 bed, not-for-profit hospital in Tampa, Florida. Prior to working at Tampa General, Kim ran a large, state of the art retail and employee health & wellness facility at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel in Tampa.

Her passion has always rested in the world of exercise, sports and wellness. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland where she was an All-American lacrosse player.

Chris Allen

Board Member

Chris can regularly be found training for marathons and 5Ks on the streets and sidewalks of Tampa. He currently, serves as pastor of Horizon Church. Chris also loves football and volunteers as a junior varsity coach at Plant High School. He received a B.A. in History from Washington University in St. Louis and a M.Div from Duke University. Chris is married to Erica and they have three children. 

Leonard Rodgers

Board Member

Leonard “Leo” Rodgers was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. From a young age, and for most of his life, he has had the “need for speed.” In 2007, Leo was involved in a motorcycle accident that significantly changed his life.  He has turned this unfortunate event into a positive opportunity to inspire others.  He states that riding bicycles is an outlet for him and gives him peace of mind.  Leo is currently competing in Paralympic events working towards his goal of winning the gold medal in Cycling – Track & Road at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.  Leo hopes that representing his country at the Paralympics could also be a stepping stone to becoming a motivational speaker and that his story can help others.

Leonard Rodgers

Board Member

Janet Scherberger has lived in the Tampa Bay area for 40 years. She is passionate about expanding active transportation options as a way to improve health, protect the planet, expand mobility options for low-income communities and allow people to safely enjoy walking and bicycling in their neighborhoods. Her career included time covering Tampa City Hall, Hillsborough County government and politics, and transportation, real estate and environmental issues as a reporter for the St. Petersburg Times. Most recently she worked as Vice President of Communications at Tampa International Airport, where she led the effort to designate TPA as bike friendly, making it the first airport in the country with the official certification. She also served on the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization Board. 

Leonard Rodgers

Board Member

Leonard “Leo” Rodgers was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. From a young age, and for most of his life, he has had the “need for speed.” In 2007, Leo was involved in a motorcycle accident that significantly changed his life.  He has turned this unfortunate event into a positive opportunity to inspire others.  He states that riding bicycles is an outlet for him and gives him peace of mind.  Leo is currently competing in Paralympic events working towards his goal of winning the gold medal in Cycling – Track & Road at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.  Leo hopes that representing his country at the Paralympics could also be a stepping stone to becoming a motivational speaker and that his story can help others.

Janet Scherberger

Board Member

Janet Scherberger has lived in the Tampa Bay area for 40 years. She is passionate about expanding active transportation options as a way to improve health, protect the planet, expand mobility options for low-income communities and allow people to safely enjoy walking and bicycling in their neighborhoods. Her career included time covering Tampa City Hall, Hillsborough County government and politics, and transportation, real estate and environmental issues as a reporter for the St. Petersburg Times. Most recently she worked as Vice President of Communications at Tampa International Airport, where she led the effort to designate TPA as bike friendly, making it the first airport in the country with the official certification. She also served on the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization Board. 

Amer Ali is a local Palma Ceia resident who works in Product Risk Management at Raymond James Financial, which involves designing and implementing risk based framework and methodologies. He is actively involved in various professional networks. He and his wife moved to Palma Ceia in 2017. Amer loves to run on Bayshore and through South Tampa’s historic neighborhoods. He is passionate about our mission and looks forward to being apart of the solutions to protect our community.

Amer Ali

Board Member

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