Board of Directors

Chris Hwang President |
Chris is the Director of Data and Evaluation at the Oakland Promise.  Her professional work spans more than 20+ years in public health, education and workforce development.  WOBO gives Chris opportunities to advocate for change to make Oakland a healthier place to live. Chris served as the Chair of the City of Oakland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee from 2011 to 2014 and served as a Commissioner on the Bicyclist and Pedestrian Advisory Commission until 2017.  Chris is actively involved in the Lake Merritt BART Station Area planning process, Oakland Urban Paths and Oaklavía.

Dave Campbell — Vice Chair, Campaigns |
Dave Campbell coordinates the advocacy and policy work of Bike East Bay, which represents people who ride in 33 jurisdictions in the East Bay and Dave directs Bike East Bay’s local advocacy work in each city. Dave also leads Bike East Bay’s efforts to establish local working groups in each city and works extensively with county and regional planning agencies to secure funding for bike projects and to improve policies that affect each city in the East Bay. Dave joined Bike East Bay back in 1996 as a volunteer while practicing patent and trademark law in San Francisco and still acts as a legal advisor to Bike East Bay. Dave rides a beat up old Diamondback mountain bike and wishes he spent more time on weekends riding his bike, but tennis, his other passion, keeps him on court.

Jacqueline Gaulthier – Secretary |
Jacqueline is an avid cyclist who loves to hit the Berkeley/Oakland hills and trails. She was glad to be rid of her car upon moving to Berkeley and enjoys walking and taking public transit in her new neighborhood. Her background is in Environmental Science but she is expanding her knowledge in the field of communications and graphic design through her volunteer work in the Bay Area.

Jessica Nguyen |
Jessica has lived in Oakland since 2012 and enjoys exploring neighborhoods and trails by foot. As a planner at ChangeLab Solutions, she works to advance health equity through built environment related policies and planning strategies. She is excited to join WOBO in making active transportation in the bay area safe, inclusive, and fun.

Liza Baskir  |
Liza Baskir is an Environmental Plannner with First Carbon Solutions specializing in CEQA and the environmental review process.  Prior to her work as an Environmental Planner, she was a New Sector AmeriCorps RISE Fellow serving as the project manager for SPUR in Oakland.  Before SPUR, she worked as a Canvass Director and Campus Organizer for CALPIRG and Environment California. She is most interested in understanding how best to implement public policy through the environmental review process and engagement of key community groups.

Meryl Klein  |
Meryl first discovered bicycling as transportation while studying in the Netherlands and since then has always found a way to get involved in improving bicycle and pedestrian experiences in various towns throughout the United States. When not biking or urban exploring in Oakland, you will find Meryl volunteering with local animal rescue groups and probably showing off photos of current foster dogs or cats available for adoption. As a newer Oakland resident, Meryl is excited to get more involved in the local advocacy community and to make the city a safer and more enjoyable place to walk and bike with WOBO.

Do you think you have the chops to join one of the most exciting and rewarding nonprofit Boards in Oakland?  For folks out there who want a great experience working hands-on with transportation leaders and visionaries, who are looking to listen, learn and collaborate with neighbors to bring great streets to Oakland, who can commit to at least a 2-year term to lead WOBO into its next phase of growth, learn more about this terrific leadership opportunity and sign on!