Board of Directors

Chris Hwang President |
Chris is the Data and Evaluation Lead 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 a co-founder of the East Oakland Futures Fest and is actively involved with the Traffic Violence Rapid Revolt coalition.

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.

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?  If you want a great experience working hands-on with transportation leaders and visionaries, are looking to listen, learn and collaborate with neighbors to bring great streets to Oakland, and can commit to at least a 2-year term to lead WOBO into its next phase of growth, stay tuned to this page.

Charlie Lenk, Fellow  |
Charlie, WOBO Fellow since 2019, is a long-time bicycle/pedestrian advocate who enjoys exploring the backways of Oakland by foot.  When he’s not out snapping pictures for WOBO’s social media you can find him in an Oakland coffeehouse working on his first novel.