Advisory Board Members

Hana Creger, Senior Program Manager of Climate Equity, Greenlining Institute

Hana works on the development and implementation of policies and programs leading to clean mobility and climate resilience investments that will benefit low-income communities of color. She was the lead author of the Mobility Equity Framework, a tool that can be used to maximize equity outcomes and community engagement in transportation planning and decision-making. Hana was also the lead author of Clean Mobility Equity: A Playbook, a report outlining best practices, lessons learned and recommendations for advancing equity while decarbonizing the transportation sector. She serves on a number of advisory committees for cities, agencies, universities, and nonprofits for projects relating to shared mobility, public transit, electric mobility and autonomous vehicles. Hana holds a B.A. in sustainability from San Diego State University.

Will Barrett, Senior Director of Clean Air Advocacy, American Lung Association in California

In his role as Clean Air Advocacy Director, Will Barrett leads the American Lung Association’s work on California’s landmark clean air and climate change programs, focusing on the clean air and public health benefits of sustainable transportation policies. Since joining the team in 2009, Mr. Barrett has represented the American Lung Association before the California Legislature and California Air Resources Board and has provided testimony before federal, state, regional and local agencies engaged in clean air and climate policy.  Will has served as the public health representative on advisory panels convened by the California Air Resources Board, the California Energy Commission and other public agencies, and serves on the board of directors for the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies.

Eli Lipmen, Executive Director, Move LA

Move LA is a coalition-building nonprofit that led the campaign for transformative public transit funding in Los Angeles County. Eli raises funds for Move LA's annual budget and organizes campaigns to create affordable housing, fund public transit operations, address climate change, and clean California's air. He is also an Adjunct Professor of marketing at the American Jewish University's School of Enterprise Management and Social Impact, the first socially conscious MBA program in the U.S. Mr. Lipmen was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners, overseeing 99 local Neighborhood Councils throughout the City of LA. He was elected for a third term as Commission President and has worked to pilot online voting, expand voting eligibility to youth, and promote more participation in the largest grassroots democracy system in the country. He lives with his partner and three kids in West Adams.

Bryn Moncelsi, Deputy Director, Climate Resolve

Bryn builds coalitions to create better multi-mobility options and more inclusive, livable, and thriving communities. As co-chair of LA Metro's Sustainability Council and as the Environment & Social Equity representative on LA Metro's Policy Advisory Council, her top priorities are higher-quality bus service (dedicated lanes, bus shelters, and better job quality), green infrastructure-protected bike lanes, and community-driven place-keeping strategies. Bryn is lead facilitator of the Inland Southern California Climate Collaborative (ISC3), where impacts of the logistics sector are a primary focus. In 2020, she was awarded the 'Slayer of Stupid Freeways; Defender of Joshua Trees' Streetsie Award (by Streetsblog) for her successful organizing in the High Desert. In collaboration with ClimatePlan, Bryn was lead author of the 'More Choices, Less Traffic' vehicle miles traveled (VMT) framing document (2018), as well as the 'Lead the Way, CA' transportation platform (2018), which targeted the incoming Newsom Administration and led to the development of the California 'Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure' (CAPTI). She has a B.A. in public policy from Swarthmore College, an MSc. in sustainable planning from Roskilde University (Denmark), and is currently teaching a course in urban sustainability at the USC Price School of Public Policy.

Sofia Rafikova, Policy Advocate, Coalition for Clean Air

 

Jamie Pew, Climate Policy Advisor, NextGen Policy

 

Zack Deutsch-Gross, Policy Director, TransForm

 


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