Board of Directors

Cynthia Rose, Chair

Co-founder & Director of Santa Monica Spoke, local chapter of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC).

Region: Los Angeles Area

Cynthia has been a primary catalyst in the vision and creation of LACBC’s Local Chapters program. Cynthia is a League Certified Instructor with the League of American Bicyclists, teaches Traffic Skills Cycling Classes throughout Los Angeles County as well as coordinating Safe Routes to School programing in the City of Santa Monica. She is a strong and committed advocate for improved pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and Complete Streets Policies at the local, state and national levels. Living a nearly car-free lifestyle she loves to be in her community garden where she grows organic heirloom vegetable and fruit or off on a bicycle adventure or just enjoying the everyday ride. Also known as Purple, her adventures with her partner Orange can be found at Bikenanigans. Cynthia is one of three board members specifically appointed to represent our local partners.

Cindy Parra, Vice Chair

Region: Central Valley

Cindy has more than 20 years experience as a Project manager for a civil engineering firm, is one of the founding members of Bike Bakersfield and is their current Planning and Policy Director. She has several public appointments, including as the Chair of the Golden Empire Transit District and a member of KernCog’s Regional Planning Advisory Committee. Cindy is one of three board members specifically appointed to represent our local partners.

Martin Jones, Secretary

Region: Sacramento Area

Martin has over 15 years experience as a criminal defense trial attorney. Martin started his career in Madera County as a public defender in the high-volume traffic court. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry that allows him to handle cases that have complex issues of forensic evidence, including DNA and medical evidence. When away from the office, Martin is an avid cyclist who enjoys restoring vintage bicycles. He is also a beginning runner who gets plenty of miles in while attempting to train his energetic dog, a Brittany Spaniel named JoJo.

Ian Dewar, Treasurer

Region: Bay Area

Ian is a San Jose-based consultant for cycling and outdoor companies with a focus on digital strategy, bicycle advocacy, partnership management, event planning and sports marketing. He previously served as a consultant to The North Face and as advocacy and partnership manager for Specialized Bicycle Components.

Stephan Vance

Region: San Diego Area

Stephan is a retired urban planner who worked over 30 years for the San Diego Association of Governments on a variety of urban planning issues with a focus on active transportation. He managed transportation funding and grant programs, the development of design guidelines, and the development of regional bikeway projects.
Stephan also has given-time to support bike advocacy at both the state and local level. In addition to serving on the CalBike Board, Stephan currently is the Chair of the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition Board of Directors. He has been a CalBike board member off and on since 1998.

Isaac Gonzalez

Region: Sacramento Area

Isaac is a dedicated resident of Sacramento, values his role in serving his community. His involvement as President of the Tahoe Park Neighborhood Association is not just a title but an opportunity to enhance the local community’s well-being. Working closely with the Sacramento YMCA’s Community Advisory Committee, he is able to extend his advocacy beyond his immediate neighborhood, helping to shape more inclusive and impactful outreach programs.
For the past five years, Isaac has found a specific interest in transportation projects. His work primarily involves community outreach consulting services, assisting local governments and planning and design firms with their objectives. His passion for this field led him to a recent appointment to the Active Transportation Commission for the City of Sacramento, where he contributes his perspective on active transportation issues. A Sacramento native with a heart for community advocacy, Isaac’s roles are a reflection of his commitment to his city. He is driven by the possibility of making the city a safer, more comfortable place for everyone.

Yolanda Davis-Overstreet

Region: Los Angeles Area

Yolanda is a graduate of the Urban Sustainability Master’s Program (USMA) at Antioch University, Los Angeles (2018). Her community service work and consulting fall in the areas of community organizing and mobility justice with a focus on pedestrian safety in communities of color. She is the founder of Ride in Living Color, a bicycling and mobility justice advocacy initiative that was started in 2011. As a woman of color, mother, social and environmental activist, and recently trained in urban sustainability, one of the most vital lessons Yolanda has learned and activated in these transformative years of doing community service work, is that not only does “her” narrative matter, but equally so, the “community narratives” matter. Through Yolanda’s intentional community work, she has learned to take on the role of an adaptive leader through the process of continuous comparative and observational research, along with the actions of local and national relationship building. She believes it is imperative that our communities collectively shift into understanding and valuing the connection on how policy, wellness, education, the criminal justice system, housing, climate, biodiversity, and equitable transportation play a vital role at the intersection of leading us into improved upon pedestrian safety, infrastructure, and wellness for our youth, families, and overall human sustainability.