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Advisory Committee


The Advisory Committee of the Partnership for Active Transportation is a team of experts who support greater investment in active transportation networks and provide assistance to the Partnership on an as needed basis as appropriate to the individual.

Richard JacksonRichard J Jackson, MD

Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles

Richard Joseph Jackson is Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dick Jackson lectures and speaks on many issues, particularly those related to built environment and health. He co-authored two Island Press Books: Urban Sprawl and Public Health in 2004 and Making Healthy Places in 2011. He is host of a 2012 public television series Designing Healthy Communities which links to the J Wiley & Sons book by the same name published in October, 2011.


Wade HendersonWade Henderson

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Leadership Conference Education Fund

"The Partnership for Active Transportation seeks to provide enhanced access for all people. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is proud to lead a caucus of transportation professionals seeking greater equity. We join with the Partnership in their efforts to develop great communities that are accessible to everyone by healthy, safe active transportation."


Ted EytanTed Eytan, MD

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

"Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest non-profit integrated health system, is part of the Partnership for Active Transportation because of the health and other benefits of integrating physical activity into our daily lives. Assuring access to safe walkable/bikeable routes and destinations is essential to promoting total health among our members, communities, and our society."


Greg CoxGreg Cox

Supervisor, San Diego County, California

"San Diego County is routinely cited as one of the best places to walk and bike. We didn't do it alone. We used private, local government, county, state and federal funds as part of our community-wide efforts for better walking and biking. Please help me and the Partnership for Active Transportation secure more investment in safe, healthy active transportation."


Marc BarejkaMarc Berejka

REI, Inc.

"REI is pleased to play a significant role in the outdoor recreation economy – a sector that directly supports over 6 million jobs across the U.S.  For the outdoor sector to thrive, and for the sake of our customers, we encourage the development and use of trails for transportation and recreation.  So, we are happy to support the Partnership for Active Transportation in its efforts to create more outdoor places where people can be healthy and active."


Lee FisherLee Fisher

CEOs for Cities

Lee Fisher is the President and CEO of CEOs for Cities, as well as a Senior Fellow with the Center for Economic Development at Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs. CEOs for Cities is a learning community and partnership network that connects urban leaders to each other and to smart ideas and practices for making cities more vibrant, sustainable, and economically successful. In 2013 CEOs for Cities published the Green Dividend™ Report which explores the growing market demand for urban living and for the kinds of cities and neighborhoods that enable households to utilize alternative modes of transportation—walking, cycling and transit—and to earn the Green Dividend™.


Howard FrumkinHoward Frumkin

School of Public Health, University of Washington

Howard Frumkin is Dean and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. His work focuses on public health aspects of the built environment, climate change, energy policy and environmental health policy. He is the author or co-author of over 200 scientific journal articles and chapters, and his books include Urban Sprawl and Public Health (2004), Environmental Health: From Global to Local (2005 and 2010), Green Healthcare Institutions: Health, Environment, Economics (2007), and Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-Being, and Sustainability (2011).


Russell PateRussell Pate, Ph.D.

Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina

Russell Pate is a professor in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, and he serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance.  His research is focused on physical activity and its promotion in children and youth.  He is a former President of the American College of Sports Medicine, and he has served on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee as well as on a series of Institute of Medicine panels addressing prevention of childhood obesity.  He sees promotion of active transport as one of the essential strategies in the overall effort to increase the physical activity levels of Americans. 

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