Board of Directors
David Berkowitz is a private investor residing in New Haven, CT. David currently serves on the board of the New Haven Coalition for Active Transportation, the Helen and William Mazer Foundation, and the Connecticut chapter of the Trust for Public Land.
A former Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, David has worked as a business counselor advising start-up businesses and a credit analyst for a socially responsible lender, and a consultant to micro lending organizations. He holds a B.A. in History from Brandeis University and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
Leta Highsmith is currently the Board of Chair of Junta for Progressive Action; a nonprofit organization that provides education, counseling, legal, and social services to the Latinx community in Greater New Haven. Previous board service includes "Jane Doe No More," whose mission is to empower survivors of sexual assault. Before retiring, Leta was employed for 20 years as Vice President of Business Development with Specialized Packaging Group. She is a founding member of the Dixwell Avenue Arts Festival and for over two decades has served as director of the children's choir at the Dixwell Avenue Congregational UCC in New Haven. As a League Cycling Instructor, Leta enjoys sharing her love of riding a bike to children and adults. Leta received her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and her MBA in International Business from the University of New Haven. She is a proud recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Southern Connecticut Black Nurses' Association.
Karen Jenkins is the Managing Principal of Development4Good LLC, a consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, fundraising, and board development for non-profit organizations in the US and abroad. She served as chair of the Mayor's Taskforce on Bike Education in New Haven and is an appointed member of the New Haven Historic District Commission. Karen's previous board service includes chair of the Board of the Directors of the League of American Bicyclists and chair of the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition (NJBWC). Other board service includes the New Brunswick (NJ) Ciclovia, International Education Research Foundation (IERF), and the Model UN/HBCU of the United Nations Association. Karen has published articles on international education, international development, as well as biking and walking. She is also a League Cycling Instructor (LCI). Karen has a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law and an M.A. in International Relations from Yale University. Her undergraduate work was at Fisk University.
Greg Ledovsky is a partner at The Devil's Gear Bike Shop and New Haven Bike Share Mechanics, both located in New Haven, CT. Greg is a founding board member of the New Have Coalition for Active Transportation.
Greg worked as a Program Assistant for Intermountain West Associates, a travel adventure company for student groups. While attending Clark University, he was on the executive board of the Clark Outing Club. Greg has hiked in 18 U.S. states and spends much of his free time riding his bicycle in southern CT. Greg is a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) and has a BA in Music Theory and Composition from Clark University.
Doug Hausladen currently serves as the Director of Transportation for the City of New Haven and as Executive Director for the New Haven Parking Authority, which manages New Haven Union Station. Doug has a degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale and comes to the public sector with professional experiences in local government, real estate, social entrepreneurship, local food systems, and public health. Doug co-organized the New Haven Safe Streets Coalition and believes in the collective power to make real change. He was twice elected to the Board of Alders and was appointed to his current position by former Mayor Toni Harp. In his present role, he is regional leader in Complete Streets, Smart Parking, Mobile Payment, Active Transportation, Tactical Urbanism, and Sustainability Doug was recently certified as League Cycling Instructor by the League of American Bicylists and in the past decade has built some of Connecticut's first protected bike lanes, contraflow bike lanes, and more.
Cadesha Prawl is a Senior Business Analyst at a major health insurance company. In her role, she serves as an Accessibility Maven, ensuring the digital technology developed is accessible to everyone, regardless of disability or impairments. Cadesha guides the development of digital assets to ensure ADA and WCAG compliance. In her previous professional roles, she has worked in the government, financial, airline and healthcare industries, bringing a depth of awareness and business acumen. Born in St. Catherine, Jamaica (West Indies), and raised in Norwalk, CT, Cadesha earned her undergraduate and MBA at Southern Connecticut State University. Cadesha has contributed to a number of non-profit organizations aligning with youth, empowerment, and sports, that includes the Hopkins School Parent Association, Girl Scouts of America, Project Youth Court New Haven, West Haven Seahawks Pop Warner Football, and New Haven Seminoles AYF Football. Cadesha is a Black Girls Do Bike Shero and was recently certified as a League Cycling Instructor by the League of American Bicyclists. She brings a passion for cycling and empowering women to join her for a ride. Cadesha enjoys spending time outdoors with her three children and husband.
Harrison Robbins-Pesce is employed full-time as an Attorney in New Haven. His practice is currently devoted full time to litigating personal injury claims. Prior to practicing law, Harrison was the owner and founder of The Mochi Store LLC in New Haven, the state's first and only mochi ice cream store. Raised in CT, Harrison has a strong commitment to the state and especially the New Haven area.
Harrison is a strong advocate of the environment and an exercise fanatic. In addition to practicing law, he is the owner of Harm Custom Furniture & Design specializing re-purposed materials. Harrison received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Quinnipiac University in 2010. In 2015, he graduated from The University of Connecticut School of Law with a certificate in Energy & Environmental Law. Harrison received his Master's of Law in 2016, becoming the first ever graduate of UCONN Law's Energy & Environmental Law program.