Board of Directors
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.
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.
Raymond is an entrepreneur, investor, and problem solver. He recently launched Pour Your Cup, a social enterprise, to foster a culture of generosity by making it easier for people to connect, engage, and help one another through common interests, along with PYC Giving Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Raymond is also the founder of Covendis, which helps organizations manage their contractors and consultants. He started Covendis based on his experience as the Chief Operating Officer of Analytika, a venture-backed software startup based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Prior to joining Analytika, he worked for the management consultancy Booz and Co. (fka Booz Allen and Hamilton.) Raymond received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers 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.
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.
Greg Ledovsky is a partner at the Devil's Gear Bike Shop and New Haven Bike Mechanics. He also serves on the E-Board of the Downtown-Wooster Square Community Management Team. He served on the Mayor's Taskforce on Bicycle Education, and has attended the City of New Haven Democracy School.
Greg joined a mountain biking club freshman year of high school, served as an officer of the Outing Club while attending Clark University, and is proud to be a League Cycling Instructor (LCI). He has hiked in more than 20 US states, including the southernmost quarter of the Appalachian Trail.
Ms Highsmith was employed as Vice President of Business Development for Specialized Packaging Group for 20 years. Upon retirement in 2010 she turned her time and talents to serving her community. She is also a founding member of the Dixwell Avenue Arts Festival, exposing New Haven’s urban youth to a wide array of arts mediums. Ms. Highsmith has served on the board of Junta for Progressive Action; a non-profit organization that provides a wide range of education, counseling, legal, and social services to the Latinx community in the Greater New Haven area to advance aninclusive social, economic and civic community for all.Ms. Highsmith is also a former member of the Board of Directors of “Jane Doe No More” – a non profit organization whose mission is to empower survivors of sexual assault tofind their voice, advance their healing and educate others. She speaks on panels and in classrooms bringing JDNM’s signature program, “Safe Student Initiative”, to students from middle school through college. She is also volunteers her time as a Survivor Speak coach As a Licensed Bicycling Instructor, certified by the League of American Bicylists, Ms. Highsmith shares her love of cycling by teaching bicycle safety, bicycle maintenance and bicycle handling skills to children and adults. Ms. Highsmith received her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and her MBA in International Business from the University of New Haven.
Harrison Robbins-Pesce received his B.S. in Finance from Quinnipiac University. In 2015, he graduated from The University of Connecticut School of Law. Harrison then received his Masters of Law in 2016, becoming the first ever graduate of UCONN Law's Energy & Environmental Law program. Since joining Mills & Cahill in 2017, Attorney Pesce has tried numerous jury cases to verdict.
Prior to graduating law school, Harrison was the owner and founder of The Mochi Store LLC in New Haven, the state's first and only mochi ice cream store. Mochi is a steamed rice flour that coats a small ball of ice cream creating a unique, chewy experience. A family business, Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream from Hawaii, has been featured on Oprah's "O" List, in Food and Wine Magazine, and on The View.
Raised in Connecticut, Harrison has a strong commitment to the state and especially the New Haven area. He is a founding board member of The New Haven Coalition for Active transportation, a non-profit organization promoting bicycle education in New Haven. Harrison is a devoted advocate of the environment and an active outdoorsman.
Harrison is member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section, and the New Haven Bar Association.