Board & Advisors
- Courtney Reynolds President
- Patty Huff Vice President
- Caitlin Cerame Secretary
- Eric Draper
- Conroy Jacobs
- Mark Schiefer
- Eli Stiers, Esq.
- Advisory Council
Courtney Reynolds has over 15 years of experience in transit and transportation demand management (TDM), beginning her career as a Paratransit Dispatcher in 2004. After serving as a Marketing Project Manager at LYNX (Orlando’s public transit agency) from 2006-2009, Courtney joined a private firm to develop the Florida Department of Transportation’s District 5 Regional Commuter Assistance Program (CAP) in 2009. In that role, she helped launch the reThink Your Commute program, serving employers and commuters across nine counties in Central Florida. In 2018, she worked with FDOT District 1 to relaunch their CAP, now known as Commute Connector. In 2019, Courtney joined VHB as their Transit Planning Manager in their downtown Orlando office. Courtney enjoys teaching bike safety as a CyclingSavvy Instructor through the American Bicycling Education Association. She lives in Seminole County with her husband and two sons.
Patricia (Patty) Huff
Patty has lived in south Florida since 1984 and her love of the environment and beauty of the Everglades enticed her to become an active board member in many local and regional organizations over the years, including the Friends of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, the Everglades Association, the Collier County Historic and Archeological Preservation Board, and the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades among others. She and her husband Steve began long distance bicycle touring 18 years ago when they rode across the United States from Everglades City, Florida, to Astoria, Oregon in 2000, then again two years later from Port Townsend, Washington, to Jacksonville. They have also bicycled through Europe on five different occasions. Patty’s commitment to safe alternative transportation and her appreciation for the Everglades encouraged her to help establish the Friends of the River of Grass Greenway which focuses on safety and environmental education and stewardship for those hiking, walking, or cycling through the central area of south Florida.
Caitlin Cerame is a Transportation Planner for the City of Pensacola, focusing on multi-modal efforts. She previously worked at the Emerald Coast Regional Council, providing land use and transportation technical assistance.. She managed the bicycle and pedestrian programs for three Transportation Planning Organizations in Northwest Florida. As a planner she is interested in the intersection of land use and transportation to promote healthy and accessible multi-modal outcomes for communities. Caitlin has experience in bicycle safety and outreach with her previous position as Safe Routes to School Educational Coordinator and has completed the Traffic Safety 101 course and LCI seminar. In her free time, Caitlin enjoys hiking, biking, and attempting to maintain a veggie garden. Caitlin has a B.A. in Political Science and M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning with a concentration in GIS.
Eric Draper is a passionate road and off-road. He recently completed service as Director of the Florida Park Service which, under his leadership, became the first four-time winner of the National Recreation and Parks Association’s Gold Medal for Excellence. Prior to Florida State Parks, Eric was the Executive Director of Audubon Florida, the state’s most influential conservation organization.
During his 30-year conservation career, Draper was a leading advocate for water and land conservation and Everglades restoration. He was known for being able to work with business and agency leaders. He was credited with helping secure billions in new conservation and restoration spending and influencing many major Florida environmental policy decisions.
Draper is from Tampa and studied Philosophy at the University of South Florida. He lives in Tallahassee and serves on the Capital City Cyclists board and the Tallahassee-Leon County Joint Bicycle Working Group.
Conroy Jacobs is a Certified Planner with over 10 years’ experience working in the land development and transportation planning industry. Mr. Jacobs is often described as a person who possess great people skills, critical thinker, problem solver, and someone with strong ethical principles.
Conroy is passionate about transportation equity and has experienced success over the years advocating for and managing various land use and transportation projects which provide safe and convenient access for all users and abilities.
Over the weekends, you may find Conroy somewhere in Central or South Florida playing a game of cricket or exploring trails in Brevard County.
Mark Schiefer and his wife Jayne have lived in Venice, Florida since late 2004. Retired, Mark’s working career included roles in marketing and executive management with industrial and consumer product companies prior to moving to Florida. Once in Florida, he owned, operated and sold to two small contracting companies.
Mark is both a cyclist and cycling advocate. Riding 250 miles per week on about every type of Sarasota & Manatee County road, bike lane and trail, he has first-hand experience of the safety issues cyclists face riding on our roads. He is a member of Gulf Coast Velo and Sarasota Manatee Bike Clubs and participates in bicycle racing and 100-mile Gran Fondo events throughout the southeastern U.S. As a cycling advocate, Mark has been a member of the Sarasota/Manatee County MPO BPTAC (recognized by MPO as a Vision Zero Hero) and implemented a Safe Cycling Coalition where leaders from area clubs representing 4,000 cyclists, the MPO and FBA, participated to prioritize and communicate regional cycling safety issues. Mark has worked with the FBA by bringing the Ride Leader/Ride Marshal Certification program to the Sarasota County area and was recognized as the FBA Citizen Advocate of the year in 2018.
Eli Stiers, Esq.
Eli Stiers lives in Miami, Florida with his wife and three children. Eli is the founding partner of Stiers Law, P.A., a boutique personal injury and civil litigation firm located in downtown Miami, and has been regarded as a top personal injury attorney by several publications, including Florida Trend Legal Elite and Florida Super Lawyers.
Outside of work, Eli is a long-time cyclist, runner, and former competitive triathlete who qualified for the World Triathlon Age Group Championships in 2013. Eli’s passion for cycling eventually led him to the advocacy space, where he is recognized as a prominent voice in the South Florida community on issues of pedestrian and bicycle safety.
Having taken up the mantle of “Miami Bike Lawyer,” Eli has tirelessly fought for improvements to pedestrian and bicycle safety in Miami and Florida as a whole. He was instrumental in lobbying for changes to Florida’s hit-and-run laws, which culminated in the passage of the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act. He serves on several advisory boards assisting local governments, community groups, and non-profits with bicycle and trail projects, and he serves as local counsel for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a national non-profit dedicated to helping the 225-mile Miami Loop come to fruition. Eli has been featured in the Miami Herald, Miami New Times, Best of Miami, the Huffington Post, New York Times, and Bicycling magazine for his work and insight on issues of importance for cyclists, both regionally and nationally.
Hugh Aaron, Bike Walk Indian River County
Jason Aufdenberg, River to Sea TPO Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee Chair and Board Director of St Johns River-to-Sea Loop Alliance
Chris Burns, Jacksonville Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee Chair
Keri Caffrey, Co-Founder CyclingSavvy & ABEA Program Consultant
Julie Christesen, Tallahassee / Leon County Senior Planner
V Christiansen, Multimodal Planner
Dan Connaughton, Florida Traffic & Bicycle Safety Education Program (FTBSEP)
Jim Dodson, Personal Injury Lawyer and Past Secretary, FBA
David Henderson, Miami-Dade County MPO (Retired)
Henry Lawrence, Past President and Founding Member, FBA
Chris LeDew, City of Jacksonville Chief of Traffic Engineering
Brett A Livingston, Orlando cycling enthusiast
Laura Minns, Lead Planner Transit and Rail
Dan Moser, Bike/Ped/Traffic Safety Consultant
Yvonne Nyakana, Black Girls Do Bike/Miami
J. Steele Olmstead, Past President, FBA
Angelo Rao, Past Vice President, FBA
Angela Ryan, Past Treasurer
Paula Saracki, FBA Messenger
Interested in serving FBA as a Board of Director or Advisory Board member? Download the FBA Board brochure or contact Becky@floridabicycle.org