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Board & Advisors

Interested in serving FBA as a Board of Director or Advisory Board member?  Please fill out our online form or download the FBA Board brochure  for more information.

Courtney Reynolds

President

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.

Edward Mingus

Vice President

Edward (Eddie) has been an avid cyclist for nearly 20 years. He began his cycling hobby after being told that he was working toward having a heart attack around the age of 40. After that he began what is now his passion. In those 20+ years he has participated in many charity rides and smaller events including the American Lung Association ride, Horrible 100, Horse Farm 100 and the Tour de Tow to name a few. Eventually, he graduated in longer events like RAGBRAI and the Police Unity Tour, a 3-day event to help bring awareness to the in the line of duty deaths of law enforcement officers.

He is a semi retired police detective with the Lakeland Police Department, a US Army veteran serving from 1984-89 and been a member of the SWAMP club, IMBA, Polk Area Bicycling Association, League of American Bicyclists and now the Florida Bicycle Association. He does his best to keep up with cycling issues in his hometown of Lakeland and Polk County and can typically be found riding with friends on the roads and trails. Eddie and his wife have a grown daughter and a boxer named Buster.

He was drawn to FBA to be a part of the organization and ultimately part of a larger solution to the issues that cyclists face when riding on the Florida roadways. He wants to help make cycling safer for recreational cyclists as well as commuters and feels it is his duty as a cyclist to be involved and to help find solutions that will work with cyclists and motorists.

Patricia (Patty) Huff

Secretary / Treasurer

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.

Angelo Rao

Director

With his parents never having drivers’ licenses and living to a combined age of 182 years; as well as growing up in downtown Toronto, Canada, Angelo truly learned to walk the talk.  Angelo boasts a combined 40 years of public and private sector service and understands the special needs of the public. He has personally attended and/or chaired over 600 public meetings with a view of reaching consensus within these communities for implementing lasting solutions, for ALL transportation users! Angelo is a 1980 graduate of the University of Toronto with a degree in Civil Engineering.  Angelo enjoys his work as the Manager, Traffic Operations and Parking Services Division for the City of Lakeland.  Angelo loves to cook (no one has died yet), bike (also has the first ever Public Works Fleet bike in his current office), kayak, and alleges to play the drums.

Advisory Board

Hugh Aaron, Bike Walk Indian River County

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, East Coast Greenway Alliance

Dan Connaughton, Florida Traffic & Bicycle Safety Education Program (FTBSEP)

Steve Diez, Hernando County MPO

Jim Dodson, Personal Injury Lawyer and Past Secretary, FBA

John Egberts, Past Vice President, FBA

Lucy Gonzalez-Barr, Florida Safe Routes to School

David Henderson, Miami-Dade County MPO (Retired)

Henry Lawrence, Past President and Founding Member, FBA

Chris LeDew, City of Jacksonville Chief of Traffic Engineering

Laura Minns, Lead Planner Transit and Rail

Dan Moser, Bike/Ped/Traffic Safety Consultant

Yvonne Nyakana, Black Girls Do Bike/Miami

Roger Pierce, Florida Bicycle Touring Calendar

Paula Saracki, FBA Messenger

J. Steele Olmstead, Past President, FBA

Lisa Walker, Public Affairs

Interested in serving FBA as a Board of Director or Advisory Board member?  Download the FBA Board brochure or contact Becky@floridabicycle.org