As a non-profit organization, the Halifax Cycling Coalition is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The HCC Board of Directors is elected by our members at our annual general meeting. Board members have two-year terms and they oversee the operation of the HCC.
|David Trueman (Chair)|
Dec 2022 –
David loves cycling whether it is running errands at all times of year, making a run to Pavia for coffee or riding from Ottawa to Halifax like last summer. He has recently returned to Halifax after living in Ontario for 13 years for work. While there he helped to found CycleWR, the cycling advocacy group in Waterloo. Now, he’s excited to bring that experience to Halifax and work with others to make this an even better city for everyone to enjoy cycling safely and confidently.
|Alison Zimmer (Vice Chair)|
Alison grew up in Halifax, spent many years in Toronto, and is now once again a resident of Halifax Peninsula North (District 8). She bikes for transportation and pleasure, enjoying group rides with friends and the Monthly Cycle. She is an accomplished film and media professional and is passionate about equity and urban issues. She has previously worked with Cycle Toronto, and wants to support the HCC in making cycling in Halifax safe and welcoming for new riders. Alison is an active volunteer with advocacy organizations including the Ecology Action Centre and the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, as well as on political campaigns at all levels of government. She holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
|Joan Stonehocker (Treasurer)|
While I am new to Halifax, I believe my professional and volunteer experience, and passion for active transportation and building community, make me an ideal candidate for the Board of Directors. I have several decades of experience as a board member in various organizations including small non-profits and charities to public libraries. As a recently retired senior manager of a small charity, I am aware of the challenges and opportunities facing a small non-profit organization, from financial management and sourcing funding to managing staff, and communicating with both the public and decision makers.
|Keriann MacNaughton-Seguin (Secretary)|
Dec 2022 –
Keriann moved to Halifax in 2011 and has enjoyed watching the city develop and change since then. She sees this city, like many other places, trying to offer more viable transportation options to its inhabitants and is hoping to make her contribution to that process as secretary for the HCC. She loves her bike for its practicalities like commuting and running errands, but also just for the sheer enjoyment of riding. Her hope is that over time more and more people will feel comfortable cycling as part of their everyday lives and will be able to reap the many benefits of it. Keriann works in an administrative role now and plans to switch gears soon in pursuit of a college diploma in Urban Planning and GIS.
|Peter Zimmer (Past Chair)|
Peter has been cycling in Halifax since 1969, and in his late-70s he still uses his bike as my primary city transportation vehicle (while also walking, using transit and Communauto Atlantic). He has had a serious long-term interest in all sorts of mobility solutions for this city, putting in many hours as a citizen-participant in civic planning events over the past decades. He’s previously worked with the HCC Infrastructure Committee for a couple of years, and with Leading With Transit. He was one of the founders of CarShareHFX (now Communauto Atlantic) in 2008, retiring from managing it in 2014. He is also the newly appointed Nova Scotia ambassador for the Cycling Without Age program.
Talan İşcan is a Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at Dalhousie University, where he has been teaching and conducting research since 1994. He has also taught courses and gave lectures in South America, the Caribbean, the Baltic countries, and the United States. He has been an advocate for naturalized urban landscapes, and safe and convenient walking and cycling for all ages and abilities. He feels that affordable transportation like cycling is a human right.
As a kid growing up in Ottawa, Liz hated biking; but she’s glad her family kept getting her out on the road and trails as now she’s a super fan! After living on both the West and East coasts during university, Halifax quickly became her permanent landing due to its walkability as a city, and accessibility to the ocean. She holds a BSc in Psychology with a minor in Indigenous Studies from Dalhousie University, and an MSc in Social Dimensions of Health from the University of Victoria. Her Master’s thesis work had a particular focus on children’s motivation for leisure time physical activity and its relationship with the built environment. Liz currently works for the Government of Canada in the Department of Crown Indigenous Relations as a modern treaties social policy analyst. She feels passionate about improving the safety of bike infrastructure, and building a city that encourages cycling for transportation, sport, and FUN – for all ages and abilities
Ian is a professional engineer located in Dartmouth working as an independent consultant. His work focuses on helping Municipalities build sustainable, resilient communities through infrastructure asset management planning and climate adaptation projects. Ian has a passion for fostering positive change to the well-being of communities and views improving the equality of our transportation networks as a vital need for our future.
Justine is an avid cyclist who rides to commute, run errands, explore new places and maintain her physical and mental health. She moved back to Halifax in 2021 after spending four years in Victoria, BC, where she developed an appreciation for safe cycling infrastructure. Justine’s advocacy is largely motivated by the death of her mother who was killed in 2018 while cycling on a rural road in Nova Scotia. She tries to encourage people to use active transportation, but knows that a major barrier in Halifax is a severe lack of safe, accessible, infrastructure.
|Sarah Manchon (Ex Officio Member)|
Sarah Manchon has been a member of the board of directors of the Halifax Cycling Coalition for 3 years, and Chair of the board for 2 of these. Sarah works at the Halifax North Public Library and has a particular interest in the opportunities that cycling offers for those who face barriers of accessibility and affordability.
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