Paul Winkeller

Paul Winkeller, Executive Director

Paul was NYBC’s very first Executive Director and he is once again serving in the role. He has led several non-profit organizations, both local and statewide and all with a conservation-sustainability focus, including an AmeriCorps-funded youth corps for the City of Albany.

Ken Crandall

Ken Crandall, Director, Education

Ken became a part of the NYBC team in October of 2016 as our first Education Director. He is a League of American Bicyclists League Certified Instructor and a board member of the Troy Bike Rescue in Troy, NY. Ken is passionate about bicycle education and safety. As such, he led the organization of the Safe Cycling Troy initiative which works with underserved populations through homeless shelters and other community organizations to teach safe cycling principles and provide essential safety equipment. Ken comes to us from the IT sector where he worked as a software trainer and project manager. Ken is a proud husband, father, and grandfather.

Tom Polk

Tom Polk, Deputy Director, Education

Bike Educator Tom Polk is a life-long cyclist and enjoys road cycling and commuting as well as mountain biking. He has been teaching safe biking skills at the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County since 2010. Tom is a certified Ride Leader through the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) and is also a League Certified Instructor (LCI) with the League of American Bicyclists. He is married with two children, both active bikers. Tom resides in Kingston with his wife, Betsy, two dogs and more bikes than he will admit to.

Sarah Reiter

Sarah Reiter, Administrative Coordinator

Sarah is a transplant to the Hudson Valley from the New York metro area, an MFA candidate at Bard College, and a big fan of bike shares.

Dan Suraci, Event Director, Bike Summit & Consulting Projects Manager

Dan is an NYC-based transportation planner specializing in bicycle mobility and transit connectivity. Prior to his current role as Lead Transportation Planner at SYSTRA Consulting, he worked in NYCDOT’s bicycle program and served as Communications Manager for Bike New York. In conjunction with the American Public Transportation Association, Dan is presently leading a work group of more than 40 public transit agencies and bike advocates from all over the country to produce a series of national best practices for bicycle and transit connectivity, slated for publication later this year. Outside of work, Dan is a daily, all weather bike commuter, instructor, author, and creator of the Derailleur, a comic book aimed at empowering people of all ages to ride.


Dan Convissor, Executive Director, Bike Tarrytown

NYBC is acting as the fiscal sponsor for Bike Tarrytown as they work on securing 501(c)3 status.

Dan started seriously cycling at 11 years old, when his birthday present was a 10-speed bike. He became a bike messenger in NYC and deeply involved with Transportation Alternatives, where he served as a Board Member, conceived the conceptual designs of what became the Williamsburg Bridge bicycle / pedestrian path, and pushed for changes at the Manhattan end of the Brooklyn Bridge that became the nice plaza that’s there today. Now living in Sleepy Hollow, Dan is a significant force behind the Route 9 Active Transportation and the Route 119 Complete Street studies, which are seeking how to provide protected bike lanes, sidewalks and safe crosswalks on these crucial, busy roads. To garner public support for those projects, Dan formed Bike Tarrytown. It’s mission is improving the economy and health of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown by fostering bike culture and infrastructure.

Regional Education Coordinators

Jesse Peers

Karen Rogers

Seasonal Safety Ambassadors

Steve Woloschin

Cathy Cavaliere-Ardle

David Saunders

Glenn Allen

Board of Directors

Leah Golby, President

Ken Fagut, Vice President & Treasurer

Tom Knipe, Secretary

Chris Joinnides, Executive Committee

Elyse Buchman

Rich Conroy

Rossana Coto-Batres

Daniel Flanzig

Lisa Schmidtfrerick-Miller

Tyler Wren

Board Emeritus & Advisory Committee

Lois Chaplin

Richard DeSarra

Bill Eisenreich

Harvey Botzman

Richard Brustman

Dennis Savoie

Ivan Vamos