Board Members

We’re leading the way to transportation justice for all through statewide partnerships, power consolidation, and coalition-building. We believe that transportation justice is the work of many, and that transportation continues to host difficult conversations and continues to be a stage for movements.

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Alexis Walls

Assistant Campaign Director, Massachusetts Public Health Association

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Alexis Walls is a public health professional passionate about partnering with communities to create positive, system-level change. She works as the assistant campaign director at MPHA, where she fosters relationships with community-based partners to help shape MPHA priorities, build capacity for local policy change, and advocate for transportation justice. Prior to joining MPHA, Alexis coordinated substance use prevention initiatives designed to build a healthier future for Boston youth. Alexis graduated from the Boston University School of Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management.

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Andrea Freeman

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Andrea is the Policy Director for the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts (PHIWM), a Springfield-based nonprofit working in all four counties of Western MA. PHIWM builds measurably healthier and more equitable communities through community engagement, collaborative partnerships, research and evaluation, and policy advocacy. Andrea joined the PHIWM staff in 2022, to help bring Western MA voices to state level policy discussions.

Previously, Andrea was the Field Director for the Massachusetts Public Health Association where she helped community-based organizations advocate for public health priorities, including Complete Streets legislation and funding. While at MPHA, Andrea co-founded the RTA Advocates Coalition in 2018 with the help of T4MA. Previously she directed programs for The Trustees of Reservations (MA) and the Land Trust Alliance (DC). She has an MS in Natural Resource Policy & Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She lives in Western MA but her roots are in the Finger Lakes of Western NY.

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Dwaign Tyndal

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Dwaign has over twenty-five years of professional experience in economic development, community and neighborhood development, youth development and workforce development. Throughout his professional experience, Dwaign has effectively led capable and diverse teams and has also been able to communicate complex public policies to various stakeholders to show how community-based partnerships can build stronger communities and empower residents and businesses to take active roles in their neighborhoods. Recently, The Boston Foundation named Dwaign as one of its Shifting Power, Advancing Justice Movement Leaders.

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Eddie Rosa

Community Programs Director, Groundwork Lawrence

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Eddie Rosa joined Groundwork Lawrence in September 2016. Prior to joining GWL, Eddie worked at the City of Lawrence Council on Aging and before that, he spent the majority of the previous ten years working with the developmentally disabled population. As a lifelong Lawrencian, Eddie has always had a desire to work to do his part to improve the community he grew up in. Over the years, Eddie has volunteered in various community events that involve clean-up and/or community building.

Eddie completed the Institute for Nonprofit Practice’s certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership and Community InRoad’s Cultural Inclusion Program for Non-Profit Board Governance. In his free time, Eddie enjoys writing, playing music, and community activities.

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Noemi Mimi Ramos

Executive Director, New England United 4 Justice

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With a fresh pair of eyes from the neighborhoods of Boston and a savvy way of thinking and shaping community and political organizing, Noemi, aka Mimi, has over 19 years of experience in grassroots organizing that centers on social, racial, and economic justice. She is a young Black Latina from Dorchester who learned how to navigate the political system, in order to help others become a voice in their own community. Mimi has gained most of her experience from working on direct advocacy issues such as earned Sick, Early Education, Housing Justice, Worker Rights, and the power of base Building connected to Civic Engagement. The strength of her organizing has been focused on local power that deepens and strengthens the leadership led by black and brown resident leaders and building intentional relationships and partnerships with allies, that reflect and support building the strength and long-term agenda that centers communities of color and working-class neighborhoods.

Mimi is one of The Boston Foundation’s Shifting Power, Advancing Justice Movement Leaders. She is also one of Boston Magazine’s Most Influential Bostonians for 2024.

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Roseann Bongiovanni

Executive Director, GreenRoots, Inc.

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Roseann Bongiovanni has led on environmental justice for almost 30 years. She founded GreenRoots in 2016 as an independent organization after previously leading this work as an unincorporated grassroots committee. She helped lead a collective response to the COVID-19 crisis in Chelsea and East Boston. Her work and leadership have resulted in Chelsea’s recognition as a Culture of Health Prize Winner in 2017; and GreenRoots being recognized as a Social Innovator in 2018 and a US EPA Merit Award in 2021. Under Roseann’s leadership, GreenRoots celebrated the grand opening of our “Teaching Kitchen,” a space created by Chelsea residents to promote healthy eating and cultural exchange. She has raised and managed millions of dollars for various projects and has won several awards for her work. A Chelsea native, Roseann has served as a City Councilor, holds a Master of Public Health, and is a proud mother of two strong-minded children.

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Stacy Thompson

Executive Director, LivableStreets

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Stacy is the Executive Director of LivableStreets, overseeing all programs, including Vision Zero, Better Buses, and the Emerald Network, and ensuring overall programmatic and operational excellence for the organization. A relentless optimist, Stacy is undaunted by the many challenges facing Metro Boston today, including increasing access to jobs and affordable housing, improving safety and public health outcomes, and building climate resilience. Stacy believes that improving our streets isn’t simply a transportation issue, but one of justice, equity, and opportunity.

Previously, Stacy served as the Director of Events & Sponsorship at Ceres, a sustainability nonprofit organization, where she developed the strategic focus, content, and communications for major events. She also worked for the Office for Peace and Justice at the Archdiocese of Chicago, where she collaborated with community partners to organize educational forums and supported a broad array of social justice initiatives. She has a Master of Arts in Social Justice from Loyola University and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Education from Saint Vincent College.

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