Board Member: Ellen Vanderslice
Who am I?: Ellen Vanderslice is an architect in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., who has been active in transportation reform for thirty years.
Ellen was a founder of one of the first pedestrian advocacy groups in the U.S., the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition, and in 1996 helped found America Walks, the national coalition of pedestrian advocates, serving as president for seven years.
Ellen currently manages streetscape construction projects for the City of Portland Office of Transportation, and moonlights after hours as a jazz composer and singer. She has been a featured speaker at more than two dozen conferences and events across the U.S and around the world, and was the host chair of Walk21 2003 in Portland.
Board Member: Ian Napier
Who am I?: Ian is an architect planner and urban designer.
Ian is an architect planner and urban designer with specialist knowledge of pedestrian planning and the integration of transport systems into community planning. This interest stems from early experience in a multi disciplinary team of engineers, planners and architects in the Greater London Council and was consolidated on arrival in Sydney when he undertook that city's Pedestrian Action Plan and subsequent pedestrian studies of the Sydney Southern CBD, masterplanning for projects such as Darling Harbour.
Ian conducted the Pedestrian Network and Amenity Study for North Sydney Council and has been advising on aspects of its implementation through proposals for recreational walking routes and proposed modifications to the Warringah Expressway.
Ian was a Founding Director of the Pedestrian Council of Australia in which capacity he convened the National Pedestrian Summit in 1999 that drew up the Australian Pedestrian Charter