represents our community. More than half of the Community Bike Works staff has graduated from our Earn a Bike program, or is the family member of an Earn a Bike student. Interested in joining us? Click below for a job description and details on how to apply.
Kim became Director of Community Bike Works in 2013. Under her leadership, the organization has developed programs from Junior Earn a Bike to competitive cycling, and added an East Allentown bike shop. Kim spent nearly 10 years as staff at the National Low Income Housing Coalition. She has a bachelor's from Lycoming College and a master's in urban planning and policy from the University of Illinois - Chicago. She is a member of Citizen's Climate Lobby-Lehigh Valley and a board member of LANTA.
As Deputy Executive Director, Dave manages all internal operations and current programming. Dave has his bachelor's degree in recreation and leisure services management from East Stroudsburg University. He served in the United States Air Force and has worked at the Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley and at KidsPeace. He enjoys skiing, camping, and coaching youth soccer. Dave is a proud Allentown resident and William Allen High School alum.
Mel supervises all of our bike mentoring programs, at each of our bike shops and in the schools. Mel volunteered in Earn a Bike nearly 20 years ago, and then joined our staff in 2019. A graduate of William Allen High School, Mel has a background in human and mental health services, including working with people with intellectual and developmental difficulties. He is also our resident BMX freestyler. “I love being a positive role model to our youth.”
Adonis manages Earn a Bike and Drop-in at our downtown bike shop, and our recreational, road riding, track cycling, and mountain biking programs for all our students. He is a certified coach through the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. Adonis has a degree in criminal justice from LCCC. “I enjoy working with the students. Working with them is something new each day.”
Hana manages our East Allentown bike mentoring programs, including a regular Girls' Night Earn a Bike. Hana graduated from William Allen High School and attended Long Island University in Brooklyn for four years, studying business management. “I was a child who grew up in Center City Allentown. I know what it’s like being one of these children, and I love helping to point them in the right direction.”
Emelie is responsible for our in-school Earn a Bike programming. A graduate of William Allen High School, Emelie has spent two-thirds of her life at Community Bike Works! Over 19 years, Emelie has gone from student to youth apprentice to adult staff member. “I've always felt like Bike Works was a second home and family to me. I love helping the kids the way Bike Works has helped me.”
James is celebrating his 10th year at Bike Works, and after many years as program manager, he now manages Youth Leadership and our new one-on-one mentoring program, Gaining Traction. James earned a bachelor's in communications from Bloomsburg University. He spent time as a journalist, then discovered a passion for working with his hands as a bike mechanic in Earn a Bike. James is dedicated to “meeting kids where they are.”
Hannah started with Bike Works as a Muhlenberg College volunteer in 2011. She manages our grants and fundraisers, including our Spin-a-Thon, and evaluates all programs. She also coordinates Earn a Book. Hannah holds a master's of education in community engagement from Merrimack College. She is passionate about fighting the injustices facing our youth. "I appreciate that we learn how to be better people through each other.”
Madeline has a dual role at Bike Works: Her mornings are spent managing our database and coordinating other office tasks, and afternoons she runs our Junior Earn a Bike program. Madeline is a graduate of William Allen High School who has always had a desire to work with children. "It’s much more than teaching them tools or how to ride a bike; it's the connection I make with the students that means a lot to me."
Erick is an Earn a Bike graduate and the parent of two Bike Works students. He mentors youth in our East Allentown bike programs, and also manages our East Allentown bike shop. Erick earned his associate degree in social work from LCCC. His focus is on preventing youth from making the same mistakes he did. "No matter where you're from, it's never too late to turn your life around. Another chance can change a lifetime."
LaTarsha's role is to develop relationships with partners in the community. LaTarsha has worked in healthcare and has a bachelor’s in business administration with a healthcare management concentration from Muhlenberg College. She is the parent of three Bike Works youth. "Community Bike Works is an amazing organization that has had a positive impact on my family. I know I was created to better the lives of others; what better way to express what Bike Works has done for my family than to serve professionally?”
Brittany joined Community Bike Works as an Earn a Bike student in her senior year at William Allen High School. She almost immediately became part of our team as a Junior Earn a Bike instructor. Brittany obtained her associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from LCCC, and is currently pursuing her bachelor's in Elementary Education at Cedar Crest College. "I love teaching students how to ride their bikes for the first time. The smile on their faces when they realize their riding brings me joy."
Mac graduated from William Allen High School in 2011, and he is currently working toward a degree in Information Science and Technology at Penn State. Mac co-founded a nonprofit in 2018 called Al For Anyone, and he is passionate about teaching kids about life through bikes and technology. "There is no better feeling in the world than the one you get from helping a student develop a passion for learning about something they love."
Sarah Andrew, Chair
Staff Attorney, North Penn Legal Services
PPL Services Corporation, Retired
Patricia Wood Beldon
Vice President, Sales, TURGLA
Partner, Barb Bottitta Team, Keller Williams
Partner, Gross McGinley LLP
Joe Goldfeder, Treasurer
Assistant Vice President, Valley National Financial Advisors
Lara Kuhns, Secretary
Boyle Construction, Inc.
Co-Chair, Litigation Practice Group, Norris McLaughlin
Nick Mittica, Immediate Past Chair
Commercial Manager, Air Products
School Counselor, Allentown School District
Vice President, Healthcare Systems, B. Braun
*Denotes Earn a Bike graduate or family member
The Community Bike Works Board of Directors develops a vision for the organization and, along with the executive director, establishes and evaluates goals and policies to build that vision. Directors have fiduciary responsibility for Bike Works; they approve the budget, review financial records, and ensure adequate funds are raised. Directors serve as advocates for Bike Works in the community.
Community members generally join the board through membership on one of our board committees, including events, fund development, or marketing.
Community Bike Works is regularly seeking great applicants to help us teach life lessons through bicycles. Click below to see our job description and learn how to apply!