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Our Staff & Board

Our Team

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. 

Staff

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Kim Schaffer, Executive Director

Kim Schaffer, Executive Director

Kim Schaffer, Executive Director

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.

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Dave Edinger, Deputy Director

Kim Schaffer, Executive Director

Kim Schaffer, Executive Director

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.

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Mel Cody, Program Director

Kim Schaffer, Executive Director

Adonis Cannon, Downtown Allentown Program Manager & Cycling Coordinator*

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.”

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Adonis Cannon, Downtown Allentown Program Manager & Cycling Coordinator*

Adonis Cannon, Downtown Allentown Program Manager & Cycling Coordinator*

Adonis Cannon, Downtown Allentown Program Manager & Cycling Coordinator*

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.”

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Hana Cannon, East Allentown Program Manager*

Adonis Cannon, Downtown Allentown Program Manager & Cycling Coordinator*

Hana Cannon, East Allentown Program Manager*

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.”

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Emelie Aviles, In-School Program Manager*

Adonis Cannon, Downtown Allentown Program Manager & Cycling Coordinator*

Hana Cannon, East Allentown Program Manager*

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.”

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James WIlliams, Special Projects Director

Madeline Marte, Office Manager & Jr. EAB Coordinator*

Hannah Milagio, Grants & Evaluations Manager

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.”

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Hannah Milagio, Grants & Evaluations Manager

Madeline Marte, Office Manager & Jr. EAB Coordinator*

Hannah Milagio, Grants & Evaluations Manager

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.”

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Madeline Marte, Office Manager & Jr. EAB Coordinator*

Madeline Marte, Office Manager & Jr. EAB Coordinator*

Madeline Marte, Office Manager & Jr. EAB Coordinator*

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."

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Erick Marfil, East Allentown Program Coordinator*

LaTarsha Brown, Partnerships & Communications Coordinator*

Madeline Marte, Office Manager & Jr. EAB Coordinator*

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." 

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LaTarsha Brown, Partnerships & Communications Coordinator*

LaTarsha Brown, Partnerships & Communications Coordinator*

LaTarsha Brown, Partnerships & Communications Coordinator*

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?”

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Brittany Smith, Junior Earn a Bike Instructor*

LaTarsha Brown, Partnerships & Communications Coordinator*

LaTarsha Brown, Partnerships & Communications Coordinator*

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."

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Mac McMahon, Program Instructor

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."

Youth Apprentices

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Eric, Lead Youth Apprentice

Chris, Madison Street Youth Apprentice

Chris, Madison Street Youth Apprentice

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Chris, Madison Street Youth Apprentice

Chris, Madison Street Youth Apprentice

Chris, Madison Street Youth Apprentice

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Eilie, East Allentown Youth Apprentice

Chris, Madison Street Youth Apprentice

Eilie, East Allentown Youth Apprentice

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Board of Directors

Sarah Andrew, Chair   

Staff Attorney, North Penn Legal Services 


Claire Aylward 

PPL Services Corporation, Retired


Patricia Wood Beldon  

Community Representative 

  

Bob Boehret 

Vice President, Sales, TURGLA  


Lou Bottitta 

Partner, Barb Bottitta Team, Keller Williams  


Adrian Cousens  

Partner, Gross McGinley LLP   


Joe Goldfeder, Treasurer 

Assistant Vice President, Valley National Financial Advisors


Lara Kuhns, Secretary 

Boyle Construction, Inc.  


Saleem Mawji   

Co-Chair, Litigation Practice Group, Norris McLaughlin


Nick Mittica, Immediate Past Chair

Commercial Manager, Air Products 


Will Rivera*   

Community Representative  

 

Dolores Singletary  

Community Representative 


Bob Snyder 

Community Representative 


Laura Zaharakis  

School Counselor, Allentown School District  


Tony Zimmermann 

Vice President, Healthcare Systems, B. Braun 


*Denotes Earn a Bike graduate or family member

Join Us

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.

Work at Community Bike Works

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!