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Our Team

Board of Directors


Janie Katz-Christy

Executive Director, President, and Chairman of the Board

Janie is the Executive Director and a founder of Green Streets Initiative. A University of Michigan (BA Social Science) and MIT (M Arch) graduate, she worked for 20 years as an architect in the Boston area, and has traveled and worked around the world.
She and her family - husband and three kids - have enjoyed a car-free life since 2007 and have been mostly airplane-flying-free since a few years after that, initially stopping for environmental reasons, then later realizing many other benefits.
Janie envisions Walk/Ride Days expanding in the Boston and MA region, nationally, and internationally.


Sophie Schmitt

Board Member

Sophie is Associate Director at the Green Streets Initiative and a scooter and transit enthusiast. She has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA in Public Policy and Economics from Duke University. She brings over 15 years of private company experience in the financial services and technology sectors. 

She lives in Boston with her husband and two children.


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Patricia Nolan


Patrica M. Nolan has lived in Cambridge for our 25 years and loves that it is easy to use public transit and bikes throughout the city.  She supports the mission of Green Streets wholeheartedly and is inspired through her involvement to push herself to do more car-light living.   

Patty grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and New York before finding Cambridge - by attending Harvard-Radcliffe College.  After stints living in NY (another fantastic city for public transit and biking), New Haven CT and Chicago, she returned to Cambridge where she made use of her Master's degree at Yale University's School of Management, in a range of enterprises. Patty has broad experience in strategic planning and financial budgeting, serving in a range of positions since graduate school.

Patty sees environmental sustainability as THE issue of our times, and praises GSI for working on supporting healthy living choices AND addressing the urgency of the climate crisis.  

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Jennifer Rapaport


Jennifer is a Cambridge mother of three who enjoys commuting on foot and by mass transit. She's been around since the inception of Green Streets and enjoys promoting it wherever she goes. "I like working with Green Streets because I believe that we really can make the world a better place one commute at a time and I want our city (and our world) to be safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and scooter-ers and healthier for everyone."

A former magazine editor and health writer, Jen is currently a screenwriter whose first short film, "Soul Candy" was recently produced.

As a member of the Board, Jen oversees Green Streets' grant writing and is involved in visioning, strategic planning, and collaborating on messaging.

Keith Anderson

Board Member

Keith Anderson (he/him) lives in Somerville with his amazing wife Meghan, boisterous dog Otto, and inquisitive daughter Evelyn. He is founder of Decarbonizing Commerce, a member-guided research firm for retailers and consumer packaged goods brands, and has a background in strategy consulting and analytic software.


Keith and his family live a car-light lifestyle. For practical and climate reasons, he is a micromobility enthusiast. He travels most of his miles by electric cargo bike and electric unicycle.


He has been involved with Green Streets since 2019 and joined the Board in 2023. 

Green Streets team and volunteers

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Program Consultant

Shannon (she/her) joined Green Streets as an intern in 2022 to develop and oversee What Moves Us projects, and is a train user and walker. She found her interest in sustainable and equitable transportation in the Boston area through her experience at Green Streets. 
After growing up in Western Mass, she attended Providence College (B.A. Political Science and Certificate of Public Administration) and is currently a Master of Public Administration student at Northeastern University. Shannon also served a year with AmeriCorps, where she served in an urban elementary school as a literacy tutor. 
Shannon has lived in Boston since September 2022 and loves exploring the city and long walks on the beach, and has always been an avid Bruins fan.


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Mia (Yaying) Pang


I graduated from Emerson College with an MA in Integrated Marketing Communication. I am working full time in an online travel agency as a web content specialist.


I volunteer at Green Streets because I want to advocate eco-friendly commute in cities.


In my spare time I enjoy traveling and cooking. I am also a food blogger that likes to share the recipes with everyone.

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Former Summer Intern

An undergraduate student at Haverford College, Zakkai (he/they) grew up in Revere, MA. His interest in public transportation is lifelong and he recently began using a bike to commute while in college.


Zakkai believes that in addition to being sustainable, public transportation is also incredibly fun! They love to find the fastest MBTA routes, and created “MBTA: The Game,” a strategic game involving “claiming” the most stations on the red, blue, green, and orange lines within three hours. 


Zakkai also loves everything surrounding the TV show “Survivor,” and in his free time scours Yelp for vegan options at nearby restaurants.


Read Zakkai’s blog to learn more!

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Development Intern

George (he/him) joined Green Streets as an intern in 2023 to provide outreach to the community, and support the current staff. He is an avid walker, and found his interest in living an eco-friendly lifestyle while earning his B.S in Environmental Science from Southern New Hampshire University. He currently attends SNHU as a student pursuing his Master of Public Health, with a graduation set for May, 2024.
George grew up in East Boston, and after his marriage, lived in Durham, North Carolina for several years. He currently lives in Everett with his wife and very large cat (a Maine Coon).



Jiaming (Ming) Luo


I graduated from Boston College with a degree in Computer Science. Before Green Streets, I worked as a developer in the financial industry. Outside of work, I enjoy going to the beach and biking trails.


Former Communications Intern

Harry (he/him) is a Green Streets Intern and Undergraduate student at University of Massachusetts Amherst studying economics, political science, and business. He grew up in the Boston area, and his interest in sustainable transportation took off at UMass Amherst when he became a bus operator for the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority, where he saw the immediate impact that green methods of transportation had on the community.

His positive experiences with public transportation have inspired him, and he aims to help spread the stories of others who share these feelings about sustainable transportation via the What Moves Us project.

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