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Transit for Livable Communities Board of Directors

Jan Lysen (President) is the Senior Program Director for Catalyst Community Partners which works on revitalizing West Broadway in North Minneapolis.  She was previously a Vice President at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota prior to receiving her Master of Public Affairs from the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota in 2009.  She is also a graduate of the University of St. Thomas with an MBA and the University of Minnesota with her BA in Latin American Studies.

Darren Tobolt (Vice President) has worked since 1998 in the office of Ramsey County Commissioner Victoria Reinhardt. He is a lifelong East Metro resident, graduate of the University of Minnesota and has lived in Saint Paul since 1996. He has served on many Saint Paul Civic Committees and Neighborhood Groups including Summit University Planning Council and the Capital Improvement Bonding Committee.

Jennifer Munt (Seceretary) is the Public Affairs Director for American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees, Council 5. She previously managed community outreach for the Metropolitan Council and was outreach coordinator during the planning, construction and opening of Hiawatha Light Rail Corridor.  She has served as the director of development for the Guthrie Theatre.  Jennifer taught public involvement at the Humphrey Institute.  She received a Masters degree from the Humphrey Institute, University of Minnesota, and a B.A. from Carleton College. 

Robert Aderhold (Treasurer - interim) is a Senior Bank Examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.  Bob has worked in the financial industry for 25 years, including various positions at Wells Fargo and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  He received a BA in Economics from Columbia University in New York, NY and a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University as well.

Daniel Etling is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 30 years of experience providing tax, auditing, review, compilation and consulting services to nonprofit, governmental and privately-held entities and individuals. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.

Yingling Fan holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. At the University of Minnesota, Yingling is an Assistant Professor at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Faculty Scholar at the Center for Transportation Studies, Affiliate Faculty at the Minnesota Population Center, and Faculty Scholar at the Children, Youth and Family Consortium. She is also a Visiting Fellow at Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development & Land Policy.

Vayong Moua is the Senior Health Improvement Project Manager at the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.  He has also held positions at the American Cancer Society and Achieve! Minneapolis.  He has also worked with Minneapolis Public Schools as a Story Teller working with the program to Preserve Culture Through Story Telling.  Vayong received his M.P.A. from Robert M. La Follette Institute of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.A. in Philosophy, Sociology/Anthropology and Asian Studies as St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. 

Beth Pfeifer is an architect, serving as the Director of Development with the Cornerstone Group. Beth holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin, is a licensed real estate agent, a member of the Urban Land Institute Young Leaders, and served on the Minnesota board of directors for the American Institute of Architects, both as a board member and committee chair.

Gregory Pratt is a Research Scientist with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in the Environmental Outcomes Division.  He conducts research and regulatory work on air pollution transport and the effects of air pollution on human health.  Greg also is an Adjunct Professor with the Environmental Health Sciences Division of the School of Public Health at the U of M.  He received his Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from the U of M.  He is an avid bicyclist who rides 4,000 to 5,000 miles a year.

Ken Rogers received his Master of Public Affairs from the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Department of Civil Engineering and has joined the vocational rehabilitation policy staff at the Department of Economic Development (DEED) with the State of Minnesota. Ken is on the Program Evaluation team, working on the statewide needs assessment for vocational rehabilitation. Ken is also the chair of the Minneapolis Disability Committee.

Bill Smith, AICP is the Founder and Principal of Biko Associates, a consulting firm focusing on planning and sustainability.  Bill and his firm provide public outreach, traffic impact analyses, transit and bicycle planning, and other transportation planning services. Before founding Biko Associates, Smith worked as a community organizer for 10 years. He currently serves on the State of Minnesota Historic Preservation Review Board. He received his Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa, and his BA from Wesleyan University.

Adam Welle is an attorney focusing on commercial litigation at the law firm Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP in Minneapolis. Adam received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin, where he was senior editor of the Wisconsin Law Review, and later clerked for the Hon. David Minge on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Before law school Adam served as project coordinator at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services in St. Paul, working on housing and predatory-lending issues. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in 2005.