About Us


America Walks is built on the strength of its network of supporters, advisors and staff.  The organization and its network works tirelessly toward the commitment of providing every community with safe and accessible walking conditions.


The staff of America Walks is committed to the success and growth of the organization.  Please click on a member of staff for contact information and a short biography.

Mike McGinn, Executive Director
Katherine “Kate” Kraft, PhD, Senior Advisor
Ian Thomas, PhD, State and Local Program Director
Emilie Bahr, Walking College Manager
Kelsey Card, Communications and Development Manager
Nicole Smith, Operations and Program Manager
Kelli McIntyre, Communications Associate

Board of Directors

With Board Members from all across the United States, America Walks is proud of the leadership and support provided by these integral members of its team. Please click on a board member to learn more about them.

Kevin Mills J.D., President,
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Veronica Davis, Vice President Board of Directors
Greg Miao, Treasurer, Board of Directors
Paulina Baeza, ClerkBoard of Directors
Charles Brown, Board of Directors
David Dixon,
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Lawrence D. Frank, Ph.D., AICP, CIP, ASLA, Board of Directors
Karin Korb, Board of Directors 
Wendy Landman, Vice President Board of Directors
Adetokunbo ‘Toks’ Omishakin, Board of Directors
David Sabgir, Board of Directors
Laura Shipman, Board of Directors
Kathy Smith, MA, Board of Directors