Louise Lockett Gordon, M.P.H. is an avid runner and beholden to her two dogs’ walking whims. She believes that walking should be the foundation of healthy transportation networks and that all people should be able to get to where they want or need to go with dignity. Louise served as a Senior Epidemiologist for a local Virginia health district for seven years before transitioning to advocacy work to promote healthier built environments.
As the Director of Bike Walk RVA for Sports Backers, she is responsible for advocating and mobilizing support to encourage the construction of more safe, convenient, and connected places for people to bike and walk, as well as develop and maintain relationships with key local government officials, bike and walk organizations, transportation officials, and others interested in building improved bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in Virginia’s greater Richmond region. She brings a data-driven, public health perspective to this work.
Louise has served as a run coach with Girls On The Run, Black Girls RUN!, and Sports Backers’ Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K training team. She is also an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
She earned her Masters Degree in Public Health from Eastern Virginia Medical School. She has a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the College of William and Mary. In 2019, she was recognized by the WTS Advancing Women in Transportation – Central Virginia chapter as an Innovative Transportation Solution award recipient.