Meet the Staff

Tom Radulovich, Livable City Executive Director

Tom RadulovichTom joined Transportation for a Livable City (aka Livable City) as Executive Director in June 2004. As an urban environmental activist since attending college at UC Berkeley, he brings strong advocacy skills and a deep understanding of complex city policies relating to urban environmental issues, improving public transportation and revitalizing public spaces to help make San Francisco a truly livable city for which the organization is named.

As Executive Director of Livable City, Tom provides leadership and support to the growing Sunday Streets staff, overseeing Sunday Streets and Livable City budgets, and serving on Sunday Streets Steering Committee, Fundraising Committee and co-leading the development of Sunday Streets 5-year plan.

In addition to leading Livable City, Tom serves as an elected director of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, a position he has held since 1996. Throughout his tenure as BART Director, Tom has developed a solid reputation as an advocate for reinvestment and renovation of the BART system, and improving BART practices in the areas of sustainability, accessibility, customer service, architecture and urban design, and the creation of transit villages at BART stations.

Beth Byrne, Sunday Streets Program Director, Activities and Outreach

BethByrneBeth Byrne, Sunday Streets Program Director, joined the Livable City team in 2009.  Beth’s primary responsibility is ensuring that every Sunday Streets event is as fun and successful as the last. She serves as the primary contact for Sunday Streets activities, as well as ensuring that relationships with Sunday Street’s diverse network of supporters and partners continue to make each event successful. A long-term San Francisco resident, Beth has spent the last decade working with and shepherding numerous nonprofit and political organizations in the Bay Area.


Liza Pratt, Sunday Streets Volunteer and Logistics Manager

LizaPrattLiza Pratt joined Sunday Streets team in 2012 as Logistics and Volunteer Manager. Prior to her work with Sunday Streets, Liza was Program Manager for SFBC’s Great Streets Project, a two-year program designed to support and augment work on sustainable transportation projects led by City agencies and community advocates.  Liza holds a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina and has worked on a variety of sustainable transportation programs and initiatives on both coasts of the United States.

Scott Reinstein, Development and Communications Director

photo 1Scott Reinstein joined Livable City and the Sunday Streets program as Development and Communications Director in 2014. He has a deep passion for complete streets and livable neighborhoods, and is an active bicycle commuter. As Development Director, Scott leads Livable City and Sunday Streets’ philanthropic, fundraising, and sponsorship efforts. He also oversees Livable City and Sunday Streets’ marketing and communications strategies. Scott’s prior experience includes working as Communications Director for a Honduran nonprofit, a civil litigator for a San Francisco law firm, a bicycle shop employee, and a development intern with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. He holds an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing, English, and Political Science from Emory University and a law degree from the University of Arizona.

Joelle Burila, Volunteer Coordinator

JoelleJoelle Burila is the newest member of the Sunday Streets team. She started as an Intern in February 2014 and later throughout the year attained a staff position. Joelle graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies (concentration in Humanities and the Environment). She has a very deep interest in social change and drawing more public awareness on various environmental issues. Joelle loves visiting new places, meeting new people, and being outside and active. Although San Diego, CA is her hometown, she has been a San Francisco resident for the past six years. She works very closely with the Program & Volunteer and Logistics Directors.

Katy Birnbaum, Sunday Streets Community Organizer
181018_10151456999716406_1726566797_nKaty joined the Sunday Streets team in August to help close out the fabulous 2015 season. As Community Organizer, Katy leads the effort on ensuring the event is a true community resource for all participants whether they be neighborhood residents, local merchants, community organizations, city agencies or non-profits. Even after living in San Francisco for 9 years, Katy is thrilled to have the opportunity to get to know the city and unique neighborhoods even better. Since graduating summa cum laude from SFSU in 2010, Katy has used her communications skills to increase the reach and impact of various political and community groups in the Bay Area.

Bob Mateo, Sunday Streets Onsite Sponsor Coordinator

119830Bob Mateo began volunteering for Sunday Streets in 2010 and has been with the program ever since. In 2011 he was hired to support day of event operations and oversee the set up and break down of Sunday Streets main activity area at each event. Bob is essential to Sunday Streets fundraising efforts; he works closely with Sunday Streets sponsors to have an effective on-site presence at events.

Jessica Brown,  Event Staff

Jessica first volunteered with Sunday Streets in 2010 and has been with us every year since, acting as a volunteer captain in 2012 and 2014. She has been involved with various sustainable city and transportation justice organizations including Walk SF and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, and acting on the Community Advisory Committee of the San Francisco Transportation Plan 2040.  She received her MSW from San Francisco State University, and has worked as a social worker with the SF Department of Public Health for the last five years. Her favorite Sunday Streets moments include seeing a wedding celebration on the route, being at Glide’s Rev. Cecil Williams street naming in the Tenderloin, and watching the Thriller dance on roller skates!

Michael Carri, Event Staff

Michael joined Sunday Streets in 2015. A resident of San Francisco for 10 years, he has let the city leave it’s footprint on him from sea to shining bay. As a member of the city’s running community, he enjoys moving and shaking his way around town in ways both literal and figurative. Whether working with organizations for sustainability, economic justice, or public health, he likes to spend his days both thinking and acting locally.

Karen Gauss,  Event Staff

Karen Gauss joined the Sunday streets team in February, 2015 as one of our event staff. She is passionate about public spaces and likes to see them used for a variety of healthy activities in lieu of the auto-domination we see too often. A bay area gal from Milpitas, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Language Studies from UC-Santa Cruz, a master’s in Social Science-Global Studies from the University of Michigan-Flint, and a master’s in Urban Planning from Texas A&M University. She is well-traveled, and an avid average cyclist for everyday trips.

Stan Parkford, Event Staff

Stan Parkford is a graduate of Urban Studies & Planning at SF State University, and is passionate about sustainable and active transportation. He has previously volunteered and intern’d at the SF Bicycle Coalition, and contributes to Streetsblog SF. He enjoys long walks through the city, a great sunny bike ride, intelligent and meaningful conversation, out-of-ordinary puns, and writing his thoughts about cities on his Twitter and personal blog. He is a big lover of public spaces and their effect on community, so he joins the Sunday Streets event staff with excitement, enthusiasm, and a readiness to have some fun!
Bret PutnamEvent Staff
Bret Golden Horn
Bret Putnam is a Bay Area native who has spent much of his professional career as a photographer, specializing in cuisine and portraiture. He has also worked as a teacher, newspaper reporter, in social services, and for the U.S. Census Bureau. He has lived in Italy, China, and Costa Rica. Bret is an avid bicyclist and urban hiker. He also enjoys fly fishing, organic gardening, and following the Giants. Bret lives in the Mission District with Freddy, a two-year-old Dalmatian/Australian cattle dog.
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