Meet the Staff

Susan King, Sunday Streets Director 

SusanKingSusan oversees all aspects of organizing Sunday Streets, from the program’s initial events in 2008. As of this year she has led the organizing for 36 Sunday Streets events in San Francisco. Project management for this multi-faceted program requires the ability to handle multiple tasks at once, have a working knowledge city government and local policy, be able to work with members of many diverse communities, possess technical skills and organizing skills to move the program forward each year. Susan is responsible for managing a growing team of Livable City/Sunday Streets staff, interns, consultants, volunteers and committees and is directing Sunday Streets new Play Streets For All program.

Liza Pratt, Sunday Streets Volunteer and Logistics Manager

LizaPrattLiza Pratt joined Sunday Streets team in 2012 as Volunteer Coordinator through the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC), the organization contracted by Livable City to manage Sunday Streets Volunteer Program. She joins Livable City in 2013 to take on the expanded role of Volunteer and Logistics Manager for Sunday Streets – a newly created position to oversee Sunday Streets in-house volunteer operation. 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.

Beth Byrne, Sunday Streets Program Manager

BethByrneWith a background in design and community activism, Beth Byrne joined the Livable City team as after several years as a Sunday Streets volunteer. In 2012 she was promoted to Program Manager, with a diverse set of responsibilities for both Sunday Streets and Livable City. Beth provides essential support for Sunday Streets including graphic design, web maintenance, and managing all aspects of Sunday Streets social marketing and electronic outreach. Beth serves as the primary contact for activity leaders, and is responsible for coordinating, placing and promoting the diverse line up of activities along each Sunday Streets route. Additionally, Beth helps raise funds to support Sunday Streets, focusing on individual donors, fundraising events and electronic fundraising outreach. Beth coordinates data collection for Sunday Streets growing email and internal contact lists.

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.

 

Tom Radulovich, Livable City Executive Director

TomRadulovichTom 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 advocated 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.

 

2014 Sunday Streets Interns
Pablo Baeza
Pablo
Born in Santiago, Chile and raised in Maryland, Pablo is a writer, urbanist and community organizer who now lives in Berkeley. Pablo majored in Urban Studies at Pitzer College in Southern California, and is passionate about people’s stories and relationships to the places they live, work, and grow up. Focused on participatory community development, Pablo is interested in housing and public transportation issues in the Bay Area, and brings those concerns to his other lives as a poet and environmental justice organizer. He loves San Francisco because it reminds him of the Chilean coastal city Valparaiso, among many other reasons.
 

Joelle Burila

JoelleJoelle Burila was raised in San Diego, CA and came to San Francisco to attend college. She will be graduating from San Francisco State University in May 2014, with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and a concentration in Humanities and the Environment. Joelle has a very deep interest in drawing more public awareness on various environmental issues through different social media platforms. For example, issues such as climate change, waste production, and plastic pollution to name a few. She loves being social, meeting new people, and getting out and active. She is excited for this year’s Sunday Street’s events and can’t wait for the San Francisco community to come out and have fun!

 
 

Natalie Croak

sundaystreetsNatalie Croak was raised in the East Bay and attended UC Santa Barbara, majoring in Environmental Science. After graduation Natalie spent a season working for Denali National Park in Alaska before returning to the Bay Area. She is passionate about building sustainable communities and promoting healthy, active lifestyles. She can’t wait to explore San Francisco this year with Sunday Streets!

 

Brittany Whitehill

BrittanyWhitehillBrittany Whitehill is thrilled to be joining the Sunday Streets team as an intern this year! She was born and raised in Santa Cruz, and now lives in Berkeley where she attends UC Berkeley to study International Development and City Planning. Her interests lie in creating sustainable, healthy, and exciting urban spaces. Her career goal is to work as an city planner focusing on empowering low income communities around the Bay Area. While not studying at UC Berkeley or working with Sunday Streets, Brittany is a competitive ballroom dancer, and the Captain of UC Berkeley’s Ballroom Team.