Our Team: PEDS' Staff & Board of Directors


Larissa Bradburn, Interim Executive Director

404-685-8722, Email Larissa

I moved to Atlanta in 1993 and quickly fell in love with the Morningside-Virginia Highland neighborhoods. Their location and access are both terrific. And I'm thrilled that I can walk to parks, restaurants, and schools.
When my kids were younger, walking with them to school was a fun part of my daily routine.
But it also taught me about challenges pedestrians faced here in Atlanta. I chaired Morningside Elementary’s Walk to School Committee, which is how I first got involved with PEDS.
I've enjoyed contributing to PEDS' mission to make communities more walk-friendly. And I look forward to future achievements that help make streets and communities in Georgia great places to walk.


Tracy Janov, Project Manager

404-685-8722, Email Tracy

When I was in college, I lived car-free for the first time. I was lucky to sustain only minor injuries after being hit by a car in a crosswalk, but it awakened me to the many challenges that pedestrians face.
Since 2013, I’ve lived in Virginia Highland, where I am fortunate to be able to walk my kids to school, easily access the BeltLine and Freedom Park Trail, and reach many parts of Atlanta on foot. I headed the Safe Routes to School Committee for Springdale Park Elementary to encourage walking and biking in my neighborhood.
Before having kids, I worked in Boston as a research scientist. I am excited to be able to use my background in engineering and data analysis to help evaluate dangers to pedestrians and make walking safer and more convenient for all of Georgia.

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Ian Sansom, Project Manager

404-685-8722, Email Ian

Since 2012, I've worked in Atlanta on pedestrian design and safety in various roles; first as a Project Coordinator for the Lifelong Communities program at the Atlanta Regional Commission, then as Program Manager for PEDS from 2013 - 2015, followed by four and a half years as a Senior Planner for Alta Planning and Design.

2020 has been a wild year for me as it has been for everyone, and I'm glad to have landed back at PEDS where I can reconnect with local neighborhoods to build a more equitable, vibrant, and livable Atlanta.

In my spare time, you can find me walking and biking with my 2 year-old daughter in Cabbagetown.

Board of Directors

Carolyn Rader, AICP, Urban and Environmental Planner

Carolyn Rader, AICP, Chair

Urban & Environmental Planner

Andrew Hixson, Chair, MUFG Union Bank, N.A

Andrew Hixson, Treasurer

MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

Liz Bibby, Retired, Library/Information Manager

Liz Bibby, Secretary

Retired, Library/Information Manager


Jann Adams
Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership, Morehouse College

Marielena Gutiérrez, Georgia Safe Routes to School

Marielena Gutiérrez

Georgia Safe Routes to School


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Liliana Bakhtiari
Planned Parenthood Southeast, Inc.


Kathryn Harrison, Kaiser-Permanente

Kathryn Harrison



Jonathan DiGioia, AECOM

Jonathan DiGioia


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Eric Wilson