New Year, New Staff!

We’d like to welcome two new team members who are joining us in January! We’ll have more in-depth bios on our Team page soon—in the meantime, here’s a quick introduction to Esther and Chris:


Esther Postiglione, State Policy ManagerBased in Sacramento
Esther comes to us from Cultiva La Salud where she was most recently a Program Manager. We’ve worked with Esther and Cultiva over the past few years on a number of projects in Fresno County, and we could not be more excited for her to join our team! In addition to being engaged in state policy, Esther will be the project lead for our Focus Cities work across the state.


Chris Johnson, Walk San Jose Program ManagerBased in San Jose
Chris comes to us from Bike Fort Collins where he’s served as Executive Director since 2015. Chris will help us grow Walk San Jose with the ultimate goal of spinning it off as its own organization over the coming years. Chris’ experience with the intersection of active transportation and equity, as well as his strength in fostering partnerships, makes him a wonderful addition to our team!

And, we are currently hiring for a Central Valley Programs Manager. This is a dynamic and exciting position to strengthen and manage Cal Walks’ regional community capacity building and technical assistance work to create healthier, more equitable transportation policies in the San Joaquin Valley. This position will lead community engagement and advocacy efforts to increase funding and improve local and regional transportation policies that further health, equity, and active transportation throughout the San Joaquin Valley region with an emphasis on the Fresno and Bakersfield metropolitan regions. Could that be you or someone you know? Please take a look and spread the word!

Jaime Fearer, AICPstaff, hiring