Board Members

Steve Vento, Chair

Steve
  • Chief Administrative Officer, DTREDS
  • Lives in Vienna, VA
  • Board Member since March 2011

Steve: “From the first moment I walked into the shop and watched a young man adding baskets to his bike to carry groceries home, I realized the powerful impact that this program has on people’s lives and I wanted to get involved.  Our campaign to build a spacious, permanent home for Phoenix Bikes has been an exciting journey that I know we will accomplish.”

 

Pancho Bate, Vice Chair

  • Legal Search Consultant, North Berman & Beebe, Ltd
  • Lives in Washington, DC
  • Board Member since 2012

Pancho: “Here is an organization dedicated to educating mostly underserved Arlington youth in all aspects of cycling including mechanics, safety, rules of the road, leadership and community.  I have enjoyed watching the organization’s growth into a first rate youth education program and feel very fortunate to work with all the passionate and dedicated people here at Phoenix Bikes that have such a positive impact on so many.  I feel the best is yet to come.”

Larry Coutry, Treasurer

Larry
  • Director, Financial Management, Freddie Mac
  • Lives in Chantilly, VA
  • Board Member since 2011

 

 

 

 Emily Blanton, Secretary

  • Senior Environmental Protection Specialist, FEMA, Department of Homeland Security
  • Lives in Falls Church, VA
  • Board Member since January 2012

Emily: “I got involved with Phoenix Bike because it does so much.  Phoenix helps develop community  youth into mechanics, cyclists, and leaders; Phoenix recycles materials; and Phoenix adds healthy and environmental friendly transportation to our community. I stay with Phoenix because of the people we directly serve.  It is awesome to be part of an organization that changes lives for the better.”

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Chad Bieber

  • Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Lives in Frederick, MD
  • Board Member since March 2017

“I joined the board because I’ve seen firsthand the love its staff and volunteers have for the community and bicycles, and it’s a love I share. I love teaching people about their bicycles: how to use them, how to fix them, and how parts work.  Phoenix Bikes gives me the opportunity to pass on some of that love and help more people confidently ride their own bikes.”

Dan Blaine

  • Commercial Account Executive, Danaher | Skewes & Associates
  • Lives in Alexandria, VA
  • Board Member since May 2016

“Youth engagement & development is critical to the current and future strength of our communities.  The work of Phoenix Bikes provides young people the opportunity to learn, grow, engage with and support their own community.  From Give-A-Bike, to Earn-A-Bike and the racing team, Phoenix Bikes allows youth to experience service, entrepreneurship, competition all while gaining valuable leadership skills.  I am honored to serve on the Board of Phoenix Bikes.”

Henry Dunbar

  • Program Director, Bike Arlington
  • Lives in Arlington, VA
  • Board Member since October 2014

Henry: “I got involved with Phoenix Bikes because I wanted to build a permanent community asset that will help Arlington mold responsible, self-reliant, environmentally conscious, and healthy kids for decades to come.”

Mark Flinn

  • Attorney, Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Lives in Arlington, VA
  • Board Member since December 2016

Mark: “I joined the Board of Phoenix Bikes because the organization shares my passion for biking, healthy living, and community youth development. I am honored to help Phoenix Bikes grow in the years to come.” 

Libby Garvey

  • Member, Arlington County Board
  • Lives in Arlington, VA
  • Board Member since April 2009

Libby: “I joined the Board of Phoenix Bikes (PB) because I was looking for a good way to remember my husband, Kennan, who had commuted by bike since the ’80’s, loved introducing young people to cycling and had planned to volunteer at PB when he retired.   I’ve stayed involved because it is a wonderful organization that does great things for our young people and for cycling.  I know Kennan would approve.”

Joan Holtz

  • Tax Partner, Private Client Services, BDO
  • Lives in Falls Church, VA
  • Board Member since September 2010

Joan: “I chose to volunteer my time and expertise to Phoenix Bikes because I believe that strong community organizations benefit everyone and Phoenix’s focus on kids and bikes spoke to me as a mother of three sons and as a cyclist. Our young people are our future and it is a privilege to assist an organization that is focused on developing and teaching kids in a fun, safe environment.”

Dan Koenig

  • Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S. Deptartment of Transportation
  • Lives in Washington, DC
  • Board Member since October 2011

Dan: “I’ve been involved with Phoenix Bikes for a number of years as a volunteer, and now serving on the Board I can help to ensure our excellent youth organization continues to be successful for years to come.”

Deirdre Mullaly

  • IT Consultant, Technology Trends Group
  • Lives in Arlington, VA
  • Board Member since May 2016

I joined the board of Phoenix Bikes because I wanted to help promote youth and especially women’s cycling in the Arlington community.  Seeing the progress the current crew of youth members has made, whether racing or building bikes, is inspiring and I want to keep that momentum going!

William Pott

  • Senior Project Manager, POWER Engineers
  • Lives in Arlington, VA
  • Board Member since December 2015

 

 

 

Gita Reddy

  • Staff Physician, Kaiser Permanente, Falls Church Medical Center
  • Lives in Washington, DC
  • Board Member since June 2012

Gita: “I volunteer with Phoenix Bikes because it offers youth opportunities to learn bike mechanic skills, to earn their own bikes for transportation and recreational use, and to interact with other youth and adults around a shared love of bicycles and bicycling in a fun, positive environment.  Phoenix Bikes also promotes cycling in the greater Arlington community by offering refurbished donated bicycles and reasonably priced bicycle repairs to community members.”