Risa Wilkerson serves as the Safe Routes to School National Partnership Board Chair and strategic advisor to the National Partnership staff, helping with board development and fundraising. She has more than 15 years of proven leadership in the healthy communities’ field. She is currently a senior project officer for Active Living By Design (ALBD), located in Chapel Hill, NC. ALBD creates community-led change by working with local, state and national partners to build a culture of active living and healthy eating. Risa provides coaching and technical assistance to multidisciplinary community partnerships across the United States and helps develop tools, resources and other field-building activities.