Team

Mark Chase

Founder/ Project Manager

Mark has 20 years of experience fostering innovation in sustainable transportation practices ranging from development of new transportation products and services, resolving parking problems, to researching, publishing and assessing transportation related topics. He started bringing Neighborways to his hometown of Somerville in 2015 and is now wants to see them happen far and wide. 

Jessica Mortell

Complete Streets Engineer

With eight years of experience as a multimodal transportation engineer, Jessica has consulted on transportation policy, planning, and engineering projects with a focus on Complete Streets and active transportation. Driven by sustainability, Jessica takes a holistic, creative approach to community design, with a focus on safety, accessibility, and placemaking. She believes in providing viable transportation choices for people of all ages and abilities using all modes of transportation.

Jessica served as an elected Board Member and President of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) from 2012-2017. With a passion for traveling, she also has backpacked car-free across the US, bicycled from Boston to Fargo, ND, and experienced transportation networks across the globe from China, to Ecuador, to Hawaii.

Liz LaManche

Director of Art and Graphic Design

Liz LaManche is Neighborways Director of Art and Graphic Design. Her art installations can be found sparkling across the Boston area and nationally. With a degree in architecture and 20 years experience in software product design and graphic design, she specializes in bringing project vision to life. She enjoys navigating the many spheres of the public and built environment to help create beauty and meaning in our shared spaces.

Aliza Vaida

Designer/Project Manager

Aliza has been an artist her entire life, working in all varieties of mediums. She recently received a Master's in Sustainable Design focusing on the role of public art in community development and placemaking strategies. She is excited to work with Neighborways to help create beautiful and safer streets for neighborhoods around Massachusetts.

Viola Augustin

Landscape Architect/Planner

For more than 10 years Viola has been working as a planner and landscape architect on municipal, institutional, and commercial projects. Her designs support all modes of transportation and whenever possible incorporates alternative ways to manage storm water. She believes in the power of streets as a public open space accessible to everybody.

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