Staff and board

Alex Posorske – Executive Director

Alex Posorske is the Executive Director of Ride New Orleans, the New Orleans region’s leading advocate for world-class and equitable bus, streetcar, and ferry service. Alex directs RIDE’s campaigns, manages fundraising and communications, oversees staff, and works with the RIDE board to develop overall strategy. Alex previously served as Managing Director at the Coalition for Smarter Growth, the Washington DC region’s leading advocate for increased transit investments and more walkable and equitable communities. Before his work in transit advocacy, Alex developed his leadership skills and strategic sense in the world of politics and national advocacy, managing political campaigns and issue-based organizing efforts. He also spent several years as a reporter covering local government and media issues. Alex graduated from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo. with a degree in Journalism. He spends his free time watching the bugs eat his tomato and pepper plants, fuming about the Washington Nationals’ bullpen, forgetting his Spanish vocabulary, and traversing New Orleans by bus and bike.

Courtney Jackson – Organizer and Storyteller

Courtney works to expand RIDE’s grassroots network of transit riders through direct organizing, relationship building, and facilitating monthly transit rider meet-ups. She works with transit riders to spread their compelling individual stories of why transit improvements are so necessary for a better regional quality of life. Courtney came to RIDE New Orleans after eight years of mental health advocacy for both children and adults where she witnessed the importance of equitable and reliable transit on the lives and success of her clients. Courtney was born and raised in San Francisco, but considers New Orleans home. As an avid photographer, she often frequents her favorite place in New Orleans – the live Oaks of City park – which means you’ll probably catch her on the # 91 Jackson-Esplanade.

Board of Directors

Sebrina Bush Hillard – President
President, Insurance Design & Placement, Inc.

Diana Masters – Secretary 
Commercial Litigation Attorney, King & Jurgens, LLC

Lacy McManus – Past President
Program Manager – Employer Lead, Amazon Web Services

Annalisa Kelly – Treasurer
Strategic Initiatives Manager, Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO)

Judy Stevens – Coalition for Quality Transit Chair
Certified Retinal Angiographer, Ochsner Clinic

Eli Ackerman
COO, Grow Progress

David Green
Advocate and Manufacturer, Lighthouse Louisiana

Valerie Jefferson
President, Amalgamated Transit Union Division Local 1560

Fred Neal Jr.
Urban Planner, Villavaso and Associates

Stacey Olson
Retired, former Chevron executive

Vincenzo Pasquantonio
Vola Consulting, LLC

Jennifer Terry
Transportation and Urban Planning Consultant, JOAB Professional Services

Tara Tolford
University of New Orleans Transportation Institute