CAT Leadership 2017

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Staff & Support

Scott Slingerland, PE, LCI – Executive Director –  Scott has been involved with CAT since 2006 when he became a League Certified Instructor (LCI). He has served as Director since 2015, and Bike Director from 2008-15. Previously, he worked for 12 years across the U.S. and abroad on power plant combustion systems and refinery pressure vessel design. Scott has been an avid cyclist for over 25 years. He has competed in mountain bike – multiple 24 hour races, as well as La Ruta de los Conquistadores in Costa Rica, worked in China in and was an exchange student in Germany; seeing in all those places that bicycling can be such a simple and elegant mode of transportation that defies the excess of fossil fuel-powered vehicles.

frank-pavlickFrank Pavlick, LCI – Chief Mechanic – has over 35 years experience working in bicycle shops, supporting racers and running his own mobile repair business. Frank is currently a professional welder with Weldship Corporation.



Wendy Riedy – Website – Wendy has helped CAT move into the modern age of websites. wendy-riedyCAT is extremely grateful for her help! Wendy walks to work every day in downtown Bethlehem.

Strader & Associates – Wayne Strader, CPA and wife Michelle have been preparing CAT’s taxes since 2005. They recently relocated to Kanawha Head, West Virginia where they still prepare taxes and run their family sheep farm.

Jason Schiffer, Esq. – CAT Attorney (ex-officio) – Jason is a practicing lawyer with Cohen, Feeley, Altemoose and Rambo representing bicyclists and pedestrians. Jason was formerly with the City of Bethlehem as Police Commissioner, and prior to that as Sergeant on the bicycle unit. Before that Jason was known to be a young BMX rider about Fountain Hill.


  Board of Directors

roy-youngRoy Young – Board President – Roy joined CAT in 2006.  He commuted by bicycle to work for several years and took advantage of the facilities and training.  Eager to help support the organization, he recruited Boy Scouts to help with facilities improvements, helps with events, and continues to work as he can.



anne-connorsAnne Connors – Treasurer – Anne is an aid with State Representative, Steve Samuelson’s office. Though she is amazingly busy this time of year preparing taxes for constituents, she is truly CAT’s most vocal supporter for LANTA bus service. Anne also cares about sidewalks & crosswalks for senior citizens.



john-schubertJohn Schubert – Board Secretary – has been a bicycling writer since 1975, with three books and thousands of magazine articles under his belt.  His interest in safety and advocacy issues led him to join the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, where he serves on the Bicycle Technical Committee and the Autonomous Vehicle Task Force.  He began overnight touring in 1971 and has no intention of giving it up.  He and his wife Anne, also an avid touring cyclist, live near Coopersburg.


jennifer-swannJennifer Swann is a Lehigh University professor, focusing on neuroscience. Jennifer is active in promoting walking and bicycling for health and environmental benefits. (Watch her on CAT’s May 2016 appearance of RCN Community Spotlight.)



ed-kayEdwin Kay is emeritus professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Lehigh University. He has commuted by bike to work for the last 45 years. He and his wife, Jannie, have bike toured on three continents. He strongly supports CAT because its advocacy has substantially improved his and Jannie’s biking in the Lehigh Valley.



Gary Madine – Board Member – is a founding member of CAT, co-author of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code section for bicycles, and a daily car-free bike commuter in the Lehigh Valley for over 20 years. Gary also served as CAT Board president for many years.



Charles Lyman is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Lehigh University and charleslymanEditor-in-Chief of the trade  magazine Microscopy Today. Resident of the Bethlehem Historic District for 31 years; founder and past-president of the Bethlehem Historic District Association. Interests include pedestrian safety and convenience with an eye toward raising Bethlehem’s “Walkability Score.”


brian-sherryBrian Sherry loves bikes of all types for as long as he can remember – they fascinate and delight him / He loves people – for the most part / people on bikes smiling makes the world a better place in more ways than 37 / He will do whatever he can to get more smiley bike people. Brian is an active instructor with CAT’s children’s bicycle education program. He lives in the west end of Allentown.


Noah Zitzer – It has been 11 years since Noah’s last involvement at CAT where he completed the mechanic course and the LCI training course for his high school graduation project. Its now time to use his knowledge and drive to educate and motivate more people to get around by walking and cycling. Noah recently relocated to Eugene, Oregon, but will continue to serve CAT through the eyes of his western travels.


Anne Felker, Esq. –  Anne joins the board after serving as CAT’s attorney for 20+ years. While not practicing law, Anne bicycle tours around the eastern U.S., bakes bread in her brick oven and supports as a League Cycling Instructor. Anne leads the Wednesday night women’s towpath bike ride.



Steve Schmitt – Presente’ 1952-2015 – Founder, CAT Director and Tour de Force of CAT for 20+ years, Steve’s vision was a Lehigh Valley with clean air and alternatives to automobiles for community, health and enjoyment.