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Kelly Morphy  Executive Director

Kelly has worked for the past two decades to help neighborhoods and towns throughout the country become healthier, better connected, more accessible and more sustainable through meaningful civic engagement and better built environments.

Kelly grew up in a melting pot, a tight-knit community where people of all backgrounds worked, lived, and played alongside each other. In this environment – on the US territory island of Guam in the 1980s – Kelly developed a deep sense of responsibility for others. She has built upon that initial grounding in the concept of equity to focus her career on advancing policies and programs that lift people up, help them find their own voices, and achieve community success.

Formerly a senior staff member for the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District in California and, later, executive director of the national non-profit Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, Kelly was presented last year’s Citizen Transportation Advocate of the Year award from the Women in Transportation Seminar of Central Florida for her volunteer work in Winter Garden to advance the movement toward active transportation and improved health and well-being for all people. She helped organize the first-ever Love to Ride Florida program in 2020, through which more than 2,000 Floridians pledged to bicycle during a month-long challenge.

Kelly herself is an “aging athlete” who represented Guam in international soccer competitions, is a certified youth tennis instructor, and prefers her old-school Cannondale road bike for riding the West Orange Trail to Clermont or Apopka, her way outdated mountain bike for occasional single-track rides in Mount Dora, and her Specialized hybrid for riding with her three children.

Ed Barsotti  Bicycle Infrastructure Assistance Program Director

As a way to embrace his new state, Ed joined FBA right after becoming a half-time Florida resident in July 2020.  He recently “semi-retired” to part-time work with bicycle advocacy organization Ride Illinois, where he started in 2001 and spent 16 years as executive director.

Ed has extensive experience with bicycle infrastructure including development of bike plans for 20 cities; design input on hundreds of road projects; instruction of over 1000 planners, engineers, students and advocates on infrastructure and planning; and participation on his state’s roadway design manual committee.  He enjoys helping professionals and advocates find pragmatic, achievable solutions to better bicycling conditions.

Among Ed’s other advocacy efforts is development of Ride Illinois’ online (BSQ) lessons, meant to help close the public education gap on bicyclists and motorists safely co-existing.  BSQ has been used by over 110,000 Illinoisans, half as driver education students.

Ed passed 100,000 lifetime biking miles in 2015.  He looks forward to adding many more near his Ocala home and throughout Florida.


Becky Afonso  Solutions Consultant

selfportraitBecky holds a degree in Mass Communications from Loyola University in New Orleans, specializing in television news directing – an intense skill set of time-management and multi-tasking to keeps things moving forward.

Becky has over 30 years of cycling experience in project management, route logistics, event directing and marketing from positions at Bike Wisconsin, Bike MS Breakaway to the Keys and Bike Florida. She is a League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor (LCI), Florida certified bicycle helmet fitter and graduate of CyclingSavvy.  Upon stepping down as executive director of FBA, Becky will continue to assist the association remotely from Arkansas.