Tanisha is the CEO, and Principal of Fairpointe Planning, an MWDBE-certified management consulting firm based in Nashville, TN. With over 25 years of transportation planning experience, she has a strong track record of reimagining transportation networks to include all users. Over the years, she worked for public and private organizations, including the Atlanta Regional Commission, UrbanTrans Consultants, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation, developing, implementing, and supporting TDM strategies for communities. Before stepping into the SEACT President role, Tanisha was on the Membership Committee and led the New Member Orientation. In her spare time, she volunteers with several non-profit organizations, and she maintains a backyard organic garden with chickens and honeybees.
Kim Johnson has worked with GoTriangle in transportation since 2008 and specifically transportation demand management since 2013. Kim is a UNC- Chapel Hill alum with a BA in Radio, Television and Motion Pictures. She also has a certificate from the University of Washington – Seattle in Sustainable Transportation, Planning and Livable Communities in 2018. In 2020, Kim also earned a Best Workplaces for Commuters Telework Certificate from the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida (USF). In 2021, she earned a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate from USF Corporate Training and Professional Education. Kim works with employers to create and improve their commuter benefits programs, helping organizations meet various goals but mostly, to reduce parking demand, increase employee morale as well as recruit and retain top talent.
Along with the philosophy of a forever student, Kim also enjoys practicing mindfulness and helping others to create positive habits for positive change. She also spends a lot of time on the greenways in the region, walking, meditating and sometimes running with friends or family.
Commute with Enterprise
Sarah is a Commute with Enterprise Sales Manager where she leads a team of 6 Sales Executives throughout the Southeast US. She joined Commute in 2016 and has been with Enterprise Holdings since 2007. She began her career in The Poconos of Pennsylvania but moved to Florida in 2013. Today, she lives in New Smyrna Beach, FL, with her husband and 2 dogs. Sarah joined ACT in January of 2020 and quickly became a member of the Vanpool Council and SEACT Marketing & Communications Committee. In 2021, she chaired the committee before raising her hand for the role of Vice President. Sarah was named one of ACT’s 40 Under 40 recipients in 2021, and will complete the ImpACT! Leadership Program in January of 2022.
Sylvia joined Innovate Memphis, in 2019, as the Commute Options Program Manager to encourage local businesses, employees and students to shift away from drive-alone commutes. She was a member of the ImpACT! Leadership Class of 2020. Before joining the team at Innovate Memphis, she served for four years as the Director of a bicycle cooperative, where she focused on riding bicycles for transportation. Sylvia is currently pursuing a Master of Sustainable Transportation, from the University of Washington. Sylvia is married to a 5th grade math teacher and together, they have two children who ride their bicycles to public school in Memphis.