Elijah Evans joins us as our new Executive Director

News released on: 
Mar 8th, 2017

Dear Bikes Not Bombs Community,

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Elijah Evans has been selected through a joint Board and Staff process as the organization’s new Executive Director. 

Elijah is a testament to the leadership development pathways created at Bikes Not Bombs (BNB), having started at age 14 as an Earn-A-Bike participant, then going on to become the Coordinator and then Director of Youth Programs, and most recently serving as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. Elijah returns to lead the organization after becoming a teacher through Teach for America (TFA) and spending three years in the classroom and managing operations at TFA’s new teacher institute.

“It is with great excitement that I step into the Executive Director role at Bikes Not Bombs,” Elijah shared. “I am passionate about empowering people socially and economically, and this role presents an opportunity to apply my skills and experience as a leader in program development, management, and community building to an organization that values being courageous and bold in the face of injustice.”

Elijah studied African American history and Spanish linguistics at the University of Massachusetts, has a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, and is a musician, bike mechanic, and avid cyclist. Elijah will begin his tenure as Executive Director on March 27th, and after that time can be reached at elijah@bikesnotbombs.org.

We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Elijah take on this role and we are confident that he has the passion, vision, and leadership skills to bring BNB to new levels of success and growth.

Please join Bikes Not Bombs in warmly welcoming Elijah as the new Executive Director at a public welcome celebration hosted by BNB Board Member Amy Wilson and her husband David August on Wednesday, April 5th from 6-8pm at their home located at 5 Alveston Street, Jamaica Plain.

Sincerely,

Allie Hunter McDade

Bikes Not Bombs Board Chair