Rebecca Saltzman is the president of the BART Board. Saltzman is a director on and former chair of the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority and serves on the Alameda Transportation Commission. Before she was elected, Director Saltzman spent years as a public transit and policy advocate, coalition builder, organizer, and manager with local, state, and national issue-based organizations. Saltzman previously served as vice-chair of the Oakland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, where she advised the City of Oakland on pedestrian and bicycle policy and infrastructure. In 2011, Saltzman received the League of Women Voters of Oakland’s Making Democracy Work Award in recognition of her work and commitment to increasing citizen engagement in local government. Saltzman graduated with a BA in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in El Cerrito with her wife Caitlin and their daughter, and relies on BART, buses and walking to get around.