We’d like to extend a warm welcome to three new board members, all of them native Tucsonans. (Awesome!!!)
Gene Einfrank is a native Tucsonan who enjoyed a lifelong career in television/media production. For the past 15 years, as a writer-producer for Tucson 12, Gene contributed to a variety of programs including City News, Sonoran Style, Desert Living and dozens of special projects, most notably Why We Remember, a documentary about the holocaust as told through the experiences of holocaust survivors who live in Tucson.
Gene is passionate about all that makes Tucson unique; the desert, its cultural diversity, rich history and great downtown. Today Gene is very active in the community. He is president of the Menlo Park Neighborhood Association and co-chair of the Downtown Neighborhoods and Residents Council. Both organizations feed Gene’s desire to engage in projects and activities that lead to a more sustainable, cohesive community.
Gabriela Barillas-Longoria is a graduate student in the U of A College of Public Health, who spent the last year living in Madrid where she developed a deep appreciation for active transportation during her one hour commute to work, which consisted of walking, two trains, and more walking.
Gabi’s advertising background, specifically interests in advocacy marketing and promoting awareness led her to study health behavior and health promotion, while her current public health interests evolved from childhood obesity to exploring deeper causes of how the physical and social environment affect the community’s health. Her research interests focus on how the built environment and transportation policy influences the community’s physical activity levels, particularly families and school aged children.
Jill Brammer is co-founder and co-owner of Che’s Lounge on 4th Avenue. As a business owner on one of the most multi-modal corridors in the city, Jill has served on the 4th Avenue Merchants Association and is currently a member of the City of Tucson Parking Commission. A long-time resident of the Ironhorse Neighborhood, just east of 4th Avenue, she also serves on the Board of Directors of Casa Libre, helping ensure that arts and culture have a place in the bustle of 4th Avenue.