Consulting & Program Support Director
Michelle Lieberman serves as the Consulting and Program Support Director for the Safe Routes Partnership. In this role, she oversees the Safe Routes Partnership’s consulting program and technical assistance to local communities, regional and state agencies, and others seeking to improve their active transportation, Safe Routes to School, and built environment initiatives. In addition, Michelle develops publications and other resources and runs webinars and trainings. With a background in urban planning and public health, Michelle is committed to developing healthy, thriving communities through planning and policy development that supports community members of all races and ethnicities, income levels, and abilities.
Prior to joining the Safe Routes Partnership, Michelle was a Community Planner and Senior Associate at RBF Consulting and provided community engagement, active transportation, and comprehensive planning services for local and regional agencies. She began her career as a project manager and residential designer for an architecture and planning firm. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona, a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Irvine, and a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from the University of Florida. Michelle was named Nonprofit Professional of the Year by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals in 2020.
Michelle is a California native and currently resides in Orange County with her husband, school-age daughter, and dog.