Team Member

Tamar Shapiro

Chief Executive Officer
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Tamar Shapiro is a nonprofit leader with extensive experience in community development and transportation.

Since joining Mpact, Shapiro has guided the organization (formerly known as Rail~Volution) through a rebranding process, launched innovative place-based programming, and fostered new partnerships at the intersection of transit and community development.

Previously, Shapiro served as Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives at the New Urban Mobility Alliance, where she focused on increasing equitable access through new mobility and helped launch a pilot to provide micromobility options to essential workers during the pandemic. From 2012 to 2017, Shapiro was President and CEO of the Center for Community Progress, the preeminent national organization on strengthening neighborhoods through the reuse of vacant or deteriorated properties.

A lawyer by training, Shapiro started her career as an affordable housing attorney and has also served as Senior Director of Urban and Social Policy with the German Marshall Fund of the United States, as well as Director of the Governors’ Institute on Community Design.

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Sarah Rudolf

Associate Director
Sarah manages Mpact: Lab regional capacity building program and works with the CEO in managing the organization.
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Andrea Ostergaard

Program Manager
Andrea is responsible for leading overall planning and implementation of the annual conference.
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Hilary Reeves

Marketing and Communications Director
Hilary works to expand the audience for Mpact, handling all aspects of organizational communications and marketing.
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Leah Landes

Leah Landes

Executive Assistant and Office Manager
Leah Landes supports all aspects of the organization’s administrative and operations processes.
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Trinity Ek

Program and Partnerships Associate
Trinity Ek supports the annual conference and capacity-building programs.
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