Staff & Board

Mark Gorton

Mark is the founder of Tower Research Capital LLC, a money management firm specializing in quantitative trading and investment strategies, as well as the founder of Lime Brokerage LLCLime Medical LLC and Lime Labs LLC. Mark founded OpenPlans (Streetsblog’s parent non-profit) in 1999 after realizing the incredible potential of the open source movement to create tools that catalyze civic engagement. In his role as Chairman he draws on a strong background in urban transportation advocacy and open media.

gersh headshotGersh Kuntzman
Editor-In-Chief, StreetsblogNYC and StreetsblogUSA

Gersh Kuntzman joined Streetsblog as editor in chief in July, 2018 after stints at both New York City tabloids (Post, 1993-2000 and 2004-2007; Daily News, 2012-2017) and a long tenure as editor of The Brooklyn Paper (2007-2012). He is a veteran journalist and longtime bike commuter from his home in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. He has been hit by a driver on Smith Street, doored on Flushing Avenue and wiped out on the really shiny, slippery paint on the Manhattan end of the Manhattan Bridge. He is a relentless voice for bicycle safety.

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Kea Wilson
Senior Editor, StreetsblogUSA

Kea Wilson has more than 10 years experience as a writer telling emotional, urgent and actionable stories that motivate average Americans to get involved in making their cities better places. She is also a novelist, cyclist, and affordable housing advocate. She previously worked at Strong Towns, and currently lives in St. Louis, MO. Kea can be reached at or on Twitter @streetsblogkea; please reach out to her with tips and submissions.


Eve-Kessler-headshotEve Kessler
Community Editor, StreetsblogNYC

Eve Kessler joined Streetsblog in June, 2019 after a long career as a reporter and editor (Forward, 1996-2006; New York Post, 2006-12) and two tours as a spokeswoman for two agencies (the city comptroller, 2012-13; Department of Correction, 2014-17). An opinionated New Yorker, Eve is hoping that you will see Streetsblog as the natural forum for your commentary and broadsides on transportation. Always cheerful, she lives in the Bronx. Follow her on Twitter at @ejkessler


Board of Directors

Christine Berthet, Clinton Hells Kitchen Coalition for Pedestrian Safety

Sebastian Delmont, String Messenger

Liena Zagare, Corner Media

Jennifer Walker, Practice Yoga

Joseph Lipman, Hospital for Special Surgery

NOTE: Board member Gabe Klein was on the Streetsblog board until Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 when he joined the Biden administration.