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Staff and Steering Committee

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is a grassroots organization where representatives from our neighborhood groups set priorities and elect the board.

Our Staff


Gordon Padelford headshot cropped

Gordon Padelford, Executive Director, believes in the potential power of local neighborhood greenways groups to transform Seattle for the better. He got involved with SNG through volunteering with his local group, Central Seattle Greenways, where he coordinated the SR 520 campaign and organized the 2013 Livable Streets Mayoral Forum. Every week Gordon is inspired by the positive impact community members are making in their neighborhoods, and comes to work everyday excited to bolster their efforts and cultivate the safe streets movement in Seattle.


Susan Gleason headshot

Susan Gleason, Communications and Development Director, comes to Seattle Neighborhood Greenways after over fourteen years at Yes! Magazine. Susan loves our vision of community living, where we (people of all backgrounds and abilities) can move easily and comfortably in our neighborhoods — where neighbors meet and greet each other, where kids can ride bikes and play safely, where the natural environment can thrive. She’s known for her extensive knowledge of storytelling, passion, and infectious smile.



Fan Kong

Fan Kong, Community Organizer comes to

Fan first became interested interested in community organizing through her work at Asian Americans for Equality, a Community Development Corporation located in New York City’s Chinatown. This role involved engaging affordable housing tenants, newly arrived immigrant youth, and community partners to become environmental stewards of their own neighborhoods.

Fan received her Master’s degree in Learning Sciences and Human Development from the University of Washington. For the past several years, she has been a researcher-educator in settings as varied as schools, libraries, museums, and social service agencies. She believes that positioning all stakeholders as learners is the common thread connecting her background in education and her role as organizer with the Seattle Neighborhood Greenways.

In her free time, she enjoys backpacking, cooking, and playing the fiddle.

Our Board

Barbara Gordon
Bob Anderton
Cathy Tuttle
David Goldberg
Daigoro Toyama
Edwin Rios
Janine Blaeloch, President
Mark Ostrow, Treasurer
Merlin Rainwater
Michael Herschensohn, Vice President
Troy Heerwagen, Secretary