LEADERSHIP

CYCLE KIDS IS GUIDED BY A PASSIONATE GROUP OF BUSINESS, FINANCE, TECH, AND NON-PROFIT LEADERS

 

Julianne Idlet

Executive Director and Founder

CYCLE Kids was founded in 2004 by Julianne Idlet, a former marketing executive who worked for more than 20 years in technology startups. 

As an avid cyclist who began riding at a very young age, Julie’s motivation to create CYCLE Kids came from two sources: a desire to share her personal passion for cycling, and a recognition that the emotional and physical health of children is an escalating public health problem. She had a strong belief that tapping into children’s natural love of bikes could be an effective path to changing behaviors and instilling lifelong habits. 

Julie holds a position at Boston University as a visiting scholar, is a frequent lecturer at Harvard College, was a 2013 recipient of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition Community Leadership award, and in 2015 was named one of the most influential women in cycling. 

One of the most rewarding moments was when I received a letter from a child’s mother who said CYCLE Kids had transformed her son into an engaged student, despite the fact that he was living with her in a homeless shelter for battered women. Riding a bike opened him up to make new friends and allowed teachers to mentor him.
— JULIANNE IDLET

Board of Directors

Lauren Scopaz Daunais

Board Chair
Vice President of Strategy & Operations
Stamford Cradle to Career

Julianne Idlet

Executive Director
CYCLE Kids

Barry A. Adelman

Senior Partner
Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman

Carolyn Bailey

Certified Health Counselor (CHC)  

Paul Blum

Consultant

April Galda Joyce

Co-Head of Operations
Global Atlantic Financial Group

Stuart Koman, PhD

Founder, President and CEO
Walden Behavioral Care

Ron Levine

President
RL Hospitality Group

Vikki Reed

Branding Consultant and Leadership Coach

Nicholas von Moltke

President & CEO
Prosperity Life Insurance Group

Earl Walton

Global Director Training & Coaching IRONMAN, Founder, Tailwind Endurance

David W. White Jr.

Partner
Breakstone, White & Gluck, PC

 

Advisory Board

Jeremy Blackowicz

Senior Counsel
Day Pitney, LLP

Philippe Blondiaux

Global C.F.O.
Chanel

Mattias Derynck

Director, Strategy and Operations
Google

Thomas Durkin

Managing Partner
Gesmer Updegrove LLP

Mark Fiorentino

Artisan Baker and Production Consultant

Dianne Glynn

Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Tim Manning

Senior Managing Director
Wellington Management

Brett Traussi

Chief Operating Officer
The Dinex Group

Paula Quatromoni
DSc, MS, RD

Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Health Sciences
Boston University

Karl Wiedemann

President / Owner
Brick PR

 

CYCLE Kids
Ambassadors

Lauren Hall

General Manager
Homestretch Foundation

Ted King

Professional Cyclist
Co-Owner, UnTapped