Board of Directors
During his 2016 recovery from cancer, Chris Brewer fell in love with cycling and tries to ride over 100 miles per week. He is currently a Volunteer Coordinator for “Tampa Pig Jig” which raises funds for Nephcure Kidney foundation, a Coordinator for First Presbyterian Tampa’s “Serve Day”, a Board Ambassador for the American Cancer Society and a member of the Board of Directors for "Cure on Wheels." When he isn’t serving others, Chris works as an Education Solutions Executive at Frontline Education. He received a B.S. in Communications (2005) from Wingate University where he was an all-American placekicker/punter. After graduation, he spent several years with the Canadian Football and American Arena Football leagues. He is also the proud father of three girls and husband to Whitney.
Mary Jane Rickles, Vice President
Mary Jane Rickles, MHA is a third generation resident of Tampa Bay and has enjoyed a lifetime of being an advocate for our community through her career in healthcare and real estate. She is currently the Founder of the Live Well Team of Tampa Bay real estate group, an active bicyclist, is active in several local causes and a mother of five. Her mission is to live a life of contribution and help create a community with active and healthy options for all of us to enjoy.
Whit Remer, Secretary
Counsel & Director of Public Policy, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety
Whit loves a good street. Street food, street strangers, street music, street art, a long day of feet-on-the-street. Whit joined Walk Bike Tampa (WBT) to help bring attention to the magic of well-designed streets – a virtue that he believes city planners and developers sidelined for decades, but are rediscovering in Tampa’s new renaissance.
Whit is inspired by author and urban planner, Jane Jacobs who once said “automobiles are often conveniently tagged as the villains responsible for the ills of cities and the disappointments and futilities of city planning. But the destructive effect of automobiles are much less a cause than a symptom of our incompetence at city building.” Whit agrees that we are quick to blame cars, but we really should blame the street. Through his position on WBT, Whit is working to raise awareness of street designs that are functional and safe for cars, people, bikes, and businesses.
In his professional life, Whit works to make communities safer and more resilient to natural disaster. His company, IBHS has a world-class research chamber that can simulate hurricanes, hail storms, and wild fire.
Whit holds a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans, a law degree from Loyola College of Law, and a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.
Administrator, Corporate and Community Health & Wellness Services
Tampa General Hospital
For the past 16 years, Kim has spent her career managing community and employee wellness programs, wellness centers and retail fitness programs in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, she serves as the Administrator of Corporate and Community Health & Wellness Services for Tampa General Hospital, an 8000 employee, 1000 bed, not-for-profit hospital in Tampa, Florida. Prior to working at Tampa General, Kim ran a large, state of the art retail and employee health & wellness facility at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel in Tampa.
Before moving into the healthcare space, Kim was Vice President of Fitness Operations for a 55-club retail gym chain located on the U.S. east coast.
Prior to her work in fitness and wellness, Kim worked in various roles; including finance, HR, Organizational Development, sales and consulting; with banking institutions in New York.
Kim has an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a graduate international business degree from the University of South Carolina.
Her passion has always rested in the world of exercise, sports and wellness. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland where she was an All-American lacrosse player.
Executive Director to be selected 2019.