Walkspan™ is a data-driven and location intelligence technology firm dedicated to the experience of walking
To advance walkability globally by building the largest public realm database and by creating technologies and services for walking aimed at extending human health, reducing our carbon footprint, expanding the local economy and enriching the community.
Walkspan™ creates wayfinding Apps where instead of shortest distance, the App finds routes
based on walkability preferences while considering minimum travel time.
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Personalizes routes through a health wearable platform
pleasant and safe for walking as a preventive measure
for obesity and other related chronic illnesses.
"But the beauty is in the walking - we are betrayed by destinations."
- Gwyn Thomas
Bernardita Calinao, PhD
Founder and CEO
Bernardita has more than fifteen years of executive and environmental
planning experience in the US and abroad. She received her doctoral degree in
Environmental Planning from the State University of New York where she
was also a United Nations Fellow. She has successfully managed environmental
teams and directed numerous multidisciplinary environmental studies for
enginerring projects in the transportation and energy sectors. Her current
passion toward increasing walkability to improve human health, the economy
and the environment prompted the creation of new technologies for the public
Chief Financial Officer
Roger D'Aquino has over eight years of private financial consulting
experience where he successfully managed more than 50 million dollar assets
for his clients. As CFO for Walkspan™, he oversees its annual budget and all
financial management, transactions, and negotiations.
COO and GIS Specialist
Marie Rusin has always been passionate about nature, the urban environment,
and cartography. She graduated from Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (Belgium)
with a Master's degree in environmental engineering. Marie's responsibilities
at Walkspan™ include the treatment, the conversion, and the analysis of
geographic and non-geographic data. Her past experience includes raising
public awareness, GIS training, and participating in projects for the
protection, management, and restoration of forests and natural areas.
Writer/ Data Manager
Jamie Cifuentes received her B.A. in Writing from Ithaca College. Her past
experiences include working as an Editorial Intern for PCMag.com and
Nerdy with Children, writing and managing her own blog site, and working
in the Clinical department at MELA Sciences, Inc. Jamie is the Social
Media/Data Manager at Walkspan×. She is in charge of updating the
company website, posting on media netwroks, research, and blog
Ceren holds a dual degree in architecture and interior architecture. She has
worked in the field since she graduated from Istanbul Technical University in
2013. While studying and establishing her company, Ceren realized her
conceptual priorities as a designer and focued on living space identity and
human well-being. Ceren is always trying to find ways to integrate architectural
and urban spaces together to deepen the experience of living in the city and
develop social and physical activity. In the team of Walkspan™, she has been
working on marketing and conceptual development process as a designer.
Senior Data Analyst
Mary Bracho holds a strong interest in highlighting the relationship/ connection
between human activity and the build and natural environment. Mary received
her B.A. in Ecosystems and Human Impact as well as an Advanced Graduate
Certificate in Geospatial Science from Stony Brook University. She has worked
in the field on a NASA-ROSES Land-Cover and Land-Use Change (LCLUC)
research proejct in Sajama National Park, Oruro, Bolivia. Having a
multidisciplinary background, Mary serves as Senior Data Analyst in charge of
data analytics and GIS tasks for the Walkspan Group.
Ron is an experienced software developer with a demonstrated
history in the information technology and services industry.
Routing Problem (VRP) Applications, Alteryx, Geographical
Information Systems, Data Analytics, Leadership, and Web
Application Development. He is a strong entrepreneurship
professional with a BS focused in Architectural Engineering
from Kansas State University.
Andrei is a front- and back-end software developer in the
Kansas City area. He has a Masters in Computer Science from
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and has experience on a
wide range of projects. Andrei builds the front-ends of
the back-end sever infrastructure to support them. He is
focused on delivering solutions to challgening problems across
the software stack.