National Steering Committee

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About Our Steering Committee

Our National Steering Committee (NSC), 40+ professionals from across the United States and Canada, features some of the most brilliant minds and passionate individuals working in public transportation and community development.

They play a key role in planning our annual transit and community development conference and help guide the direction of our year-round learning and capacity-building programs.

  • Omar Alvarado
    Chief Delivery Officer, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), Tampa, FL
  • Brooke Belman
    Chief of Staff, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA
  • Tyler Besch
    Vice President, Vice President, Deputy RBLL & Transit-Rail Division Manager, AECOM, Phoenix, AZ
  • Kelly Betteridge
    Investment Areas Manager, Oregon Metro, Portland, OR
  • Margi Bradway
    Deputy Director of Planning, Development and Research, Oregon Metro, Portland, OR
  • Thomas Brennan
    Director of Business Strategy, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Portland, OR
  • Howard Brown
    Senior Program Officer, Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation, Pottstown, PA
  • Monica Carney Holmes
    Executive Manager, Corridors of Opportunity, City of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
  • Tim Chan
    Group Manager, Stations Planning, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), Oakland, CA
  • Jessica Choi
    Project Manager and Senior Transportation Planner, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc, Atlanta, GA
  • Jennifer Dougherty
    Manager, Long-Range Planning, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Philadelphia, PA
  • Shantelle Dreamer
    Sustainable Transportation Planner, WSP USA, Boulder, CO
  • Lani Eggertsen-Goff
    Senior Transit Planner, David Evans and Associates, Inc, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Moira Egler
    Program Manager, Place-Based Planning, Pittsburgh Regional Transit, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Melissa Elefante-DuMond
    Senior Planner, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc, Reston, VA
  • Ryan Farncomb
    Senior Planner, Parametrix, Portland, OR
  • Andrew Gardner
    Senior Vice President – Transportation Planning Practice Leader North America, Mott MacDonald, Vancouver, BC
  • David Goodman
    Transit Program Manager, Jacobs, Arlington, VA
  • Steve Granson
    Transit Project Development Practice Leader, HNTB Corporation, Houston, TX
  • Ronnie Hakim
    Senior Vice President, National Transit and Rail Market Sector Leader, HNTB Corporation, New York, NY
  • James Hencke
    Design Studio Community Practice Leader, David Evans and Associates, Inc, Portland, OR
  • Arturo Herrera
    Special Projects Manager, VIA Metropolitan Transit Authority, San Antonio, TX
  • Cole Hiniker
    Multimodal Planning Manager, Metropolitan Council-Metro Transit, Saint Paul, MN
  • Jody Holton
    Assistant General Manager, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Philadelphia, PA
  • Sharla Horton-Williams
    Board Member, Trinity Metro, Fort Worth, TX
  • Henry Ikwut-Ukwa
    Director, Capital Development, Valley Metro, Phoenix, AZ
  • Thatcher Imboden
    Director, Community Development, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA
  • Georg Josi
    Partner, Structural, DIALOG, Edmonton, AB
  • Ryan Kelley
    Manager, Transit Oriented Development, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN
  • Carol Ketcherside
    Deputy Director, Service Planning & Innovation, Valley Metro, Phoenix, AZ
  • Randy Knapick
    Director, IBI Group, Portland, OR
  • Paul Kulig
    Principal Urban Design, Perkins&Will, Toronto, ON
  • David Longoria
    Program Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) - Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
  • John Loughran
    Assistant Vice President, WSP USA, New York, NY
  • Breen Masciotra
    Senior Project Manager, evolve environment::architecture, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Mark McLaren
    Vice President, Transit Market Director – West Region, HDR, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
  • Melissa Mullinax
    Chief of Staff, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), Atlanta, GA
  • Jenna Nichols
    Deputy Project Manager LYNX Silver Line, City of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
  • Corrie Parrish
    Transportation Planner, Vicus Planning, Eugene, OR
  • Al Raine
    VP and National Practice Leader, AECOM, Boston, MA
  • Tesse Rasmussen
    Managing Principal, InfraStrategies LLC, Irvine, CA
  • Caitlin Reff
    Major Projects & Partnerships Manager, City of Portland, Portland, OR
  • Shelley Richards
    VP, Client Account Manager, Jacobs, Portland, OR
  • Dolores Roybal Saltarelli
    Deputy Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO), Los Angeles, CA
  • Chris Sandvig
    Executive Director, Mobilify Southwestern Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Maggie Schilling
    Director of Policy Review, Federal Transit Administration, US Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
  • Krute Singa
    Principal Regional Planner, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), San Francisco, CA
  • Bill Sirois
    Senior Manager, Regional Transportation District (RTD), Denver, CO
  • Jamie Snook
    Director of Major Projects, TriMet, Portland, OR
  • Christina Sookyung Jung
    Program Manager - Planning and Sustainability, American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
  • Kenny Starr
    Manager, Joint Development, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Philadelphia, PA
  • Therese Trivedi
    Assistant Planning Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), San Francisco, CA
  • Larissa Ulcar
    Associate, DIALOG, Edmonton, AB
  • Margaretta (Mia) Veltri
    TPA, Federal Transit Administration, US Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
  • Monica Villalobos
    Principal and Founder, Vicus Planning, Pico Rivera, CA
  • Daryl Wendle
    Principal Consultant, Parametrix, Bellevue, WA
  • Jack Wierzenski
    Director, Economic Development, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Dallas, TX
  • Paul Worley
    Vice President, Transit Planning Practice Lead - North America, Mott MacDonald, Raleigh, NC
  • Amy Yoder
    Planner, Transit Oriented Development, Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN
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