Current Board Members

Recent Board Members

National RTAP provides an essential service to rural and small transit agencies. The products are provided at no cost and help agencies maximize their resources and ensure that their employees are trained in all aspects of passenger service.

Dan Harrigan, Former National RTAP Review Board Chair

Below are Former Review Board Members as well as their job titles and contact information during the time they were on the Board. Please note that end dates shown for Board Member terms are the date of the Member's last meeting. Some Member's terms ended early due to job changes or inability to travel. Board Members can apply to rejoin the board after three years off the board.


Glen Bahm
Transit Coordinator
Standing Rock Public Transit
9299 Highway 24
Fort Yates, ND 58538
Phone: 701-854-8035
S 2018-F 2020
Julia Castillo
Executive Director
Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Authority (HIRTA)
2824 104th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
Phone: 515-309-9281
S 2018-F 2020
Tim Geibel
Executive Director
Crawford Area Transit Authority (CATA)
214 Pine Street
Meadville, PA 16335
Phone: 814-336-5600
S 2018-F 2020
Neil Sherman
Director of Statewide Transit Programs
Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
600 East Main Street, Suite 2102
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-786-1154
S 2018-F 2020

Curtis Sims, Jr., CSSO
Training, Safety/Security, and RTAP Program Manager
Office of Public Transit, South Carolina
Department of Transportation
955 Park St, Room 201, PO Box 191
Columbia, SC 29202-0191
Phone: 803-737-0071

S 2016-S 2020

Donovan Gomez
Transit Administrator
Hopi Senom Transit
P.O. Box 123
Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039
Phone: 928-734-3231

F 2019-S 2020

Colton Brown
5311 Program Manager
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Public Transportation
P.O. Box 3151, Harrisburg, PA 17105-3151
400 North St, 7th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717.787.1203

F 2019-F 2019

Amy Rast
Public Transit Program Coordinator
Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans)
Barre City Place
219 North Main Street 
Barre, VT 05641 
Phone: 802-793-4245
amy.rast@vermont.gov (now arast@rlsandassoc.com)

S 2018-F 2019

Katharine Mitchell
Senior Transportation Planner
Pima Association of Governments / Regional Transportation Authority
1 East Broadway Blvd, 4th Floor
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-495-1415

S 2017-F 2019

Juanita Risch
Grants Officer
Idaho Transportation Department, Public Transportation
3311 West State Street
Boise, ID 83703
Phone: 208-334-8875

F 2018-S 2019

Kari Banta
Program Manager, RTAP and Section 5310
Texas Department of Transportation
125 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-465-7368

F 2016-S 2019

Kari Ruse
Transit Liaison Manager
Nebraska Department of Transportation
1500 Highway 2, PO Box 94759
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: 402-479-4694

F 2016-S 2019

Jennie Rowland, Former Chair
Transportation Manager
Bois Forte Public Transportation
5344 Lakeshore Drive
Nett Lake, MN 55772
Phone: 218-757-3261

S 2015-S 2019

Jessica Carter
Director of Public Transportation
Chilton Transit
508 Enterprise Road, P.O. Box 1245
Clanton, AL 35045
Phone: (205) 755-5941 

F 2017-S 2018

Frank Thomas
Regional Transit Coordinator 
Oregon Department of Transportation
555 13th St NE 
Salem, OR 97301-4179
Phone: 541-963-1362

S 2016-F 2018

Michele Nystrom, Former Chair 
Transit Compliance and Asset Manager 
Georgia Department of Transportation 
600 W. Peachtree Street NW 
Atlanta, GA  30308 

F 2014-S 2018

Bill Telovsky, Former Chair
RTAP, Intercity Bus, and Drug & Alcohol
Testing Program Manager
New York State Dept. of Transportation
50 Wolf Rd., Pod 5-4
Albany, NY 12232
Phone: 518-457-6279

S 2009-S 2012 and S 2015-F 2017

Sharon Peeler
Executive Director
JTrans (Jackson County Transit)
PO Box 1117
Marianna, FL 32446
Phone: 850-482-7433

S 2015-F 2017

Deb Dauenhauer
Executive Director
Southern Nevada Transit Coalition
260 East Laughlin Civic Drive
Laughlin, NV 89029
Phone: 702-298-4435

S 2015-F 2017 

Charla Sloan
Transit Director
Ki Bois Area Transit System
PO Box 727
Stigler, OK 74462
Phone: 918-967-3365

F 2014-S 2017

Beth Kreider
Director, Office of Local Transit Support
Maryland Transit Administration
6 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-767-3433

S 2016-F 2016

George Levitsky, Former Chair
General Manager
Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority (FMCTA) 
400 Quincy St
Fairmont, WV 26554-3185
Phone: 304-366-8177

S 2013-S 2017

Bruce Lindholm
Program Manager
South Dakota DOT
700 E. Broadway Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-773-7045

F 2014-S 2016

Zenotha Robinson, Former Chair
Mississippi Department of Transportation
401 North West Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: 601-359-7800

S 2012-S 2016

Dean Nakagawa
Statewide Transportation Planning
Office Hawaii Department of Transportation
200 Rodgers Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: 808-831-7968

F 2014-F 2015

Denise Tyler
Employee Development Manager
Delaware Transit Corporation
900 Public Safety Boulevard
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302-760-2841

S 2013-F 2015

Linda Howell
Community Liaison, RTAP Manager
Public Transportation Division 
Washington State DOT
1816 North 4th Avenue
Pasco, WA 99301
Phone: 509-543-3316

S 2013-F 2015

Ryan Marshall
Public Works Director
Cedar City 
716 North Airport Way 
Cedar City, UT 84720 
Phone: 435-586-2912 x301

S 2013-F 2015

John Filippone, Former Chair
Filippone Consulting LLC
Phone: 970-963-0699

S 2012-S 2015

(Formerly of Roaring Fork Transportation Authority in Aspen, Colorado)

Lee Bigwater
Department Manager 
Navajo Nation Transit 
Post Office Drawer 1330 
Window Rock, AZ 86515
Phone: 928-729-1002

S 2012-F 2014

Tracy Young
Program Manager
Multimodal Planning Division
Arizona DOT, Transit Division
206 South 17th Ave, #3408 
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-712-7106

S 2012-F 2014

John Edmondson
Director of Procurement
602 Main St., Suite 1100
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-632-9248

S 2012-F 2014

(Formerly of Illinois Department of Transportation)

Louis H. Friend
Transit Coordinator 
Chickaloon Native Village
PO Box 1105 
Chickaloon, AK 99674
Phone: 907-745-0854

S 2012-F 2014

Chris Kleehammer
Transit Director 
Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency
312 Resource Road/PO Box 909 
Dunlap, TN 37327
Phone: 423-949-2191, ext. 145

S 2012-F 2014

Dan Harrigan, Former Chair
Manager, Coordinated Mobility Programs
Arizona DOT
206 South 17th Ave, Mail Drop 3408 
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-712-8232

S 2010-S 2014

Kim Adair
Transit Program Section Leader 
North Dakota DOT 
608 Boulevard Ave 
Bismarck, ND 58505 

Phone: 701-328-2194

S 2013-F 2013

Debra McGlasson, Former Chair
Transit Director 
Pelivan Transit 
PO Drawer B 333 S. Oak Street 
Big Cabin, OK 74332
Phone: 918-244-1286

S 2010-S 2013

Tim Geibel
Executive Director
Crawford Area Transportation Authority
214 Pine Street
Meadville, PA 16335
Phone: 814-336-5600

S 2010-F 2012

Lesa Pinker
Training Manager
Ride Connection, Inc.
847 NE 19th Avenue, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-528-1736

S 2010-F 2012

Ronald Hughes
Executive Director
California Vanpool Authority
1340 North Drive
Hanford, CA 93230
Phone: 559-582-6210

S 2010-F 2011

John J. Krause 
Mobility Program Manager
Idaho DOT, Division of Public Transportation 
3311 West State Street
Boise, ID 83707
Phone: 208-334-8292

F 2010-F 2011

Sarah Brodt Lenz
Public Transit Coordinator
Minnesota DOT, Office of Transit
395 John Ireland Blvd.
Mail Stop 430

Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-366-4177

S 2009-F 2011

Robert Sharp
Chief-Rural & Intercity Division
Pennsylvania DOT
400 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717-783-9461

S 2009-F 2011

Ryan Fujii
Programming Section Manager
Statewide Transportation Planning
200 Rodgers Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: 808-831-7984 

S 2009-F 2011

Tina Cote
Franklin Regional Transit Authority
474 Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Phone: 413-774-2262

S 2009-F 2011

Joseph Hardin
Transportation Director
900 First Street
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: 575-439-4990

S 2009-F 2011

Emma Featherman-Sam, Former Chair
Transit Coordinator
Oglala Sioux DOT, Transit
Box 335
Pine Ridge, SD 57770
Phone: 605-867-2332

S 2009-F 2011

Michael Wright 
RTAP Manager
Florida DOT
605 Suwannee St., Mail Station 26
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-414-4529

S 2009-F 2011