Recent Board Members

I always used the CASE (Copy And Steal Everything) method to develop training materials until I discovered RTAP. They give it to you for free. Use it!

John Filippone, former National RTAP Review Board Chair

Current Review Board Members

Please note that end dates shown for Board Member terms are the date of the Member's last meeting. Terms officially extend up to, but not including the following Board Meeting (Spring or Fall).


Michele Nystrom, Chair
Rural Transit Group Leader
Division of Intermodal
Georgia Department of Transportation
600 W. Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-631-1235
F 2014-S 2018


Jennie Rowland, Vice Chair
Transportation Manager
Bois Forte Public Transportation
5344 Lakeshore Drive
Nett Lake, MN 55772
Phone: 218-757-3261
S 2015-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

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 2020


Deb Dauenhauer
Executive Director
Southern Nevada Transit Coalition
260 East Laughlin Civic Drive
Laughlin, NV 89029
Phone: 702-298-4435
S 2015-F 2017

Marcele J. Edington
Program Manager
Office of Passenger Transportation, Michigan Department of Transportation
425 West Ottawa Street, P.O. Box 30050
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone:  517-373-7645 
F 2017-S 2020

Katharine Mitchell
Senior Transportation Planner
Regional Transportation Authority of Pima County
1 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 401
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-495-1415
S 2017-F 2019

Mike Oliver
Maintenance Manager
Clallam Transit System
830 W. Lauridsen Blvd
Port Angeles WA 98362
Phone: 360-452-1315 x7359
F 2015-S 2018

Sharon Peeler
Executive Director
JTrans (Jackson County Transit)
PO Box 1117
Marianna, FL 32446
Phone: 850-482-7433
S 2015-F 2017

Kari Ruse
Transit Liaison Manager
Nebraska Department of Roads
1500 Highway 2, PO Box 94759
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: 402-479-4694
F 2016-S 2019

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-F 2018

Connie J. Sipe
Executive Director
Center for Community 
700 Katlian, Suite B
Sitka, AK 99835
Phone: 907-966-4232 
F 2017-S 2020

Bill Telovsky
RTAP, Intercity Bus, and Drug/Alcohol Testing Program Manager
New York State Dept. of Transportation
Public Transportation Bureau
50 Wolf Rd., Pod 5-4
Albany, NY 12232
Phone: 518-457-6279
S 2015-F 2017

Frank Thomas
Region V Coordinator
Rail and Public Transit Division
Oregon Deptartment of Transportation
3012 Island Avenue
La Grande, OR 97850
Phone: 541-963-1362
S 2016-F 2018