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Board of Directors

Hank Braaksma

Hank Braaksma has over 25 years of experience in all aspects of specialized transportation service provision. He is the Manager of Transportation Services for the Seniors' Resource Center in Denver, directing a $1.8 million multiple county, door-to-door, specialized transportation and brokering service. Hank is an alumnus of the Leadership Jefferson County Program. He had also served on the Colorado Association of Transit Agencies (CASTA) Board for six years, elected Board President in 2001. In 2008, he was reelected to the CASTA Board. SRC Transportation Services was recognized by the Beverly Foundation for Innovations in Senior Transportation in 2005.

Tom Coogan

Mr. Coogan is the Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning for RouteMatch Software. He has worked in the transportation management industry for nearly 25 years planning, designing and implementing large complex public, private and human service transportation systems. Over the last 6 years Mr. Coogan has focused on mobility management initiatives transportation coordination. He is currently providing executive oversight in the deployment of two Federally Funded Mobility Services for All Americans (MSAA) Call Centers and the Statewide ITS deployment for the State of Idaho. Mr. Coogan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and currently serves as the Chair for the Local Transportation Coordination Council and also serves as a member of the Health & Human Service Advisory Board in Broomfield, CO.

Sylvia Labrucherie


Sylvia Labrucherie is a consultant recently retired as a grant manager from the Division of Transit and Rail at CDOT. Ms. Labrucherie provides technical assistance on human services transportation coordination; local and regional coordinating council development; strategic and organizational planning; grant design, planning, and management; grant, technical, legal, and plain language writing and editing; site and landscape planning; and design (graphics, publications, forms, site, and architecture). She has a Masters in urban and regional planning from the University of Colorado at Denver, with an emphasis in strategic planning, architecture and site planning, and urban design.

Roberto Rey

Roberto Rey is the Associate State Director for Multicultural Outreach at the AARP Colorado State office. He is the staff lead for the AARP Colorado on Livable Communities outreach. Prior to joining AARP in 1997, Roberto worked 12 years as a community organizer in Chicago with community, disability rights, and leadership development groups—focusing primarily on Direct Action Organizing, grant writing and organizational development. He has an MA in Political Science from the University of Illinois.


Brent Belisle

Vice Chair


Andrea Suhaka



Bob D'Alessandro


Matthew Helfant

Ex Officio Board Member-DRCOG

Matthew Helfant, AICP is the Senior Transit Planner for the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG).  Matthew's responsibilities are focused around the planning of regional transit projects.  This includes reviewing RTD's FasTracks plans, preparing the transit element of the 2040 Plan, and assisting with the planning and coordination of specialized transit services.  Matthew previously served as the Transit Mobility Program Manager for Douglas County.  In that position, he was responsible for working with community stakeholders, including municipal jurisdictions and transportation providers, to establish and facilitate Douglas County Local Coordinating Council (LCC).  He also successfully applied for and managed FTA grant funding to enhance and coordinate transit services in the county.  Matthew has an undergraduate degree in History and Political Science from the University of Central Florida, a master's degree in Political Science from Florida State University, and a master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida.  Prior to his career in planning, Matthew worked in politics.  That included work in the legislative and campaign arenas.

Sharon Terranova

Ex Officio Board Member-CDOT




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