DRMAC Board of Directors

People Making Things Happen

Lisa Bitzer

Lisa Bitzer is the Director of Operations at Via Mobility Services. Via, is a private non- profit, 501-C3 community-based transit agency, serving the Denver metro and surrounding areas. She has been involved in the transportation field for almost 2 decades, serving in a variety of different roles.

Lisa Bitzer

Angel L. Bond, MPA

Angel Bond is the Boulder County Mobility for All Program Manager. She has over twenty years’ experience in the public sector, demonstrating consistent success coordinating collaborative projects and bringing together diverse interests at the international, national, regional, and local levels of government.

For the past nine years, Angel has worked in the field of mobility management and transportation equity. In her current role as Boulder County Mobility for All Program Manager, Angel’s work ranges from facilitating the Local Coordinating Coalition to planning and implementing projects that improve access to multimodal transportation options for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and low-income households in Boulder County. She oversees transportation assistance, educational, and planning efforts focused on improving access to equitable, affordable, and accessible transportation for underserved or vulnerable populations.

Angel is passionate about equity, collective impact, and inclusive planning to achieve human-centered, transportation solutions. She prides herself on creating dynamic teams and a positive culture of innovation.

Cady Dawson

Cady has nearly 20 years of multimodal transportation planning experience ranging from municipal planning efforts to county, regional and statewide plans. Cady’s experience includes specific emphasis on optimizing multimodal network connections, including a comprehensive understanding of the interrelationship between land use and transportation and the importance of first- and last-mile connections. Focusing her career on transit, she has vast experience with short-and long-range transit planning, strategic planning, financial assessments, feasibility studies, gap and needs assessments, coordinated human services plans, grant writing, and transit system management. Paramount to Cady’s work are her creative style and personal touch that result in inclusive, community supported and implementable plans that work to close the equity gap and improve mobility for all.

Robert Epstein, Vice Board Chair

Former VP, Colorado Mobility Coalition

Former President and Board Chair, Colorado Senior Lobby

Jennifer Hussey

Jennifer is a native of Colorado married with four children and eleven grandchildren. She enjoys being outside and spending time with her family. Jennifer has thirty years of experience in the field of transportation. For the last eight years Jennifer has supervised the Easy Ride program with the City and County of Broomfield. The Easy Ride program provides transportation services for senior citizens as well as adults with disabilities.

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 State Office 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.

Jacob Riger

Jacob Riger is the long range transportation planning manager for the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). Jacob develops and maintains DRCOG’s Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan, which identifies the major multimodal transportation projects, programs, and services to be provided over the next 20+ years for the Denver region. Jacob’s team is also responsible for DRCOG’s transit, freight, safety, bicycle/pedestrian, and transportation performance management planning activities. Jacob is also a Commissioner and past vice chair of Colorado’s Southwest Chief and Front Range Passenger Rail Commission. He has 25 years of public agency and private sector transportation planning expertise across the country. Jacob is the DRCOG ex officio member of the DRMAC Board.

Andrea Suhaka, Board Chair

Andrea Suhaka served on the founding Centennial Council, 2001-2008 and then moved on to serve 12 years on the Centennial Planning & Zoning Commission. Also, in 2007, she was elected to the Centennial Home Rule Charter Commission. She is a graduate of the Transit Alliance Citizens’ Academy and was a founding member of Transportation Solutions Arapahoe County. Throughout 2015, she worked with the Affordable Fares Task Force sponsored by Mile High Connects and continues to follow and take part in the Arapahoe County Transportation Forum. She is a Board member of the Denver Regional Mobility & Access Council (DRMAC). She graduated from Douglass College of Rutgers University in 1970 and retired from Girl Scouts – Mile Hi Council in 2007 after a 21-year career. Growing up in New Jersey, Ms. Suhaka bussed to summer jobs in New York City. She is a resident of Centennial, RTD District G. (Term expires 2023)

Andrea Suhaka

Krystin Trustman

Krystin has been a Transit Advocate for the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) since 2013 and is working to improve accessibility to transportation for all, especially Persons with Disabilities. As a wheelchair user herself, she brings a unique perspective to her role on the DRMAC Board of Directors.

Krystin Trustman

Bill Van Meter, Board Treasurer

Bill is the Assistant General Manager, Planning for the Regional Transportation District (RTD). He has been employed with RTD since 1991 and has been in his current position since 2010. Bill has over 31 years of experience in the transportation planning field, with experience in public transit and roadway planning, managing multi-modal transportation studies, Federal Transit Administration New Starts and Small Starts grant funding programs. Bill currently represents RTD as a Commissioner on Colorado’s Southwest Chief and Front Range Passenger Rail Commission and as a non-voting Board member of the Denver Regional Council of Governments.

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