Board of Directors
Peter Appel , Director at AlixPartners
Peter Appel has more than 30 years of leadership and consulting experience in transportation across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors . He served as the Administrator of the US Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration, where he led major safety management initiatives along with research and development on technologies to advance transportation safety, sustainability, and efficiency.
Dr. Colleen Casey, Senior Manager, Social Innovation Mobility, Toyota
Crissy Ditmore, Director of Public Policy, Optibus
Komal Doshi, Director of Mobility, Walker-Miller Energy Services
Komal brings over a decade experience working at the intersection of mobility, technology, and cities. She currently holds the position of Director of Mobility at Walker-Miller Energy Services where she works to advance the deployment of equitable clean mobility and support development of a diverse workforce in this growing space. She has worked extensively on supporting growth of innovative mobility technology companies through her endeavors like launching new programs, building tools, and advancing strategic public-private partnerships to further deployment of technology in the public realm.
Charnelle Hicks-Gungor, President at CHPlanning, Ltd.
Ashley Hutto, Center Manager, City of Dallas
A fierce community advocate and activator, Ashley is currently the West Dallas Community Center Manager where she works with many community based organizations to provide a diverse portfolio of programs and services that meet the stated needs of local residents. Ashley brings a wealth of expertise as the former Operations Manager for the Baylor Scott & White – Health and Wellness Center at Juanita J Craft Recreation Center, and Dallas Director of the Texas A&M Institute for Obesity Research and Program Evaluation. Ashley is the author of Texas Department of Health and Human Services certified Community Health Worker Instructor curriculum for the Baylor Scott & White Community Health Worker Training Center. Additionally, she facilitated the development and authored the collaborative action plan Charting The Course Action Plan providing a pathway for Dallas to eliminate childhood obesity in the community.
Valerie Lefler, Executive Director & CEO
Board Member - Feonix Founder
Nicole Fincham-Shehan, Assistant General Manager, Transdev
Nicole is currently the Assistant General Manager at Transdev, which serves the Greater Hartford Transit District (GHTD). Prior to that, Nicole worked at Palm Tran in Palm Beach County, Florida as the Disability Accessibility Specialist. During her time at Palm Tran, Nicole created and implemented ADA sensitivity training and also worked with local and state legislatures to advocate for continuous funding for the State Transportation Disadvantaged Program, as well as Paratransit. In addition, Nicole has worked in transportation in Maryland for over 20 years. She started as a member on the Citizens Advisory Committee for Accessible Transportation with the Maryland Transit Administration, then became the chair. She also assisted with the creation and chair of the Consumers for Accessible Rides Service with Disability Rights Maryland.
John R. Peracchio, Managing Member at Peracchio & Company, LLC
Board Corporate Secretary
Karina Ricks, Partner, Cityfi
Board Member, Vice President
Karina Ricks is a Partner at Cityfi where she leverages her international, city, federal and private sector experience to bring together government, community and companies in collaborations that advance core values of equity, safety, climate preservation and economic growth. Her previous roles include serving as Associate Administrator for Innovation, Research and Demonstration at the Federal Transit Administration of USDOT; founding Director of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure; Director of Transportation Planning for Washington, DC; and Office Director and Sector Leader for Nelson\Nygaard Associates.
Ron Scott, Attorney at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd
Ron is an Associate at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, and advises municipalities and counties on a variety of matters related to public finance, real estate, planning, zoning, contracts, ordinances, regulations and Freedom of Information Act. He provides advice and counsel on state and federal grant programs, including the Community Development Block Grant and the Home Investment Partnerships Program. Ron also works with businesses, religious and nonprofit organizations on corporate governance, compliance issues and real estate matters including land use and zoning planning.