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Staff

Dwight L. Farmer, PE

Executive Director

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Name, Title & Email Address

Responsibilities

HRTPO Staff

Camelia Ravanbakht, PhD

Deputy Executive Director

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Oversees all department activities. 

Robert B. Case, PE, PhD

Principal Transportation Engineer

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Intelligent Transportation System and Operations Planning, Congestion Management Process, Safety Planning, Freight Planning, transportation planning and engineering studies, HOV and Congestion Pricing, Non-Driver Mobility, as well as various areas of transportation research and analysis.

Michael S. Kimbrel

Principal Transportation Engineer

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Transportation programming and funding; Transportation Improvement Program; Unified Planning Work Program; Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality; engineering analysis/special studies.

Kendall L. Miller

Public Involvement and Title VI Administrator

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Create and implement public involvement activities, design and development of civic engagement process, programs, projects and activities; ensure HRTPO's compliance with federal regulations pertaining to Title VI, Environmental Justice, public involvement, programming projects and administrative functions; manage HRTPO communications.

Arkopal Goswami, PhD

Principal Transportation Engineer

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Long-Range Transportation Plan, travel demand modeling, active transportation planning (bike/ped.); research and analysis.

Samuel S. Belfield

Senior Transportation Engineer

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Intelligent Transportation System and Operations Planning, Congestion Management Process, Safety Planning, Freight Planning, transportation planning and engineering studies, Traffic Incident Management, Military Transportation Needs, corridor studies, as well as various areas of transportation research and analysis.

Keith M. Nichols, PE

Senior Transportation Engineer

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Intelligent Transportation System and Operations Planning; Congestion Management Process; Freight Planning; corridor and intersection studies; simulation work; transportation assistance; engineering analysis/special studies.

Dale M. Stith, AICP, GISP

Senior Transportation Planner

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Long-Range Transportation Plan; travel demand modeling; GIS; rural transportation planning. 

Jessica M. Nappi, AICP

Senior Transportation Analyst

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Transportation programming and funding; statewide and regional transportation funding; transportation policy research; multimodal passenger rail transportation research; administration of the HRTPO Board and advisory committees; and research and analysis for emerging critical topics.

Theresa K. Jones

Transportation Engineer

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Long-range planning, travel demand modeling; rural transportation planning; research and analysis.

Chris Wichman

Transportation Planner

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Transportation programming and funding; Transportation Improvement Program; active transportation planning; transit planning; research and analysis/special studies.

Joseph D. Paulus

Special Transportation Advisor

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Transportation programming and funding; Transportation Improvement Program; Unified Planning Work Program.

Brian Miller

Web and Graphics Designer

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Graphic designer, website and social media developer, public involvement, community outreach and communications facilitator; ensures proper usage of HRTPO brand.

Brian Chenault

Community Outreach Planner

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Implement public outreach activities; assist with the design and development of a civic engagement process, programs, projects and activities. 

Kathlene W. Grauberger

Administrative Assistant II

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Provides administrative assistance for multiple departments and Executive Director as requested.

Administrative Staff

Finance

Nancy K. Collins

Chief Financial Officer

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Oversees Accounting. Fulfills the duties of procurement officer and HRMMRS Regional Coordinator.

Tara R. Walker

Senior Accounting and Grants Manager

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Maintains financial accounting software, manages grants, and fulfills duties of DBE liaison officer (DBELO).

Sheila S. Wilson

Senior Accounting Manager

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Processes payroll, A/R, A/P, and maintains general ledger accounting system.

Human Resources/Admin Support

Kelli E. Peterson

Human Resource Administrator

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Oversees Human Resources, administrative support functions, and assists Executive Director.

Sharon Lawrence

Receptionist

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Operates multi-line switchboard and performs administrative tasks as requested.

Jennifer Coleman

Administrative Assistant I

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Provides administrative assistance for multiple departments as requested.

Felecia Williams

Administrative Assistant I

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Provides administrative assistance for multiple departments as requested.

General Services

Michael R. Long

General Service Manager

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Oversees General Services

Christopher Vaigneur

Assistant General Services Manager

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Performs administrative work for Graphics department and assists General Service Manager.

Richard P. Case

Facilities Superintendent

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Performs building maintenance and maintains meeting rooms.

Information Technology

Jim D. Hummer

Computer Network Manager

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Performs desktop computer and network system support.

Melton Boyer

Computer Network Technician

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Maintains network systems and related applications.  Assists Computer Network Manager.

Updated November 20, 2012