Derik Calhoun

Derik Calhoun joined VTA as Chief Operating Officer December 27, 2022, coming from AC Transit, in Alameda County, California, where he was the Director of Transportation for 6.5 years. In that role he managed the delivery of transportation services for all operating divisions, opened the new TEMPO BRT along the international corridor in Oakland during the Pandemic, managed a budget of $238 million, opened a new Operations Control Center, and helped open and manage the Sales Force Transit Center.

Calhoun also spent over 20 plus years in the private sector as a General Manager and Regional Vice President. He was able to see over 100 contracts and was involved and chaired several union negotiations with ATU, Teamsters, IBEW, SEIU, and AFSCME.

At VTA, Calhoun provides strategic leadership and day to day oversight to the Operations Division and is responsible for directing all VTA transit operations including Bus Operations and Maintenance, Light Rail Operations and Maintenance, Accessible Services, and Facilities Maintenance.

Derik was born and raised in Richmond, California. He attended Cal State Hayward majoring in Sociology and is graduate of leadership APTA. He served on the Board of Directors for VCTC and was one of the founding members of Leadership Vallejo. Derik is the current Vice Chair for APTA’s Workforce Development Committee.

Trish Collins

Trish Collins serves as Director of Human Resources/EEO Officer for Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), leading the agency’s talent management, EEO, benefits, and drug and alcohol programs, as well as PSTA’s balanced scorecard performance management system.

Trish spent 10 years in private sector human resources before joining PSTA in 2012.  She also spent three years working in an Exotic Animal Veterinary Hospital, so she knows how to stay calm when things get hairy!

Trish is Chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Labor and Employee Relations Subcommittee, and Chair of Pinellas Technical College’s School Advisory Committee.  She is a proud graduate of Leadership APTA Class of 2019.

Trish and her husband live on a boat in St. Petersburg and love sailing and traveling around the world.  She always rides public transit when exploring new places.

Eric Cutler

Eric Cutler is a Columbia Business School graduate with over 20 years of experience in B2B and B2C markets, concentrated around technology, digital marketing, and data.

He is one of the original founders of TOOTRiS, the first and only Child Care technology platform built for business, that is revolutionizing the Child Care space. Eric helped launch TOOTRiS so that all parents – especially women – have the same opportunities for career advancement and so that every child, regardless of family income or zip code, has access to quality Child Care.

Eric is passionate about business intelligence research, and synthesizing information from a variety of data sources to make accurate and well-formulated brand decisions.

Carita Ducre

Carita Ducre is the Vice President of Workforce Development and Educational Services for the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

Ms. Ducre, who joined APTA in 2023, leads APTA’s educational programming (including Leadership APTA, Emerging Leaders, and APTAU) and supports APTA’s member organizations with strategic workforce development, succession planning, and recruiting and retention initiatives. She also provides oversight of APTA’s Foundation.

Prior to joining APTA, Ms. Ducre was a Managing Partner and Senior Consultant with Insight Strategies, Inc. where she worked with public and private sector organizations across the United States on workforce development and education, strategic organizational assessments and initiatives, performance management, and thought leadership relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

She is a graduate of Notre Dame with a BA in English and holds several University certificates including the Yale University School of Management. She is a Marshall Goldsmith Certified Coach.

Teri Fisher

Acclaimed consultant, speaker & executive coach, Teri Fisher is the founder, CEO, and Managing Partner of Insight Strategies, Inc. – a Los Angeles-based consulting firm in business since 1994 that has worked with over 60+ transit/transportation industry clients.

Clients include LA Metro, National Transit Institute, Women’s Transportation Seminar, WMATA, MBTA, Omnitrans, SYSTRA USA, Trasndev, SEPTA, DART, CA DOT, BART, Metra, OCTA, Sound Transit, Collins Aerospace, The Wonderful Company, Wells Fargo, Amazon, Sun/Oracle Microsystems, GoHealth, and the CIA (but she can’t tell you about that or you know what she’d have to do!) 🙂

Teri is recognized in the areas of succession planning, leadership development, creating strategies for a healthy and high-performing culture, developing high-impact leaders, understanding employee engagement and morale, wellbeing and resilience, leading organizations through change, and executive coaching.

Teri has been published by Forbes, the Financial Times, BizDig, Authority Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal, and was a Contributing Author to a book entitled, Blueprint for Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard. Over this past year, she’s been cited as a thought leader in assisting organizations as they pivot out of the pandemic and toward greater success moving forward. Teri is an active Board Member with both the Los Angeles YMCA and the UCSB Executive Women in Leadership.

Adriana M. Hemzacek

Adriana is the Director of Marketing for North America at Icomera US, leading the region’s brand awareness, digital presence, industry, and media relations. Additionally, she supports the business development team with proposals and strategic partnerships. Adriana believes modern marketing is people-driven, where incorporating the human voice and personal branding is not just part of the strategy but the very foundation of a brand. Before joining Icomera, she dedicated four years to transportation consulting and seven years in strategic communications at HDR, followed by four years in marketing at Cubic Transportation Systems. Adriana holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University, a Certificate in Digital Marketing from the University of South Florida, and a Certificate in Personal Branding from Fast Company. She is a trained facilitator by the International Association of Public Participation and the Institute of Cultural Affairs and serves as the co-chair of the American Public Transportation Association’s Marketing and Communications Social Media Task Force.

Forrest Jones

Forrest Jones is a Systems Safety Manager for STV, Inc and has worked in this role since November 2023. In this role, Forrest works as a Program Assistant on the Hudson Tunnel Project Sensitive Security Information Program and assists in the project safety certification program. The Hudson Tunnel Project is a $17.18 billion investment aimed at improving reliability and efficiency for NJ Transit and Amtrak service between New York and New Jersey.

Forrest began his public transportation career as a bus operator in Birmingham, Alabama for the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority where he worked from 2015-2017 also working as an operator trainer prior to his departure. In August 2017, he moved to Knoxville, Tennessee to work as a bus operator for Knoxville Area Transit before being promoted to Training Supervisor. In his training role, Forrest oversaw the training components of more than 200 operators and designed and wrote curriculum to adhere to new federal regulations in February 2021. Partially in response to the operator shortage that persisted after the COVID-19 pandemic, he designed and started an operator certified instructor program to provide qualified instructors to the transit agency. This program also served as a mentorship program where new operators were paired with veteran operators for a defined period to help assure their future success with the agency. Prior to the creation of this program, the agency employed one person in the training department. Today, the department employs 4 full-time staff thanks, in part, to the qualified instructors certified through the program. In December 2022, Forrest accepted a role as a Safety and Training Manager for Keolis Transit America. In this role, Forrest oversaw the safety and training programs for Keolis at Loudoun County Transit in Leesburg, Virginia. During his tenure, the transit system experienced fewer preventable accidents while it experienced an increase in revenue service miles and introduced a CDL training program for future operators for the first time since Keolis had held the contract in 2021. While Forrest was there, the CDL training program produced over 50 new qualified bus operators with a limited staff and while experiencing a 2-month labor stoppage.

Forrest received the Transit Safety and Security Program certification in August 2023 in addition to the Public Transportation Safety Certification Program certification, both from the Federal Transit Administration. He also received a Certified Safety Specialist certification from the World Safety Organization and is a Certified Safety Manager through the National Association of Safety Professionals.

Forrest is passionate about public transportation and is active on several APTA committees and working groups.

Steve Jovel

Steve Jovel has 26 years of experience in Public Transportation with Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and began his career as a Coach Operator, Light Rail Operator and promoted through many levels of supervision within bus and light rail operations at VTA. Steve Jovel has worked as a Transportation Superintendent in bus, light rail, and Special Events.

Currently, as an Operations Manager of Workforce Development he manages VTA’s nationally acclaimed labor management partnership program with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 265, Joint Workforce Investment (JWI). Established in 2006, JWI leads the transportation industry with its first in the nation coach operator/peer mentoring and registered apprenticeship programs.

Steve Jovel’s long experience in labor also provides a unique background in working with unions and collaborating in labor-management partnerships.

JWI supports field level peer mentoring as a key aspect of promoting worker voice. The JWI program also provides career advancement (career ladders/lattices and apprenticeships) and inclusion for frontline VTA staff, including coach operators, light rail operators, and bus and light rail maintenance staff. The peer mentoring and career ladder models are actively promoted by California Transit Works! (CTW), a consortium of transit agencies and unions promoting High Roads Training Partnerships. In addition, the Amalgamated Transit Union International promotes the JWI labor/management training partnership model across the United States and Canada.

Steve Jovel also serves as the Vice-Chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Education and Career Awareness subcommittee.

Steve is married and enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with their four daughters and five grandchildren.

Nadine Lee

As the President & CEO of DART, Nadine leverages the talents of 3800 employees to deliver connected and seamless mobility for their entire service area. Previously, Nadine served in the roles of Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief Innovation Officer for Los Angeles County Metro, where she established the Vision 2028 Strategic Plan, the Offices of Equity & Race and Customer Experience, and the Better Bus Program.

Prior to L.A., Nadine led the development and implementation of the Flatiron Flyer Bus Rapid Transit for Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD), a project that produced a 40% increase in corridor ridership in its first few months of service.

Nadine is a professional engineer by training and believes firmly that public transit agencies play a critical role in ensuring a brighter and more resilient future for everyone. She is committed to using performance measurement and continuous improvement to elevate the quality of DART’s mobility services for the benefit of everyone in North Texas.

Gabriel Lopez-Bernal

Gabriel Lopez-Bernal is the President of North America at Icomera, developing transit agency clients in the United States and Canada. He has over twenty years of experience in the transportation sector with expertise in communications and wireless networks. Prior to joining Icomera, Gabriel worked as a consultant at TranSystems, The Corradino Group, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. During his consultancy, Gabriel collaborated with the Federal Transit Administration, the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office, and the Federal Railroad Administration. He serves on the Commuter Rail Coalition Board and was named a 2021 Mass Transit Magazine 40 Under 40 honoree. Gabriel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning.

Yvonne Lopez-Diaz

Yvonne Lopez-Diaz is a Vice President at HNTB Corporation, where she has spent the last 25 years in various roles within the company, including serving as a Director of Human Resources throughout the country. In her current role as National Workforce Strategist, Yvonne shape and implements workforce requirements on major projects and pursuits. She collaborates with leadership to identify the skills needed for successful project execution and develops strategies for attracting and retaining top talent. She has been involved in various professional organizations, including the Society for Human Resource Management, the National Association of Professional Women, the Council of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), and Womens Transportation Seminar (WTS). Currently, she serves as the first Latina Chair of the WTS Foundation Board where she shapes and supports the organization’s mission and goals. She also leads and participates on several committees which serve to highlight her commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion within the transportation industry.

Her educational background and involvement in the community demonstrate her dedication and expertise in her field. Her bachelor’s degree in human resource management from the University of Phoenix provides her with a solid foundation in the principles and practices of HR. In addition, Yvonne’s certification as an Executive Coach showcases her commitment to professional development for individuals in leadership roles. Her completion of the WTS Executive Leadership Program and the Advanced Strategy certificate program from the Chicago Booth Executive Education program further highlight her desire to enhance her strategic thinking and leadership skills.

Yvonne’s achievements and recognition highlight her leadership and impact in the transportation industry. Being featured in the “Hispanic Executive” Magazine showcases Yvonne’s prominence as a Latina leader on the global stage. This recognition not only highlights her accomplishments but also serves as an inspiration for other aspiring Latino professionals in the transportation field. Being named one of the “Top 10 Women to Watch in Transportation” by the ENO Center for Transportation further acknowledges Yvonne’s innovative ideas and positive impact on the transportation industry. This recognition indicates her ability to contribute fresh perspectives, drive change, and make a difference in the field.

Rosa Medina-Cristobal

With more than 25 years of Public Administration experience, Rosa Medina-Cristobal has significantly impacted the public sector and public transportation.

Rosa began her career as an intern in the human resources department at the City of Grand Prairie and has progressed through the same channels in various positions from Human Resources Generalist to Vice President of Human Resources at Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Rosa has professionally stamped numerous cities and transportation authorities such as the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority, VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio, and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

Mass Transit Magazine selected Rosa as one of their Top 40 Transit Professionals under 40 in 2013. She has participated in the ENO Mid-Level Manager Seminar, the National Transit Institute (NTI) Transit Academy, and the Texas Transit Institute Leadership Class. She is a graduate of the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Leadership class of 2023 and most recently has volunteered to Chair Latino’s In Transit’s (LIT) Workforce Development Task Force.

Rosa earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at Arlington and her master’s degree in Public Administration from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi.

Rosa is married to her husband, Alfredo, and has three grown children and three beautiful grandchildren.

Frank Mesa

Frank A. Mesa possesses an impressive track record of more than 30 years of leadership experience in training, strategic planning, staff, program and project development and financial management.

Mr. Mesa is the Chief Operations Training Officer for New York MTA Metro-North Railroad, the second largest and busiest commuter rail carrier in the nation. In his role, Mr. Mesa is responsible for all aspects training and developing, Metro-North staff.

He has served on the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials – New York Chapter Board as VP of Rail, from 2006 – 2007 and again from 2014 – 2016. He was also President of the New York Chapter and sat on the national board of directors as a Council of Presidents representative from 2016-2017.

Frank received a Bachelor of Arts from Stony Brook University in 1993, and a Certificate in Transportation Management from the City University of New York, in 2000. He also holds Master Trainer and Training Director certifications and is a graduate of the Eno Center for Transportation Management’s Transit Mid-Manager Program.

He is very passionate about the Transportation industry because of the economic vitality and employment opportunities it provides communities, and the overall strength it gives to our region and country.

Brad Miller

Brad Miller is the Chief Executive Officer of the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), the regional transit authority serving the Tampa Bay region on the west coast of Florida with more than 300 buses and 920 dedicated employees.

He has led his agency to be known as one of the most innovative transportation systems in the United States with partnerships between public transit and transportation network companies, while increasing transit ridership and overseeing the first rapid transit line implementation in the Tampa Bay’s history with a BRT line, the SunRunner, which opened in October of 2022. The SunRunner has been an immediate success boasting over a half-a-million riders in its first six months of operation.

With a 30-year transit career, Brad is known as a leader in the industry, serving on the National and State Transportation boards, testifying before Congress, and chairing several National Academies of Sciences transit research committees. In 2023, Miller was named one of the Tampa Bay’s most influential leaders from the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Prior to PSTA, Brad served as the General Manager of the transit system in Des Moines, Iowa. He has also implemented light rail, commuter rail and other innovative transit services both in Charlotte, North Carolina and in the Washington D.C. area.

He has a Master’s in Public Administration from Syracuse University and an undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary. He and his wife Abby have two active kids, Charlie, 19 and Ellie, 17.

Raquel Olivier

A native Houstonian and the Founder and President/CEO of Olivier, Inc. (MWSDBE), a professional consulting firm supporting the construction and operational sectors in the public transit, aviation, and educational industries. Ms. Olivier received her dual undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and obtained her CPA license in the State of Texas. She also holds an MBA from Texas A&M University’s Executive program. Her career spans over three decades working at Exxon, where she earned an internship and scholarship. Then interning at Price Waterhouse LLP working in the International Assignment Tax Services and Audit departments provided her the opportunity to travel abroad and throughout the US. The experience gained was integral to her career advancement and business acumen, but her ambition and drive were fueled by her desire to become a business owner where she could positively impact her community.

Ms. Olivier started her CPA practice in 2002, and in 2009 she incorporated Olivier, Inc. The vision of building an organization specializing in comprehensive project controls and administrative support services with workforce development, customer experience, and quality assurance delivery as its core focus was now a reality. The firm expanded its service offerings to include program management and software implementation through the efforts of her talented team. As her transit industry knowledge, relationships, and experience expanded, she founded Link Transportation Corporation in 2020. Link is a micro-transit operations company currently serving Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).

Ms. Olivier serves on the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Board, APTA’s Business Member Board of Governors (BMBG) as 2nd Vice Chair and was recently appointed to the APTA Foundation (APTF) as Vice Chair. She also serves in the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) North Texas Chapter as Vice President of Programs. In 2021, she was appointed to the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME) by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. She is also a member of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA).

Paul P. Skoutelas

Paul P. Skoutelas is president and chief executive officer of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). His entire career has been in public transportation, serving in both the public and private sectors.

Skoutelas is a champion for the power of public transportation to create personal and economic opportunities for all and to connect and build thriving communities.  He testifies often before Congress and is a frequent speaker on public transportation issues as APTA leads the industry’s transformation in the new mobility era.

Prior to joining APTA in 2018, Skoutelas served as senior vice president for WSP USA, one of the world’s largest architectural and engineering firms and national director of WSP USA’s Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center. He also was chief executive officer at the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX), Orlando, Florida.

Skoutelas serves on numerous boards and committees, including the Transportation Research Board, Mineta Transportation Institute, ENO Center for Transportation, Transportation Learning Center and the Alliance to Save Energy’s 50×50 Commission on U.S. Transportation Sector Efficiency.  He is a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Executive Advisory Board on Smart Mobility and Carnegie Mellon University’s Mobility 21 Advisory Council.

He is also a long-time member of WTS International and the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO).

Skoutelas received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a licensed professional engineer.

Skoutelas and his wife, Denise, are residents of Washington DC, and he commutes to work on Washington’s Metro system and the DC Circulator.

India L. Birdsong Terry

India L. Birdsong Terry took the wheel as Chief Executive Officer and General Manager in 2019. She guides Ohio’s largest transit system—directing over 2,300 employees and managing a $292 million annual budget to provide more than 35 million annual rides across 457 square miles. With commitment to transparency and accountability, she pilots the GCRTA fleet towards innovative solutions that increase ridership, improve service, and contribute to the economic development of Greater Cleveland.

Mrs. Terry earned her bachelor’s degree from Temple University and her master’s from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her impressive career began in 2006, when she arrived at her next destination: serving Chicago Transit Authority for almost ten years. She held key roles in planning, instruction, operations, and Senior Management of the central region for Bus Supervision and Instruction. From there, she took her seat as the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (rebranded as WeGo in 2018) Chief Operating Officer in 2015, where she was an instrumental supporter of the city’s 25-year growth plan. She served there until joining us at GCRTA, guided by 15 years of public transit experience.

Mrs. Terry has devoted herself to paramount issues like upgrading the rail system and securing sustainable funding for system improvements. To offer strategic leadership through well-rounded perspectives, Mrs. Terry maintains active participation in several community organizations. She is a Member of the American Public Transportation Association, and Transit Cooperative Research Program, serves on the Board for the United Way of Greater Cleveland, the Transportation Learning Center, Cleveland Leadership Center, the Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Urban League of Greater Cleveland, and served as board advisor for the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO). She also brings along a valuable proficiency in Spanish.

Ron Thiele

Ron Thiele is the founder and CEO of Xpan Interactive, a global leader in the development of workforce development solutions for the public transportation industry. Since 2001, Ron has led a strong team of passionate learning and technology experts to increase engagement, performance, competency to dozens of global transit agencies. His philosophy views learning as a human-centred solution with technology as a valuable conduit. As a speaker, he advocates for open learning cultures and has been at the podium at Austin’s SXSW, The Banff Centre, the Institute for Performance and Learning, and he has been a long time contributor to APTA’s workforce development initiatives.

Dr. Jennifer Thomas

Dr. Jennifer Thomas, originally from Buffalo, NY, now resides in Gainesville, FL, where she passionately bridges the gap between education and workforce development. As Assistant Director for Workforce Grants at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, she helps to lead and manage pivotal Information Technology Department of Labor grants (Tech Quest , TechBoost, and TechBuild) with remarkable leadership.

A dedicated educator, Jennifer’s career spans roles from Guidance Counselor, Adjunct Professor and Associate Registrar to consultant and Director of Human Resources and Operations . She now enjoys the collaborative work of integrating higher education and workforce development. She holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Medaille College, a Master’s in Counseling and Human Services from Canisius College, and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Policy from the University of Florida.

Beyond academia, Jennifer excels in leadership development consulting and motivational speaking. Her expertise benefits a wide range of organizations, from non-profits to corporate giants.

In her spare time, Jen focuses on personal and professional growth, giving back to the community and offering valuable insights for navigating today’s dynamic landscape. Her dedication to empowering others shines through her life’s work, making her a beacon of knowledge and inspiration in education, leadership, and workforce excellence.

Arjan van Andel

Arjan is Director, Innovation and Business Development at GIRO and has nearly 20 years of experience in public transportation systems and IT applications.

He is passionate about promoting public transport, making public transport a vital part of our communities, and attracting talent to the industry. His areas of expertise include transportation planning, policy, procurement, and technology.

He volunteers in his hometown as the Chair of Anne Arundel County’s Transportation Commission, and is commissioner for the Baltimore Regional Transit Commission. He also is an APTF Board member and an active APTA business member.

Alicia Walker

Alicia has over 20 years of experience in the field of public transportation; her professional journey began as an analyst in LA Metro’s Transportation Administration department, in California where she sharpened her skills in data analysis, budget and strategic planning.

Throughout her career, she has held leadership positions at various public agencies throughout the nation. A number of these roles were with LA Metro where she was an Assistant Manager and advanced to Transportation Manager of several bus operations’ divisions during her tenure. She was Transportation Superintendent for the City of Gardena, CA. She was fortunate to advance her career further as both Assistant Vice President and Interim Vice President of Bus Operations for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) in Texas. Additionally, she had the opportunity to serve as Director for a national organization, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO). Currently, she is General Manager of Bus Operations for Trinity Metro in Fort Worth, TX.

In these positions, she has overseen operations of public agency bus systems focusing on team building, employee training & development, process and procedure streamlining, cost effectiveness, customer experience and other efficiencies. She also focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion within the public transportation sector.

Finally, her professional background in public transportation, combined with her leadership experience and commitment continues to contribute to this industry. She is passionate about new technologies, innovative ideas/concepts that provide solutions to transportation problems and to making a positive impact in the communities, she serves.

Michele Wong Krause

Michele Wong Krause was appointed in 2014 by the Dallas City Council to represent Dallas on the DART Board of Directors.

DART Committee Participation
Immediate Past Chair, DART Board of Directors (2021-2023)
Member, DART Committee-of-the-Whole
Chair, DART Mobility Service LGC, Board of Directors
Chair, Regional Rail Right-of-Way Company Board of Directors
Member, DART Board Governance Ad Hoc Committee

Former Committees
Member, Budget and Finance Committee *
Member, Economic Opportunity and Diversity Committee *
Member, Personnel Ad Hoc Search Committee *
*Committees were dissolved in December 2022

The Wong Krause Law Firm, Dallas, Texas, October 1991 to present
Former Associate Municipal Judge, City of Dallas, Texas, August 2006-August 2008
Former Associate Hearing Officer, Dallas Municipal Court No. 9, August 2005-August 2006
Community Service and Activities
Member, McKinney Avenue Transit Authority
Former Member, North Central Texas Council of Governments – Regional Transportation Council (DART Representative)

Professional Memberships
House of Delegates, American Bar Association, 2013-2016
Trustee, State Bar of Texas Insurance Trust, 2014
Board of Directors, State Bar of Texas, 2004-2007, 2011-2014
Board of Directors, Dallas Bar Association Community Service Fund, 2012-2014
Board of Directors, Dallas Bar Association, 2005-2008, 2010-2011
Chair, State Bar of Texas Asian Pacific Interest Section, 1998-1999, 2010-2011
Chair, State Bar of Texas Hispanic Interest Section, 2008-2009
Board of Advisors, Magnet Center for Public Service Government, Law and Law Enforcement, 2007-2009
Director, Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation, 2001-2007
Secretary-Treasurer, Dallas Bar Association, 2000 and 2004
President, Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, 2002
Course Director, Dallas Minority Attorney Program, 1999-present
President, Dallas Asian American Bar Association, 1994-1996
Board of Advisors, Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, 1995
Board of Directors, Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, 1990-1994

B.A., Political Science, University of Texas at Arlington
J.D., Southern Methodist University

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