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The board of directors is the governing body of the association, responsible for the direction of the management of the association. The board has full power only by consensus (majority vote of a quorum in most cases) to act for the membership on behalf of the association and shall have full power for all necessary action desirable to conduct the business of the association consistent with the current bylaws.

2020 BOARD.

The NorthEast Passenger Transportation Association (NEPTA) Officers and Directors are voted on by the membership at the NEPTA Annual Meeting. The NEPTA Nominating Committee presented the following slate to serve as the 2020 NEPTA Executive and Directors.


The slate was voted unanimously at the NEPTA Annual Dinner Meeting December 5, 2019 in Providence, Rhode Island.



Michael Whitten

Executive Director
Manchester Transit Authority
Manchester, NH

Vice President

Domingo (DJ) Gonzalez

Operations Administrator
Greater Hartford Transit District
Hartford, CT



Roger Mencarini

Director of Procurement
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority
Providence, RI



Tim Hegarty

General Manager

Merrimack Valley Area Transportation/ First Transit
Haverhill, MA

Board of Directors


Brian Maroney

(Board of Director Member Vermont Representative)
Green Mountain Community Network, Inc. dba Green Mtn. Express
Bennington, VT

Harry Rodney Carpenter

(Board of Director Maine Representative)
Deputy Director
Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Transit (d.b.a. ShuttleBus-Zoom)
Biddeford, ME

Sandra Clarey

(Board of Director Member)
Project Manager
McMahon Associates, Inc.
Boston, MA

David Delforte

(Board of Director Member)
Shepard Bros., Inc.
Canandaigua, NY

James Gallagher

(Board of Director Member)
Vice President
Bus Stuf, Inc.
Bethlehem, PA

Michael Orsene

(Board of Director Member)
Charter Manager
Peter Pan Bus Lines, Inc.
Springfield, MA

David Marchitello

(Board of Director Member)
Transportation Products Sales & Service Representing Camira Fabrics
Irwin, PA

Lori Brann

Transit Program Coordinator

Maine Department of Transportation

Augusta, Maine

Thomas V McCaughey

(Board of Director Member)
Flagship Trailways
Cranston, RI​

Brian J. Mullarney

(Board of Director Member)
Territory Manager
Detroit Diesel- Atlantic Division
Middletown, CT

Camille Pattison

(Board of Director Member New Hampshire Representative)
Transportation Manager
Nashua Transit System
Nashua, NH

William T. Pellegrine, Jr.

(Board of Director Member)
Supervisor of Heavy Rail Maintenance
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
South Boston, MA
United States


Vicki L Shotland

(Board of Director Member Connecticut Representative)
Executive Director
Greater Hartford Transit District
Hartford, CT

David Sturdy

(Board of Director Member)
Account Executive
Nashville, TN

Office Location: Dedham, MA

John Savage

(Board of Director Member)

General Manager - First Transit

Nashua Transit System

Nashua, NH

NEPTA members who hold an active paid membership shall be eligible to any elective office and/or directorship.
For more information/share your interest in joining the board, contact us at


Appointed board members take office on January 1. Deadline for nominations: November 11.

NEPTA Board of Directors Role Description 


The NorthEast Passenger Transportation Association (NEPTA) is a non-profit association of transit providers, vendors and industry specialists dedicated to promoting transit issues at the local, state, regional, and national levels. Our activities are funded solely by membership participation, and we are proud to sponsor programs such as the NEPTA Scholarship Award, which is available to dependents and employees of NEPTA member organizations.



The NEPTA Maintenance Committee was formed in 2013 to host discussions with maintenance representatives from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The committee goal is to meet twice a year to gather and share maintenance information throughout the NEPTA membership. The committee shall consist of NEPTA Board Members and maintenance personnel from transit properties or transit agencies. Committee members must be a NEPTA member in good standing.