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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.

2023 NEPTA Officers and Directors

The NEPTA Nominating Committee presents the following slate to serve as the 2023 NEPTA Executive and Directors.


The NorthEast Passenger Transportation Association (NEPTA) Officers and Directors voted unanimously to accept the NEPTA slate during the NEPTA Annual Meeting on December 8, 2022.

Mark your calendar for next year's NEPTA Annual Meeting for Thursday, December 7, 2023. Interested in joining the BOD? Email



Vicki L Shotland

Executive Director
Greater Hartford Transit District
Hartford, CT

Vice President

John Savage

General Manager - First Transit

Nashua Transit System

Nashua, NH


Brian J. Mullarney

Territory Manager
Stewart & Stevenson Power Products, LLC  -
Atlantic Division, Allison Territory Manager
Middletown, CT

Board of Directors


Dave Delforte

Fleet Sales Representative
Coach & Equipment Bus Sales
(3 year term)

Jim Gallagher

Vice President
Bus Stuf, Inc.
(3 year term)

David Sturdy
Cummins Northeast, Inc.
(1 year term)

Sandra Clarey

Sr. Project Manager & Regional Service Lead-Transit

McMahon (a Bowman company)

(3 year term)

Rodney Carpenter

Deputy Director


(1 year term)

DJ Gonzales

Operations Manager

Greater Hartford Transit District

(1 year term)

Michael Whitten

Executive Director

Manchester Transit Authority

(3 year term)

Marty Burke

General Manager

SouthCoast Transit Management, Inc.

(2 year term)

Jesus Guillermo

General Manager

Merrimack Valley Area Transportation Company

(2 year term)

State Representatives

Connecticut State Representative

Doug Holcomb

CEO/General Manager

Greater Bridgeport Transit

(1 year term)

Massachusetts State Representative

Kevin Petit

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

(1 year term)

New Hampshire State Representative

Camille Pattison

Assistant Director
Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC)
(3 year term)


Vermont State Representative

Terence White

Executive Director
Green Mou
ntain Community Network, Inc. dba Green Mtn. Express
(2 year term)

Maine State Representative

Ryan Neale

Maine DOT

(1 year term)

Rhode Island State Representative

Lisa Hanson

Purchasing Administrator

Rhode Island Public Transit Authority

(2 year term)

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.

View PDF Download >> 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.


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