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2017 Featured Customer Speakers
Donna SmithSenior Director
Easterseals Project Action Consulting
Femi OsamiluyiDatabase Manager
Maryland Transit Administration
William MozalParatransit Scheduler II
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Lea GoodnessMaintenance Systems Manager
Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority
Evette RickettsService Supervisor
Palm Tran Connection
Donna SmithDonna has over 35 years of experience as a professional in the field of disability advocacy with most of those years as a training and technical assistance specialist on disability-related laws and issues. Since 2002, she has focused specifically on transportation issues. Her areas of knowledge pertinent to accessible transportation include community approaches to implement systems change needed to improve accessible transportation, ADA rights and responsibilities, travel training, coalition building, the transit experience from the customer’s perspective, the increasing role of technology in transportation access, and the accessible pedestrian environment. Her strongest skills are the ability to communicate clearly and to help diverse groups find common ground from which to seek and create solutions. Donna understands firsthand the essential role of accessible, affordable transportation in the lives of people with disabilities, and it is both her job and her passion to help find solutions to transportation needs. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University and has earned ADA Coordinator certification from the Great Plains ADA Center and The University of Missouri.
Femi OsamiluyiFemi is a Database Manager with DK Consulting and has over 15 years of experience building and optimizing DB queries for large databases that support critical systems. Currently, he is spearheading the tuning of the Trapeze paratransit and fixed route database applications for the Maryland Transportation Authority. Femi holds an MBA from the Smith School of Business at University of Maryland and a Master’s of Science degree from Central Michigan University. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional.
William MozalWilliam’s duties include the weekday scheduling of around 600-650 paratransit trips per day, subscription trip maintenance, FLEX service scheduling support, and rostering of van division schedules. He has been employed with HART since February 2001 and held multiple positions in his tenure including Customer Service, Route Surveying, Retail Sales, and Flex Service Scheduling. He also temporarily assisted with the certification of potential paratransit clients.
William holds two bachelor degrees from the University of South Florida in the fields of History and English: Creative Writing.
Lea GoodnessLea Goodness is the Manager of Maintenance Systems for Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics with a concentration in Economics from St John Fisher College. She has a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from Rochester Institute of Technology. She has worked at the Authority for four years doing statistical analysis and process improvement. Currently she is working with preventive maintenance cycles and asset management. Lea Goodness lives in Palmyra, NY.
Evette RickettsEvette Ricketts is a Service Supervisor with Palm Tran Connection, the Paratransit service in Palm Beach County Florida. She started her transportation career in 2004 as a Reservationist, and was quickly promoted to Operations Supervisor over Scheduling. In October 2014 she was promoted to Service Supervisor in charge of the Scheduling and Dispatch Departments. Evette has been with Palm Tran Connection for 12 years, and loves every aspect of her position, she prides herself on delivering the highest level of knowledge and professionalism to the complex world of Paratransit, and looks forward to continuing to grow and be an important part of the Palm Tran family.