Board of Directors

The publicly-elected governing body of RTD

RTD Board Office

RTD is governed by a 15-member, publicly elected Board of Directors. Directors are elected to a four-year term and represent a specific district. Elections are staggered so that eight seats are open in one general election, seven in the next.

You can use the addresses and telephone numbers listed below to contact your Director. You can also call the Board Office at 303‑299‑2307 for information. However, you will note some Directors have their own private e-mail addresses.

If you're unsure which Director represents you, the Board of Directors District Map offers a guide, or you may use the Director Lookup.

Jump to a District

District A

Kate Williams

Contact Director Williams:


  • Operations & Customer Services Committee (Vice Chair)
  • DRCOG Regional Transportation Committee (Alt)
  • Northwest Parkway Public Highway Authority Board (Alt)

Kate Williams was elected on November 8, 2016, to the RTD Board of Directors and represents District A, which includes portions of downtown Denver, Cherry Creek, Glendale, and Lowry. Director Williams is the Executive Director of DRMAC (the Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council) and is in contact daily with those who use a variety of transportation services.

Director Williams has a long background in both non-profits and in transit, having previously served as the Executive Director of the largest non-profit provider of transit services in Douglas County. As a lifetime supporter of the elderly and the disabled, and as someone who is cognizant of the ongoing “silver tsunami”, Director Williams’ focus has been address the needs of those who are transit dependent and to assure that transit is available to all.

Prior to relocating to Denver with members of her extended family, Director Williams was active in the Greater Miami non-profit arena; she ran an internationally known sports center for the disabled, a women’s foundation, and a shelter for victims of domestic violence. She served on the national faculty of US Sailing/US Powerboating, and taught CPR/First Aid to medical staff and area schools.

As a self-avowed transit nerd, Director Williams quickly became involved in transit issues once she relocated to the Denver area. She manages the area’s Regional Coordinating Council for Human Service Transportation, and serves on a variety of transit related Task Forces and committees. She is a graduate of the Transit Alliance’s Citizen Academy, a Certified Community Transit Manager, and a Certified Mobility Manager. In what spare time she has left, Director Williams sings with DU’s The Spirituals Project and practices yoga.

District B

Barbara Deadwyler

Term ends December 31, 2018

Director-elect for District B
Shontel Lewis

to be sworn in on January 8, 2019

Contact Director Deadwyler:


  • Executive Committee (Second Vice Chair)
  • Operations & Customer Services Committee (Chair)
  • GM Oversight & Performance Management Committee
  • Civil Rights Committee (Vice Chair)

Barbara Deadwyler was elected to the RTD Board of Directors in November 2010 to take office in January, 2011 representing the northeastern portion of RTD, comprised of Aurora within Adams County, City & County of Denver, and unincorporated Adams County lying south of Denver.

Barbara retired from Kaiser Permanente where she served in the capacity of Senior Project Consultant, Labor Management Partnership Consultant and Master Trainer.

Barbara is active in the community and currently serves as secretary of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute and oversees the organizations community outreach programs. Barbara has a long history in the labor movement.

Barbara is excited to be on the RTD Board representing the interest of all communities in District B. Her focus is on customer service and ensuring public transportation is accessible, convenient, safe and inclusive.

Barbara has three adult children and nine grandchildren.

District C

Bonnie "Ernest" Archuleta

Term ends December 31, 2018

Director-elect for District C
Angie Rivera-Malpiede

to be sworn in on January 8, 2019

Contact Director Archuleta:


  • DRCOG Regional Transportation Committee (Alt)

Director Bonnie Ernest Archuleta was elected to the RTD Board of Directors on November 4, 2014 and was installed on January 6, 2015 for a 4-year term to District C representing primarily North and West Denver.

Director Archuleta has proven experience in the Public Relations industry, working in such areas as media relations, marketing and promotions. His experience includes writing PR materials, press releases, coordinating guests for live radio broadcasts, planning special events or promotion, and interacting with outside design vendors and members of the media.

Director Archuleta specializes in building and managing musical instrument dealer trade. He provides top quality instruments to collectors, professional musicians, music educators, and students of all ages.

Director Archuleta looks forward to the challenges of becoming an RTD Board member. He is dedicated to creating viable transportation options that are comprehensive across socioeconomic levels.

Director Archuleta is a proud United States Army Veteran and appreciates the contributions made by all veterans to this United States of America.

District D

Jeff Walker

Contact Director Walker


  • Government Relations (Vice Chair)
  • GM Oversight & Performance Management Committee (Chair)

Director Jeff Walker was sworn in as Director for RTD District D on September 20, 2011. He was selected by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and confirmed by the Denver City Council to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Director Barbara Brohl. South-centrally located, District D represents all of Bow Mar, Englewood, and Sheridan, portions of south Denver, southeast Lakewood, and Littleton, and portions of unincorporated Arapahoe and Jefferson Counties.

Director Walker has been employed by Xcel Energy since 2006. He was the Community Development Director for Norton, Ohio in the mid-1990s where he re-wrote several portions of the city's zoning and subdivision codes. He also worked as a transportation planner for OKI Regional Council of Governments in Cincinnati, Ohio and later for the Colorado Department of Transportation in Denver.

His civic activities in Denver include: West University Community Association Board of Directors from 2002 - 2004; Denver Planning Board from 2004 - 2010; American Planning Association Colorado Chapter Executive Committee from 2009 to 2012; and Denver Architectural Foundation Board of Directors from August 2011 to 2012. He currently sits on the Blueprint Denver Task Force and the Leadership APTA Committee.

A native of Akron, Ohio, Director Walker received a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from Miami University (Ohio) in 1987 and received a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Akron in 1993. He attended the University of Denver College of Law in 1999.

District E

Director Dr. Claudia Folska, PhD.

Contact Director Dr. Folska, PhD.:


  • Executive Committee (Secretary)
  • Planning/Capital Programs & FasTracks Committee (Vice Chair)

Director Dr. Claudia Folska, PhD. was elected to the RTD Board in November 2012 and was installed in January, 2013 as the RTD Board of Director representing District E, centrally located and representing portions of western Aurora, north-central Centennial, southern Denver, and Greenwood Village east of I-25 and portions of unincorporated Arapahoe County.

Director Dr. Claudia Folska, PhD. began to go blind at the age of five but she refused to accept her visual impairment as an impasse. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Psychology and received her MBA at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. After beginning a dual doctorate in Architecture and Design at the University of Colorado, Denver in 2004 and cognitive science at University of Colorado, Boulder, she completed her dual Ph.D. in 2012.

Claudia and her recently married daughter and son-in-law rely primarily on public transportation. Claudia is passionate about public transit and is committed to improving the transit system so that it is more accessible to everyone.

A small business owner, Claudia is the principal of Virtual Vanguard Productions, a full-service production company dedicated to producing original and unconventional video and film content initiating public discourse. She is the creator and host of a cooking television series currently airing on Rocky Mountain PBS entitled “Cooking in the Dark” in which she explores local gastronomy and visits sustainable food producers and renowned Colorado chefs.

Claudia is the author of a book “Making ¢ of Pedestrian Oriented Developments-Feet on the Street” in which she examines and rethinks current auto-centered design paradigms for pedestrian-oriented developments. Claudia believes that if she can affect designs that are more accessible for the visually impaired, then she has indeed made it more accessible for all.

District F

Bob Broom

Contact Director Broom:


  • GM Oversight & Performance Management Committee (Vice Chair)
  • DRCOG Regional Transportation Committee
  • RTD Salaried Employees Pension Trustees
  • E-470 Public Highway Authority Board

Robert E. (Bob) Broom was elected Director for RTD District F on November 8, 2016. This district includes the largest portion of Aurora and portions of unincorporated areas of Arapahoe County on the eastern side of RTD.

Bob was elected to Aurora City Council in 2003 and served three terms through 2015.  He has a strong background in municipal governance, having worked in city governments in three states.  After serving as City Manager of Aurora, Bob pursued a career in investment banking.  His expertise in municipal financial matters was an asset in his position on City Council and will be helpful also on the RTD Board.  He was a licensed Stock and Bond Broker and held a Securities Principal license.  Bob has a B.S. in Business Administration from Millikin University and an MBA from the University of Denver.

Clean air and water are a top priority, and Bob worked for them while serving on the Board of the Denver Regional Council of Governments for eight years. In 2014, he was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to the Denver Metropolitan Area Regional Clean Air Council. Bob also served as Chairman of the Denver Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamations District Board, on the Board of the Cherry Creek Basin Authority, and on the Colorado Department of Transportation Regional Transportation Commission.

Bob is married to Ruthie, and they have two grown daughters and a grandson.

District G

Ken Mihalik

Contact Director Mihalik:


  • Financial Administration & Audit Committee (Chair)
  • GM Oversight & Performance Management Committee
  • E-470 Public Highway Authority Board (Alt)
  • C-470 Corridor Coalition

Director Ken Mihalik was elected to the RTD Board in November 2016 and took office in January 2017, representing District G. The most southeastern portion of RTD, District G includes all of Lone Tree and Foxfield, portions of Aurora, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Parker, and areas of unincorporated Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. 

Director Mihalik received his BBA from Texas A&M University, College Station and his MBA from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth. Since relocating to Colorado in 2007, he has worked at two south metro aerospace firms. He also has experience in both the automotive and chemical industries.

An avid gardener and beekeeper, Director Mihalik enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling the world with his wife Kelly. As a public servant, he is an advocate for his southeast metro constituents striving for fiscal responsibility and transparency.

District H

Doug Tisdale

Contact Director Tisdale:


  • Executive Committee (Chair)
  • GM Oversight & Performance Management Committee
  • Civil Rights Committee (Chair)
  • DRCOG Regional Transportation Committee
  • Metro Mayors Caucus
  • C-470 Corridor Coalition (Alt)
  • CDOT Liason

Doug Tisdale was elected to represent District H (Cherry Hills Village, Greenwood Village, Centennial, Littleton, Columbine Valley and Highlands Ranch) in November 2016, receiving nearly 77,000 votes. Doug was elected Chairman of the RTD Board in January 2018. Committed to collaborative business development on a regional, national and international level, Doug currently serves as Executive Vice President of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, where he focuses on creating an environment of economic development and prosperity throughout the region.

As a globally-recognized attorney, facilitator, problem-solver and champion of causes, he has been a successful leader in civic, charitable, cultural, educational, governmental, healthcare and corporate environments. His leadership has benefited individuals, companies and governments in Africa, Asia, Australia, China, Europe and throughout North America.

Doug recently served as Mayor of Cherry Hills Village and was an officer of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (where he worked on transportation issues for almost 12 years), the Denver Metro Mayors Caucus, the Colorado Municipal League and the National League of Cities. In addition to being the Chairman of the Colorado State Board of Registered Psychotherapists at the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, he is also a member of the Board of Trustees at the Denver Zoo and at the Lone Tree Cultural Arts Foundation. Being the developer of the #21 Best Hotel in the World (Travel+Leisure), located in Beaver Creek, is also on Doug’s list of accomplishments.

A University of Michigan Law School graduate, Doug is President of Tisdale & Associates LLC and was formerly a partner in the global law firms of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as well as Popham Haik and Baker & Hostetler. He was Chairman of the Board of the Colorado Neurological Institute and of the Eagle Health Care Center and was Treasurer of the Vail Valley Medical Center. Doug, an accomplished actor and singer, has enjoyed appearing in numerous productions around the country for over half a century. He is frequently sought out by nonprofits in Colorado and California to serve as an energetic, passionate emcee and live auctioneer.

Riding buses to school in Los Angeles and Detroit was a part of Doug’s childhood. He continued his public transportation experience by riding the bus to work in Denver. He is a self-proclaimed “rail junkie.” Dedicated to a safe, secure, reliable and economical transportation experience, Doug is sensitive to the needs of passengers. His appreciation of the needs of operators and maintainers comes naturally to him, being an honorably withdrawn member of the Teamsters Union.

Doug was married for 31 years to the late Patricia C. Tisdale, Esq., with whom he had four children (Doug TheDoug, Lakewood; Dr. Sara, Colorado Springs; Maggie(!), Denver; and Vicki, San Francisco). He also has three young grandsons and a new granddaughter.

District I

Judy Lubow

Contact Director Lubow:


  • Executive Committee (Treasurer)
  • Planning/Capital Programs & FasTracks Committee (Chair)
  • RTD Salaried Employees Pension Trustees

Director Judy Lubow was first elected to the Board of Directors of the Regional Transportation District in November of 2012 and sworn in on January 8, 2013. She was re-elected to the Board in November of 2016 and sworn in on January 10, 2017. Judy is the Director for RTD District I, located in the northern RTD area and represents all of Lafayette, all of the portions of Broomfield and Erie that are within the District, portions of Longmont (except parts west of North 95th St. and south of Mountain View Ave.), Thornton north of 136th west of Holly St., and portions of unincorporated Adams County and Boulder County generally east of North 95th St.

Judy is a retired attorney with over thirty years of public service experience. Prior to being elected to the RTD Board, she worked for the Environmental Protection, where she was a Clean Air Act enforcement attorney handling pollution cases from the transportation sector. In addition, she took part in writing federal regulations controlling transportation sector air pollution. Judy previously worked as a Legal Aid attorney in Sullivan County in Upstate New York and as a consumer advocate at the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.

Judy's volunteer activities include tenure on the boards of two local animal welfare organizations, as well as the board of Colorado Common Cause. Active involvement with local and national political campaigns - both candidate and issue-focused - has been another long term interest. In addition, she previously volunteered for many years with radio station KGNU, the local Boulder-Denver community radio station, both as an on-air news announcer and also as the producer of an independent environmental radio series.

Judy has abiding interests in protecting the earth, the species on the earth, and the integrity of our democracy. Concern and advocacy for effective mass transit is a natural outgrowth of these interests.

District J

Larry Hoy

Term ends December 31, 2018

Director-elect for District J
Vince Buzek

to be sworn in on January 8, 2019

Contact Director Hoy:


  • GM Oversight & Performance Management Committee
  • Northwest Parkway Public Highway Authority Board
  • Adams County Economic Development (ACED) (Alt)

Director Larry Hoy was elected on November 2, 2010 and took office in January of 2011. He represents District J which is located in the northern RTD area and includes all of Federal Heights and Northglenn, nearly all of Westminster, portions of western Thornton, and portions of unincorporated Adams and Jefferson Counties.

Director Hoy received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of California. Upon graduation he worked in the transportation industry working in multiple states until his relocation to Colorado in 1980 where he served his company as President of its Colorado subsidiary. In the mid 1980’s he started his own company which he later sold to an international transportation company. Director Hoy is presently a Colorado Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser, a career which he began in the early nineties. He owns Paragon Appraisal Service located in Westminster, Colorado.

Upon moving to Colorado Director Hoy became very active in his community. He has been a member of the Adams County Economic Development Council, served on the Board of Directors of Metro North Chamber of Commerce, Bellco Credit Union, Frontier Airlines Credit Union, and the Westminster Rotary Club. He also served on the Westminster Planning Commission. Director Hoy is a graduate of Leadership Metro North, and 50 for Colorado. He has served on the Environmental Committee for the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, and chaired the Adams County Political Action Committee. A supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, Director Hoy participated in fundraising projects for the Scouts.

Larry and his wife Kathy of 47 years have one child and three grandchildren.

District K

Paul Daniel Solano

Term ends December 31, 2018

Director-elect for District K
Troy Whitmore

to be sworn in on January 8, 2019

Contact Director Solano:


  • Government Relations Committee (Chair)
  • DRCOG Regional Transportation Committee (Alt)
  • Adams County Economic Development (ACED)

Director Paul Solano was elected to the RTD Board in November 2012 and took office in January 2013. Paul represents District K located in the most northeastern portion of the RTD district which includes Commerce City, Brighton, Lochbuie portions of Thornton, unincorporated Adams County and a southern section of Fort Lupton.

Paul grew up in Commerce City Colorado in an ethnically mixed blue-collar community. He developed sensitivity for the working poor and transit dependent at an early age. He experienced the importance of hard work, commitment, education and perseverance to overcome adversity and poverty. Director Solano has a very diverse background including working as a construction laborer, halfway house counselor, paralegal, and data administrator. He is a member of the Communications Workers of America and proudly supports his union affiliation.

Paul received his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Metropolitan State University of Denver and his Master Studies in Public Affairs at the University of Colorado at Denver. He also attended the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and worked for Solano Law Offices. He also earned a certificate from the University of Phoenix in telephony, telecommunications and networking with analog and complex digital circuits.

Director Solano is actively involved in local politics and volunteers for local food banks and advocates for needy disadvantaged children, the disabled, elderly, LGBTQ, and the most vulnerable members of society. He supports progressive public policy, equality and fairness for all. Paul brings to the RTD Board a passionate desire for social and economic justice. He believes in access to public transportation as an avenue to establish a path for economic growth, civil rights, and good for the greatest amount of people.

In addition to his current role with RTD, Director Solano has served as a member of the Executive Committee as Secretary, and served as Vice Chair of the Operations & Customer Service Committee and Chair of the Civil Rights and Government Relations Committee’s. He also served on the General Managers Oversight & Performance Management Committee.

Paul Solano comes from a family with a strong heritage in music. He has composed and performed professionally since a young age and is a member of the American Society of Composers and Publishers.

District L

Lorraine Anderson

Term ends December 31, 2018

Director-elect for District L
Shelley Cook

to be sworn in on January 8, 2019

Contact Director Anderson:


  • Jefferson County Parkway Public Highway Authority Board (JPPHA)
  • Jefferson County Transportation Action and Advisory Group (JEFFTAAG)

Director Lorraine Anderson was elected to the RTD Board of Directors in November 2010 to take office in January, 2011. She is the Director of District L, located in the northwestern RTD area and represents all of Arvada, small portions of Westminster and Superior, and portions of unincorporated Adams and Jefferson Counties.

Director Anderson is retired from Anderson Tire Service Inc, a tire dealership that she co-founded specializing in commercial sales and services. She actively worked in the business which served the transportation and construction industries.

Director Anderson is very active in the community in both civic and political activities. She is a member of the Arvada Jefferson Kiwanis group. She also volunteers her time with Ginny Kid’s International which is an organization that receives recommendations from hospitals and other organization for families experiencing emotional stress of a debilitating illness. Ginny's Kids International has sent over 400 families to Disneyland, Adams Camp, and the Shriners Camp of the Rockies.

Additionally, Director Anderson is well known in the political arena having served 24 years on the Arvada City Council including serving six years as Mayor Pro Tem. She was Board Chairman of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) in 2004 and served on the DRCOG Board of Directors for over 17 years and represented DRCOG on the State Transportation Advisory Committee where she was elected co-chair. She is Past President of the Colorado Municipal League and served on the Executive Board for 13 years. She has served as member and Chair of numerous other committees including National League of Cities of Board of Directors, founding member of Rocky Flats Coalition of Local Governments, and Chair of Energy Communities Alliance. She served on the Environmental Management Advisory Board for the Department of Energy.

Director Anderson has received several accolades for her community service, including the 2008 Jefferson Economic Council Elected Official of the Year Award, the 2009 Arvada Woman of the Year Award, and the 2010 `DRCOG` John V. Christensen Award.

Director Anderson's hobbies are golfing, hiking, fishing and travel. She has been married to Homer for 64 years and they are the proud parents of four adult children.

District M

Natalie Menten

Contact Director Menten:


  • Executive Committee (First Vice Chair)
  • Financial Administration & Audit Committee (Vice Chair)
  • GM Oversight & Performance Management Committee
  • Jefferson County Parkway Public Highway Authority Board (JPPHA) (Alt)
  • Jefferson County Transportation Action and Advisory Group (JEFFTAAG) (Alt)
  • DRCOG Regional Transportation Committee
  • CDOT Liason (Alt)

Natalie Menten grew up in Denver and moved to Lakewood in 1988. She was re-elected to the Board of Directors in 2016. She represents District M, located in the western RTD area and represents all of Golden, Lakeside, and Mountain View, the majority of Lakewood and Wheat Ridge, and portions of unincorporated Jefferson County.

Director Menten’s core beliefs allow her to vote for the people, limited government and against wasteful spending. She is passionate about representing citizens at a grassroots level in legislative manners and was honored with the Vern Bickel award for leadership for her work in promoting legislation requiring greater transparency by state government and school districts. Natalie will continue to push for financial transparency at the Regional Transportation District which leads to more accountability and savings to taxpayers.

District N

Peggy Catlin

Incumbent, elected November 6, 2018

Contact Director Catlin:

Director Peggy Catlin was sworn in as Director for RTD District N on March 27, 2018. She was selected by the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Tina Francone. District N is entirely in Jefferson County and serves unincorporated Jefferson County as well as the communities of Evergreen, Conifer, Morrison, Willow Springs and Ken-Caryl Ranch.

Director Catlin is a licensed professional engineer with a 39-year multi-disciplined engineering and management career holding leadership positions in both public and private sectors primarily focused in transportation. She has a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Colorado State University and is currently the owner of Catlin & Company, which provides transportation consulting services in areas such as strategic planning, project management and alternative delivery systems. She is also currently serving on the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board Congestion Pricing Committee. She was the deputy executive director for Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) from May 2000 until June 2011 and represented the department on the DUSPA Board. Prior to her state service she was vice president for HNTB Corporation from May 1994 until March 2000 culminating in the design/build contract for Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Director Catlin served on the WTS (Women’s Transportation Seminar) International Advisory Board May 2002 to May 2006 and was a Charter Board Member for the Colorado Chapter where she was named WTS Woman of the Year in 2002. She was a member of Colorado State University Civil Engineering Advisory Board from 2003 to 2007, and served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials from July 2004 to July 2005. Her work on the conversion of the I-25 HOV lanes to High Occupancy Toll lanes in partnership with RTD was awarded the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials annual award for planning in 2007. She was honored by the Mile High Girl Scout Council as a Woman of Distinction in 2009.

District O

Charles L. Sisk

Term ends December 31, 2018

Director-elect for District O
Lynn Guissinger

to be sworn in on January 8, 2019

Contact Director Sisk:


  • Metro Mayors Caucus (Alt)

Chuck L. Sisk was appointed by the Boulder County Commissioners to the RTD Board of Directors for District O, located in the most northwestern portion of the RTD area and represents all of the City of Boulder, Jamestown, Louisville, Lyons, Nederland, and Ward, the portion of Longmont west of North 95th St. and south of Mountain View Ave., all of Superior within Boulder County, and the majority of unincorporated Boulder County, generally lying west of North 95th St.

Director Sisk has an extensive background as a public official including serving as former mayor for the city of Louisville from 2003-2011. Director Sisk has served on a regional coalition of mayors and county commissioners promoting multi-modal transportation improvements for the U.S. 36 corridor and was the Chair of the Metro Mayors Caucus in 2007. He is currently a member of Commuting Solutions, a private and public advocacy group for multi-modal transportation solutions and is a partner in the law firm of Hurth, Sisk & Blakemore LLP in Boulder

Director Sisk's strengths in this role include consensus builder, business and community collaboration, and a regional focus that embraces the goal of RTD for a full buildout of FasTracks. Director Sisk is also focused on fiscal sustainability and operational efficiencies. He plans to serve in this role with a keen eye, a good listener and as a facilitator in bringing together solutions that advances the importance of public transit and meets the needs of this regional community.

Director Sisk is a Colorado native, married to his lovely wife Terre and the proud parent of three children and grandparent of two.

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Annexation into the District

Annexation (or inclusion) into the Regional Transportation District (RTD) can occur in a number of different ways. While the original District boundaries were established by the State Legislature when the District was created in 1969, the boundaries have since expanded to include new areas previously at the periphery of the District.