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You can use the addresses and telephone numbers listed below to contact your Director. You can also call the Board Office at 303-299-6000 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 District Lookup.

For remote meeting access and dial-in information refer to the Board Meeting Agenda for the specific meeting date located in the RTD Board Resources Meeting Agendas.

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Questions, Comments, or Complaints

If you have a question, comment, or complaint about your experience using RTD we ask that you contact Customer Care. To speak with a Customer Care Representative immediately Monday-Friday from 6 a.m.-8 p.m., or weekends/holidays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., please call 303-299-6000. We also welcome your feedback through our Customer Care comment form.

If your concern cannot be addressed by Customer Care, please know that incidents reviewed by our Board of Directors may take up to 14 days to process.

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  • District A

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    Kate Williams

    Committee Assignments

    Term Ends

    December 31 2024

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    Kate Williams was elected on November 8, 2016, and re elected in 2020. She represents District A, which includes portions of downtown Denver, Cherry Creek, Glendale, and Lowry. Director Williams worked for years with DRMAC (the Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council) and the A3 (American Federation for the Blind) and is still 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 at one of the largest non-profit providers 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 worked at an internationally known sports center for the disabled, a women’s foundation, and a shelter for victims of domestic violence. She is a CNA with a specialty in elder care 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 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

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    JoyAnn Ruscha

    Committee Assignments

    Term Ends

    December 31 2026

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    Director JoyAnn Ruscha (she/they) was elected to the Board in 2022 and represents District B, which spans the Denver neighborhoods of Park Hill, Central Park, Montbello, Green Valley Ranch, DIA, a portion of East Colfax, as well as north of Colfax in Aurora and parts of unincorporated Adams County.

    JoyAnn is the Director of Government Relations & Grants at arc Thrift Stores, which supports Coloradans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Representing disabled Coloradans’ interests, JoyAnn serves as a Governor Polis appointee to both the Colorado Disability Funding Committee and the Towing Task Force. Previously, Director Ruscha was an executive member of the boards of J Street Colorado and NARAL Colorado (now Cobalt).

    A former teacher, JoyAnn worked at the original Montbello High School in Denver and at an alternative school for at-risk youth in Aurora. JoyAnn’s son, an avid RTD rider since the age of 11, also attended middle and high school in Central Park. All four schools are in District B, where JoyAnn experienced the direct impact of transit and land use policies.

    In other roles, JoyAnn was also a proud dues-paying member of SEIU Local 105 and Colorado Carpenters Local 555. In recognition of her demonstrated commitment to the rights of workers everywhere, JoyAnn was recently awarded honorary membership as a “Woman of Steel” by the Steelworkers Local 3267.

    In 2022, JoyAnn was honored with the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition’s George Roberts & Jeanette Klimach Foot Soldier of the Year Award, which is given to a person who goes above and beyond in fighting for the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    JoyAnn remains inspired by the Gang of 19, a group of disabled ADAPT activists who protested RTD’s inaccessible system in 1978. As Director, JoyAnn believes in the future of RTD and its ability to achieve an equitable and accessible world-class transit system for all.

    Director Ruscha lives with her son, Jude, and their rescue dog, Max, in the Central Park neighborhood of Denver.

  • District C

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    Michael Guzman

    Committee Assignments

    Term Ends

    December 31 2026

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    Michael Guzman, the new Director for District C, is a Denver native, a St. Joe's baby, a descendant of Aurarians with proud Chicano and Boricua roots. Currently serving up lattes and fresh coffee, he is in his 8th year as a Supervisor and Coffee Master for Starbucks Coffee Co.

    He is a Graduate of St. John's University, Collegeville, MN. with a B.A. conferred in 2003.

    Michael's proudest accomplishment has been to return to Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria, as a volunteer to plant and repopulate coffee trees. The hurricane devastated the coffee industry. It was a small step to restoring opportunity, hope, and in a deeply meaningful way to help heal both himself and his isla querida. My great-grandma taught me, "if you never put your hands into the earth, you never learn to respect it."

    If he isn't brewing coffee or studying languages, he's probably reading, walking and listening to his favorite podcasts, or being still (even though that last one is rare). You'd most likely catch him on the 52, 44, 19, 31 or the G or A trains.

  • District D

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    Bobby Dishell

    Committee Assignments

    Term Ends

    December 31 2024

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    Bobby works as an attorney at Moye White LLP. As a member of the Real Estate Section and Advanced Energy Group, he focuses on real estate transactions and regularly assists clients with solar development and other advanced or renewable energy matters. Prior to joining Moye White, Bobby worked for Baltimore City Public Schools as a middle school English and Humanities Teacher.

    Outside of work and RTD, he serves on the Board of Directors of Transportation Solutions Foundation and was a founding director of The Support Network, a national non-profit working to address and promote student mental health and well-being through the implementation, development and collaboration of peer support initiatives in high schools and colleges.

  • District E

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    Paul Rosenthal

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    Director Paul Rosenthal was sworn in as Director for RTD District E on January 5, 2021. Located in the east and southeast metro area, District E represents part of Aurora west of 1-225 and south of Colfax as well as Denver, Greenwood Village and Centennial south of Yale Ave and east of I-25.

    A native of San Francisco, California, Director Rosenthal has lived in Denver since 1995. He has been a special education, Economics, Civics, Colorado History, and U.S. History teacher at a youth correctional facility since 2009. In the summer of 2020, he was awarded "Teacher of the Year" by Junior Achievement for his work engaging his students in his Economics course and leading them to 5th and 7th place in the Stock Market Challenge, where they competed against 40 teams. In 2013, he received the Teacher of the Year Award from his school.

    He served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 2013-2018, where he passed legislation to require the governor to make climate change a priority. He also championed and pioneered bills to support transit and transportation, ban "gay conversion therapy", reduce use of plastic bags, reform the criminal justice system, and adopt the National Popular Vote. Director Rosenthal sponsored tributes and breakfasts in honor of Daddy Bruce Randolph and Corky Gonzales, had forums for legislators to meet with refugees and immigrants, and recognized dozens of diverse students for their success. He was the chair of the LGBTQ Caucus and founder of the Aerospace Caucus in the legislature. His House district included southeast Denver and parts of unincorporated Arapahoe County.

    Since 2005, Director Rosenthal has been an appointee by former Mayor Hickenlooper and now Mayor Michael Hancock to the Denver Community Corrections Board, and he served as Vice Chair. The board decides which offenders from prison may re-enter the community through Denver's half-way houses. In 2009, Director Rosenthal envisioned and successfully led the effort to name the new Denver courthouse after his hero, former Denver Juvenile Court Judge Ben Barr Lindsey.

    Director Rosenthal was elected as a delegate to Democratic National Conventions in 2000 and 2004, and was elected Secretary of the Denver Democratic Party and President of Colorado Stonewall LGBTQ Democrats. He helped found the University Hills Neighborhood Association. For five years he served on the Jewish Community Relations Council of JewishColorado.

    Director Rosenthal earned his Master's of International Management from the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business and has lived and traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. He has worked for various businesses and law firms as well. He attends Aish Denver synagogue in Greenwood Village. In his free time, he enjoys cooking exotic foods for friends, hiking, seeing films, and a good glass of wine.