People helping people

DRMAC Staff

Kate Williams, Executive Director

Kate has a long career in nonprofit management, specializing in organizations that service the disabled, the elderly, and the disenfranchised. She is a member of many transit oriented organizations in the area and has been elected to the Board of Directors of The Regional Transportation District. Her certifications include Certified Community Transit Manager.

Email: kwilliams@drmac-co.org

Carol Buchanan, Director of Programs

Carol is the Director of Programs at Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council (DRMAC) where she oversees many of DRMAC’s program initiatives to achieve mobility and access for all. This includes stakeholder and member engagement, publication of DRMAC’s annual transportation guide, staffing the Transportation Information and Assistance Center, and coordinating transit related educational workshops. Carol has over 30 years of experience in the field of human services working with various communities. She has a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from James Madison University.

Email: cbuchanan@drmac-co.org

Katie Packard, Administrative Assistant

Katie Packard heads the administrative efforts at DRMAC. She is the primary respondent to calls on the Information and Assistance hotline, schedules all meetings, is our member specialist and supplies supportive assistance to the rest of the staff. She is passionate about equal rights for all!

Email: kpackard@drmac-co.org

Caleb Susuras, AmeriCorps VISTA

Caleb graduated with a BA from Ambrose University, with a minor in Community Development. Prior to his VISTA year at DRMAC he volunteered with Inclusion Alberta a program that integrates young adults with I/DD into post-secondary academic programs. Caleb’s focus during his national service year at DRMAC is to help build capacity by pursuing funding opportunities for the organization. Contact him if you want to donate!

Amberrae McLeod, DRMAC Rides Program Manager

Amberrae has 16 years of experience in the medical field. Being a Lyft driver for the last four years has taught her that there is a demand for more rides for people with disabilities. She’s working hard in Arapahoe County to expand DRMAC Rides volunteer driver base and help more folks get to where they need to go. Call her if you have two hours a month to volunteer!

Email: rides@drmac-co.org

Jamie Lewis – Transit Advocate

Jaime’s work is to ensure that transportation plans, operations and policies comply with federal, state and local law and that the transportation provided addresses the needs of our older adult and disabled community.

Jaime represents DRMAC on several Boards and Committees throughout the region to ensure that interests of the elderly and people with disabilities are met.

Latoya Prante – Metropolitan State University BSSW Intern

Latoya Prante has been working on her bachelor’s degree in Social Work because she strives to make changes in the quality of care among the elderly and Veterans mental health. Her background is in Geriatrics. She received her CNA certification 10 years ago and has been a practicing CNA since. Latoya is doing outreach with DRMAC and is assessing the connections between DRMAC and Veterans organizations in regards to facilitating The Getting There Guide. She came to DRMAC because of the diverse population we interact with as well as the amount of outreach we do around Colorado. She wants to touch on social work issues on all levels (micro, mezzo and macro) and feels she will get that opportunity here at DRMAC. Latoya will be working with DRMAC until May of 2020!!