People Making Things Happen

DRMAC Board of Directors

Andrea Suhaka

Andrea is retired from The Girl Scouts Mile Hi Council. She’s on the Centennial Planning & Zoning Commission and Mile High Connects Advisory Council. She is the current secretary of the BOD and chairs the Arapahoe LCC. She lives in Centennial and her term will end at the end of 2018.

Matthew Helfant

Matthew is our Ex-Officio and as such has no term. He is the Senior Transportation Planner, Denver Regional Council of Governments; previously Transit Mobility Manager Douglas County and lives in Denver.

Bob D’Alessandro

Director of Customer and Community Services at VIA Mobility. Bob served as the Executive Director, Colorado Chautauqua Association, the Boulder County Farmers’ Markets and the Center for Applied Prevention Research. He lives in Boulder and his second term expires in 2020.

Tom Tobiasson

Tom is currently running for the Aurora City Council. He is previous Chair of the RTD Board and a current member of the Aurora Transportation Committee, Planning & Zoning, and Water Advisory Board. He lives in Aurora and his first term expires in 2019.

Tom Coogan

Tom is the Chair of the Broomfield LCC and works for RouteMatch. He lives in Broomfield, and his term expires at the end of 2017.

Sylvia Labrucherie

Sylvia is a transportation consultant who retired as Grants Manager at CDOT. She has an MA in Urban & Regional Planning and is currently serving as the Board Chair. She lives in Evergreen and her final term expires in 2020.

Hank Braaksma

Transportation Services Director for the Senior Resource Center, the area’s primary provider of paratransit services. He is a founding member of this organization, currently heads the membership committee, and is also on the Board of CASTA.  He lives in Arvada and his term ends in 2018.

Brent Beslisle

A longtime transit advocate, Brent is currently serving as Vice-Chair. A self-employed professional with 20 plus years in the disability services field, he has been a volunteer, a travel trainer, and active in DRMAC for over 5 years. He lives in Denver and his term expires in 2018.

Jennifer Briggs

As Program Manager with The American Cancer Society, Jennifer is responsible for their transportation program. She is a health care advocate is on both the Jeffco and the Douglas LCCs. She lives in Denver and her first term expires in 2019.

Roberto Rey

Roberto is the Associate State Director for Multicultural Outreach at the AARP Colorado State office. He previously worked as a community organizer for disability rights at Direct Action Organizing, lives in Arvada and his term ends 2019.