PPTA Committees/2016-2017 Committee Chairmen

Committee Members

The committee structure provides an opportunity to discuss issues confronting transportation providers and a process to comment or recommend action to the PPTA Board of Directors. Our committees contribute significantly to the process of developing proposals and evaluating the impact of regulatory and public policy initiatives upon the industry. They offer guidance and support in the development of educational programs and subcommittees are often formed to further define training needs and address specific issues. All members are offered the opportunity to join and participate in a variety of committees, which are the workhorses of the association. Each committee is led by a PPTA member who has extended the commitment to be of service to both our association and their peers.


Leeann MacWilliams, CHSP

CNG Committee
John Kanyan, IndiGO (Chair)

Community Transportation Committee
Sue Kopystecki, Suburban Transit Network Inc. (Chair)

Governmental Affairs Steering Committee
Owen O'Neil, LANTA (Chair)

Human Resources Committee
Louwana Oliva, Centre Area Transportation Authority (Chair)

Marketing & Communications Committee
Ashley Altemare, Mid Mon Valley Transit (Chair)

Planning Committee
Brendan Cotter, LANTA (Chair)
Dan Nemiroff, SEPTA (Vice Chair)

Safety Committee
Carl Pysher (Fixed Route) - Lebanon Transit Authority(Co-Chair)
Maria Church (Paratransit) - Suburban Transit (Co-Chair)

Spring Conference Planning Committee
Teri Giurintano, Lebanon Transit (Chair)


Lena Allen, CMP

Financial Officers Committee
Joan Davidge, Monroe County Transportation Authority (Chair)
Kimberly Fragola, Centre Area Transportation Authority (Co-Vice Chair)
Mandy Murphy, AMTRAN (Co-Vice Chair)

Maintenance Committee
Randy Flyte, LANta (Chair)

Operations Committee
Mike DeVaney, Central Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Chair)

PennTRAIN Advisory Committee
Eric Wolf, AMTRAN (Chair)

Ride Share Committee
Lisa Kay Schweyer, Southwestern PA Commission (Chair)
Peggy Howarth, Monroe County Transit Authority (Vice Chair)