Paratransit Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee was formed in 2002 and provides a communication link between the TDCHR, persons with disabilities who use or may use its services, and service providers to the disabled community on matters related to Paratransit service within HRT’s service area.

For information on membership and responsibilities, please click here for Committee Guidelines.

Paratransit Advisory Commitee Membership

City Classification Name
Virginia Beach – Extra Member Consumer Janice Taylor (Committee Chair)
Newport News Provider Catherine Tyler-Northan (Committee Vice-Chair)
Chesapeake Consumer Debra Vaughan
Chesapeake Consumer Angela West
Chesapeake Provider Paul Atkinson
Hampton Consumer Patricia Brown
Hampton Consumer Benjamin Farmer Jr.
Hampton Consumer Linda Gurley
Newport News Consumer Lynn Lesko
Newport News Consumer (Open)
Norfolk Consumer Vernon Savage
Norfolk Consumer Travis Webb
Norfolk Provider Helen Brown
Portsmouth Consumer (Open)
Portsmouth Consumer (Open)
Portsmouth Provider David Gonzales
Virginia Beach Consumer Mary Mathena
Virginia Beach Consumer Nancy Smith
Virginia Beach Provider Brian Trickler
Extra Member   (Open)
Extra Member   (Open)
HRTPO Ex-Officio Joe Paulus
TDCHR Commission Liaison Hon. James Wood
TDCHR Commission Liaison Keith Parnell
HRT Liaison Keith Johnson

**A “consumer” is an individual, or parent, guardian or caregiver of an individual, with a disability who is certified eligible for ADA paratransit services and has been using the paratransit services of the Commission during the past six months.

**A “provider” is an agency, organization, member jurisdiction, or company that has been providing services to persons with disabilities during the past six months.

To contact a Committee Member: E-mail and specify the Committee Member by name.

For more information, please call (757) 222-6087 or e-mail us at

For alternative communication services, please contact Keith Johnson at (757) 222-6100.


Subcommittee meeting begins at 12:00 p.m.; Regular Meeting begins at 1:00 p.m.

Upcoming Meetings

  • April 11, 2018 1:00pm
    HRT, 3400 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, VA
  • June 13, 2018 1:00pm
    HRT, 509 E. 18th St. - Bldg. 4, Norfolk, VA
  • August 8, 2018 1:00pm
    HRT, 3400 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, VA
  • October 10, 2018 1:00pm
    HRT, 509 E. 18th St. - Bldg. 4, Norfolk, VA
  • December 12, 2018 1:00pm
    HRT, 3400 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, VA
    Date subject to change due to holiday schedules.

Past Meetings

  • Jan 2018

  • Feb 2018

  • Mar 2018

  • Apr 2018

  • May 2018

  • Jun 2018

  • Jul 2018

  • Aug 2018

  • Sep 2018

  • Oct 2018

  • Nov 2018

  • Dec 2018