Paratransit Advisory Committee

The Paratransit Advisory Committee was formed in 2002 and provides a communication link between the TDCHR, persons with disabilities who use or may use HRT’s 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 read the Committee Guidelines.

  • 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 indicate the Committee Member.

For more information:
Call (757) 222-6087
Or e-mail

For alternate communication services:
Contact Keith Johnson at (757) 222-6100.

Subcommittee meetings begin at 12:00 p.m. Regular meetings begin at 1:00 p.m.

Committee Members

  • Hon. Amelia Ross-Hammond (Chair), Virginia Beach
  • Paul Atkinson Jr. (Vice-Chair), Chesapeake, Provider
  • (Open), Chesapeake, Consumer
  • (Open), Chesapeake, Consumer
  • Patricia Brown, Hampton, Consumer
  • Denice Wilkins, Hampton, Consumer
  • Linda Gurley, Hampton, Past Chair
  • Keith Ferguson, Hampton (Extra Member), Consumer
  • (Open), Hampton, Provider
  • Alicia Griffin, Newport News, Consumer
  • Troy Bowser, Newport News, Consumer
  • Catherine Tyler-Northan, Newport News, Provider
  • Kathalene (Rene`) Rogers, Norfolk, Consumer
  • Thomas Hewitt, Norfolk, Consumer
  • Travis Webb, Norfolk, Provider
  • Deloris Haywood, Portsmouth, Consumer
  • Saundra Hunter, Portsmouth, Consumer
  • Krystol Greene, Portsmouth, Provider
  • Mary Mathena, Virginia Beach, Consumer
  • Janice Taylor, Virginia Beach, Consumer
  • Meltonie Brooks, Virginia Beach (Extra Member), Consumer
  • Brian Trickler, Virginia Beach, Provider
  • Joann Mancuso, Regional (Extra Member), Provider
  • Jeff Raliski, HRTPO
  • TBD, TDCHR, Commission Liaison
  • Keith Johnson, HRT, Liaison
  • Cheryl Watson, HRT, Administrative Support
  • Amy Braziel, HRT, Department Director
  • Ina Kreps, Portsmouth, Past Chair
  • Michael Otiz, Via, Local GM
  • Kyle Snyder, Via, Regional GM

Upcoming Meetings

Past Meetings

  • Jan 2022
  • Feb 2022
  • Mar 2022
  • Apr 2022
  • May 2022
  • Jun 2022
  • Jul 2022
  • Aug 2022
  • Sep 2022
  • Oct 2022
  • Nov 2022
  • Dec 2022