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Staff and Board of Directors

  • Chris Baker

    Call Center and Volunteer Manager
  • Trish Best

    FlexRide Supervisor
  • Lisa Bitzer

    Director of Operations
  • Dena Boutwell

    Safety Director
  • Frank Bruno

    Chief Executive Officer
  • Britney Burch

    HR Manager
  • Craig Christopher

    Professional Development Manager
  • Ty Coleman

    Operations Manager
  • Lisa Curtis

    Director of Development and Community Outreach
  • Denise Dolan

    Mission Services Manager
  • España Dueñas

    Mobility Specialist
  • Martha Fierro

    Mobility Specialist
  • Leslie Gardner

    Controller
  • Bret Gibson

    HOP Supervisor
  • Elizabeth Hubert

    Trainer
  • Lyndsy Morse

    Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Ashley Patterson

    Safety Specialist
  • Bill Patterson

    Chief Financial Officer
  • Mark Patterson

    Operations Manager
  • Shane Rajewich

    Fleet and Facilities Manager
  • Brenda Romero

    Operations Supervisor
  • Alex Salvo

    IT Director
  • Nick Schordje

    Trainer
  • Douglas Stiles

    Trainer
  • Denise Stradiotto

    Data Management Specialist
  • Eva Tanner

    Mobility Specialist
  • Cecilia Younger

    Trainer

Chris Baker

Call Center and Volunteer Manager

Chris has been with Via since 2008 and has held various roles, including being a Driver, Operations Specialist, and Call Center Lead before moving into her current position as Call Center and Volunteer Manager. Prior to Via, Chris served as a Casino Manager for 18 years in Blackhawk and Central City.

In her childhood, Chris lived in Santiago, Chile, for nine years, and she went to an all-girls school. Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One of her greatest pleasures is renting a cabin in Estes Park and relaxing in the fresh mountain air with her husband.

Trish Best

FlexRide Supervisor

Lisa Bitzer

Director of Operations

Lisa joined the Via team in 2003. Over her more than two decades with Via, Lisa has served as a Call Center Lead, Call Center Supervisor, Paratransit and Community Manager, and Director of Paratransit and Mobility before moving into the Director of Operations role. This experience enhanced her knowledge to serve Via’s riders and her team better, and her institutional knowledge is a cornerstone of Via’s continued success.

Having worked with many nonprofits, Lisa joined Via because she was looking for a job that helped people and made a difference in their lives. To Lisa, mobility means the freedom and independence to travel where you need to go, safely, affordably, and without limits.

In her free time, Lisa loves spending time with her family, and she enjoys flexing her creative muscles through home decor projects.

Dena Boutwell

Safety Director

Dena joined the Via team in 2018. Before Via, Dena worked at Boulder Valley School District for ten years as a Transportation Supervisor overseeing recruiting, training, drug and alcohol compliance, and special needs transportation. She’s also spent time working for Vail Resorts (formerly Specialty Sports Venture) in Human Resources, higher education compliance/ regulatory affairs, and secondary education.

Serving our community is a priority to Dena, and this commitment influences her work. Under her leadership, Via’s automobile safety incidences decreased 40% in her first year, and she continues to improve safety throughout all facets of the organization.

Via’s mission and reputation, along with her passion for keeping employees, clients, and our community members safe, makes this role a perfect fit for Dena. To Dena, mobility means helping people get places safely by the best means for them. “Via is one of the most supportive and caring organizations I’ve worked for,” Dena shared.

Dena enjoys camping, jogging, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends in her spare time.

Frank Bruno

Chief Executive Officer

Britney Burch

HR Manager

Craig Christopher

Professional Development Manager

Craig joined the Via team in 2014 after retiring from a successful career in education. He was introduced to Via when he signed his father up for Via’s paratransit service. Via helped Craig’s father regain his independence, and, in turn, Craig wanted to give back to Via.

He started his Via career as a driver and has had the invaluable experience of holding several positions during his tenure. Craig has been a Receptionist, HR Assistant, Trainer, and Training Coordinator before moving into his current role as Manager of our Professional Development and Training Department.

To Craig, mobility is the ability to move from one place to another. It’s about being independent and self-sufficient.

Craig loves all that Boulder and Colorado have to offer and regularly takes advantage of living in a beautiful place.

Ty Coleman

Operations Manager

Lisa Curtis

Director of Development and Community Outreach

Denise Dolan

Mission Services Manager

Denise started at Via as a driver in 1999. Over the years, she moved into the role of Operations Specialist and eventually took over as the Founding Mission Services Manager. She attended University in Northern Colorado with a major in Elementary Education. Before Via, Denise was a teacher for a Head Start school.

Denise is a compassionate and caring person; helping others in need has always been one of her goals. Working for Via helps Denise give back to the community.

To Denise, mobility means the ability to move or be moved freely and easily. “This is what we give our passengers,” Denise shared.

In her free time, Denise loves to be outdoors. She enjoys hiking and spending time in her garden.

España Dueñas

Mobility Specialist

España joined the Via team in 2019. As part of Via’s Mobility Team, España serves as the first point of contact for new clients – a job she greatly enjoys. Being bilingual and having the ability to help new riders in her native language is very important work to España. 

Knowing that she personally contributes to helping our community is a great accomplishment for España. She has really connected with Via’s vision and culture and feels this is the right place to be.

To España, mobility is the ability to be able to move around easily and independently.

Outside of work, España enjoys traveling, gardening, and spending as much time as possible with her family.

Martha Fierro

Mobility Specialist

Leslie Gardner

Controller

Leslie joined the Via team in 2019. Leslie enjoys the feeling of community and acceptance at Via. She loves Via’s social enterprise business model that uses earned income contracts to support Via’s missions services. 

Before Via, Leslie spent 20 years in public accounting, supporting and consulting with businesses and individuals to help them grow and meet their financial goals.

To Leslie, mobility is being able to make choices on where we go in life. 

Outside of work, Leslie enjoys hiking, biking, camping, reading, pilates, quiet time, and most importantly, laughing!

Bret Gibson

HOP Supervisor

Elizabeth Hubert

Trainer

Lyndsy Morse

Director of Marketing and Communications

Ashley Patterson

Safety Specialist

Bill Patterson

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Patterson

Operations Manager

Mark joined the Via team in 2020 when Via took over operations of Seniors’ Resource Center’s transportation division. Mark brings to Via more than 20 years of experience in transportation services, and he is a Certified Community Transit Manager.

To Mark, mobility means freedom.

Outside of work, Mark enjoys spending his time working on woodworking projects.

Shane Rajewich

Fleet and Facilities Manager

Brenda Romero

Operations Supervisor

Brenda joined the Via team in 2017 as a driver. Before moving into the Operations Supervisor role, Brenda also served as a dispatcher and office coordinator. She enjoys working with people with disabilities, and she loves that Via values its employees. 

In late 2021, Brenda received Community Transportation Supervisor certification. Brenda takes pride in her work and is always looking for ways to grow professionally. If she has any free time at work, she’s focused on learning advanced excel skills.

To Brenda, mobility means freedom and independence.

Outside of work, Brenda enjoys spending time with her family and taking her dogs to the dog park.

Alex Salvo

IT Director

Alex has worked for Via since 2004. He attended Northwestern University and Coe College, majoring in Pre-Med and Music, respectively. Prior to Via, he worked for University Hospital for six years in a variety of roles, HR Benefits Representative, HRIS Analyst, IT Analyst, and Database Analyst.

Alex has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Broomfield and assisted with organizing their network and computer refurbishing area. He’s also a huge advocate for organ transplant donations; he was the fortunate recipient of a liver donation in 1998.

To Alex, mobility means having the independence to go out and participate in your community and participate in activities with your friends and family.

Alex brings his innate ability to communicate highly-technical concepts to any staff and audience to Via. Alex currently lives in Broomfield with his wife and has two grown children. In his free time, he enjoys reading, collecting and playing guitars, and jamming out to old-school R&B and Motown music.

 

Nick Schordje

Trainer

Douglas Stiles

Trainer

Denise Stradiotto

Data Management Specialist

Deinse joined the Via team in 2020 when Via took over operations of Seniors’ Resource Center’s (SRC) transportation division. She was familiar with Via through her role with SRC and was glad to move to Via when the opportunity presented itself. Denise was thrilled to continue her work in nonprofits through this role with Via, and she loves that Via values its employees, has a wonderful work-life balance, and has a great mission.

Before entering the transportation world, Denise worked as Waiting Child Manager in adoption. She spent 15 years working in international adoption, placing children with special needs with loving families. This work gave her great joy to bring families together and even helped her fulfill her dream of becoming a mom (the best job ever!) by adopting four girls from China. 

Outside of work, Denise loves spending time with her family. She enjoys her annual camping and fishing trips with family and friends and traveling, especially road trips with her daughters and parents in tow. Denise’s tight-knit family gets together for weekly happy hours, and they never get bored catching up on the week’s events.

Eva Tanner

Mobility Specialist

Cecilia Younger

Trainer

Board of Directors

Cris Aboussie, President
Human Resource Consultant, College Instructor | Regis University

George Gerstle, Vice President
Director | Boulder County Department of Transportation

Brian Lindoerfer, Treasurer
Assistant Vice Chancellor Facilities Operations & Services | CU Boulder

Bruce W. Warren, Secretary
Attorney | Warren, Carlson & Moore, LLP

Dale Abood
Business Development Officer | Elevations Credit Union

Jennifer Anderson
Human Resources Director | Longmont United Hospital

Samantha Black
Executive Director | TRU PACE

Frank Bruno
Chief Executive Officer | Via Mobility Services

Houston ‘Tex’ Elum
Retired

Kady Haisley
Retired

Stephanie Knight
Senior Hub | Executive Director

Tasia Beek
Founder and Executive Director | Summit Supports

Debbie Noel
Retired

Susana Peréz
Management Consultant

Joseph Sleeper
Retired

Laura Zavala
Mortgage Branch Manager | Movement Mortgage

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