Office of the CEO

Office of the CEO information
Stephanie N. Wiggins, Chief Executive Officer
Nicole Englund, Chief of Staff
Jonaura Wisdom, Deputy Chief Equity & Race Officer (Interim) 213.418.3168
Elba Higueros, Deputy Chief of Staff

Board Appointed Officers

Metro Los Angeles Board Appointed Officers.
Karen Gorman, Inspector General 213.244.7300
Paul Solis, Chief Ethics Officer 213.922.2944
Charles Safer, Assistant County Counsel 213.922.2511
Collette Langston, Board Clerk - Office of Board213.922.2837

Chief of Staff Office

Reviews, evaluates and reports on the agency’s finances, operations and procedures.
Shalonda Baldwin, Executive Officer – Administration213-418-3265
Alfred Rodas, Senior Director – Audit213.922.4553
Lauren Choi, Senior Director - Audit (Interim)213-922-3926

Customer Experience

Oversees Metro's Community Relations, Customer Programs & Services, Customer Relations, Government Relations, Marketing and Public Relations.
Jennifer Vides, Chief Customer Experience
Yvette Rapose, Deputy Chief Communications
Glen Becerra, Executive Officer – Marketing
Vanessa Smith, Executive Officer – Customer Care
Anthony Crump, Deputy Executive Officer – Community Relations
Maya Emsden, Executive Officer – Art Asset Management & Cultural Programming (Interim)213.922.2720
Joni Honor, Executive Officer – Public Relations 213.922.6931

Congestion Reduction

Focuses on reducing traffic congestion in Los Angeles County.
Shahrzad Amiri, Executive Officer – Congestion Reduction Programs213.922.3061
Kenneth Coleman, Deputy Executive Officer – Congestion Reduction Programs213.922.2951

Countywide Planning & Development

Administers and coordinates transportation service and infrastructure improvements throughout Los Angeles County.
James de la Loza, Chief Planning Officer – Countywide Planning & Development 213.922.2920
Laurie Lombardi, Senior Executive Officer – Strategic Financial Planning 213.418.3251
David Mieger, Senior Executive Officer – Long Range Transportation Planning and Mobility Corridors, Interim 213.922.3040
William Ridder, Senior Executive Officer – Federal/State Policy & Programming, Interim 213.922.2887
Holly Rockwell, Senior Executive Officer – Community Mobility Planning 213.928.5585
Kalieh Honish, Executive Officer – Long Range Transportation Planning 213.922.7109


Administers Metro's budget and oversees the financial management of its transit-oriented operations and activities.
Nalini Ahuja, Chief Financial Officer213.922.3088
Melissa Wang, Senior Executive Officer – Finance (OMB)213.922.6024
Perry Blake, Executive Officer – Finance (OMB)213.922.6171
Christopher Gallanes, Executive Officer – Finance (OMB)213.922.4828
Quintin Sumabat, Deputy Executive Officer – Project Management213.922.2277
Irene Fine, Senior Executive Officer – Finance (OMB)213.922.4420
Anelli-Michelle Navarro, Senior Executive Officer – Finance (OMB)213.922.3056
Jesse Soto, Senior Executive Officer - Finance (Accounting)213.922.6861
David Sutton, Executive Officer – Finance (TAP)213.922.5633
Robin O’Hara, Senior Executive Officer – Finance (Local Programming)213.922.2411
Mary Morgan, Deputy Executive Officer – Finance (Treasury)213.922.4143

Human Capital & Development

Responsibilities include the oversight of collective bargaining and contract administration, as well as independent group employee relations issues.
Patrice McElroy, Chief HC&D Officer (Interim) 213.418.3171
Dan Dzyacky, Deputy Executive Officer – Talent Development 213.922.4145
Steven Espinoza, Deputy Executive Officer – Employee/Labor Relations 213.922.8825
Donald Howey, Deputy Executive Officer – Administration 213.922.8867
Steven Jaffe, Deputy Executive Officer – General Services 213.922.6284

Information & Technology Services

Manages and maintains Metro's extensive internal and external computer and telecommunications network as well as Metro’s application portfolio.
Bryan M. Sastokas, Deputy Chief Information Technology Officer213.922.5510
Joseph Giba, Executive Officer – Information Technology213.922.3450
Patrick Astredo, Executive Officer – Enterprise Information Management213.922.4290
Vincent Tee, Executive Officer – Enterprise Architecture & Infrastructure213.922.4537
Medik Ghazikhanian, Executive Officer – Center of Excellence213.922.4910

Office of Extraordinary Innovation

Identifies, evaluates, tests and implements leading-edge ideas to improve regional mobility, from public private capital partnerships to new technologies.
Joshua Schank, Chief Innovation Officer 213.418.3345

Program Management

Provides the engineering and oversight of major construction projects, as well as improvements to Metro rail facilities.
Bryan Pennington, Chief Program Management Officer 213.922.7449
Abdollah Ansari, Senior Executive Officer – Construction & Engineering 213.922.4781
Brian Boudreau, Senior Executive Officer – Project Management Oversight 213.922.2474
Rick Meade, Senior Executive Officer – Program Management, Airport Connector & Foothill Projects 213.922.7917
Jeanet Owens, Senior Executive Officer – Program Management/Regional Rail 213.922.6877
Emmanuel 'Cris' Liban, Executive Officer – Program Management, Environmental Compliance/Sustainability 213.922.2471
Timothy Lindholm, Deputy Chief Officer Program Management Officer (Interim) 213.922.7297
Rick B. Wilson, Executive Officer, Project Control & Administration 213.312.3108
James J. Cohen, Executive Officer – Projects Engineering 213.922.7911
Michael McKenna, Executive Officer – Projects Engineering 213.312.3132
Gary Baker, Executive Officer – Projects Engineering 213.893.7191
Charles Beauvoir , Executive Officer – Projects Engineering 323.903.4113
Michael Ratnasingham, Executive Officer – Projects Engineering 213.922.7523
Eduardo Cervantes, Senior Director – Program Management, Construction  Management 213.922.7255
Camelia Davis, Senior Director – Program Management, Quality Management 213.922.7342

Risk, Safety & Asset Management

Protects public assets by identifying, evaluating and responding to risk exposures.
Kenneth Hernandez, Chief Risk Safety & Asset Management Officer 213.922.2990
Vijay Khawani, Executive Officer – Corporate Safety 213.922.4035
Denise Longley, Deputy Executive Officer – Strategic Development of Facilities and Operations 213.922.7294

System Security and Law Enforcement

Oversees the activities of the multi-policing model inclusive of Metro Transit Security Officers and contract security personnel. Metro’s law enforcement model includes the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Long Beach Police Department.
Judy Gerhardt, Deputy Chief Systems Security & Law Enforcement Officer213.922.2771
Aston Greene, Executive Officer - Operations Administration 213.922.2599
Ron Dickerson, Deputy Executive Officer - Project Management 213.922.4948
Joe Mendez, Senior Director - Emergency Services & Homeland Security 213.418.3009
Nancy Felix, Director – Administration & Compliance 213.922.7011
Jose Ortiz, Director – Security 213.922.3631
Susan Walker, Director – Physical Security 213.922.7464
Jennifer E. Loew, Manager – Transit Security Special Projects 213.922.3646
Joyce Burrell Garcia, Project Manager 213.922.5551

Transit Operations

Provides bus and rail service throughout Los Angeles County via more than 200 bus routes and five rail lines.
James T. Gallagher, Chief Operations Officer 213.418.3108
Alex DiNuzzo, Senior Executive Officer– Maintenance 213.922.5860
Errol Taylor, Senior Executive Officer – Rail Maintenance & Engineering 213.922.3227
Conan Cheung, Senior Executive Officer – Service Development, Scheduling & Analysis 213.418.3034
Bernard Jackson, Senior Executive Officer – Rail Operations 213.418.3001
Jesus Montes, Senior Executive Officer – Vehicle Acquisition 213.418.3277
Bob Spadafora, Senior Executive Officer – Rail Fleet Services 213.922.3144
Diane Corral-Lopez, Executive Officer – Central Oversight & Analysis 213.922.7676
Diane Frazier, Service Operations Superintendent 213.922.1101
Frank Alejandro, Senior Executive Officer – Operations 213.418.3150

Vendor/Contract Management

Develops and maintains professional relationships with those doing business with or desiring to do business with the agency.
Debra Avila, Chief Vendor / Contract Management Officer 213.418.3051
Miguel Cabral, Executive Officer – Diversity & Economic Opportunity 213.418.3270
Carolina Coppolo Executive Officer – Vendor / Contract Management 213.922.4471
Michael Gonzalez, Executive Officer – Vendor/Contract Management Support Services 213.418.3106
Selena Landero, Executive Officer – Supply Chain/Logistics 213.418.3104
Ivan Page, Executive Officer – Vendor / Contract Management 213.922.6383
Mayumi Lyon Ales, Deputy Executive Officer – Procurement Administration & Policy 213.922.4020
Julie Ellis, Deputy Executive Officer –Administration 213.418.3209
Vimol Katkaphan, Deputy Executive Officer - Procurement 213-922-7351
Donald Mendoza, Deputy Executive Officer – Logistics 213.922.5789
Mark Penn, Deputy Executive Officer – Procurement 213-922-1455
Victor Ramirez, Deputy Executive Officer – Procurement 213.922.1059
Tashai Smith, Deputy Executive Officer – Diversity & Economic Opportunity 213-922-2128
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