OUR PEOPLE

 

Alan C. Katz, DABT, ERT, FRSB, CEO– Alan has a master’s degree in Human Physiology and is a board-certified toxicologist with over 40 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food ingredients and supplements, cosmetic, and agrochemical fields.  He is broadly experienced in the public and private sectors, including management of toxicology, product chemistry, risk assessment, and regulatory affairs programs in industry, government, and consulting.  Following an extensive career in industrial research in chemistry, toxicology, and pharmacology, he served as a senior toxicologist with the US EPA Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances and has since spent over 30 years as a consultant in scientific and regulatory affairs.  Following his service at EPA, Alan played a key role in working with industry to address chemical safety and hazard reporting issues under the TSCA Section 8(e) Compliance Audit Program.  Alan is past-president of the Society of Comparative Ophthalmology and previously served a dual role on the editorial staff of the Journal of Applied Toxicology as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board and Editor of the Toxicology Updates feature. He is currently on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Food and Drug Law Journal.  Alan also served as an elected member of the Awards Committee of the American College of Toxicology and is an active participant in the Society of Toxicology, where he is a member of the national Society and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter, and the Drug Discovery, Regulatory and Safety Evaluation, Neurotoxicology, Ocular Toxicology, and Risk Assessment Specialty Sections.  He also holds membership in the American Chemical Society where he has contributed to several research presentations over the years.  In addition to his status as a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology since 1980, Alan is a European Registered Toxicologist (through the UK Registry) and he was recently elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.

Bryan J. Katz, PE, PTOE, PMP, President – Bryan holds a Ph.D., as well as graduate and undergraduate degrees, in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer who brings over 20 years of experience in transportation safety, operations, and construction engineering and inspection. He is also an Associate Professor of Practice at Virginia Tech, where he teaches transportation engineering courses in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Since 2002, he has supported research projects for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia. He is a voting member on the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and serves as the Secretary of the Research Committee. In addition, he is an active member of the Transportation Research Board, serving on two technical committees, and is also an active member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He serves as a paper reviewer for Accident Analysis and Prevention, Traffic Injury Prevention, and for three volumes of the Transportation Research Record. Prior to joining toXcel, Bryan worked for Leidos (formerly SAIC) and HNTB Corporation.

Christine McAlinden, DABT, UK and European Registered Toxicologist, Associate DirectorChris is a board-certified toxicologist with over 20 years’ experience within the industry. She began her career with a UK CRO as a Study Director in toxicology where she gained a solid practical understanding of toxicological studies and data evaluation.  In 2001 Chris first joined toXcel International Ltd as a consultant toxicologist, gaining added experience in the regulatory environment and advising and supporting clients on the safety assessment of animal food additives (EFSA and FDA), agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals (MHRA and EU).  Between 2007 and 2011 she continued with consultancy work and also gave toxicological support to an Indian CRO, including training and protocol/report reviewing.  She has been actively involved with REACH, providing only-representative services, consortium representation, dossier and CSR compilation and dossier submission.  Chris has served on the education committee of the British Toxicology Society, as a Panel member for the UK Register of Toxicologists, and is currently serving as the toxicologist for the Food Standards Agency’s Advisory Committee on Amials Foodstuff (ACAF). In early 2011, Chris re-joined toXcel to establish our new European office in Ledbury, England and to further develop our comprehensive REACH services.  In her role as Associate Director, Chris provides leadership in business and scientific affairs on behalf of our European operations, registered in England and Wales.   Chris has an honors degree Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology, specializing in Biomedical Sciences, is a European Registered Toxicologist, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology.

Connie Welch-DuJardin, Vice President – Life Sciences – An expert in environmental laws and regulations, Connie enjoyed great success as founder and principal of Connie Welch and Associates.  Her background includes a 17 year distinguished career within the US EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), where she held prominent leadership positions dealing with conventional pesticides, antimicrobial pesticides, and inert ingredients. During the last eight years of her tenure at EPA. Connie served as Chief of Regulatory Management Branch II in the Antimicrobial Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. This position also afforded Connie the opportunity to work with other offices within the EPA (i.e., the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, the Office of Drinking Water, and the Office of Solid Waste) and other federal agencies (the Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer Products Safety Commission, and the US Department of Agriculture).  Because of Connie’s extensive EPA career and previous experience as a leading regulatory consultant to industry, she is ideally suited to providing clients with a wealth of pesticide knowledge and expertise.   Connie started her career with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and holds advanced degrees in Ministry.

Jennifer Symoun, PMP, Vice President – Engineering and Behavioral Sciences – Jennifer holds an undergraduate degree in Commerce, with concentrations in Management and Management Information Systems from the University of Virginia and has nearly 20 years of experience in project management, outreach and communications, web development, web conferencing, and research and analysis support for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Jennifer has focused on a diverse range of transportation topic areas, including impaired driving enforcement, freight management and operations, work zone safety and mobility, and congestion pricing. She specializes in research and writing guidance documents and outreach materials that educate and inform practitioners about relevant transportation topics. Prior to joining toXcel, Jennifer worked for Leidos (formerly SAIC).

Melba S. Morrow, DVM, Director of Toxicology –  Melba holds a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree and has over 35 years of government regulatory experience, having worked at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs. At EPA, she held several positions including team leader and senior scientist in the Health Effects Division and special assistant positions at the branch and division levels in the Antimicrobials Division. During her government career, she developed testing guidelines for domestic animal safety, wrote position papers and conducted numerous toxicity reviews for food use and antimicrobial chemicals.  She has served on hazard and risk assessment committees within the Office of Pesticide Programs and has worked with FDA on issues involving dual regulatory jurisdiction.   Melba also served as an expert panelist with the World Health Organization’s International Programme on Chemical Safety. During her tenure at the EPA, she received bronze medals for her work on endocrine disruption, anthrax remediation and programmatic issues.   

Gary K. Whitmyre, DABT, Senior Director of Exposure and Risk Assessment – Gary is a board certified toxicologist with over thirty years of technical experience focused on residential, occupational, and consumer exposure analysis, risk assessment, and toxicology of environmental chemicals.  He holds a master’s degree in Biochemistry.  As Principal of risk sciences, LLC and Whitmyre Research and his previous experience on the staff of other scientific consulting firms, he has been engaged in a wide variety of risk assessment projects.   His experience includes probabilistic modeling of human exposure to chemicals in indoor and outdoor environments, development of expert opinions for litigation cases, regulatory compliance through product-specific exposure assessments under California Proposition 65, preparation of human health risk assessments to include in applications for US federal and state marketing approvals, and international dossiers supporting pesticides and antimicrobial products and other chemical registrations.

Tina M. Barron, Director of Contracts – Tina is an experienced contract professional and a member of the National Contract Management Association. With 20 years of experience working with both large and small businesses, she is responsible for managing business/cost proposals, development of terms and conditions, and the negotiation and administration of contracts according to company policy, applicable laws and regulations, and customer requirements. Tina effectively interacts with all levels of administrative and technical management to assess contracting and subcontracting requirements to accomplish program goals.

Nicholas Kehoe, Director of Finance and Transportation Technology – Nicholas received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech with his graduate degree concentrating on transportation systems. He has over 10 years of experience providing technical support to Federal and State transportation agencies covering a range of activities that include project management, performance measurement, program oversight, data collection and analysis, education, outreach, and professional development. His experience focuses on transportation safety, operations, and freight transportation. Recently, Nicholas spent more than two years providing on-site support to the Federal Highway Administration at the United State Department of Transportation headquarters where he analyzed freight-related data to assist in policy development and producing communications and educational materials for freight professionals.

Sheryl Miller, PMP, Director of Human Performance and User Experience – Sheryl obtained her Ph.D. in Human Factors and Applied Cognition from George Mason University, where she focused on issues of interruption and multi-tasking, team workload and decision-making, human-computer interaction, and usability. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Geneseo, minoring in Organizational and Occupational Behavior. Sheryl has over 15 years of experience providing project management, research skills, and human factors expertise to a diverse range of topics. These have included pedestrian safety, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), connected vehicles, collision warning and avoidance systems, Transportation Management Centers (TMCs), and other safety or mobility techniques, technologies, and marketing approaches. As a Human Factors Psychologist, Sheryl has ensured that the user experience is included early and often in engineering projects. This has included conducting experimental studies in the laboratory and field; capturing and interpreting stakeholder perspectives with surveys, interviews, and focus group meetings; and assessing task flow and interface design with usability methods. Sheryl is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) and User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA).

Venkat Nallamothu, PE, Director of Traffic EngineeringVenkat has a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas in Arlington. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia and Maryland with over 15 years of experience in research, planning, design, and operational deployment of safety and mobility solutions utilizing traditional traffic engineering, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), emerging transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) and cooperative automated transportation (CAT) strategies. Prior to joining toXcel, Venkat worked with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) coordinating various Operations/TSMO initiatives for State Departments of Transportation, serving as an AASHTO liaison on multiple NCHRP research projects, supporting various USDOT/FHWA initiatives on TSMO, CAT and ITS, organizing national and international peer exchanges and knowledge-transfer sessions. Venkat also has extensive experience working on Traffic/ITS design and analysis projects in Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Carrie Redden, Director of Health and Planning – Carrie has dual master’s degrees in Public Health and City Planning (specializing in transportation planning). She has over 15 years of experience working to support community and individual behavior change accomplished through understanding and addressing the individual, interpersonal, infrastructure, societal, and practical factors that influence decision-making at the individual, community and policy level. Carrie has strong research and facilitation skills. She has provided leadership in guiding, facilitating, and implementing a variety of community health assessments required qualitative and quantitative data analysis, including key stakeholder interviews, focus groups, and data indicator analyses. Carrie has worked to identify and delineate the health impacts of changes within the transportation and planned environment, including issues such as walk to school policies, complete streets, and pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure.

Jennifer L. Fulford, Manager of Scientific Projects – Jennifer has over 12 years of experience in the field and uses her strong organizational and management skills as the manager and coordinator of numerous complex projects, providing comprehensive scientific and regulatory compliance services.  She acts as coordinator of toXcel’s Assistant staff.  Jennifer plays a key role in all aspects of preparation of international dossiers, as well as regulatory submissions to the US EPA (FIFRA) and US FDA regarding pesticide active ingredients and products, and interacts directly with the Agency staff on behalf of clients to resolve issues during the registration process.  Jennifer has extensive experience reviewing laboratory study reports, principally toxicology reports, and has participated in auditing laboratories on behalf of study sponsors.  Proficient in conducting literature searches, scientific research, data evaluation, and summarization of data, Jennifer has also received training at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) for the TOXNET® databases.  Jennifer is trained in the use and interpretation of the National Pesticide Information Retrieval System (NPIRS) and regularly uses the database to assist clients in all aspects of data review and competitive intelligence.  Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and is a member of the  Society of Toxicology (SOT) and the Society of Quality Assurance (SQA). Jennifer is on the Food and Drug Law Institute‘s (FDLI) Publications Peer Review Committee.

Nicole F. Perkinson, RAC, Manager of Regulatory Affairs – Nicole has a master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Management with over 11 years of experience with Federal and State pesticide regulations.  She is also Regulatory Affairs Certified with experience in the areas of pharmaceutical, medical device, and food ingredient regulation.  Nicole manages a wide variety of projects including the preparation and submission of product applications to Federal and State regulatory authorities.  She interacts directly with regulatory Agencies on behalf of clients to identify and resolve regulatory issues and assists clients in updating and maintaining registrations and ensuring their products meet regulatory requirements.  She is proficient in the areas of data compilation, evaluation, technical writing, and regulatory compliance reviews and has practical experience in risk assessment methods and risk management policies. 

Erin Filler, PE, PTOE, Team Leader – Traffic Engineering Design & ITS – Erin is a Professional Engineer with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech.  She has experience as a consultant in traffic and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) engineering and has served as an on-site consultant for state agencies. She has worked on various projects dealing with traffic control design in the areas of signing, pavement markings, signals, lighting, ITS and maintenance of traffic. Her ITS experience includes design and specifications of DMS, CCTV cameras, traffic detectors, lane use signals, and weather sensors.  She also has experience with traffic simulations, analysis and safety studies.  Her software experience includes MicroStation, AutoTurn, GuideSIGN, Synchro, and Microsoft Project.

Vanessa Almony, Senior Training Manager Vanessa holds an M.Ed. in Training and Development from Pennsylvania State University and B.S. in Behavioral Science from York College of Pennsylvania. She has decades of meaningful experience in all aspects of talent development and organizational change. Vanessa has facilitated dozens of community outreach, program planning, and strategic planning sessions and brought fair and innovative consensus-building skills to enhance organizations’ ability to adapt. She has developed hundreds of remote learning events, in-place classroom trainings, and asynchronous distance learning products to resolve individual and team performance challenges. She currently manages on-site and remote development teams that produce instructionally sound products to satisfy our customers’ needs for timely, technically accurate, and cost-effective training that works. Vanessa served more than 10 years as an in-house contractor for Federal Highway Administration’s National Highway Institute where she was an instructional design consultant, Master Trainer, and coach. She has received the FHWA-NHI Instructor of Excellence award and Director’s award. Vanessa has served as an IACET (International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training) Commissioner, lead reviewer, and trainer since 2014.

Steve Jackson, Senior Statistician – Steve manages, manipulates, and analyzes data from a variety of sources including driving simulators, instrumented roadways, the Fatality and Analysis Reporting System, and naturalistic driving experiments. He earned his master’s degree in Statistics from Texas A&M in 2012 and has since applied his skills to forecasting infrastructure requirements for the US Army, uncovering trends in innovation for the US Patent and Trademark Office, and investigating human factors and safety issues for the Federal Highway Administration and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. As a certified Six Sigma Green Belt, he employs a systematic approach to experimental design and statistical analysis. Steve is also a Certified Graduate Statistician, an SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst, and a SAS Certified Base Programmer. He has authored or co-authored a growing number of research papers on connected vehicles, vehicle automation, collision avoidance technologies, human factors psychology and vulnerable road user safety. His attention to detail, strong analytic skills and ability to visualize and communicate complex statistical findings makes him a valuable asset to the toXcel team.

William A. Perez, PMP, Chief Scientist – Bill earned a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Miami University, Oxford Ohio. He obtained an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati.  He initially worked as an Assistant Professor teaching courses in statistics, experimental design, and cognition. His early research was in the areas of short-term memory and attention. Since 1985, he has supported research projects for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), and other government agencies. Over the last 29 years he has concentrated in supporting research and managing projects in key national transportation areas. His initial work in surface transportation was the evaluation of the TravTek system in Orlando, Florida, the first major intelligent transportation systems (ITS) deployment in the United States. He has managed a wide range of surface transportation contracts for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the USDOT ITS Joint Program Office. He has recent technical expertise and experience in driving simulation research, field testing including use of eye-tracking methods, and development of test and evaluation procedures.

Aaron Benson, Senior Human Factors Scientist – Aaron received his M.A. in Human Factors and Applied Cognition and B.S in Psychology from George Mason University. He has over 10 years of experience conducting traffic safety research in a broad range of topics, including emerging vehicle technologies, driver behavior, and vulnerable road users. He has extensively studied the safety and usability of automated vehicle technologies with a focus on learnability of systems and the safety implications of misuse. He employees a variety of research methods such as driving simulation, naturalistic driving, crash analysis, surveys, and focus groups to gain insights about safety and usability. He has researched impaired driving, distracted driving, hit and run crashes among many other topics and has been published in peer-reviewed journals, presented his research findings at conferences, to stakeholders and to the media. Aaron is skilled in the R statistical programming language, several driving simulator platforms, and graphics and simulation software for producing experimental stimuli and visualizations.

Erin D. Kissner, Senior Associate Scientist – Erin has a master’s degree in Psychology with concentrations in Human Factors and Applied Cognition and brings over 10 years of experience in human factors and transportation research design, analysis, and evaluation. She previously supported the Human Factors Team at FHWA on contract to Leidos (formerly SAIC) on-site at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center. Erin has broad experience in planning, developing, analyzing and reporting experimental research studies. She primarily provided technical support for the Traffic Control Devices Pooled Fund Study where she led the research design and evaluation of various highway signs, with results that have been considered for implementation in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).

Olwyn Diggins, Senior Associate Scientist – Olwyn began her career in a technical role with a UK contract research laboratory Foetal Pathology group before becoming a Study Director in Reproduction Toxicology, where she was active in the European Teratology Society. She has a solid understanding and practical experience with toxicological studies, including planning, protocol generation, data evaluation and report writing. In 2001, she moved into the clinical field, planning and reporting a variety of cosmetic consumer studies whilst also being responsible for the operation of the formulation department. Olwyn holds an honors degree Bachelor of Science in Zoology.  Olwyn provides scientific and technical support to toXcel’s European and other international clients for evaluating cosmetics and chemicals.

Paula Raymond, Senior Associate Scientist – Paula has a master’s degree in Psychology from New York University and is a research psychologist with over 15 years of experience in human factors and transportation. She has provided research support to NHTSA, FHWA, and IIHS in field and laboratory studies. She has conducted and managed investigations in a wide range of topics, including graduated driver licensing restrictions, hazard perception, restraint use, child safety seat use, driver training, older drivers, novice drivers, and countermeasure effectiveness. She has studied these issues using diverse methods, including direct field observations, instrumented vehicles, citation/conviction records, crash records, crash injuries and fatalities, questionnaires, surveys, focus groups and interviews. She has cooperated with diverse stakeholders such as law enforcement, driver education professionals, truck drivers, local school districts, advocacy groups, state database administrators, insurance companies, and local DMV offices.

Heather Rigdon, Senior Associate Scientist – Heather holds a master’s degree in Event Management and an undergraduate degree in Psychology. She has over 10 years of experience providing technical support to Federal and State transportation agencies covering a range of activities that include project management, program oversight, data collection and analysis, meeting coordination, and outreach. Ms. Rigdon’s data collection and analysis experience includes both qualitative and quantitative data from a number of sources, including study participants, roadside instruments, and agency crash records. In recent years, Ms. Rigdon has provided key support in the collection and analysis of data from surveys, interviews, focus groups, instruments, and field observations for studies evaluating driver comprehension and behavior in response to new or improved traffic control devices.

Nelson K. Cornwell, Associate Scientist – Nelson is disciplined in both biology and chemistry.  He assists clients in understanding EPA registration requirements and potential waiver opportunities, preparing product chemistry volumes, and assembling registration application packages under both FIFRA and TSCA.  Nelson shows an eye for detail in the numerous study reports he has reviewed.  Nelson has demonstrated skill for data compilation, evaluation, technical writing, and literature searches for numerous chemicals on behalf of clients.  Nelson has been involved in summarizing residue field trail study reports for submission to government agencies.  He is well versed in the National Pesticide Information Retrieval System (NPIRS) and regularly conducts searches as part of the preparation of registration applications.  Nelson has demonstrated strong managerial, team building, and client care skills.  Nelson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

Sweta Ojha, Staff Scientist—Environmental and Analytical Chemistry Sweta holds a PhD degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky, a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, and an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, West Bengal, India. Her work has focused on investigating the fate and transport of various pollutants including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Her investigations in this area involved assessment of contamination risks in drinking water systems using mapping tools, sampling and stakeholder engagement. Sweta’s research was instrumental in predicting high-risk areas of drinking water pollutants such as heavy metals and PFAS. She is experienced with methods for determining hot-spot areas using online ArcGIS for any contaminants. Sweta has prepared Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for PFAS sampling in water based on US EPA methodology and has also implemented several innovative techniques for remediation of PFAS contamination

Lisa D. Davis, Regulatory Specialist – Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and a graduate certificate in Risk Sciences and Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to joining toXcel, Lisa had 8 years of government experience in leadership, management, and training.  She provides team-oriented project support to our senior staff scientists and regulatory affairs managers in the preparation of complete documentation for US federal and state registration application packages.  In addition to her responsibilities in the life sciences group, Lisa frequently assists the toXcel engineers with client proposals, identifying and interviewing survey candidates for human factors analyses, as well as overall data collection and reduction.  Lisa is an active member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) and she is proficient in the use of the National Pesticide Information Retrieval System.

Allyson Barlow, PhD, Research Scientist – Allyson earned her PhD in civil engineering from Oregon State University. There she conducted education research on cognitive engagement and taught multiple engineering courses. She has experience planning research studies, designing survey instruments, collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, and reporting findings in peer-reviewed publications. She aims to fuse her technical background as a civil engineer with her human-centered research approach when conducting transportation studies and preparing technical reports.

Lauren Carlson, Associate ScientistLauren has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. She has strong organizational skills and is adept in facilitating small and large groups, identifying best practices, and summarizing technical information. Prior to joining toXcel, Lauren spent 7 years serving as pastor for two different congregations, both of which are highly engaged in the community and utilized her skills in vision, organization, and relating to a variety of people and situations. Lauren’s strong interpersonal skills and ability to analyze academic writing allow her to clearly summarize and convey information that is relevant and meaningful to the target audience.

Gaby Cross, PE, Transportation Engineer – Gaby is a Professional Engineer, with a master’s degree in Transportation Infrastructure and Systems Engineering and an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, both from Virginia Tech. She has interest and experience in corridor and intersection performance analysis, traffic impact analyses, and long-range planning projects. Gaby has performed traffic analyses on roadway networks using transportation planning/engineering software, including microsimulation. She has also developed maps and figures using GIS, project data, and other jurisdictional resources; aided with the development of future traffic volumes using travel demand models and historic volume data; assisted with the completion of various traffic impact analyses across multiple jurisdictions, and assisted with the preparation of technical reports and accompanying materials. She also has experience in public/stakeholder engagement. 

Virginia O’Connor, PE, PTOE, RSP2I, Transportation Engineer – Virginia is a Professional Engineer, with a with a master’s degree in Transportation Infrastructure and Systems Engineering and an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, both from Virginia Tech. She has experience in multiple areas within traffic engineering including traffic operational analysis, traffic safety analysis, transportation system planning, traffic design, and project management. She has led and performed safety studies using the HSM; developed traffic capacity studies for multiple agencies; and designed signing/striping, signals, and roadway lighting. Her computer software experience includes: Microstation, Civil3D, GuideSign, SignCAD, AutoTurn, HCS, VISSIM, Synchro, TransModeler, ArcGIS, IHSDM-HSM, Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office.

Pamela Kryschtal, Junior Transportation Engineer Pamela has a master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in Transportation Infrastructure and Systems from Virginia Tech. She also has an associates degree in Business Administration from Northern Virginia Community College. She is an Engineer in Training, having received this designation in November 2019. During her time at Virginia Tech, she was a Graduate Research Assistant and Coach in the university’s Writing Center. As a Graduate Research Assistant, Pamela gained experience in all areas of research, including experiment design, data collection, and data reporting. As a Coach in Virginia Tech’s Writing Center, she used her knowledge of technical writing to tutor engineering students and mentored them on high-order and low-order concerns in their written communication. Her software experience includes AutoCAD, ArcGIS, and Synchro.

Stephen Taylor, Transportation Data Analyst – Stephen received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech with his graduate degree concentrating on transportation systems. He has 3 years of experience in the tolling industry covering a range of activities that include advanced analytics, machine learning, dynamic pricing, strategic pricing, transportation economics, driver behavior, forecasting, and human factors. His experience focuses on data analysis as it relates to tolling specifically and transportation generally. Stephen has experience using data from ITS and cellular to analyze traffic trends and driver behavior. Stephen has experience in python, Tableau, Power BI, and Azure.

Rob Redden, Applications Developer – Rob is a seasoned Information Technology consultant, having worked in application development in banking, healthcare and 3D Modeling/printing. Most recently, Rob has been focused on the modeling and simulation design within Unity3D. Rob often gives workshops on 3D printing for toy designers and collectors.

Crystal A. Turner, Office Administrator – Crystal is an experienced administrative associate and a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals and the Society for Human Resource Management.  Besides her function as the office manager, she handles accounting matters and maintains financial records, conducts NPIRS and other on-line data searches, and consistently resolves complex document production issues in a timely and efficient manner.  Crystal has valuable experience with the formatting of regulatory submissions and oversees document quality assurance with great attention to detail.