Board & Staff

Commuting Solutions consists of five staff members, a board of directors and 75 member organizations. The board of directors includes representatives from the public and private sectors.

The application to be a member of the Commuting Solutions Board of Directors for 2020-2022 is now open. Our Board of Directors guides the organization and acts as a powerful advocate for multimodal transportation investments in the northwest metro region. Please submit this application with a resumé and cover letter explaining your interest to enhance transportation for the northwest metro region to audrey@commutingsolutions.org.

Our board members are committed to advocating for Northwest Area Mobility Study (NAMS) transportation improvements and expanding the use of commute options throughout the Northwest region.

Commuting Solutions Board of Directors

Officers

Chairperson
Mr. Rob Zuccaro
Director of Planning & Building Safety
City of Louisville
749 Main Street
Louisville, CO. 80027
Phone: 303-335-4590
rzuccaro@louisville.co.gov
Board Member Since: 2017

Vice Chairperson
Mr. Matt Brill
Transportation Program Manager
Google
2930 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO. 80301
Phone: 617-223-1420
matt.brill@google.com
Board Member Since: 2019

Treasurer
Mr. Chris McShane
Vice President/Commerical Lender
In Bank
7100 Broadway Street
Denver, CO. 80021
Phone: 720-403-8769
Chris.McShane@inbank.com
Board Member Since: 2016

Past Chairperson
Mr. Craig Eicher
Area Manager, Local Government Affairs
Xcel Energy
2655 N. 63rd Street
Boulder, CO. 80301
Phone: 303-245-2254
craig.l.eicher@xcelenergy.com
Board Member Since: 2018

Secretary
Ms. Erika Vandenbrande
Director of Transportation & Mobility
City of Boulder
1101 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO. 80302
Phone: 720-450-1488
vadenbrande@bouldercolorado.gov
Board Member Since: 2021

At Large Members

At Large
Mr. Brett Sawyer
BARA
Certified Negotiation Expert
2350 Broadway Street
Boulder, CO. 80304
Phone: 303-517-4147
brett@coloradolandmark.com
Board Member Since: 2020

At Large
Ms. Heidi VanGenderen
Chief Sustainability Officer
University of Colorado Boulder
Campus Box 502-UCB
Boulder, CO. 80309
Office:  303-735-5441
heidi.vangenderen@colorado.edu
Board Member Since: 2021

At Large
Ms. Audrey DeBarros
Executive Director
Commuting Solutions
287 Century Circle, Suite 103
Louisville, CO. 80027
Phone: 303-604-4383
audrey@commutingsolutions.org
Board Member Since: 2004

At Large
Ms. Sarah Grant
Transportation Manager
City & County of Broomfield
Ones DesCombes Drive
Broomfield, CO. 80020
Phone: 303-438-6385
sgrant@broomfield.org
Board Member Since: 2019

At Large
Ms. Jordan Swisher
Vice President
Brue Baukol Capital Partners
1555 Blake Street, Suite 210
Denver, CO. 80202
Phone: 720-930-4711
jordan.swisher@bruebaukol.com
Board Member Since: 2021

 

At Large
Ms. Kathleen Bracke
Mobility Director
Boulder County
2525 13th Street
Boulder, CO. 80304
Phone: 720-564-1185
kbracke@bouldercounty.org
Board Member Since: 2016

At Large
Mr. Phil Greenwald
Transportation Planner
City of Longmont
350 Kimbark Street
Longmont, CO. 80501
Phone: 303-651-3955
phil.greenwald@longmontcolorado.gov
Board Member Since: 2019

At Large
Ms. Julie Piller
Special Projects Manager
Sister Carmen Community Center
655 Aspen Ridge Drive
Lafayette, CO. 80026
Phone: 303-665-4342 x140
julie@sistercarmen.org
Board Member Since: 2021

At Large
Ms. Jessica Erickson
President & CEO
Longmont Economic Development Partnership
1925 Pike Road, Suite 202
Longmont, CO. 80501
Phone: 303-651-0128
jessica@longmont.org
Board Member Since: 2021

At Large
Ms. Julie Isom
Director, Human Resources
Avista Adventist Hospital
100 Health Park Drive
Louisville, CO. 80027
Phone: 303-673-1004
julieisom@centura.org
Board Member Since: 2021

Commuting Solutions Staff

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Audrey DeBarros

Executive Director
Audrey keeps the wheels of Commuting Solutions, and the northwest metro region, rolling smoothly. She leads our advocacy efforts, financial planning, coalition building and everything in between. Audrey not only manages the internal functions of the organization but is Commuting Solutions’ external voice. Her efforts are focused on expanding our partnerships, coalition and member base to improve the regional transportation system. Her leadership with local, regional and state officials results in positive change and the efficient movement of people, not vehicles. For today and the future, Audrey works to make the region a place she is proud to live and work in.

Contact Audrey: 303-604-4383 or audrey@commutingsolutions.org

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Kristina Pritchett

Marketing Coordinator

As Marketing Coordinator, Kristina assists with event marketing, creating social media, producing website content, and generating email newsletters. Kristina grew up in New Jersey and moved to Colorado in 2017. She has a background in journalism where she reported on local municipalities for both daily and weekly newspapers. When not working, Kristina enjoys being outside, going to sporting events especially baseball games, traveling to new places and eating at new restaurants.

Contact Kristina: 303-862-5289 or kristina@commutingsolutions.org

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Jillian Knapp-Rhodes

Programs & Outreach Specialist

As Programs & Outreach Specialist Jillian’s focus is on Commuting Solutions’ transportation-related programs along with employer and community outreach.  She joins to us from RTD where she spent the last 5+ years planning all the events and ambassador outreach for the openings of the W Line, Union Station, Flatiron Flyer/US 36 BRT, University of Colorado A Line and so on. She is a Boulder native, lives in Louisville with her two kids, dog, and bearded dragon. When she is not working she enjoys coaching ice hockey, enjoying the outdoors cycling, and cooking for friends and family.

Contact Jillian: 303-604-4383 or jillian@commutingsolutions.org

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Angela Banks

Administrative Assistant

As an Administrative Assistant, Angela provides support to the Executive Director as well as administrative assistance to staff and the Board of Directors. Angela is a Colorado native and grew up in Arvada. When not working, Angela enjoys spending time with her two children, husband and dogs, camping and boating in the summer, and her annual family trip.

Contact Angela: 303.997.5155 or angela@commutingsolutions.org

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Carly Harold

Marketing  and Outreach Intern

Carly is the marketing and outreach intern for Commuting Solutions. She helps with social media, content creation and event promotion. She is currently a senior in Marketing at University of Colorado Boulder. Carly is a Colorado native who is passionate about helping her community grow and flourish! Outside of work, she is a big music lover and enjoys going to concerts. She also loves to learn about other cultures in her spare time!

Contact Carly: carly@commutingsolutions.org