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Clark John K.

John K. (Jack) Clark

Executive Director

301.565.4716

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With over 20 years’ experience in government workforce development systems and sector development work, Jack brings deep expertise in the areas of worker training and career ladders.  A Ford Foundation/Kennedy School of Government Award for Innovations in State and Local Government winner, prior to joining the ITLC, Jack served as Deputy Director in the Mayor’s Office of Jobs and Community Services in Boston, MA.

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Xinge Wang

Deputy Director

301.565.4715

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Xinge Wang is the Deputy Director of the International Transportation Learning Center and one of this country’s leading experts on workforce demand, training capacity, and future projections of workforce needs.  In 2015, Ms. Wang led the joint research effort of US Department of Transportation, Education and Labor to identify the future workforce needs to strengthen skills training and career pathways of the transportation industry. She has been the key researcher and co-author on many projects funded by US DOT and the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) focusing on transit workforce development. She has also managed the National Training Consortiums for Rail Car, Signals, Elevator/Escalator, and Traction Power Maintenance, developing standards-based training curriculum for frontline technicians. Under the DOL Transit Apprenticeship Initiative, she works with transit agencies and their local unions on developing and implementing apprenticeship programs for transit operations and maintenance occupations. 

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Liz Waller

Director of Finance

240.485.2285

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Liz has extensive experience managing federal grants and an in-depth knowledge of the Uniform Guidance and other federal administrative/fiscal requirements developed through her 30 years of experience in the public accounting and non-profit sectors.  Liz has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University. Liz joined the ITLC in 2008.

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Maurice Beard

Senior Workforce Development Advisor

408-425-6817

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Maurice Beard brings a transportation career spanning over three decades to ITLC. Starting as a bus operator at Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in San Jose, California, Maurice moved into positions as Line Instructor, Transportation Supervisor, and then full-time Technical Trainer, overseeing new operator classes and working to support VTA’s Joint Workforce Investment (JWI), VTA’s peer-to-peer mentor program.  For his last decade at VTA, Maurice served as Technical Training Supervisor, where he and his team kept VTA's operators updated with the latest industry knowledge and training techniques. Maurice's expertise as a consultant has supported a number of industry stakeholders in a range of critical areas, including the establishment of mentoring and apprenticeship programs.

Expertise: Bus Operations, Apprenticeship and mentoring, ZEB Operations Training

Boneva Michaela

Michaela Boneva

Research Associate

240.410.0407

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Michaela joined ITLC in May of 2023. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from Northeastern University. She has previous transportation experience from interning on the communications teams at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Eno Center for Transportation. At ITLC, Michaela supports research projects including the Resource Center, Data Dashboard, case study development, and blog posts.

Bryant Alashia

Alashia Bryant

Technical Assistance and Outreach Associate

240.922.1085

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Alashia joined the Center in 2024 as the Technical Assistance and Outreach Associate. She has a strong background in workforce development, community engagement, and mental and behavioral health. Over the past six years, Alashia has been a champion for residents east of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., with a proven track record in tailoring employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, connecting communities with essential resources, and championing inclusivity and accessibility. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Family Science from the University of Maryland.

Expertise: Technical Assistance, Community Engagement, Individuals with Disabilities

Budeyeva Marina

Marina Budeyeva

Senior Instructional Designer

240.853.0131

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Marina joined the team in March 2024 as a Senior Instructional Designer bringing almost two decades of expertise in instructional design and the development and implementation of training across diverse national and international contexts. Using her deep understanding of instructional design frameworks, she has collaborated with diverse frontline Subject Matter Experts from various stakeholder backgrounds, contributing her skills to a multitude of complex and impactful projects. Marina earned her Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University, where she studied Public Health and Human Resource Management. Marina has consulted on the development and implementation of training for international organizations and domestic projects on compliance with GMP regulations.

Expertise: Instructional Design, e-Learning, Training Evaluation, Curriculum Design, Public Health, GMP

Carmody Annmarie

Annmarie Carmody

Senior Communications Associate

240.410.0171

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Annmarie Carmody joined ITLC/TWC as Senior Communications Associate in 2022. As a public school English and writing instructor for over a decade, she designed curriculum, taught in in-person, online, and hybrid environments, managed varied learning management systems, and helped support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.  She has also taught writing as a community college adjunct faculty member, served as a theater director, producing plays and videos, and worked as a freelance writer for various newspapers and magazines. She holds a Master’s in English and a Master’s in Education from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and a Bachelor’s in Communication from the University of Hartford.

Expertise: Communications, Education, Curriculum Design

Deibel-Pundt Julie

Julie Deibel-Pundt

Program Director, Instructional Design

240.485.2283

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Julie has over a decade experience in instructional systems design, in which she holds a master’s level certificate.  She also has a Master’s in urban planning and Bachelor’s degree in Human Geography.  She’s been employed at non-profits for all of her professional career and was driven to join the ITLC in 2008 because of her passion around equity and the role mobility plays.  

Franklyn Allie

Allie Franklyn

Instructional Designer

240.853.0131

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Allie joined ITLC in 2024 as an instructional designer. With over a decade of teaching and curriculum development experience, Allie partners deep knowledge of instructional design with learning theories to advance skill development and improve educational and training experiences for a range of audiences. Allie holds a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University of Maryland and Bachelor of Arts in Education from Towson University.

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Shayna Gleason

Research Associate

240.853.0132

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Shayna Gleason joined the TWC as a Research Associate in 2022. She holds a Master's degree in Gerontology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she is now a doctoral candidate, and holds a BA in Sociology/Anthropology from Carleton College. At UMass Boston, Shayna worked with the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging, where she helped design and implement a program evaluation for a remote employment training program targeting older workers. Before graduate school, Shayna served as Coordinator of Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh, part of the World Health Organization's international initiative to create inclusive and accessible communities for all ages. Shayna also worked with the Pittsburgh-area paratransit service, ACCESS Transportation Systems, as a community engagement liaison and software trainer.

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Patricia Greenfield

Senior Director for Workforce Education

301.503.7639

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Pat has over three decades of experience in labor, management, legal, and workforce education, much of it at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  At the International Transportation Learning Center, she helps develop and support career pathways into frontline positions in transportation, focusing on pre-apprenticeship transit training partnerships--with high schools, workforce development programs, transportation agencies, unions, and colleges—that create career, credential, and degree opportunities, especially for youth in the communities transit serves.  She has a Ph.D. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, a J.D. from the Washington University School of Law, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester. 

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Karitsa Holdzkom

Senior Policy Analyst

240.485.2291

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Karitsa has a background in community and urban planning along with housing and transportation research.  She received her Master’s in Community Planning from the University of Maryland, College Park and her BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.  Karitsa’s work focuses on ITLC’s participation in the American Apprenticeship Initiative. She also has contributed to ITLC’s research projects, including several TCRP reports.

Joyner Amri

Amri Joyner

Program Manager, Technical Assistance and Training

240.485.2288

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Amri has been with the Center since 2011 and helps design learning for transit maintenance occupations in elevator-escalator, signals, railcar, and traction power. Prior to joining the Center, Amri’s career included urban planning, and designing and delivering training in information technology, union organizing, and leadership development.

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Brandon Liu

Instructional Designer

301.565.4717

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Brandon holds a Master’s in Adult Education and Human Resource Development from James Madison University, and obtained a Bachelors degree in Psychology. His background includes instructional design and organizational development, supplemented with elements of educational technology, E-learning, multimedia development, graphic design and visual literacy. Brandon has been with the ITLC since 2019 and serves as one of the instructional designers for the Traction Power Consortium.

Macumber Jason

Jason Macumber

Zero Emission Vehicle Program Specialist

412.216.1846

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Jason Macumber started with ITLC in June 2024, bringing extensive expertise in driving the development and implementation of cutting-edge training programs for zero-emission vehicle technologies. His prior roles include Director of Bus and Maintenance Training and Chairman of the Maintenance Apprenticeship Program at Pittsburgh Regional Transit.  In these capacities, he successfully launched specialized training programs for the electric bus fleet and directed rail maintenance apprenticeship programs, aligning these initiatives with industry standards and organizational goals and ensuring that employees are adept at handling advanced technologies. Jason completed the Diesel Mechanic’s program at BOCES Technical Trade School (NY State) and attained World Class Technician status at General Motors Technical College. He is an ENO Transportation Mid-Manager and Senior Executive programs graduate with a Performance Leadership Certification from Cornell University.

Expertise: Project Management, Regulatory Compliance, Vehicle Maintenance (ICE, Zero Emissions, and Hybrid), Rail, Power Signals, Facilities System Maintenance, Operator Training, Apprenticeships, and Mentorships.

Nevins Douglas

Douglas Nevins

Researcher

240.485.0428

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Doug joined the Center as a Researcher in 2022. He holds a Masters of Public Policy, Masters of Business Administration, and a BA in English, all from Brandeis University. At ITLC he supports the new Transit Workforce Center, including collecting and documenting best practices and working with transit workforce data. He previously worked for almost a decade in higher education, focusing on international student recruitment and enrollment management. 

Ribaudo Kristen

Kristen Ribaudo

Senior Instructional Designer

240.203.6320

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Kristen joined the team as a full-time Senior Instructional Designer in February 2024 after six years of spearheading the development of a standardized training program for rail vehicle maintainers with ITLC's Rail Car Consortium.  She also has played a pivotal role in expanding and overseeing ITLC's Train-the-Trainer programs.  In addition to her prior history with ITLC, she brings with her valuable experience from teaching high school ESOL and designing English learning programs for an international organization. Kristen's core work supports ITLC's mission by providing essential training and workforce development services to a diverse range of transit stakeholders.

Areas of expertise: Train-the-Trainer, Rail Car, Instructional Design

Schiavone John J.

John J. Schiavone

Program Director

203.650.1569

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John Schiavone has been involved with transit bus maintenance and technology for nearly 40 years.  He served on the APTA staff, authored several Transportation Research Board studies, and is now working with the International Transportation Learning Center to advance front-line worker training and apprenticeships.

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Sudan Smith

Communications Associate

240.485.2292

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Sudan Smith joined our Communications Team in 2023, bringing her expertise and experience in marketing, content creation, social media management, platforms, and strategies gained in her studies and through her private and public sector work. She earned her associate degree in communications with honors from Montgomery College and her bachelor's in communications with a public relations concentration with honors from Bowie State University.

Expertise: Communications, Social Media 

Stephen David J.

David J. Stephen

Communications Manager

240.485.2299

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David brings to the ITLC expertise established through almost two decades of experience in labor, transit, legislative, and communications work at local, regional, and national levels. Underlying that expertise is his commitment to helping to improve the lives of working people. At ITLC, David leads communications and the development of creative and innovative ways to amplify the center’s commitment to transportation that helps improve the lives of working people. David has a B.A. in political science from Morehouse College and a J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

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Joyce E. Williams

Office Manager

240.485.2296

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In addition to performing typical office management functions, Joyce coordinates travel and logistics for the ITLC’s national committees. She joined ITLC after serving as Office Manager at the Trust for Public Land.

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