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Barbara "Jill" Faust

Barbara “Jill” Faust

Ms. Faust was appointed to the Paratransit Board on October 27, 2010 by the County of Sacramento. She is a graduate of California State University Sacramento with additional study in Gerontology. She has held the position of Administrator/Program Director at three Sacramento area Adult Day Health Centers since 1989, and has been at Eskaton Adult Day Health Center Carmichael for 15 years. Her program received the Brand Excellence Award from the President of Eskaton all four years it was awarded.

Ms. Faust’s involvement with the California Association for Adult Day Services (CAADS) as a board member began in 2005. She actively participated on workgroups, committees and was elected Secretary in 2009. She has been a conference presenter and delivered the key note address at two statewide CAADS conferences. Ms. Faust has had multiple opportunities to visit the state capital and testify on issues close to her heart. Ms. Faust is an advocate for older adults and people with disabilities and believes in transportation equality.

One of her proudest accomplishments is training for and completing the California International Marathon twice at age 59 and 60 and she still runs for fun and health.

Steve Hansen

Councilmember Steve Hansen has served on the Sacramento City Council since 2012 and represents the Fourth Council District. Steve represents residents in the River Oaks, Central City, Land Park, South Land Park and Little Pocket neighborhoods.

Steve is a leading voice for smart growth, multi-modal transportation, public safety, economic development and innovation. He chairs the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District. He also serves as a board member for Sacramento Regional Transit, the Sacramento Transportation Agency, the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, and the Local Government Commission.

During Steve’s time on the Council he has passed key initiatives, which include increasing protection for LGBT employees and residents and updating zoning codes to allow for urban agriculture. He worked tirelessly to reopen a local elementary school in the Central City. Other accomplishments include creating new and improving existing District 4 parks, and working to revitalize public housing.

Steve’s life of public service began as an Executive Fellow working in the California State and Consumer Services Agency. He also has worked as an advocate for Equality California, a statewide advocacy group for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Californians, and for Genentech, Inc. He currently works for the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law as the Director of Capital Initiatives.

Steve is a graduate of McGeorge School of Law and has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Gonzaga University. In 2014, he earned a Certificate for Senior Executives in State and Local Government from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government.

Patrick Hume

Patrick Hume

Patrick was first elected to the Elk Grove City Council in 2006, after serving as a planning commissioner since the city’s incorporation in 2000. In 2007 he was named as the Elk Grove representative to the Sacramento Regional Transit Board of Directors. That body named him as one of the representatives to Paratransit, Inc. in 2012. From the first orientation, the quality and experience of this organization is impressive.

In addition to public service, Mr. Hume is involved in many community organizations as well. He is the vice president of the Elk Grove regional Scholarship Foundation, a past president of the Rotary Club of Elk Grove and has served as auctioneer for many local charities and causes. Professionally, he is controller for the family homebuilding firm founded by his grandfather in 1964.

Scott Leventon

Scott Leventon

Mr. Leventon has served on Paratransit’s Board since 1992.

Using his educational training in social sciences, he has advocated for improved services to the disabled through his membership on the Sacramento County Committee for People with Disabilities (including its housing subcommittee) and through his seven years of casework at Resources for Independent Living.

Mr. Leventon has held several offices on the Paratransit Board. In this capacity he has developed policy to diversify Paratransit’s resource base. He currently works for the Department of Human Services.

Shahid Rehimtoola

Shahid Rehimtoola

Mr. Shahid Rehimtoola, is our newest Board of Directors’ member. Mr. Rehimtoola, was appointed to the Paratransit Board by the Sacramento, County on March 08, 2016. Mr. Rehimtoola, is a regular passenger on Paratransit going to and from work. He has been working with the State of California, Dept. of General Services (DGS) for over 30 years, currently as a Senior Engineer. Mr. Rehimtoola has held several positions at DGS from Assistant Engineer to Manager of Standards and Quality Control. Mr. Rehimtoola graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada. He is also a Project Management Professional.

Mr. Rehimtoola uses an electric wheelchair. He has faced challenges with Muscular Dystrophy (MD) throughout his life. He has not given in to MD and continually faces and solves the challenges by finding unique solutions and in some cases inventing assistive devices to cope with daily activities. Mr. Rehimtoola has been active in disability related organizations in the community for many years. Mr. Rehimtoola has done presentations of his work life and how he achieved success and became a productive and contributing member of the society economically and socially. Mr. Rehimtoola’s mottos are, “Life is not fair” and “Never give up”. His favorite quote is from Pearl Harbor movie, “Don’t tell me, it can’t be done”, where John Voight, played Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Mr. Rehimtoola, lives in Sacramento. He is a father to his three beautiful daughters including twin girls. He loves to help other people and serve the community.

Pete Spaulding

Pete Spaulding

Mr. Spaulding graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BS/ME in Civil Engineering. He worked on the very first round of the then Urban Mass Transportation Administration Section 16(b)(2) now Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 grant program, at New York State Department of Transportation. He also served as a local transportation planner at the Chemung County New York Planning Department and developed transportation energy conservation programs at the New York State Energy Office. While in New York City, Mr. Spaulding designed employee relocation commuter programs for Moran, Stahl and Boyer. He went on to implement rural transit training and assistance programs for St. Michael’s College and the Vermont Public Transportation Association.

Mr. Spaulding relocated to Sacramento, and under the auspices of Carter Goble and Associates, became Resident Administrator for the California Rural Transit Assistance Program. In 1993 he became the Executive Director of the California Association for Coordinated Transportation, CalACT and served in that capacity until 2006. He went on to manage and supervise renewable energy generation projects for the California Energy Commission, and in 2008 joined the California Department of Transportation where he is responsible for maintaining and updating the Strategic Plan. Mr. Spaulding joined the Paratransit Board in 2008.

Mary Steinert

Mary Steinert

Mary Steinert joined the Paratransit, Inc. Board of Directors in November of 2016. Prior to retirement in 2011 Ms. Steinert had a 31 year career at Paratransit, Inc. At the time of her retirement Ms. Steinert was in the position of Deputy Executive Director and responsible for multiple departments and services throughout the agency.

Ms. Steinert brings her in-depth knowledge of public transit-human service transportation coordination, ADA complimentary paratransit compliance, mobility management program implementation, paratransit operations, emergency preparedness, demonstration projects and alternative fuel vehicles, along with extensive community and public transit advocacy for Paratransit services throughout California and specifically for the Sacramento region. She was active in the passage of Measure A in 2004 coordinating volunteers which made over 7,000 calls to passengers and the community to educate them on the details of the measure as it related to transportation needs in Sacramento County.

Ms. Steinert was responsible for obtaining the donation of land on which Paratransit, Inc. resides. She has been a member of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments’ Transportation Coordination Council (the TCC), the Highway Patrol Older Californian Drivers Safety task team, and a member of the State highway system improvement plan team, the Sacramento County Social Service Transportation Advisory Committee, and the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Committee.