Regional Advisory Panel

This group is an advisory committee providing input in the planning process from a broad range of perspectives from across Hampton Roads. Members include representative business and civic leaders from public, private, and non-profit sectors.


John Rowe Mayor of Portsmouth, Co-Chair
Donnie Tuck Mayor of Hampton, Co-Chair
Shawn Avery President and CEO, Hampton Roads Workforce Council
Lisa Baehre Executive Director, Sandler Center Foundation
Gilbert Bland  President and CEO, Urban League of Hampton Roads
Judith Brown Retired
Ron Carlee Executive Director ODU, Center for Regional Excellence
Robbyn Gayer President, Future of Hampton Roads
Debra Haggins Executive Director, Hampton University Ministers Conference
Steven Kast President and CEO, United Way of the Virginia Peninsula
Angela Kellam President and CEO, The Planning Council
Don Luzzatto VP for Civic Engagement, Hampton Roads Community Foundation
William Mann President, Greater Peninsula Workforce Development Board
Thaler McCormick CEO, ForKids, Inc.
Bob McKenna President and CEO, Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Mike Montieth President and CEO, Peninsula Community Foundation
Barbara Nelson VP for Government Relations and Transportation Policy, Port of Virginia 
Jim Oliver Retired 
Amy Parkhurst Senior Vice President, Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance 
Craig Quigley Executive Director, Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance
Jo-Anne Roisen Executive Director, OASIS Social Ministries 
Jim Spore President and CEO, ReInvent Hampton Roads
Bryan Stephens President and CEO, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce 
Louisa Strayhorn President, LSA Consulting USA, LLC 
Raymond Tripp Executive Director, Coliseum Central Business Improvement District 
Steve Zollos CEO, Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia

Technical Work Group

This group is comprised to local and regional transportation planning and budgeting experts. They provide critical technical inputs to support viable outcomes from the planning process. Members include 2 representatives from each local government that is a member of the Transportation District Commission (Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach), 2 representatives from the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization, and 2 representatives from Hampton Roads Transit.

Interagency Coordinating Committee

This group is comprised of representatives from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization, and the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads (HRT), which are three agencies that have responsibilities for transportation planning, service outcomes related to the project, and ensuring compliance with legislative and regulatory mandates.


Jennifer Mitchell Director, DRPT
Jennifer B. DeBruhl Chief of Public Transportation, DRPT
William E. Harrell CEO, HRT
Brian Smith Chief of Staff, HRT
Robert A. Crum, Jr.   Executive Director, HRTPO
Michael S. Kimbrel Deputy Executive Director, HRTPO