About - Staff

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Staff:

Becca Cyr
Marketing Manager
857.368.8657 (direct)
rebecca.cyr@state.ma.us

Becca joined the MassRIDES team in the Fall of 2010 as Communications Coordinator working on program communications and publications, public relations and outreach. Becca has a degree in political science and sociology from the University of New Hampshire and worked in the public health field for the American Cancer Society prior to joining MassRIDES. Becca enjoys running, hiking, traveling, dancing, and cheering on Boston and UNH sports teams!

Catherine Paquette
Deputy Program Manager
857.368.8652 (direct)
catherine.a.paquette@state.ma.us

Catherine joined the MassRIDES team in 2011 as the Deputy Program Manager. Catherine has seven years of experience within the Massachusetts Transportation Industry in program and financial management. Outside of the office, Catherine enjoys hiking with her husband and dog, Cole. She is also into surfing, grilling, and is committed to traveling around the world.

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DuJuan Chowning
Marketing Coordinator
857.368.8641 (direct)
dujuan.chowning@state.ma.us

DuJuan is the latest addition to the MassRIDES marketing team; He is a proud graduate of Northeastern University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. During his time at Northeastern he successfully completed internships with City Year, CBS and NBC. He also served as Resident Assistant for 4 years which he considers one of his greatest accomplishments to date. DuJuan is a Philadelphia native who loves to make others laugh, and has a strong passion for the arts.

DuJuan Chowning Staff photo

Gary St. Fleur
Worksite Outreach Coordinator
857.368.8642 (direct)
gary.st.fleur@state.ma.us

Gary joined the MassRIDES team in 2008 as a worksite outreach coordinator serving partners in Greater Boston and Southeastern, Massachusetts. These days, Gary serves as the maestro of MassRIDES team (just kidding); however he brings tons of laughs to the office. Prior to joining MassRIDES Gary interned for American Honda Motor Co Inc. marketing/advertising department. He has a degree in Marketing from Clark Atlanta University and he takes pleasure in playing sports, and spending time with family and friends.

Heather Drake
School Outreach Coordinator
857.368.8651 (direct)
heather.drake@state.ma.us

Heather joined the MassRIDES team in 2011 serving the Safe Routes to School team as an outreach coordinator in the Metro Boston and Central Massachusetts regions. Heather studied at Syracuse University and George Washington University. She enjoys running, reading, and volunteering in the community.

Heather pic

Heather Ross
School Outreach Coordinator
857.368.8646 (direct)
heather.ross@dot.state.ma.us

Heather joined the MassRIDES team in May of 2012 as a School Outreach Coordinator serving partners in Northeastern Massachusetts. Heather studied at Lesley University and previously worked with adolescents in a residential treatment center. She is a passionate cyclist who enjoys restoring old bicycles and is thrilled to be able to bring her bike knowledge to the Safe Routes to School team. She also enjoys running, kayaking, music, and the Red Sox.

Heather Ross

Kristin Slaton
Director
857.368.8650
kristin.slaton@state.ma.us

Kristin, the Project Director for MassRIDES, is responsible for management and oversight of Massachusetts’ Statewide Travel Options Program. Kristin has spent the past 12 years in transportation demand management (TDM) and prior to joining MassRIDES, she managed similar programs in Nevada and Georgia. She is a certified project manager and has a degree in journalism. Kristin enjoys hiking, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband, daughter and puppy dog.

Kristin Slaton

Leeroy Wagner
Operations Coordinator
857.368.8655 (direct)
leeroy.wagner@state.ma.us

Leeroy began his position as a bilingual (English/Spanish) customer service representative at MassRIDES in 2004. In his current role, he assists callers and web visitors by providing them with commuter information, assists with trip planning, and responds to general inquiries. Leeroy received his A.S. degree in Computer Technology from Bunker Hill Community College in 2008 and is pursuing a B.S. degree at Eastern Nazarene College. In his spare time, he enjoys watching World Cup Qualifying Soccer, running 5K's and going to the movies.

Leon Papadopoulos
Operations Manager
857.368.8656 (direct)
leon.papadopoulos@state.ma.us

Leon joined the MassRIDES team in 2004 as the vanpool coordinator helping to maintain the existing vanpool fleet while coordinating efforts to start new ones. Currently, Leon serves as the MassRIDES operations manager, working on all aspects of office operations. He studied economics at Northeastern University and enjoys biking, surfing, biking, skiing, and spending time with friends and family.

Nitza Otero
School Outreach Coordinator
857.368.8649 (direct)
nitza.otero@dot.state.ma.us

Nitza joined MassRIDES in May 2012 as a School Outreach Coordinator. A native Bostonian, she is fluent in Spanish and will be serving as a translator for the Safe Routes to School team, as well as collaborating with communities in Western Massachusetts and the Greater Boston areas. Nitza is an alumnae of UMass Boston and enjoys dancing, running, cooking and celebrating with her family and friends.

Nitza Otero