Our People

With 30 years of industry experience, TRA offers unparalleled expertise and a comprehensive understanding of the unique challenges faced by our clients. You can count on our dynamic consulting team to provide the technical expertise and logistical capacity to provide practical, customized solutions.

Dylan Lawson
Project Analyst
Dylan has a background in chemical engineering and sustainability which he applies to oversight of mostly Pennsylvanian transit agencies. Working as a project analyst, he supports the team to ensure ongoing safe operations.
Ian Thomas
Project Analyst
Grace Parris
Senior Analyst
Grace’s background is in rail operations, training, and traffic analysis. Her work at TRA includes managing corrective action plans, conducting inspections, and audits for multiple state safety oversight projects.
Daniel Delgado
DANIEL DELGADO
Project Analyst
Daniel, a Project Analyst at TRA, has a background in Supply Chain Management and Logistics and is committed to driving impactful change. He employs innovative solutions and strategic thinking to enhance safety across transportation networks.
Rick Bumbera
Senior Director, Security & Safety
Joining TRA in 2020, Captain Bumbera has over 30 years of security experience and specializes in State Safety Oversight for security and emergency preparedness.
Ron Ester
RONALD ESTER
Senior Director
Ronald Ester has over 30 years of executive leadership experience in the transit industry, specializing in operations, control center management, and safety. Ron supports auditing, inspections, and oversight activities.
SCOTT POULTON
Senior Director, Security and Emergency Management
LTC Scott Poulton is a Certified Emergency Manager specializing in security and emergency management projects. With over 26 years of experience, he provides expertise in planning, response capability development, ICS training, and exercises.
Christopher Tirri
CHRISTOPHER TIRRI
Project Analyst
Chris holds an M.S. in urban and regional planning and has 10 years of writing education experience. As a project analyst, Chris assists clients with conducting triennial audits, reviewing accident reports and PTASPs, and developing RBI programs.
Devan Gourdine
DEVAN GOURDINE
Senior Consultant
As a transportation industry veteran, Mr. Gourdine has experience in transit investigation, Safety Management Systems, and emergency preparedness via protocols that identify systemic or organizational deficiencies and develop corrective action.
Emma Forbes
EMMA FORBES
Project Analyst
Emma, a former researcher of bio-inspired engineering, works with transit agencies on corrective actions, safety promotion, and continuous improvement. She assists safety agencies with field reviews, inspections, and instructional material design.
KENNETH KORACH
President & CEO
Kenneth Korach has been responsible for the company’s strategy, direction and overall service offering since TRA's inception. He has over 40 years’ experience in transport management, safety and performance assessments, and regulatory analysis.
BRENDA B. KORACH
General Counsel
Brenda Korach serves as TRA’s General Counsel. She has over 30 years of experience in corporate law, contracts, and intellectual property.
CHIARE VERNON
Senior Consultant
Chiare Vernon leverages her expertise in transit security, safety, operations, and maintenance to provide technical, programmatic, and analytic input. She assists in state safety oversight program management of rail transit agencies.
STEPHEN H. FRAZIER
Principal
Steve’s background and expertise is rail and bus safety and security, specializing in state and federal regulation oversight, operational safety, roadway worker protection, and security and emergency preparedness.
PAMELA MCCOMBE
Senior Director Engineering and Safety
Pamela McCombe brings over 35 years to TRA managing a variety of complex bus and rail projects while achieving the highest degree of technical excellence that addresses the client’s needs.
DANIEL T. HAUBER
Principal
Daniel Hauber specializes in transport safety, operations, and maintenance consulting projects. He focuses on procedures, planning, audits, and business process and maintenance condition assessments. He is proud to work with TRA's amazing team.
ANNIE MRAZIK
Senior Analyst
Annie Mrazik coordinates and supports work on state safety oversight and emergency preparedness projects, providing reviews of safety and security plans, event investigations, analysis of transit data reports, and readiness response assessments.
JAMES E. HILL
Chief of Police (retired)/Vice President
Chief James Hill is responsible for TRA's projects in the areas of security, emergency management, anti-terrorism, and threat vulnerability risk assessment. Jim joined TRA after completing a twenty-five year career in transportation law enforcement.
HANNA JACOBS
Project Analyst
Hanna Jacobs is Project Analyst who brings a planning background to TRA. Hanna works with numerous state safety oversight agencies including on-site coordination, safety audits, and program analysis.
BRIAN MOLLOT
Senior Analyist
Brian Mollot develops pragmatic solutions related to transit operations and maintenance. Brian focuses on managing safety event investigations and identifying root causes to prevent reoccurrence of hazardous conditions through detailed mitigations.
KATHLEEN SEESE
Senior Analyst
Kathleen Seese supports numerous state safety oversight projects. Her work includes ensuring agency compliance with state and federal requirements, investigating events, tracking training requirements, and reviewing safety plans.
ROBERT J. KOGAN
Principal
Robert Kogan has extensive experience guiding clients through a variety of technical consulting projects in transit safety, security, operations, and maintenance. He leads and implements focused and effective safety and security program activities.
SAMUEL S. KORACH
Project Manager
Samuel Korach manages transit safety and security oversight support throughout the State of Florida. Sam leads multi-disciplinary teams through internal and external audits, special assessments, regulatory inspections, and operational analyses.
CHARLES LINDROOTH
Project Manager
Charles has expertise in rail system safety, regulatory compliance, and operations. He has coordinated on-site audits and works with our clients to lead the review of accident reports, agency safety documents, and corrective action documentation.
CHRISTOPHER A. KOZUB
Senior Director
Christopher Kozub manages state safety oversight programs and serves as a subject matter expert on transportation operations, fire/life-safety, and security issues, with over 30 years of experience in safety, emergency response, and training.
William Matthews
WILLIAM J. MATTHEWS
Senior Consultant
William Matthews provides expertise to state safety oversight programs and transit agencies, conducting reviews of transit operational and maintenance safety, safety and security certification assessments, and regulatory compliance audits.
ANTOINETTE MEANS
Office Manager
Antoinette Means manages the TRA headquarters office, coordinating internal administrative processes and office operations.
OLIVIA MARCUS
Project Analyst
Olivia Marcus supports numerous state safety oversight projects. She works to ensure that rail transit agencies comply with federal and state legislation through data analysis, on-site reviews, and assisting in audits.
BON PROVENZANO, P.E.
Director, Systems Safety Engineering
Bon Provenzano supports clients with expertise in signaling, communications, and train control systems. He has extensive Quality and Systems Assurance experience in rail project delivery, transit operations and maintenance, and Systems Safety.
PATTY PAXSON
Contracts Administrator
Patty Paxson leads internal business processes, including contract management, finance, insurance, and project coordination. She ensures organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and safety through the implementation of proven workflow procedures.
GEORGE R. SABOL
Executive Director, Security and Emergency Preparedness
Joining TRA in 2012, Major Sabol brings nearly 40 years of experience in the security and emergency preparedness field. He specializes in threat and risk assessments for clients in the transportation, maritime, aviation and petrochemical industries.
MARK JANSEN
Senior Analyst
Mark Jansen brings international expertise in transportation management and operations. He works with clients across multiple states, developing relationships to improve internal processes, agency safety plans and state safety oversight reporting.
ELISE BROSNAN
Project Analyst
Elise Brosnan supports both state safety oversight and rail transit agencies, ensuring compliance with state and federal requirements and providing organizational and safety data analytics and visualization.
NIA SIMMONDS
Quality Process Engineer
Nia Simmonds is a Project Analyst who brings an engineering background to TRA's state safety oversight and operations and management projects, including PennDOT and the City of Cincinnati.
JOSHU SHIH
Senior Project Manager
Joshu Shih has expertise in transit operations, safety, and security, working with government and public transportation agencies on operations, rule compliance, and training; accident/incident investigation; and corrective action plan support.
ERIK LARSON
Senior Consultant
Erik Larson supports TRA’s safety management, rail and bus transit operations and maintenance program, emergency management, training development and delivery, safety audits, and oversight programs.
CHRISTOPHER E. WALLGREN
Principal
Christopher Wallgren is a transportation operations expert, leading multidisciplinary teams in conducting comprehensive reviews of operations, maintenance, safety, and security & emergency management, and developing management plans for these areas.
JOHN WEISGERBER, P.E.
Senior Director, Engineering
John Weisgerber is a licensed engineer with extensive experience in rail, including inspecting and testing transit infrastructure. He provides technical expertise for state safety oversight programs, including audits of vehicle maintenance programs.
JAMES S. YOUNG
Senior Project Manager
James Young helps transit agencies and state governments implement and improve safety plans and procedures, rule compliance audits, and accident investigations. He manages the execution of safety reviews for new systems prior to and during operation.