About

Our Staff

A dedicated group of planners, policy experts, urbanists, and advocates collaborate at RPA. Our staff combines decades of experience in transportation, housing, climate change, and more from the public, private, and non-profit sectors to research and implement ideas that improve quality of life in the New York metropolitan area.

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    Shifur Bakaul

    Development Associate

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    Zoe Baldwin

    New Jersey Director

  • Barrios Vanessa

    Vanessa Barrios

    Manager, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

  • Bryk Dale

    Dale Bryk

    Senior Fellow for Energy and Environment

  • Calvin Ellis

    Ellis Calvin

    Data Research Manager

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    Sophie Cappello

    Campaign Associate

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    Lacey Cotter

    Director, External Relations and Events

  • Finch Jim

    Jim Finch

    Vice President, Finance & Administration

  • Freudenberg Rob

    Robert Freudenberg

    Vice President, Energy & Environment

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    Brian Fritsch

    Communications Director

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    Christine Garner

    Design Associate

  • Gates Moses

    Moses Gates

    Vice President, Housing & Neighborhood Planning

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    Pete Harrison

    Director, DesegregateCT

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    Christopher Jones

    Senior Research Fellow

  • Kata Christina

    Christina Kata

    New Jersey Policy Associate

  • Lane Rob

    Robert Lane

    Senior Fellow for Urban Design

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    Meaghan McElroy

    Communications Associate

  • Mehta Maulin

    Maulin Mehta

    New York Director

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    Marcel Negret

    Senior Planner

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    Ravena Pernanand

    Research Analyst

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    Kate Slevin

    Executive Vice President

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    Tiffany-Ann Taylor

    Vice President, Transportation

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    Roma Tejada

    Accounting Manager

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    Julie Truax

    Vice President, Development

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    Sofia Vala

    Associate Planner

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    Rachel Weinberger

    Director, Research Strategy & Peter W. Herman Chair for Transportation

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    Tom Wright

    President & CEO

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    Robert Yankana

    Staff Accountant

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    Dave Zackin

    Creative Director

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    Jeff Zupan

    Senior Fellow, Transportation