Executive Board

Richard Watson

Richard J. Watson is the Manager of Employee Relations at Metropolitan Transportation Authority Headquarters (MTA). He is responsible for providing labor and employment advice to MTA managerial staff. Mr. Watson has more than 25 years of experience in the transportation industry, serving in leadership roles for both management and labor.

Yvette Janniere-Houlder
Executive Vice President

Yvette Janniere-Houlder is an accomplished, award-winning business leader and change agent with a record of achievement driving strategic organizational improvement efforts aligned with technology and business goals. She possesses 20+ years in project and program management and currently serves as the Lead Program Manager Enterprise Applications at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York State. In this capacity, she is responsible for spearheading a $60M+ IT Portfolio consisting of large-scale, multi-agency and complex enterprise IT project implementations and leading cross-functional, matrixed implementation teams.

Paula Pelliccia

Paula Pelliccia is a Contract Manager, Paratransit Division, New York City Transit, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). In this role, her duties mainly include ensuring vendor compliance as it pertains to the American Disabilities Act (ADA). In addition, Ms. Pelliccia is also responsible for contractor invoices and data analysis. She has over 12 fruitful and dedicated years at the MTA.

Julie Green

Julie Green is the Vice President of the New York Region of LTK Engineering Services. In this capacity, she leads an expert engineering team providing consulting services to some of the largest transportation-focused agencies located throughout the continental United States. Julie is a licensed Professional Engineer with 25 years of experience in the design, development, procurement, testing and delivery of transportation systems and equipment.

Alesia Cain
Vice President - Communications

Alesia Cain is an Associate Principal in the Mobility Systems and Communications Division at Ross & Baruzzini | MACRO in the New York Region. She leads an expert consulting team of transportation Project Managers and Engineers and is currently Project Manager supporting projects at agencies including the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). Prior to joining Ross & Baruzzini | MACRO, Ms. Cain was employed for 18 years at Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) in Norfolk, Virginia and served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) overseeing all aspects of Enterprise Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT). She has over 30 years of technology leadership and management experience in both public and private sectors. In addition to being a member of COMTO-New York, Ms. Cain is active in several professional organizations: she serves as Vice Chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Research and Technology (R&T) Committee, Chair of the APTA Technology Standards Policy and Planning Committee (SPPC), Board Member for the Intelligent Transportation Society of Virginia (ITSVA), and is a panel member for the Transportation Research Board (TRB)/TRANSIT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM (TCRP) Synthesis J-07/Topic SA-50 Cyber Security in Transit Systems Synthesis.

Gregory Bradley
Committee Chair - Business Development

Gregory Bradley is Principal of Bradley Consulting & Training (BC&T). BC&T provides human capital training and consulting services to companies, organizations, professionals and entrepreneurs. Greg, a lawyer, professor and former human resources transportation executive, has over 25 years of experience in human resources management, training and development, employee relations, labor relations, diversity management, conflict resolution and workplace mediation. Greg is a member of COMTO-New York, serves as Chair of the COMTO-New York Professional Development Committee and a recipient of the Thomas G. Neusom Founders Award (2009).

Albert Culler
Vice President - Subways

Albert Culler is the General Superintendent for the Service Delivery Transportation Operations group at New York City Transit one of six agencies of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). He has over 30 years of transportation industry experience.

Vice President - Rails
Vice President - Buses
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