Who’s Involved?

Who’s Involved?

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) in collaboration with the Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is sponsoring the Transit Planning 4 All project to demonstrate the value that inclusive processes can bring to community transportation efforts.

The project brings together the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living (ACL), the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA), the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A), the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI), and DJB Evaluation Consulting Group. More information on these and our staff can be found on this page.

TP4A Staff

Charles Dickson in a sun hat

Charles Dickson

Deputy Director - Community Transportation Association of America

Charles Dickson is the Project Director for the Transportation Planning for All initiative. His interest in inclusive planning began with his work to create a rural public transit system in southern Illinois in 1978.

In addition to his work on the ACL project, Charlie also manages the organization’s annual Community Transportation EXPO and various technical assistance projects on behalf of CTAA.

Kirby Wilhelm in a hat and lumber jacket

Kirby Wilhelm

Program Associate - Community Transportation Association of America

Kirby Wilhelm has been working for CTAA since 2019. Prior to working at CTAA, he administrated a small home repair program for low-income homeowners in Upstate New York.

With the CTAA, Kirby provides program support for the Transit Planning 4 All Project and the National Center for Mobility Management, where he runs NCMM’s Mobility Lines blog. Kirby graduated from Ithaca College with a BA in Sociology and a concentration in Cultural Communication.

A smiling David Hoff

David Hoff, MSW

Program Director - Institute for Community Inclusion

David Hoff, MSW, is a Program Director at the Institute for Community Inclusion, where he conducts training, technical assistance, and product development. He works with public systems, community programs, individuals, and families across the United States to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities into all aspects of society.

Part of his work focuses on enhancing transportation options for people with disabilities, as a critical component of full participation in employment, community activities, and maximum independence.

A smiling Virginia Dize

DeBrittany Mitchell, MLA

Knowledge Translation Associate II - Institute for Community Inclusion

DeBrittany Mitchell, MLA is a Knowledge Translation Associate II at the Institute for Community Inclusion. Her work focuses on the translation of research evidence into usable information for policy and practice development across multiple grant-funded national centers.

She is the lead of the ExploreVR.org web portal and develops knowledge translation activities and products including, but not limited to toolkits, webinars, learning collaboratives, and briefs and reports for target audiences.

A Smiling Virginia Dize

Virginia Dize

Co-Director - National Aging and Disability Transportation Center; Program Director - National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Virginia Dize is Co-Director of the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) and Program Director at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). She has more than thirty years’ experience in Aging programs, the last 12 years focused on transportation for older adults and people with disabilities.

She has a Master of Science degree in Gerontology from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from Mary Washington College.

David Bernstein smiling at camera

David J. Bernstein, Ph.D.

Owner - DJB Evaluation Consulting

David Bernstein has been a professional evaluator for over 35 years.

He earned a Ph.D. and an MPA in Public Administration from The George Washington University. He has expertise in evaluation, performance measurement, and strategic planning, and has worked with government and nonprofit organizations.

Project Teams

Community Transportation Association of America

The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) and its members believe that mobility is a basic human right. From work and education to life-sustaining health care and human services programs to shopping and visiting with family and friends, mobility directly impacts quality of life.

CTAA members are in the business of moving people – efficiently and cost-effectively. CTAA staff, board and state/tribal delegates are dedicated to ensuring that all Americans, regardless of age, ability, geography or income, have access to safe, affordable and reliable transportation. CTAA’s priority is our members and the communities and passengers they serve.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

The Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston supports the rights of children and adults with disabilities to participate in all aspects of the community. As practitioners, researchers, and teachers, ICI forms partnerships with individuals, families, and communities. Together ICI advocate for personal choice, self-determination, and social and economic justice.

Institute for Community Inclusion

The Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston supports the rights of children and adults with disabilities to participate in all aspects of the community. As practitioners, researchers, and teachers, ICI forms partnerships with individuals, families, and communities. Together ICI advocate for personal choice, self-determination, and social and economic justice.

DJB Evaluation Consulting Group

The mission of DJB Evaluation Consulting LLC is to empower and assist clients to conduct strategic planning, performance management, and evaluation activities that are USEFUL for their organizations. For the Inclusive Coordinated Transportation Project, DJB Evaluation Consulting provides performance monitoring and evaluation services and evaluation technical assistance and training for project partners and grantees.