GATRA Advisory Board

Advisory Board Officers & Members

  • Chair: Mayor Shaunna O’Connell, Taunton
  • Vice Chair: Alan Slavin, Wareham
  • Clerk: Kevin Dumas, Mansfield

GATRA Advisory Board: FY24 Members and Designees

ADA DelegateMichael RaymondMichael Raymond
Rider DelegateTo be appointedTo be appointed
AttleboroCathleen DeSimoneCathleen DeSimone
BellinghamMichael ConnorJosie Dutil
BerkleyJoe FreitasDean Larabee
CarverMark E. TownsendConnie Kelly
DightonPeter D. CaronAnabela Powell
DuxburyCynthia Ladd FioriniJoanne Moore
FoxboroughMark S. ElfmanMarc Craig
FranklinTom MercerCobi Frongillo
HanoverVanessa O’ConnorTammy Murray
KingstonKimberly A. EmbergPatti Waitkevich
LakevilleBrian DayChristina Cotsoridis
MansfieldDiana BrenKevin Dumas
MarshfieldJames J. KilcoyneGreg Guimond
MedwayGlenn TrindadeCourtney Riley
MiddleboroughMark GermainMark Germain
NorfolkKevin KalkutKaren Edwards
North AttleboroJustin Pare’Antonio Morabito
NortonKevin SnyderMichael Toole
PembrokeDaniel W. TrabuccoGretchen Emmetts
PlainvilleJeff JohnsonBrenda Watkinson
PlymouthRichard J. Quintal, Jr.Derek Brindisi
PlymptonChristine JoyColleen Thompson
RaynhamPatricia RileyErin Medeiros
RehobothFrederick “Skip” Vadnais JrRichard Panofsky
ScituateMaura C. CurranLinda Hayes
SeekonkMichael P. HealyBrittany Faria
TauntonShaunna O’ConnellShaunna O’Connell
WarehamJudith WhitesideAlan Slavin
WrenthamJoseph F. Botaish, IIJanet Angelico

Advisory Board Meetings

FY24 Meeting Schedule 

September 20th, 2023 at 1PM 

October 18th, 2023 at 1PM 

November 15th, 2023 at 1PM 

December 20th, 2023 at 1PM 

January 17th, 2024 at 1PM 

February 21st, 2024 at 1PM 

March 20th, 2024 at 1PM 

April 17th, 2024 at 1PM 

May 15th, 2024 at 1PM 

June 19th, 2024 at 1PM 

*All meetings will be held in the Taunton City Hall and virtually.  

*Bolded dates are confirmed meetings dates. Non-bolded dates will be confirmed as needed.  

*Advisory Board Orientation will be held at the September meeting.  

About the Advisory Board

The GATRA Advisory Board consists of: the Mayor of each city and the Town Manager, Town Administrator, or Chair of the Select Board, or their Designee from each town in GATRA’s service area; a representative from the disabled commuter population; and a representative of the rider community.

The role of the Advisory Board is vital to the success and mission of GATRA. The Advisory Board is expected to actively participate in their responsibility of financial oversight and policy making for the organization. Advisory Board members:

  • Work to ensure that all actions of GATRA are in accordance with its bylaws and applicable governmental laws
  • Oversee the finances of GATRA and protect the financial interests of the agency
  • Understand the range of services that GATRA offers
  • Are informed spokespeople for GATRA
  • Actively educate community and stakeholder groups on GATRA’s goals, services, activities, etc.

All GATRA Advisory Board meeting quorum and votes are weighted by community.

Upcoming Meetings

No meetings scheduled at this time.

Past Meetings

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