Meet the PART Staff
Mr. Rhine is a transportation professional with direct management of fixed route, human service operations and transportation planning. A graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in communications Mr. Rhine most recently served as a senior transportation planner for the NCDOT Public Transportation Division primarily dealing with state and federal funding programs in rural and urban areas of the state. Mr. Rhine has proven experience in transportation planning, construction, project management and environmental requirements and regulations associated with the various transit operations and Metropolitan Planning Organizations of the Piedmont Triad Region. With over 22 years of experience in the transportation industry Mr. Rhine coordinates activities of the PART professional staff, member agencies, state and federal partners and carries out the programs and policy directives of the PART organization formulated by the PART Board of Trustees.
Ms. McCall received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Economics from North Carolina A&T State University in 2001. She began her career with PART in March 2003 when she became the Administrative Assistant. She has an extensive background in office related activities and is primarily responsible for the daily administrative duties of the office.
Manager – Marketing and Communications,
Mrs. Chislett has an extensive background in office related duties. Her experience in large corporations has enabled her to develop multiple administrative and marketing activities for the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation. Mrs. Chislett is primarily responsible for promoting the many services provided by PART through public and media relations, on-site events and outreach education concentrating on the continued growth of regional cooperation and improved transportation services.
Director of Finance and Administration,
Ms. Webster received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bluffton University in Ohio. She has over twenty years experience in private industry in all areas of financial management including an extensive term with the government division of AT&T. Ms. Webster has seven years experience as Finance Director/CFO at two RTAs in South Carolina. She is excited about participating with the PART finance team in implementing a new system to provide move extensive financial controls and reporting.
Human Resources and Compliance Generalist,
Mr. Litchford previously worked as a controller in small business and not for profit organizations. Henry is a graduate of UNC-G with a degree in accounting and is also a CPA. Henry has 30 years experience in accounting systems, cash management, financial accounting and reporting and internal controls. Henry is looking forward to working with the accounting staff to enhance the fiscal management of PART.
Mrs. Thomason has worked in accounting for the past thirteen years in the areas of financial statement preparation, account analysis, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll. She has worked for CPA firms, corporations, and a non-for-profit organization. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Catawba College and an Associate's degree in Accounting from Davidson County Community College.
Mrs. Anderson joins PART with over 20 years of customer service and administrative experience. She has worked in entry level Logistics /Sales as well as management positions. Mrs. Anderson attended Guilford Technical Community College and served as a delivery coordinator prior to coming to PART. With her extensive background in office related activities, she is primarily responsible for administrative duties and support for the PART staff and management. Mrs. Anderson enjoys oil painting and gardening.
Director of Operations,
Mr. Morris has an extensive background in public transportation in the State of North Carolina. This includes management of the Greenville Area Transit System, Ridesharing Services & Vanpooling of the Piedmont and Assistant General Manager of the Winston-Salem Transit Authority. Mr. Morris is also the recipient of the Governor's Public Transportation Award for outstanding service to public transportation in North Carolina.
Mr. Stewart joins PART from the City of Greensboro Department of Transportation where he has worked on transportation related mapping and asset management. Mr. Stewart’s responsibilities for PART will include GIS mapping, as well as, enhancing the Regional Travel Demand Model. Mr. Stewart attended Guilford College and holds degrees in Political Science and Environmental Studies.
Transportation Demand Manager,
Mrs. Wesley joined PART with over nine years of management and sales experience within the banking industry. Her drive and commitment towards the community assists in making her an asset to our team. Mrs. Wesley utilizes a hands-on approach to actively educate and assist our community in making better commuter choices. She looks forward to utilizing her TDM role to improve the region’s quality of life by promoting the use of alternate transportation options instead of a single-occupant vehicle.
Transportation Demand Management Planner,
Mrs. Randall is also a specialist with carpool matching and vanpool leasing throughout the Piedmont Triad. Mrs. Randall is a former fire-fighter for the City of Winston-Salem and transit operator for the Winston-Salem Transit Authority with over 12 years of experience in public transportation. She is responsible for the coordination of over 60 vanpools commuting in the Piedmont Triad.
Buddy Ride Coordinator,
Mr. Coble joins PART with over 36 years in Real Estate sales along with over 12 years combined experience in chemical sales and casualty underwriting. He attended Guilford College and holds a degree in Sociology. Mr. Coble will be responsible for identifying opportunities to increase ridership, promoting PART services to individuals and groups, and conducting Buddy Rides to educate Piedmont Triad citizens on how to use transit.
Mr. Kirstner is a certified planner with over 22 years of experience in land use and transportation planning, community development and human services transit system management. He is primarily responsible for PART activities related to the creation of mobility choices for all Triad residents, transit oriented development and walkable community designs, coordination of land use and transportation issues, development of regional systems and planning models, implementation of the Piedmont Triad Seamless Mobility Study and assisting with PART management and operational functions. Mr. Kirstner has worked in the areas of economic development, environmental protection, strategic planning and systems analysis. He worked for Guilford County government for many years in the planning department as a planner, zoning enforcement chief and planning director. He served a few years as assistant director for community initiatives and completed his tenure with the county as the Transportation Services Director for the county’s community transportation system.
Mobility & Systems Planner
Mr. Laird received an Associate’s degree in Photojournalism from Randolph Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College and Master of Arts degree in Geography and Planning at Appalachian State University. He joins PART after completing an internship with the Economic Evaluation Unit of the European Railway Agency in Valenciennes, France. At PART, Mr. Laird will work with the Senior Transportation Planner researching transit infrastructure and policy issues working toward the continuing growth and development of PART’s transportation plans for the Triad.
NCDOT Planning Apprentice
Mr. Jenkins received his Bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in 2011 studying Appropriate Technology and Community and Regional Planning. His research in sustainable, technical, and planning techniques has helped him to design more sustainable urban transportation. He joins PART through the NCDOT Public Transportation Apprenticeship Program. His work at PART is directed at making public transportation more sustainable through improved planning.
Regional Transportation Modeler,
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