Staff Directory

MVRPC Staff Directory

Our multi-disciplined, professional administrative, planning and engineering staff assists the Board and Committees to implement the strategies laid out to enhance the Miami Valley Region’s quality of life and economic vitality. Our multi-disciplinary expertise includes city and regional planning, civil engineering, geography & GIS, public administration, and environmental and LEED issues.

Our staff also supports member organization’s planning and policy development efforts and serves as a resource to supplement their in-house planning and technical capacity via a variety of planning services.  Examples include planning process consultation, project scoping facilitation, and Geographic Information System (GIS) datasets, comprehensive and long range plans, and socioeconomic factors.

The Table of Organization shows the various program departments in MVRPC.


Paul Arnold

Manager - Short Range Programs

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), STP, CMAQ, TA solicitation.

Julie R. Black

Senior Planner

Regional Planning Research Assistance; Research/ GIS Data Analysis

Bradley Daniel

Coordinator – Short Range Programs

Member development and funding assistance, TRAC solicitation, PDAC solicitation, TIP maintenance, CMAQ analysis, Local project surveys.

Kjirsten Frank Hoppe

Senior Planner

Alternative Transportation, Senior Transportation Expansion Project, Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan, Comprehensive Local-Regional Bikeway Plan, Rail Projects, Walkable Communities , Safe Routes to School.

Tim Gilliland

Director of Finance and Administration

Finance, budgeting, personnel, office administration

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Alexandra Growel

Transit Coordination Planner

Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan, Greater Region Mobility Initiative, Transportation Alternatives, GIS support of agency programs.

Darrin Hall

Production Coordinator

Printing and reproduction, mailroom, aerial photo orders

Tom Harner

GIS Coordinator

GIS System and Database Administration; GIS Data Request Contact

Laura Henry

Marketing & Public Outreach Associate

Assist with public involvement, RIDESHARE, Air Quality Awareness Program, and website updates/communications.

Martin H. Kim

Director of Regional Planning

Regional Planning Research and Analysis Management; GIS Project Management

Kim Lahman

Director Sustainable Solutions and Transportation Alternatives

Sustainability programs, including water quality, alternative fuels, resource conservation. Transportation Alternatives, including transit, specialized transportation, biking and walking.

Tonya C. Lee


Accounts payable/receivable Payroll and purchase orders

Aaron Lee

Transportation Planner

Long Range Transportation Plan

Matt Lindsay

Manager, Environmental Planning

Air Quality SIP development, Areawide Water Quality Management Plan maintenence, Facility Planning; Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Laura A. Loges

Director of Marketing and Public Affairs

Public Affairs Coordination, Marketing & public involvement coordination, special events, RIDESHARE, Air Quality Program, misc. publications

Mike Lucas

IT Manager & Web Manager

Computer support, network administration, Webmaster, online mapping & GIS, owa | af.

Brian O. Martin

Executive Director

Overall leader of MVRPC agency and staff functions. Coordinates the content of meetings of the Board, and supporting committees. Duties include maintenance of the agency strategic plan, member retention & recruitment, legislative analysis, and ensuring proper use of resources.

Ami Parikh

Transportation Project Manager

Long Range Transportation Plan, Freight, Performance Management

Ana Ramirez

Director of Long Range Planning and Engineering

Long Range Transportation Plan, Transportation Modeling, Congestion Management Process, Transportation Conformity, FAST Act

Tashia R. Reese

Receptionist/ Secretary

Monitor agency switchboard, greet visitors, maintain Outlook database, process incoming mail

Rob Uhlhorn

Transportation Planner

Long Range Transportation Plan, Environmental Requirements, Transportation System Inventory

Kathryn Youra Polk

Senior Planner

GIS-Regional Planning Project Coordination; GIS Data Maintenance and Spatial Data Analysis