VRE Staff direct the day-to-day activities of the system in the areas of: Customer Communications, Contract Administration, Marketing, Public Relations, Railroad and Equipment Maintenance/Oversight, Procurement, Finance and Budget Planning. 

Chief Executive Officer: Rich Dalton

VRE General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer: Stephen MacIsaac, Esq. 

Marketing Communication and Engagement Manager: Chet Dunston

Marketing Intern: Natalia Portillo

System Safety and Security Administrator: Charlotte Nourse

Director of Planning and Environmental Policy: Christine Hoeffner

Planning Program Manager: Nick Ruiz

Planning Intern: Will Montgomery

Director of Mechanical Operations: Sarah Higgins

Mechanical Operations Assistant: Virginia Martin

Mechanical Operations Manager - Crossroads: Douglas Knieriem

Mechanical Operations Manager - Broad Run: Rob McClung

Manager of Warehouse & Inventory Control: Tim Thomasson

Warehouse Specialist: Ryan Warren

Warehouse Specialist: Justin Ward

Manager of Operations Administration: Detrius Williams

Mechanical Operations Specialist: Loren Hill

Chief Engineer: Dallas Richards

Project Manager – Design and Construction: Kip Foster

Project Manager – Design and Construction: Dagmawie Shikurye

Project Manager - Design and Construction: Chris Kocher

Project Manager – Design and Construction: Jason Bortz


Director of Facilities Maintenance: Eric Johnson

Facilities Maintenance Administrator: Mike Covel

Facilities Maintenance Assistant: Brandon Stine

Director of Rail Operations: Chris Henry

Operations and Communications Administrator: Paul Rink

Senior Communications Specialist: Ryan Lange

Senior Communications Specialist: Katy Nicholson

Senior Communications Specialist: Kevin Goldman

Passenger Support Specialist: Annalee Judd

Communications Specialist: Lana Clemente

Communications Specialist: Erica Patterson

Director of Information Security and Technology: Vacant

Senior Systems Engineer: John Duque

Network & Telecommunications Specialist: Alex Sugatan

Enterprise Systems Administrator: Danilo Ruiz




Chief Financial Officer: Mark Schofield

Comptroller: Mark DeGrush

Budget Manager: Alexander Buchanan

Accounting Supervisor: Diana Marquez

Revenue Staff Accountant: VACANT

Senior Associate Accountant: Christian Adoma

Senior Associate Accountant: Alicia Lewis

Grants Accountant: Zinash Nida

Accountant I: Grants: VACANT

Staff Accountant: Niomi Barton

Chief Administrative Officer: Anaya Farah

Director of Purchasing and Contract Administration: Kristin Nutter

Contracts Administrator - Construction: Ramon Paez

Contracts Administrator: Amanda Vitko

Contracts Administrator: Trinette Broussard 

Purchasing and Contracts Compliance Specialist: Monica McKenzie

Human Resources Manager: Kenesha Maratta

Human Resources Consultant: Holly Cockrell

Executive Administrative Assistant: Lezlie Lamb

Director of Government and Community Affairs: Joseph Swartz 

Public Affairs Administrator: Karen Finucan Clarkson

VRE management and staff can be contacted either by e-mail or by calling our offices Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at (703) 684-1001.

Correspondence may also be faxed to us at (703) 684-1313, e-mail to or mailed to:
1500 King Street, Suite 202
Alexandria, VA 22314