Ms. DeMartino has served as RTD’s General Manager/CEO since 2001. Prior to joining RTD, she spent over 14 years at Sacramento Regional Transit (RT), where she was a member of the light rail start-up team and worked in rail operations, contracts administration, engineering and construction, and facilities and capital program management. Ms. DeMartino holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, a Master’s Degree in Transportation Management, and a certificate in Construction Management from UC Davis.
In 2006, Metro Magazine highlighted her achievements in an article on five “Women in Transportation” who “play a major role in the transportation industry.” In 2009, CalACT (California Association for Coordinated Transportation) named Ms. DeMartino the 2009 “Transportation Manager of the Year.” In 2013, the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce honored her with the “Business Manager of the Year” Award. In 2015, the WTS (Women’s Transportation Seminar) Sacramento Chapter named her the 2015 “Woman of the Year” for her leadership in transit and contributions toward the advancement of diversity in transportation. Ms. DeMartino is a Fellow of the Eno Transportation Foundation and a graduate of the Leadership APTA (American Public Transportation Association) program. She is a past chair of APTA’s CEO Committee, the immediate past chair of the California Transit Association’s Executive Committee, and serves on the National Transit Institute Board. Ms. DeMartino also teaches transportation-related classes for San Jose State University, University of the Pacific, and other academic institutions.
Ms. Salazar joined RTD in 2002 as Assistant General Manager of Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining RTD, she served as a Finance Administrator at Sacramento Regional Transit (RT), where she gained over ten years of progressively responsible experience in public transit auditing, general accounting, grants, and project management. Ms. Salazar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and a Certificate in Transit/Paratransit Management Program with Pepperdine University. She passed the Uniform CPA Board in 1993 and is an active Certified Tax Preparer with the California Tax Education Council. She is a graduate of Leadership APTA.
Currently, Ms. Salazar serves on the California Transit Finance Corporation (CTFC) board, actively participates in T-FLEx (Transit Finance Learning Exchange), and teaches in a Transit Paratransit Management Certificate Program for the University of the Pacific.
Chief Operating Officer
Ms. Foletta-Morales returned to RTD in 2017 as Chief Operating Officer. Her career in transit began 18 years ago when she became the Marketing Manager for RTD. She went on to work in fixed route, paratransit, and mobility management operations while at RTD. Ms. Foletta-Morales went on to successfully launch the first Consolidated Transportation Services Agency (CTSA) in Stanislaus County and served as the Transit System manager for the City of Elk Grove. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from California State University Stanislaus and has served on the California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CalACT) Board of Directors. She was awarded the American Public Works Association Professional Manager of the Year Award for Transportation in 2015.
Chief Administration and Innovation Officer
Mr. Thompson joined RTD in 2010 as IT Manager. Prior to joining RTD, he gained depth and breadth of experience in IT management, application development, access management, compliance, and security through his years as a consultant and as an employee at both Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard. Over his career, Mr. Thompson has specialized in strategic application of technology to solve business problems. Mr. Thompson holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from New Mexico State University, and has a Transit Paratransit Management Certificate from the University of the Pacific.
Director of Finance
Ms. Alcayde joined RTD in 2000 as an accountant and held multiple positions before her promotion to Director of Finance. In addition to monitoring RTD’s financial and grant activities, she also manages detailed forecasting and budgeting. Prior to joining RTD, Ms. Alcayde worked as an accountant at CSU East Bay Foundation. With over 30 years of experience in various general accounting and finance responsibilities, Ms. Alcayde successfully led RTD’s integrated financial and administrative system implementation and continues to serve as a system resource.
Prior to immigrating to the United States, Ms. Alcayde was a Certified Public Accountant in the Philippines. Ms. Alcayde holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Luzon and a Transit Paratransit Management Certificate from University of Pacific.
Karl E. “Nate” Knodt
Director of Planning
Mr. Knodt joined RTD in 2002 as Service Development Manager and has made notable developments during this tenure, including the restructuring of fixed route services, implementation of RTD Metro Express routes, design and creation of the Metro Hopper routes, and the design of additional service for Stockton Unified School District. Mr. Knodt graduated from the California State University, Chico with Bachelor’s degrees in Broadcasting Communications and Geography, with an emphasis on Urban Studies. Mr. Knodt also holds a teaching credential from the California State University, Sacramento.
Director of Procurement
Ms. Miller joined RTD in 2007 as Procurement Contracts Manager. She has over 35 years of experience in procurement and contracts, the last 21 years of which were in government procurement. Prior to joining RTD, Ms. Miller began her transit career at Sacramento Regional Transit, where she worked as a Procurement Analyst/Contract Administrator; Senior Procurement Analyst; and Purchasing and Materials Administrator. Ms. Miller has led and participated in numerous transit industry trainings, including teaching Procurement for the University of the Pacific’s Transit Paratransit Certificate Program.
Director of Mobility and Contract Services
Mr. Tran joined RTD in 2016 as the Mobility Manager. Prior to joining RTD, Mr. Tran acquired 15 years of experience working for the Orange County Transportation Authority, where he was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Service Transition Plan. Transitioning service from agency-operated to contractor-operated resulted in an on-going annual savings of $4 million. Mr. Tran also provided hands-on oversight for the paratransit and contracted fixed-route contracts totaling $80 million. In his brief tenure at RTD, Mr. Tran has successfully implemented several new programs that are not only cost effective but also provide additional mobility options to passengers. Mr. Tran holds a bachelor degree in Mathematics from the University of California, Irvine and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from California State University of Fullerton.