Meet the Team

Feonix brings together an outstanding team of professionals dedicated to serving our partners and customers.  We are unapologetically passionate about making a difference and changing the face of transportation for underserved communities.


Valerie Lefler

Valerie Lefler, Feonix Executive Director

Executive Director

Lynn Mercer


Chief of Staff

Kate Schramm


Partnership Director

Jessica Seuferer


Call Center Manager

Colin Hain


IT Support Liason

Becky Tejral


Accounting Director


April Edwards


Director of Marketing

Ferris Mohd


Director of Videography 

Brittany Szydelko


Manager of Digital Strategies

Kristin Rice


Director of Volunteer Driver Recruitment

Call Center

Holly Kramer


Lead Agent

South Carolina Team

Richard LaPratt


Area Manager

Tyson Washington


Provider Manager

Cameron Roy


Mobility Innovation Intern

Sarah Semple


Mobility Innovation Intern

Board of Directors

Flora Castillo

 Ms. Castillo served as the Vice President of Transportation for UnitedHealth Group and Vice President of Community and Strategic Engagement at UnitedHealthcare Community & State.  She has more than 20 years of health care and managed care experience, specializing in marketing, public relations, communications, advocacy and business development.    Flora also served ...

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Pete Costello

 Pete Costello is an Associate Vice President, Transportation Systems based in Orlando who is responsible for Iteris’ consulting and analytics projects in Florida and serves as the lead for Iteris’ Smart City Technical Advisory Committee.  He is an internationally recognized expert with experience in Smart Cities; Transportation Big Data;  Analytics and Performance Measures...    

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Teresa Wilke

Teresa has over 15 years of experience crafting innovative programs, grant seeking strategies and competitive grant proposals for healthcare, higher education and social service sectors. She has secured over $90M in foundation, state government and federal grant awards, including NSF, ED, DOJ, ACF, SAMHSA, CMS and HRSA....  

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Dr. Jill Hough

 Dr. Jill Hough is the director of Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute- Small Urban and Rural Transit Center (SURTC), which focuses on research, education, and training for the public transportation industry. Hough has more than 20 years of experience in transportation. Hough has authored or co-authored more than 50 research reports and journal articles. She has given more ...

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Shawn Leight

 Shawn Leight is a national leader in developing transportation solutions that support community values.  Shawn works to improve communities by forging relationships and advancing forward thinking solutions. Shawn is the vice president and a principal owner of CBB Transportation Engineers + Planners, where he manages day to day project delivery and business development efforts...

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Dr. Melissa Tooley

Dr. Melissa Tooley, is the Director of External Initiatives at TTI, which includes managing large research programs and federal affairs. Her research interests include AV/CV issues, border security, and transportation policy and planning. Dr. Tooley serves the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) as Vice-Chairman at Large, and was the inaugural Chair of ...

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