Executive Director

Tess Lengyel

Tess LengyelAs the Executive Director, Lengyel is the second person to lead Alameda CTC. She manages an overall annual budget of over $500 million and a staff of 39 full-time employees.

With almost 30 years of experience in the planning, development and implementation of major transportation projects, Lengyel has led some of the most complex and challenging projects and programs at Alameda CTC. She strategically collaborated to successfully develop Alameda County’s $8 billion, 30-year Transportation Expenditure Plan, Measure BB, approved by 70.76 percent of voters in November 2014 and directed development of the agency’s first Comprehensive Investment Plan. She also led the agency’s short and long-range transportation planning, early project development, programs development and delivery, legislation and government affairs.



2019 Staff


Contact Information

Name Title E-mail Address Phone
Aleida Andrino-Chavez Associate Transportation Planner 510.208.7480
Angie Ayers Associate Administrative Analyst 510.208.7450
Lily Balinton Human Resources/Finance Manager 510.208.7416
Vivek Bhat Director of Programming and Project Controls 510.208.7430
Jeannie Chen Director of Finance 510.208.7452
E.W. Cheng Manager of Procurement and Information Technology 510.208.7420
Seung Cho Director of Procurement and Information Technology 510.208.7472
Carolyn Clevenger Deputy Executive Director of Planning and Policy 510.208.7400
Carol Crossley Associate Program Analyst 510.208.7454
Jhay Delos Reyes Principal Transportation Engineer 510.208.7469
Colin Dentel-Post Principal Transportation Planner 510.208.7474
Maisha Everhart Director of Government Affairs and Communications 510.208.7475
Gary Huisingh Deputy Executive Director of Projects 510.208.7400
Christine Lacsamana Senior Accountant 510.208.7447
Elizabeth Lake Assistant Administrative Analyst 510.208.7401
Queenie Lau Accountant 510.208.7443
Vanessa Lee Manager of Administration/Clerk of the Commission 510.208.7436
Kate Lefkowitz Associate Transportation Planner 510.208.7471
Ericka Leiva Accounting Technician 510.208.7455
Angelina Leong Assistant Transportation Engineer 510.208.7427
Chris Marks Associate Transportation Planner 510.208.7453
Shannon McCarthy Associate Transportation Planner 510.208.7489
Patrick Melgar Associate Administrative Analyst 510.208.7491
Yoana Navarro Accounting Manager 510.208.7431
John Nguyen Principal Transportation Planner 510.208.7419
Wajahat Nyaz Project Delivery Manager 510.208.7437
Krystle Pasco Associate Program Analyst 510.208.7467
Alastair Powell Associate Administrative Analyst 510.208.7412
Patricia Reavey Deputy Executive Director of Finance and Administration 510.208.7400
Elizabeth Rutman Director of Express Lanes Implementation and Operations 510.208.7483
Christine Shin Assistant Administrative Analyst 510.208.7449
Cathleen Sullivan Director of Planning 510.208.7484
Ashley Tam Associate Transportation Engineer 510.208.7459
Jacki Taylor Senior Program Analyst 510.208.7413
Denise Turner Associate Program Analyst – Program Coordinator 510.208.7461
Kristen Villanueva Principal Transportation Planner 510.208.7457