Committees

Steering Committee

Steve Cohn

Steve Cohn resides in Sacramento and was the longest-serving Sacramento City Council member in history, elected to five terms from 1994 to 2014, while also serving as Chief Assistant General Counsel for SMUD until retiring in 2010. Currently, he serves as President of the Breathe California Sacramento Region Board of Directors, Chair of the Sacramento Regional Rail Working Group, Chair of the San Joaquin Rail Advisory Committee, Board member of the Natomas Basin Conservancy, and is one of the co-founders of the SacMoves Coalition. He is a graduate of Yale University and the University of San Diego Law School. Steve is also the author of two books, Citizen Cohn, a memoir, and The Blue Sky Rebellion, a novel.

Roger Dickinson

Roger Dickinson resides in Sacramento and served Sacramento constituents in public office for nearly 21 years from 1994-2014 on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors and as a state Assembly Member. Throughout his legal, legislative, and nonprofit leadership career he has focused on issues related to transportation and public transit, environmental quality, education, health and human services for children and families, economic development, and consumer protection.  He was a 20-year member and Chair of the Sacramento Regional Transit Board and past-President of Friends of Light Rail.  Roger currently serves on the boards of the Aerospace Museum of California, the Sacramento Tree Foundation, and the Northern California Multiple Sclerosis Society.  He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and UCLA Law School.

JoAnn Fuller resides in Carmichael and has led good government and civic engagement efforts as a grassroots activist following her career as Associate Director of California Common Cause. As a local climate protection organizer JoAnn co-led the 350 Sacramento Transportation Team for 3 years before cofounding SMART in 2019 to focus on advocating for high quality transit as a solution to reduce transportation sector greenhouse gas emissions.

Rosanna Herber

Rosanna Herber serves on the SMUD Board, representing Curtis Park, Land Park, Pocket, Greenhaven, parts of Elk Grove and Walnut Grove. She has spent decades volunteering and building relationships with businesses and community groups. Herber served as president of her Curtis Park neighborhood association, and has taken on leadership roles in the Greater Broadway District, the Sacramento Women and Girls Advancement Coalition, Soroptimist International, the Sacramento LGBT Center and is President of the Lili Valley Water Company. In 2020, she served as Mayor Steinberg’s appointee to the Sacramento Transportation Authority and is engaged with the California Mobility Center through SMUD. Herber received an MBA, with honors from St Mary’s College in Moraga and is a graduate of Indiana University with honors in psychology and Spanish.

Sotiris K. Kolokotronis

Sotiris K. Kolokotronis resides in Sacramento and he has been involved in the development of many mixed-use, mixed-income, transit-oriented master-planned communities and projects. He has played a vital role in the renaissance of Midtown Sacramento over the last 20 years.

Glenda Marsh

Glenda Marsh resides in Sacramento and cofounded SMART in 2019. Glenda has led grassroots-driven transit policy and investment trainings and advocacy since 2006, including negotiating a $1 million CEQA lawsuit settlement provided to Sacramento Regional Transit for operating funds for increasing Gold Line light rail service and delivering SacRT’s 2019 inaugural Citizen Transit Academy. Glenda believes our region’s quality of life and economic growth relies on a high quality transit and rail system usable by all.

Frank Teran

Frank Teran resides in Sacramento and is currently serving as the Board President for the Rosemont Community Association. Originally from the bay area, Frank moved to Sacramento in 2016 and is dedicated to improving rail and transit in the greater Sacramento region. Frank believes commuters should have more options when commuting around areas outside the city limits. Frank is employed in the tech sector and feels that with the right tools in place, we can solve our transit problems within this region. 

Emel Wadhwani

Emel Wadhwani resides in Sacramento where she is an officer of the Midtown Neighborhood Association and a member of the Board of Directors for Breathe California – Sacramento Region. Emel is an Assistant Chief Counsel with the State Water Resources Control Board where she oversees the work of attorneys counseling the Governor-appointed regional water boards on permitting and enforcement actions to protect and restore the quality of water bodies throughout the state.  She also previously worked in private legal practice on land use and environmental matters.  Emel holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. Emel’s interest in transit and active transportation is rooted in her commitment to environmental protection and her reliance on bike and transit for transportation at home in Sacramento.

Outreach Team

Kat Gray

Kat Gray resides in Folsom, CA. Kat first became concerned with environmental issues as a student in a high school environmental science class in 1995. She earned a B.S. degree in Environmental Science/Ethics from HSU in 2001 with the goal of working as an environmental advocate. Kat worked on outreach, grant funding, and research programs for the Department of Food and Agriculture before becoming a full-time parent and community volunteer. Kat is a graduate of SacRT’s Transit Academy and has been an advocate with SMART since inception, working on various outreach projects for SMART, writing articles, creating flyers, meeting with elected officials, developing website content, and advocating for transit investment at the Sacramento Transportation Authority. Kat is committed to advocating for improved transit in the Sacramento region as an important and integral part of a greener and healthier future. 

Glenda Marsh

Glenda Marsh resides in Sacramento and cofounded SMART in 2019. Glenda has led grassroots-driven transit policy and investment trainings and advocacy since 2006, including negotiating a $1 million CEQA lawsuit settlement provided to Sacramento Regional Transit’s for operating funds for increasing Gold Line light rail service and delivering SacRT’s 2019 inaugural Citizen Transit Academy. Glenda believes our region’s quality of life and economic growth relies on a high quality transit and rail system usable by all.

Suzy M.

Suzy Murray lives with her family in Arden Arcade. She became involved in transit and transportation advocacy after completing SacRT’s 2019 Citizens Transit Academy. Suzy is most concerned by the burden placed on working families by a lack of safe, affordable, reliable alternatives to cars.

Frank Teran

Frank Teran resides in Sacramento and is currently serving as the Board President for the Rosemont Community Association. Originally from the bay area, Frank moved to Sacramento in 2016 and is dedicated to improving rail and transit in the greater Sacramento region. Frank believes commuters should have more options when commuting around areas outside the city limits. Frank is employed in the tech sector and feels that with the right tools in place, we can solve our transit problems within this region.