The NFRMPO staff complete all of the federal and state requirements to allow the local member communities to spend federal and state transportation funding. Staff provide professional planning services through the development of the Regional Transportation Plan including sub-plans for transit, active transportation, and Congestion Management Process. The staff are also responsible for the ongoing administration of the region’s Transportation Improvement Program and periodic Call for Projects for federal funding for the region. Staff are managed by an Executive Director who reports to the Planning Council.

Main Office: 970.800.9560


Suzette Mallette – 970.986.4197

Primary Responsibilities

    • Leads Operations and Represents NFRMPO to Member Institutions
    • NFRMPO Planning Council
    • Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Budget
    • Legislative and Policy Initiatives
    • Staff Administration
    • Statewide MPO Committee
    • Statewide Transportation Advisory Committee (STAC) Support


Vacant – 970.289.8284

Primary Responsibilities

    • Oversight of all Accounting Functions
    • Financial Statements
    • Budget
    • Government Financial Reports

Office Administrator
Barbara Bills – 970.289.8280

Primary Responsibilities

    • VanGo™ Billing and Administrative Functions
    • Purchasing Agent
    • Accounts Payable
    • Payroll Processing
    • Local Community Billing
    • NTD Reporting
    • MPO Administrative Functions
    • Administrative Liaison to Planning Council
    • Human Resources Liaison
    • Meeting Logistics and Management
    • Legal Notices


Transportation Planning Director
Becky Karasko, AICP – 970.289.8281

Primary Responsibilities

    • Transportation Planning Team Leader
    • Title VI Coordinator
    • NFRMPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
    • Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Associated Sub-plans
    • Manages Air Quality Compliance
    • State Interagency Consultation Team (IACT)
    • Air Quality Planning
    • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Planning
    • US34 Transit Study (formerly LINKNoCo) Project Manager
    • Congestion Management Process (CMP)
    • Freight Planning Specialist
    • Statewide MPO Committee
    • Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Tasks

Transportation Planner III
AnnaRose Cunningham – 970.818.9497

Primary Responsibilities

    • Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Development and Maintenance
    • Coordinates NFRMPO Calls for Projects
    • Regional Safety Champion
    • Bike and Ped Safety Reporter Tool
    • GIS Data Management
    • Public Outreach & Social Media Coordination
    • Community Advisory Committee (CAC)
    • Equity & Environmental Justice (EJ)

Transportation Planner I
Jerome Rouser– 970.422.1096

Primary Responsibilities

    • Active Transportation Planning
    • NoCo Bike and Ped Collaborative
    • Mobile Counter Program Coordinator
    • Coordinates GOPMT and Performance-Based Planning
    • On the Move Newsletter
    • Legislative Tracking and Reporting

Transportation Planner I
Michael Saunders – 970.289.8283

Primary Responsibilities

    • Air Quality Planning
    • Freight Planning
    • Website Maintenance
    • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Modeling
    • Travel Demand Modeling
    • Land Use Model


Mobility Director
Cory Schmitt – 970.999.0072

Primary Responsibilities

    • Develops and manages One Call/One Click Center, RideNoCo 
    • Manages the Mobility Program
    • ADA Coordination Contact
    • US34 TMO Contact

Mobility Planner 
Brooke Bettolo – 970.672.0677

Primary Responsibilities

    • Provides customer service for One Call/One Click Center, RideNoCo
    • Leads community outreach activities to inform riders of transportation options
    • Provides programmatic and administrative support to Mobility Program
    • Develops and Implements Coordinated Plan
    • TDM Planning and Implementation

Mobility Specialist 
Lisa Deaton – 970.300.1076

Primary Responsibilities

    • Supports outreach activities for RideNoCo and other MPO initiatives


Operations & Fleet Manager
Shane Armstrong, CAFM – 970.986.4130

Primary Responsibilities

    • VanGo™ Vanpool Service Operations
    • Manage VanGo™ and NFRMPO Fleet Management
    • VanGo™ Outreach
    • VanGo™ Participant Recruitment and Retention
    • Maintain VanGo™ Website and Participant Database
    • NTD Annual Written Report
    • MPO Driver Management