Staff

At T4MA, we work to achieve transportation justice through community engagement, coalition building and statewide transportation policy. In January 2022, T4MA began a restructuring process that was motivated by a desire to better align with the needs of low-income, working class, communities of color and residents most impacted by transportation injustice. T4MA is committed to centering their voices starting with profound changes in 5 areas: mission, leadership, resources, decision-making and policy.

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Amira Patterson

Community Engagement Specialist and Comms Liaison – (MBTA- 495 Corridor)

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Amira is supporting the team in outreach and strategic planning for membership outreach plans, strengthening communications, and building long-term member relationships across the coalition. A born and raised Boston resident, she studied Psychology and Business administration at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Specializing in public relations and community work advocating for POC, low-income neighborhoods, and supporting many non-profit organizations through service. Previously, Amira Patterson had 10 years of experience at the MBTA Advisory Board as an assistant to the office manager and later became a Transportation Planner. She is invested in those we serve in transportation and promoting improving the quality of life for all. 

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Casey Piotrowski

Administrative Coordinator

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Casey provides direct support to the Executive Director along with supporting various coalitions & committees connected to T4MA. Born and raised in a low income community in rural Virginia, Casey did not have access to public transportation, which drastically affected her access to social programs. As an avid traveler, she was exposed to and became deeply interested in the ways that equitable, reliable and affordable public transit options drastically enhance the communities they connect.

In 2021, she began her career as a CDL bus operator, which deepened her awareness of the systemic inequities surrounding public transportation. She began looking into ways that she could bring awareness and actively advocate for the communities most affected by transit disparities. In 2023, Casey moved to Boston where she is now combining her passion for social justice and her background in transit to enact lasting change in the fight for equality and equity. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities, attending community events, experimenting in the kitchen and creating art.

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Pete Wilson

Senior Policy Director

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Pete is responsible for helping to guide the coalition’s advocacy work with the legislature and administration. Pete is a longtime communications and policy advisor who has experience in municipal and state government as well as campaign consulting. He served as the Legislative Director for the Massachusetts House Committee on Ways and Means from 2009-2011 and as press secretary and policy advisor to former Senate President Stan Rosenberg.

Pete was named the 2016 Press Secretary of the Year by the State House Press Association and served as a member of Treasurer Goldberg’s Alcohol Task Force. Pete is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and holds a Master’s Degree in History from The George Washington University. In his free time, he enjoys downhill skiing, playing golf, cycling and spending time with his family.

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Rachel Lea Scott

Community Engagement Specialist - West of Worcester

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Rachel is working to broaden and continue the coalition’s work in central and western MA. Prior to joining T4MA, Rachel worked at The Climate Reality Project, where she supported the development of large climate education and advocacy trainings, and worked to engage faith leaders in climate and environmental justice work. Prior to Climate Reality, Rachel spent four years helping to lead a faith-based advocacy and education organization in Connecticut. There, she advocated for policies and legislation that would improve the lives of low-income and other marginalized people and was involved with faith-based community organizing efforts as well as several coalitions. Rachel sees transportation justice as a key issue that intersects with climate, housing and public health concerns.

Rachel began her career in social services, working in different roles with individuals facing various challenges in their lives. Rachel has a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, and holds master’s degrees in social work and theology and ministry, both from Boston College.

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Raylen Dziengelewski

Membership and Advocacy Director

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Raylen supports and leads coalition member relations and events, expanding the coalition’s statewide outreach and supporting campaign planning. A native of Southwick, MA in the Pioneer Valley, a car-dependent town, Raylen gained interest in active transportation and the bicycling advocacy community while working at a Cambridge bike shop as Sales Manager. She studied biology at the University of New Hampshire, where she also played Division I ice hockey. Prior to T4MA, she was the Director of Operations at Brazo Fuerte Artisanal Beer. From her past work to today with T4MA, her passion is connecting people with where they need to go and what they strive to do.

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Reggie Ramos

Executive Director

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Reggie Ramos is leading into action T4MA’s strengthened commitments to transportation justice and equity. Reggie believes deeply that transportation can be a democratizing tool for social change.

Prior to joining T4MA in 2023, Reggie served in roles at the MBTA and the Institute for Human Centered Design in Boston, launching expanded Fairmount Line service and free bus projects and contributing to subway, light rail and commuter rail station design to ensure access for people with disabilities.

Reggie was previously the Undersecretary of Transportation for the Republic of the Philippines, where she led multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects, including the expansion of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, which sees more than 10 million passengers annually, and the Philippines’ first automated fare collection system. She was also a lead negotiator at the Paris Agreement at COP21.  
She holds a juris doctorate from Ateneo de Manila University and a master’s in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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