Transforming Transportation
ITNAmerica’s Annual Retreat 2022 October 12 – 13


Terry Bills
Global Transportation Industry Director, Esri

Terry Bills is the Global Transportation Industry Director at Esri, responsible for all transportation infrastructure segments worldwide. He has more than 25 years of experience in transportation, working on planning, policy development, information technology and GIS.

Alan Lopatin
Chief Executive Officer, Trusted Riders

Alan has worked on aging and multigenerational issues for more than three decades and currently serves as a member of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) and chaired LCAO’s 2016 “Seniors Decide” Presidential Forum Task Force. As General Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor, Alan provided lead staffing for reauthorization of the Older Americans Act and other significant human services public policy. 

David Gogel
President, Dirigo Collective

David Gogel is the President of Dirigo Collective, a Certified B Corporation that leverages storytelling and media strategy to mobilize audiences to action. Dirigo Collective works with consumer brands, healthcare organizations, and nonprofits who want to use their platform to create a positive impact. In addition to his role at Dirigo Collective David is passionate about community resiliency and place based economic development, he leads a community non-profit focused on the revitalization of downtown Rockland Maine and serves on the Board of Directors for the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. 

Karen Winton
Deputy Director of Community Development, Town of Kennebunk, ME.

Karen Winton is the Deputy Director of the Community Development Department for the Town of Kennebunk, Maine. She has been with the Town since 2007 and is involved in various social service, planning, economic development and technology initiatives for the Town, including transportation projects such as the ITNCountry pilot project, the Kennector

Bill Kaser
Senior Transport Services.

Bill has been in public accounting for 21 years serving primarily non-profit and health care organizations.  He has also served clients in various industries, including financial institutions, auto dealerships, Common Interest Realty Associations (CIRAs), and construction contractors. He is experienced in all aspects of audit, review, compilation, bookkeeping and business advisory services.

Bill has been a CPA in the State of Florida since 2008. He graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida. He is a member of the FICPA Council as a regional representative.

Katherine Freund
Founder and CEO, ITNAmerica

Katherine is the founder and President of Independent Transportation Network of America.  Katherine has an MA in Public Policy from the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service and a BA in English Literature from SUNY-Buffalo.  She Chaired the Task Force to Study the Safe Mobility of Maine’s Aging Population, served on the Advisory Committee for the 2005 White House Conference on Aging and as a National Transit Institute Fellow.  She served for twelve years on the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on the Safe Mobility of Seniors where she Co-chaired the Joint Subcommittee on Transportation Options for Seniors. In 2013, Katherine testified about ITNAmerica and sustainable senior transportation before the US Senate Special Committee on Aging.  

Katherine was featured in the Wall Street Journal as one of the “12 People Who Are Changing Your Retirement,” and on CNN’s “Breakthrough Women” series.   She has received AARP’s Inspire Award, the Maxwell Pollack Award from the Gerontological Society of America, and the Social Enterprise Alliance award for Leadership in Innovative Enterprise Ideas. Katherine is also the recipient of the Access Award from the American Foundation for the Blind, the Archstone Award for Excellence in Program Innovation from the American Public Health Association, the Mather Institute 2020 Innovative Research in Aging Silver Award and the Giraffe Award for sticking her neck out for the common good.  She lives in Portland, Maine, and has two adult children.

Laura Dake
ITNCountry Project Manager

Laura is the ITNCountry Project Manager and Affiliate Support Representative for ITNAmerica.  ITNCountry is a rural transportation model that is being rolled out as part of a large FTA demonstration grant in ten communities.  Laura provides direct support, training, and guidance to the ITNCountry demonstration sites as well as to nine ITN Affiliates. 

In addition to her full-time job, Laura is serving in her third term on Versailles City Council. She is very involved in her community, working on a variety of issues, including downtown revitalization; city park improvements; and affordable housing and homelessness. Laura lives in Versailles, KY with her husband and has three adult children.