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Scott Leventon


Scott Leventon

Mr. Leventon has served on Paratransit’s Board since 1992.

Using his educational training in social sciences, he has advocated for improved services to the disabled through his membership on the Sacramento County Committee for People with Disabilities (including its housing subcommittee) and through his seven years of casework at Resources for Independent Living.

Mr. Leventon has held several offices on the Paratransit Board. In this capacity he has developed policy to diversify Paratransit’s resource base. He currently works for the Department of Human Services.

Barbara "Jill" Yungling


Barbara “Jill” Yungling

Ms. Yungling was appointed to the Paratransit Board on October 27, 2010 by the County of Sacramento. She is a graduate of California State University Sacramento with additional study in Gerontology. She has held the position of Administrator/Program Director at three Sacramento area Adult Day Health Centers since 1989, and has been at Eskaton Adult Day Health Center Carmichael for 15 years. Her program received the Brand Excellence Award from the President of Eskaton all four years it was awarded.

Ms. Yungling’s involvement with the California Association for Adult Day Services (CAADS) as a board member began in 2005. She actively participated on workgroups, committees and was elected Secretary in 2009. She has been a conference presenter and delivered the key note address at two statewide CAADS conferences. Ms. Yungling has had multiple opportunities to visit the state capital and testify on issues close to her heart. Ms. Yungling is an advocate for older adults and people with disabilities and believes in transportation equality.

One of her proudest accomplishments is training for and completing the California International Marathon twice at age 59 and 60 and she still runs for fun and health.

Pete Spaulding


Pete Spaulding

Mr. Spaulding graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BS/ME in Civil Engineering. He worked on the very first round of the then Urban Mass Transportation Administration Section 16(b)(2) now Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 grant program, at New York State Department of Transportation. He also served as a local transportation planner at the Chemung County New York Planning Department and developed transportation energy conservation programs at the New York State Energy Office. While in New York City, Mr. Spaulding designed employee relocation commuter programs for Moran, Stahl and Boyer. He went on to implement rural transit training and assistance programs for St. Michael’s College and the Vermont Public Transportation Association.

Mr. Spaulding relocated to Sacramento, and under the auspices of Carter Goble and Associates, became Resident Administrator for the California Rural Transit Assistance Program. In 1993 he became the Executive Director of the California Association for Coordinated Transportation, CalACT and served in that capacity until 2006. He went on to manage and supervise renewable energy generation projects for the California Energy Commission, and in 2008 joined the California Department of Transportation where he is responsible for maintaining and updating the Strategic Plan. Mr. Spaulding joined the Paratransit Board in 2008.

Frances Gracechild


Frances Gracechild

Ms. Gracechild joined the disability rights movement as Executive Director of Resources for Independent Living in 1981 with a rich and diverse background in civil rights advocacy. Both as an AFDC social worker and later as a teacher in the barrio of San Bernardino she came to appreciate the day to day struggle of those left out of the American dream.

As a commissioner on the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women, she worked on the implementation of Title IX equity for women and girls in school athletic programs and taught parent education classes at Santa Rosa Junior College in non-sexist, non-racist, non-classist children’s literature. As President of Health Access of California, Ms. Gracechild was the statewide spokesperson for the Patient Bill of Rights from 2000 to 2001. As a member of the Sacramento progressive community, Ms. Gracechild has been active in labor issues for women, farm workers, seniors, teachers, janitors, in-home care workers and the disabled. Ms. Gracechild joined the Paratransit Board in 2008.

Patrick Hume


Patrick Hume

Patrick was first elected to the Elk Grove City Council in 2006, after serving as a planning commissioner since the city’s incorporation in 2000. In 2007 he was named as the Elk Grove representative to the Sacramento Regional Transit Board of Directors. That body named him as one of the representatives to Paratransit, Inc. in 2012. From the first orientation, the quality and experience of this organization is impressive.

In addition to public service, Mr. Hume is involved in many community organizations as well. He is the vice president of the Elk Grove regional Scholarship Foundation, a past president of the Rotary Club of Elk Grove and has served as auctioneer for many local charities and causes. Professionally, he is controller for the family homebuilding firm founded by his grandfather in 1964.

Don Nottoli


Don Nottoli

Since November 1994 Supervisor Don Nottoli has worked with people throughout the Fifth District of the County of Sacramento addressing a variety of matters and issues related to health programs and social services, recreational and cultural programs, budgetary matters and programs serving the needs of seniors, children and families, transportation, roads and traffic, drainage and water supply, land use, and law enforcement and public safety. In addition to serving on the Paratransit, Inc. Board of Directors Don sits on at least 12 other boards and commissions, including the Sacramento Transportation Authority and the Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT). In June of 2014 he was appointed by the RT Board to complete the term vacated by retiring City Councilmember Bonnie Pannell. Don is a 35-year supporter of Paratransit, Inc. and the services this organization provides.

Don represents over 300,000 people in a diverse district which encompasses 650 square miles that includes the cities of Elk Grove, Galt, Isleton and Rancho Cordova, as well as rural farming areas and communities in the southern portion of Sacramento County and the Delta. Prior to being elected he served as chief assistant to former County Supervisor Toby Johnson for 16 years. Don and his wife, Brenda, are lifelong residents of Sacramento County, and make their home in the community of Galt.

Eanad Lott


Eanad Lott

Ms. Lott was appointed to the Paratransit Board of Directors in 2015 and has a passion for helping her community. She graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a B.A. in English/American Literature, and while at Santa Cruz she also spent a year in an Education Abroad Program at the Lancaster University in England. She completed her graduate education at Ohio State University with a M.A. in African American Studies.

She worked for many years in the technology field for Walt Disney Internet Group and Microsoft. Afterwards she transitioned into a career within the non-profit arena where she worked for Saint John’s Program for Real Change. While there as the Deputy Director of Operations through her efforts in grant writing she brought in over 3.5 million dollars in funding for the organization.

Currently Eanad works in the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault field as Director of Operations and Client Services. She also volunteers as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for a Domestic Violence Agency and still continues works on issues that impact the homeless.

Shahid Rehimtoola


Shahid Rehimtoola

Mr. Shahid Rehimtoola, is our newest Board of Directors’ member. Mr. Rehimtoola, was appointed to the Paratransit Board by the Sacramento, County on March 08, 2016. Mr. Rehimtoola, is a regular passenger on Paratransit going to and from work. He has been working with the State of California, Dept. of General Services (DGS) for over 30 years, currently as a Senior Engineer. Mr. Rehimtoola has held several positions at DGS from Assistant Engineer to Manager of Standards and Quality Control. Mr. Rehimtoola graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada. He is also a Project Management Professional.

Mr. Rehimtoola uses an electric wheelchair. He has faced challenges with Muscular Dystrophy (MD) throughout his life. He has not given in to MD and continually faces and solves the challenges by finding unique solutions and in some cases inventing assistive devices to cope with daily activities. Mr. Rehimtoola has been active in disability related organizations in the community for many years. Mr. Rehimtoola has done presentations of his work life and how he achieved success and became a productive and contributing member of the society economically and socially. Mr. Rehimtoola’s mottos are, “Life is not fair” and “Never give up”. His favorite quote is from Pearl Harbor movie, “Don’t tell me, it can’t be done”, where John Voight, played Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Mr. Rehimtoola, lives in Sacramento. He is a father to his three beautiful daughters including twin girls. He loves to help other people and serve the community.