Executive Management Team

Henry Li

General Manager/CEO
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Henry Li is a transformational and visionary transit leader with over two decades of extraordinary business acumen driving strategic innovation, service excellence, safety and security ingenuity, inclusive and equitable workforce development, and fiscal renewal within some of the most highly-visible, and dynamic multimodal transportation systems in North America.

A well-respected industry leader, Henry is credited with establishing many firsts in the transportation industry throughout the years earning a reputation as a national change agent, relentlessly pursuing excellence for the advancement of public transportation. As a result, he was recognized as the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 2019 Outstanding Public Transportation Manager Award. This prestigious and highly competitive award is the highest honor given to only one CEO in North America each year.

After swiftly implementing a series of transformative initiatives under Henry’s bold leadership, SacRT was also awarded as the APTA 2021 Outstanding Public Transit System of the Year, continuing the agency’s upward trajectory by leading the industry in best practices.

During Henry’s over five-year tenure with SacRT, the agency has also been honored with numerous other awards, such as: Government Finance Officers Association’s Outstanding Budget Award each consecutive year; APTA’s 2021 and 2020 First Place AdWheel Awards; APTA’s 2021 and 2020 Rail Safety Gold Awards; Caltrans 2020 Excellence in Transportation Award; Federal Transportation Security Administration’s 2019 Gold Standard Award for Security; 2019 Good Governance Award from the Sacramento Taxpayers Association for his outstanding leadership in defending taxpayer funds; National Metro Magazine’s 2018 Innovative Solutions Award; and Sacramento Clean Cities 2018 Clean Air Champion Award.

Prior to his arrival at SacRT, Henry served as the Vice President of Finance and Technology/CFO at Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), which was named as an APTA 2016 Outstanding Public Transportation System of the Year. He also served as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Hampton Roads Transit, Director of Administration/(CFO) for the Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority and held senior management positions at some of the largest transit agencies in the nation, including the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MUNI) and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).


Jamie Adelman

VP of Finance/CFO (Acting)


Carmen Alba

VP of Bus Operations

Carmen Alba is the Vice President of Bus Operations for the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) where she is responsible for day-to-day operations of Bus (including Elk Grove and Folsom transit service), Community Bus Service (CBS), ADA and non-ADA paratransit service, training, Bus Maintenance, Microtransit and Accessible Services. She also plays a key role in the District-wide strategic initiatives.



Ronald Forrest

VP of Light Rail Operations(Acting)


Laura Ham

VP of Planning and Engineering
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Laura currently holds the lead role in managing multiple planning and engineering projects. In her position, she provides executive direction and strategic management over the strategic planning, service planning, engineering, disadvantaged business enterprise and internal audit functions. Laura has been with RT for over 19 years in multiple management roles and is committed to continuous improvement of transit service delivery and customer service excellence for the organization.


Lisa Hinz

VP of Safety, Security and Customer Satisfaction
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Lisa Hinz brings over 28 years of policing experience to her role as the Vice President of Sacramento Regional Transits (SacRT’s) Security, Safety and Customer Satisfaction Divisions.  She is a proven leader who retired from the Sacramento Police Department at the rank of Captain. She has a master’s from the University of San Diego in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership.

Lisa is an innovative leader, who has been part of an award-winning Safety and Security Team during her 3 years with SacRT. Lisa is accredited with bringing many firsts to the agency, such as “the Voice of God”, a public address system at every light rail station utilized to seamless correct bad behavior and a Licensed Social Worker, dedicated to provided resources to the rapidly growing homeless population throughout the four jurisdictions serviced by SacRT.


Devra Selenis

VP of Communications and Partnerships
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As VP of Communications and Partnerships for the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT), Devra Selenis leads SacRT's Communication, Marketing, Public Information and Government Affairs teams. Devra is a long-standing colleague at SacRT, having distinguished herself in a variety of positions within the agency over the course of 19 years. In her current role, she oversees the marketing and communications; media relations; community engagement; partnership building and government affairs programs that support SacRT's strategic initiatives. Prior to her arrival at SacRT, Devra had an extensive career directing the marketing, communication and public relations endeavors for a high-tech visual branding company, and a global background screening and reporting firm. During her tenure at SacRT, Devra's team has received several distinguished regional, state and national awards for marketing and public outreach, including the 2021 American Planning Association's Award of Merit in Public Outreach; 2020 American Public Transportation Association's First Place AdWheel Award for Comprehensive Outreach Campaign; 2020 California Association of Public Information Officials EPIC Award for Public Awareness Campaign; 2020 California Association of Public Information Officials Award of Distinction Community Relations/Participation Campaign; and 2008 American Public Transportation Association's First Place AdWheel Award for Print Media. Devra is an alumnus of the University of Miami, Florida holding a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Advertising. She currently serves on the boards for the Power Inn Alliance, R Street Partnership and Sacramento Transportation Management Association.


Shelly Valenton

VP of Integrated Services and Strategic Initiatives
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As the Vice President of Integrated Services and Strategic Initiatives, Shelly Valenton provides oversight to the Human Resources, Labor Relations, Customer Satisfaction, Information Technology and Board Support departments. She ensures the integration and cross-functional alignment of these functions while also leading various agency-wide strategic initiatives and special projects for the General Manager/CEO.
Before joining SacRT in February 2019, Shelly served on the Executive Leadership Team at San Joaquin Delta Community College District (Delta College) as the Director of Marketing, Communications and Outreach. Prior to that position, Shelly worked at San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) for over seven years, handling major projects and strategic initiatives and leading the agency’s marketing and community engagement efforts. RTD received APTA’s Transit System of the Year Award in 2018.
Shelly’s work on project management and marketing both at RTD and Delta College garnered regional and national awards, including an APTA AdWheel grand prize award and various awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. She also served on the board of the California Community College Public Relations Organization. Shelly holds a Transit Paratransit Management Certificate, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a BA in Communication. She lives in Elk Grove with her husband and two children.

 

Organization Information

SacRT District Organization Chart