Josh is the coalition's Interim Director and oversees all coalition operations, leads our staff team, and is the primary contact for our Executive Committee and external stakeholders. Josh also helps to connect our coalition with local and regional government, and with allied organizations and associations all throughout Massachusetts. Josh is a former Natick Selectman, where he is active in local government, a past president of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, and a strong proponent of transportation and public engagement. Josh has a B.A. from Brandeis University.
Coalition and Advocacy Manager
Raylen is the Coalition and Advocacy Manager at Transportation for Massachusetts, supporting and leading the coalition’s statewide outreach, campaign planning, member relations and events. A native of Southwick in the Pioneer Valley, Raylen has a B.S. in Biology from the University of New Hampshire, where she also played Division 1 ice hockey. With an interest in promoting an active lifestyle, Raylen worked at a Cambridge bike shop, and has been immersed in the region’s cycling community, gaining interest in active transportation. Before joining T4MA, Raylen was Director of Operations at Brazo Fuerte Artisanal Beer. Raylen works on the Transportation and Climate Initiative as well as the full range of T4MA campaigns, helping to advance our advocacy for transportation policies that strengthen the commonwealth's sustainability, economy, safety and opportunity.
Pete is a Senior Advisor at T4MA, 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. He 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. Wilson 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, and spending time with his family. Pete commutes on the Plymouth and Brockton commuter bus.
Community Engagement Manager
Elise is the Community Engagement Manager at T4MA, responsible for building and strengthening relationships between coalition members and partners, and mobilizing coalition members to create transformative policy change at the local, state, and federal levels. She also serves as Co-Chair of both the Regional Transit Authority Advocates Coalition (RTAAC) and the Transit is Essential Coalition. Raised in Springfield, Massachusetts, Elise holds a Master’s degree in environmental science and management from the University of Rhode Island, along with a graduate certificate in community planning. She has experience in energy and marine policy, as well as nearly a decade of experience in the food service industry, and enjoys connecting with new people and learning from their stories. Elise is an advocate for environmental justice who enjoys reading, practicing yoga, birdwatching, and spending summer days at the beach.