Delaware County Transportation Management Association’s Mission Statement:
The Delaware County Transportation Management Association (DCTMA) is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving the transportation network serving the county. The mission of the DCTMA is to provide a forum where employers; local, county, and state agencies; and transit authorities can cooperatively address transportation issues and coordinate cost-effective and efficient strategies. Through coordinated planning and cooperative efforts, the DCTMA helps to promote a cleaner, healthier environment, sustain the quality of life, and enhance the economic vitality of Delaware County.
Cecile Charlton, Executive Director
Cecile has been the DCTMA Executive Director since 1999. In this role, she works directly with SEPTA, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), PennDOT, local municipalities, emergency response personnel, elected officials, and business leaders to discuss transportation issues and initiatives impacting Delaware County.
Cecile’s commitment to her community is demonstrated by her involvement with a variety of organizations. She serves on the board of directors for Community Transit, Inc.; the Brandywine Convention and Visitors Bureau; Congressman Pat Meehan’s U.S. Military Academy Selection Committee. She also serves on the Upper Darby Weed & Seed Committee and the Route 202 Advisory Committee. Cecile received Delaware County Community College’s Star Alumni Award in 2002. In 2003 she was given the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s ATHENA Award for an outstanding woman in business, and in 2006 she received the Spirit of Excellence Award from the Delaware County Friends of The Women’s Commission. In 2003, she was chosen to be a civilian member of the National Security Seminar at the U. S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks in Pennsylvania. Cecile is a life-long resident of Delaware County and is a graduate of Haverford High School, Delaware County Community College, and St. Joseph’s University.
Terri Salvadore, Director of Operations
Terri has been with the DCTMA for 24 years. Her primary responsibility is to manage grant reporting, accounts payable and receivable, and coordinate other financial matters for the DCTMA. She is a graduate of Neumann University. Terri currently resides in Middletown with her husband, and is the mother of three and grandmother of six.
Lauren Avellino Turton, Deputy Director of Communications
Lauren joined DCTMA in July 2012, and has more 20 years of experience in writing, public relations, and event planning. Lauren coordinates all DCTMA marketing materials, social media campaigns, and media outreach. She plays a key role in the planning and execution of DCTMA’s events, including the Annual Awards & Membership Meeting, Municipalities Conference & Trade Show and Bike to Work Day. She is also the point person for several programs, including the I-95 Construction project with PennDOT and DVRPC.
Lauren is an avid cycling enthusiast, is a freelance writer for mainstream publications, and she supports several charities in the area. She and her husband live in Media with their adopted dog and cat.
Lauren Amway Fink, MPH, Project Manager
Lauren works on our Municipalities Conference & Trade Show, The Access to Jobs EXPO with Delaware County Council, the ECMS Project with engineers, and our Community Traffic Safety Project. She has over 8 years of experience in the field, and this is her 5th year at the DCTMA.
Lauren enjoys the outdoors and going for walks in the West Chester community with her husband, two children, and dog. Lauren and her family also enjoy bike riding and going on trail rides. She was born and raised in West Chester and earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from West Chester University.
Alyson Smith , CTSP Project Coordinator
Aly joined DCTMA as an intern in 2013 while earning her bachelor’s from Neumann University. She’s returned to the team full-time as a Project Coordinator for the Community Traffic Safety Project. She works in the field promoting our free traffic safety programs, including seat belts/car seat safety, bicycle safety, teen driver safety, and mature driver safety,
Aly loves adventure, like hiking and camping in our local parks. Her and her husband also enjoy taking their dog Frank to the beach. She grew up in Delaware County and currently lives in Havertown, PA.
Mary Ann Sandone, Administrative Assistant
A graduate of Villanova University, Mary Ann brings with her more than a decade of marketing and accounting experience. She worked in state government as a legislative aide for the 163rd Legislative District. She worked for Community Action Agency of Delaware County as a Property Manager for low income housing, and as a Lead Based Paint Coordinator. She served on Sharon Hill Borough Council as Vice President and Chaired several committees include Emergency Management, Library and Zoning & Permits. She has also served as Secretary on the OLA Regional Home and School Association.
Mary Ann is married with two children. She enjoys biking, hiking and other outdoor activities.