Steve Harder : Executive Director

Steve Harder

Executive Director

Steve Harder joined Dial-A-Bus in April of 2012. Steve brings over 20 years of professional leadership experience as a manager for the Oregon Youth Authority and the Director of a private, non-profit residential treatment center for youth.

Steve states: “Serving as Executive Director of Dial-A-Bus gives me the opportunity to continue in a helping profession in my own community. I am honored to be a part of an organization that has such an important Mission as well as so many dedicated staff and volunteers.”

Steve has been active in the community since his family came to Corvallis in 1998. He volunteers for the Corvallis Boys and Girls Club, Benton County 4-H, the Corvallis school district and coaches youth sports. Steve and his wife Melissa also spend much of their time attending the activities of their teenage children, George and Elisia.

steven.harder@co.benton.or.us
Roberto Ponce : Operations Supervisor

Roberto Ponce

Operations Supervisor

Roberto has been with Dial-a-Bus since 2007. Despite doing the majority of the behind-the-scenes work, he does not hesitate to get out and drive when needed.

roberto.ponce@co.benton.or.us
Carmen Palinkas : Operations Supervisor

Carmen Palinkas

Operations Supervisor

Carmen has been with Dial-A-Bus since 2010. She is the familiar voice on the phone for many of our clients. In her free time, she enjoys all sorts of crafty things and spending time with her kids and grandkids.

carmen.palinkas@co.benton.or.us
Tom Hendrix : Safety Manager

Tom Hendrix

Safety Manager

Tom has been with Dial-A-Bus since 2012. He previously worked as a supervisor at Western Pulp. He brings years of safety management experience to Dial-A-Bus.

tom.hendrix@co.benton.or.us
William Allison : Office Administrator

William Allison

Office Administrator

William has been with Dial-A-Bus since 2013 when he started as a volunteer driver. He was offered a job as the weekend driver which he held while finishing his schooling. After graduating from Oregon State University with a Bachelors of Science in Digital Communication Arts, he became a full time and moved into the office to help take some of the work load off of the other staff, helping wherever he is needed.

william.allison@co.benton.or.us
Jenny Dick : Dispatcher

Jenny Dick

Dispatcher

Jenny has been with Dial-A-Bus since 2016. She brings 20 years of experience in the transportation industry where she worked as a dispatcher and safety manager. She enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.

jenny.dick@co.benton.or.us
Kristina Hadden : Dispatcher

Kristina Hadden

Dispatcher

Kristina has been with Dial-A-Bus since 2016 after spending four years overseas with the USO. She has a lot of experience with non-profits and is working on finishing her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.

kristina.hadden@co.benton.or.us
Michelle Rohrbough : Dispatcher

Michelle Rohrbough

Dispatcher

Michelle has been with Dial-A-Bus since 2006, first starting as a driver, and later got promoted to a dispatcher. She enjoys camping, fishing, gardening, and spending time with her family in Albany, where she lives.

michelle.avery@co.benton.or.us