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Tuesday , January , 15 , 2019
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Joseph Hardin

Joseph  Hardin, Transporation Director

Mr Hardin has been director of Ztrans since Jan 0f 2004.  He is the current Vice-President for the New Mexico Passenger Transportation Association (NMPTA), a committee member of the American Passenger Transit Association's (APTA) Bus Maintenance Training group. He is also a past member of the National Rural Transit Assistance Program (NRTAP) review Board in Washington D.C.

Since taknig control, Ztrans has grown from a 7 bus system with ridership of around 1500 per month to a 21 bus system with ridership of over 9,000 per month. Mr Hardin retired from the USAF in 1991, has been married to his wife Carel for 31 years and has two grown sons. Joseph, 28, is a Phd student at Colorado State University, and Shane, 24, is an employee of Lowes hardware in Las Cruces.

Mr Hardin believes that Public Transportation is very important to the local community and strives to provide the best system possible with limited resources. He is always open to new and better ideas. If you need to suggest an idea or just want to talk about transportation, please feel free to call him at (575) 439-4900 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Mon thru Fri., or Email him at ztrans@ziatherapycenter.org


Operations supervisor
Freda Webb

Freda has been employed at Zia Therapy Center, Inc. since March of 1991. She originally started in the Adult Respite Program under Barbara House, one the founders of Zia. She worked in Respite clients' homes and also headed a class for children with disabilities under 3 years of age. She eventually became Barbara House's assistance for Respite/Transportation. In 2001 Freda moved to the newly formed Transportation Department and became a dispatcher for the Public Transportation program. A few years later she obtained her Commercial Drivers License and became a driver. She was the lead driver for 4 years on the Cottonwood Route. Due to medical reasons she movecd back to administrative duties eventually becoming the Operations Supervisor.

Freda has been married to her husband Chuck since January of 1976. Chuck had come to Alamogordo in 1974 with the US Air Force. She has one son, Jaime, who resides in Hobbs, NM with her grandchildren, Desarae, Emily, and Edward. 

Lead Dispatcher
Kim Cox

Kim Cox has been with Zia Therapy Center,Inc. for over 9 years. She was the Food Service coordinator for 6 years. Feeling that she needed a change, she moved over to Transportation . She has been with Transportation for 3 years, and is the lead Dispatcher having brought a measure of stability to that position. She even continues to be a drivng force behind technological change in the Dispatch center.

Kim is a veteran of the Armed Forces.She joined the US Air Force after graduating from high school and served for 6 years. While stationed in England, she met and married the "love of her life", her husband Jessie. They moved to Alamogordo/Holloman AFB in 1986 and have made it their home ever since. They have 2 grown daughters, who currently work for the Sheriff's department. Kim's hobbies include spoiling her 2 dogs and 2 goats. She is also a fantastic cook and likes to enter chili cookoff's.