Alicia Rodriguez

Alicia Rodriguez


Travel Trainer

209-522-2300

Alicia is a mobility trainer in Stanislaus County. Alicia Is Bi-lingual in Spanish and English and has 10 years’ experience working with people with disabilities. Alicia has worked in community integration and behavioral management programs. She has a passion for helping people live independent lives and throughout her career has assisted people with disabilities with independent living skills, job readiness skills and travel training skills.

Alicia is a certified Medical assistant and has certifications in Behavior Management and Crisis Intervention. Alicia is determined to help people reach their full potential and gain independence by learning to navigate the public transit system.






Janine Pederson

Janine Pederson


Travel Trainer

209-522-2300

Janine is a mobility trainer in Stanislaus County. She began as a trainer working in the program in Stockton in January, 2011, but transferred to the program in Stanislaus County later that year. Janine has more than eight years’ experience working with people who have disabilities, and she enjoys helping people learn to safely use public transit. Janine is enthusiastic about her work, and people enjoy working with her.






Kaylee Whitlow

Kaylee Whitlow


Administrative Assistant

209-522-2300

Kaylee Whitlow






Mattias Mechsner

Mattias Mechsner


Travel Trainer

209-522-2300

Mattias is the newest addition to the mobility training team in Stanislaus County. Mattias has 6 years of experience working with people with disabilities, he has worked at a day program as well as a non-profit mission organization where he worked 24 hour 5 day/week shifts giving personalized care for people with a range of disabilities. He began working for Paratransit in February 2015. Over the years he has been trained in first-aid, crisis intervention, behavioral modification, water safety, and much more. Mattias finds great joy in being able to help anyone who needs it, from people with disabilities to fellow students, family, and friends.

He is currently working towards a degree in English/Psychology, and wishes one day to become a counselor so that he can further help to enrich peoples’ daily lives.

Working with people with disabilities, people from other countries, and various professionals has granted him a well-balanced set of interpersonal skills fitting for his job as a mobility trainer. Mattias is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work with Paratransit and to begin assisting people with their transportation needs and increase their independence.

Mattias is very creative and is always striving to think of new ideas and solutions in order to help anyone to gain their independence.






Salome Garcia

Salome Garcia


Travel Trainer

209-522-2300

Salome is a mobility trainer in Stanislaus County, California. Salome has over 12 years of experience working with persons with disabilities. Salome’s experience includes working in local community integration, transition programs, and group home settings. She has received behavior modification, professional assault crisis trainings, and has over 89 hours of other trainings related to individuals with disabilities.

Salome has a passion for working with persons with disabilities – she is patient, calm, and assuring – translating into a wonderful mobility trainer.






Stacie Morales

Stacie Morales


Program Manager

209-522-2300

Stacie Morales joined Innovative Paradigms in August of 2013, as the Program Manager of MOVE, the designated CTSA in Stanislaus County, California.  Stacie has over seven years’ experience in the transit industry.  In addition, she has over 21 years’ experience in business, marketing and mobility management projects.

MOVE currently offers two programs, travel training and the BRIDGES Volunteer Driver Program.  In addition, MOVE offers technical assistance to human service agencies in the Stanislaus region on such issues as veteran transportation, operating protocols, and strategic transportation planning.  Stacie works closely with social service agencies to ensure that prospective consumers’ needs are met.  She has extensive experience creating partnerships with local human service agencies to proactively address issues with seniors and persons with disabilities.

Stacie is an active member of her community.  She has recently served 8 years on local school boards.  She is currently a member of the Commission on Aging and the chair for the Social Service Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC).