The Team

Board Members

Dexter Vizinau

Dexter Vizinau of CyberTran
Dexter Vizinau of CyberTran

Title: Chief Executive Officer

Dexter Vizinau is a Bay Area native who was born and raised in San Francisco.  He was the son of a gospel singer that was a single parent who was born blind.

In 1970 Dexter was employed by the IBM Corporation at the age of 19. As an employee of IBM Dexter gained many administrative, marketing and management skills during his 22 years of employment.

1992 Dexter started De Viz Enterprises consulting firm. Areas of expertise included Government Relations, Community Relations, Business Development, Marketing, Economic Development, Manufacturing and Trade.

De Viz Enterprises many clients included the County of Alameda, PeopleSoft, Accenture, Siemens, Pacific Coast Container and Logistics Company, Kenworth Trucking, National Sign and Signal, Signal Park, Oakland Maritime Support Services, Kair In-Home Social Services and many others.

In 2009 Dexter went to work for his client CyberTran Int’l and is now the President of the company. De Viz Enterprises is still and viable company.

Neil Sinclair

Neil Sinclair, Board Member - Cybertran International

Title:  Chairman

Neil B. Sinclair serves as CyberTran International Inc.’s Board Chairman. He also serves as CyberTran’s Chief Technical Officer. Neil’s background is in environmental technologies including solar power, advanced transportation, advanced electric motors, and water quality.

He has served as VP of Marketing and Engineering for solar and electric car companies, and advanced electric motor companies; served on public boards including Chairman of a Public Water District Board, and as a member of a County Art Commission; served as a Legal Intervenor at the California Public Utilities Commission, and as an Advanced Transportation Consultant for the Southern California Air Quality Management District.

Neil has held water and wastewater treatment plant Operator’s licenses. He holds patents in both electric motors and Mass transit. He attended the University of California at Berkeley as a Civil Engineering student and graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in Environmental Studies in 1980.

Nicole Guest

Nicole Guest is an energy, environmental and construction professional with over fifteen years’ combined industry experience.  She served as a Technical Validation Manager for Sempra Energy’s Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan (PSEP) Oversight Management Team; validating technical data, performing quality reviews and delivering compliance documents to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Her Team supported the authorization of over $250 million in funding for 2017 Q1; data reports for the submittal of over $1 billion in the 2019 General Rate Case filing; validated technical data for recovery of more than $1 billion for the 2018 Work Papers for PSEP projects completed during 2014 – 2016 and validated data for recovery of more than $1 billion for the 2022 Work Papers for PSEP projects completed during 2017 – 2018.

In addition, she acquired a dynamic and diverse background of experience as a researcher for the power plant industry’s state and local regulatory compliance requirements; a manager in the luxury car production industry, focused on processes and contract compliance; and founded and operated an employment network focused on the food and beverage industry.

She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in Mass Communications. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) thru USACE and completed ISO 9000/14000 certification Training and Compliance.

Vernon Charles Goins II

Vernon Goins II

Vernon Charles Goins II earned a bachelor’s degree at Georgetown University, an MBA from the University of Laverne, a JD from Hastings College of Law in 1997 and an LLM in taxation from Golden Gate University. He went into private practice to develop an expertise in business, real, probate, and estate planning law. He is fluent in both Spanish and French, and taught fourth grade bilingual classes in Compton, California under the Teach for America program.

An active participant in many community organizations, Vernon has served as the President of the California Association of Black Lawyers, President of the Charles Hamilton Houston Bar Association and numerous boards including the Alameda Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association, the California Minority Counsel Program and the French American and International School. He is a member of 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, and serves on the advisory board for the Social Engineering Project, Inc.

On December 4, 1999, he received the Charles Houston Bar Association President’s Award. On October 18, 2001, he received an award from the Minority Bar Coalition for his outstanding service to the legal community. On June 23, 2005, Congresswoman Barbara Lee awarded Vernon a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for outstanding and invaluable service to the community.

In both 2002 and 2006, he received the distinction of being honored by Hastings College of the Law as Alumnus of the Year. In 2011, he received the National Bar Association’s President Award for outstanding community service. Vernon received the California Association of Black Lawyers in 2013 and President’s Award. In April 2018, Vernon received the Lauren D. Miller Lawyer of the Year Award from the California Association of Black Lawyers.

Reginald Reeves

Reginald Reeves, born in Greensboro, NC, is a retired Idaho Falls attorney and retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army where he served as a Judge Advocate General. 

In 2014, he received the nation’s highest award for volunteerism and second highest civilian honor awarded by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Outstanding Public Service Award. He is currently a Board member of CyberTran International, Inc. 

Mr. Reeves is the Executive Director of the Sun Valley Charitable Foundation, an organization that distributes food, clothing and other items to those in need. A celebrated humanitarian and philanthropist, Mr. Reeves was the recipient of the JRM Foundation’s 2018 Idaho Hometown Hero Award and the 2012 Idaho State Bar’s Elite Service Award given to Idaho lawyers and judges for their exceptional contributions to justice and their communities.

He received the International Dental award, in part for building a free dental clinic and computer schools in Guatemala. Mr. Reeves has dedicated his life to public service and is honored to be a co-founder of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Idaho.   

He holds a J.D. from the University of Idaho and a B.S. from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. 

Advisory Board

Jean Banker

Jean has worked in public service and transportation policy for 30 years. At Mott MacDonald she has been instrumental in growing the planning and advisory practices for the San Francisco and Oakland offices and she has been assisting VTA with operational readiness for their new BART extension service to San Jose (Phase 1?).  For ten years prior to that (?) she worked at the Port of Oakland in a variety of roles. As Principal Assistant to the Executive Director she performed Port-wide policy and program development and led and coordinated the planning and implementation of strategic plans and special projects. 

At the Port she was also the Deputy Executive Director, Acting Maritime Director, and a Manager of Finance and Administration for the maritime division. Jean was the project manager for the first port-related Public-Private Partnership (P3) in the U.S. that brought the Port a $60 million upfront payment. Jean has also managed the capital budgeting and planning process for the maritime division and was successful in securing State and Federal grant funds for important projects such as a comprehensive truck program, ship electrification, rail yards, and grade separations.

 Prior to working at the Port of Oakland, Jean worked for 13 years as Deputy Director of Capital Programs for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) where she managed, secured funding for, and monitored over $30 billion of capital projects. She developed and wrote the Financial Capacity Assessment which justified to the Federal Transit Administration a $10 billion cost for two major regional expansion projects: Second Avenue Subway and East Side Access. Her work resulted in over $3 billion in Federal New Start grants. She was also project manager for regular Federal audits needed to keep grantee status for the MTA and she helped managed one of the largest subway car procurements in North America.

David Rummler

David is an advisor/mentor for Clean Technology, Air, Water, Waste, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Energy Storage and Transportation ventures.   He is on multiple advisory boards of clean technology ventures including Cyber Tran International, an Ultra-Light Rail venture, Bert Thin Films, a break-through in front side metallization paste for solar modules/cells and spin-off of University of Louisville, and Edison2, a next generation autonomous vehicle and winner of the 2010 Automotive X Prize and Full Harvest, a business venture to business fresh produce that just received $2M seed funding. 

David is a frequent speaker/moderator in industry and investment forums.  Representative engagements include moderating Global Networks: Driving Innovation throughout the Value Chain panel at The Sustainable Corporation 2012; Entrepreneurship panel at the University of Louisville Renewable Energy 3 2017 workshop; and Clean Technology Investment Opportunities at Keiretsu Forum 2013 Pitch Me Green.

David’s education experience includes advanced mathematics, global entrepreneurship, strategic management and sustainability on the faculties of San Jose State and San Francisco State and Stanford University.  He has developed a new business modeling methodology being adopted by each of his advisees to disrupt incumbents in the market.  The methodology includes integrated market, development, value chain, cost/resource and pricing/revenue models. 

Key Personnel

Nishant Sharma

Title:  Chief Finance Officer

Nishant Sharma, CyberTran
Nishant Sharma, CyberTran

As Chief Financial Officer at Oakland Maritime Support Services Inc (OMSS) & Oakland Port Services Corporation (OPSC), Nishant was charged with keeping the organization fiscally responsible. He has served as Controller for Blue chip Telecom, Inc., Communication Methods Inc and NAC Solutions Inc. Nishant also held strategic leadership roles at EG Technologies Inc and ACC-Nihon Castings Ltd. He has twenty two years of vast experience in Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Operations & Management, M&A in various technology and construction industries including Public accounting.

A Certified Chartered Accountant (CA), Nishant holds the Bachelors in Accounting & Finance, Certified Project Management Professional (PMI), He also holds the diploma in Information & Systems Management along with trained in Six Sigma (Black belt); He is a Certified Port Executive (CPE). He holds Real Estate License and a member of National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors and Bay East Association of Realtors. Nishant serves on the board of the Tri-Valley Haven a forty year old non-profit multi-social service organization in Alameda County. He is also a GC member of SRCA a non-profit sports organization in San Ramon.

Francis Lo, P.E, MICE, CEng 

Title:  Director of Engineering

With over 37 years of experience, Francis has been responsible for managing, design, and oversight of over $16 billion of transportation programs and projects.  He has worked for transportation agencies, consultants, and a contractor.  This gives him a unique understanding of planning, design, construction, alternative delivery, and public agency processes to develop strategies that deliver successes. His experience includes developing project concepts, implementation strategies, scoping, environmental approval, design, budget and schedule monitoring, managing project consultants and teams, stakeholders and community outreach, consensus building, technical reviews, programming of funds, cost estimating, value engineering, dispute resolution, developing agency processes, procedures and project management guide. 

His experience covers innovative mobility solutions, high speed rail, heavy rail, bus & rail transit, new freeway construction, freeway widening and interchanges, major arterial roadways, ITS, local street improvements, environmental mitigation, bike, pedestrian, airport and marine projects.  Francis has worked extensively with BART, BATA/MTC, Caltrans, Alameda County Transportation Commission, Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Port of Oakland and local transportation agencies in implementing projects and is known for his ability to deliver complex projects involving multiple stakeholders.  Francis also has extensive experience in successful alternative delivery using both design-build and construction manager/general contractor methods covering maritime, aviation, highway, rail and transit projects. 

Todd Jersey, AIA

Title:  Director of Architecture

In 2012, Todd Jersey, Principal at Todd Jersey Architecture, Inc., joined CyberTran International Inc. as the head of planning and architecture for a new ultra-light rail transit (ULRT) system. Todd is working with CyberTran on the design of the newest generation of vehicle and station design as well as planning out system routes and Transit Oriented Developments (TOD) at the new CyberTran stations.

As a budding architect and ecological designer, Mr. Jersey began designing and building at ten years of age. He first experimented with solar hot water in 1970 at the age of twelve. At the age of 21 his architecture studies then took him to Italy and the Netherlands where he furthered his design skills. An accomplished artist, he brings his intrinsic and studied eye for beauty and form to every project. He has spent the last 30 years designing and building projects – from many residential projects to the world’s first LEED Gold hotel and the nation’s greenest indoor pool, the historic Richmond Plunge.

Mr. Jersey created a new commercial/residential mixed-use prototype called Collaborative Housing and honed his expertise in urban mobility and parking issues to decrease the impact of the automobile on urban infill sites. This work has been the basis of the many urban infill projects currently underway at Todd Jersey Architecture.

Hari Lamba

Hari Lamba, CyberTran

Title:  VP Engineering Management

Dr. Hari Lamba had a forty-year career in engineering spanning many aspects of engineering. With a graduate background in both mechanical and material’s engineering, he served for the good part of his career performing both functions. He did this in agricultural equipment, stamping press and railway locomotive companies, mainly in the Chicago area. For two years he also managed a mechanical test laboratory and supervised several technicians. For the last thirty years of his engineering career, he worked for a company that designed and sold railway locomotives all over the world.

While assisting his company in fatigue of materials, components and structures, he then branched out into vehicle development of railway locomotives, first specializing in bogie and suspension development and then in underframe or main chassis structural design for both domestic and export locomotives, undertaking the bogie oriented locomotive track testing of both domestic and export locomotives at the Transportation Test Center in Pueblo, Colorado.

He received a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, India and Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with minors in electronics, metallurgy, flying and civil engineering structural design. He has been active on a formal and informal basis with several nonprofit organizations relating activities such as high-speed rail, climate change, renewable energy, environment and development. He enjoys hiking, yoga, poetry, dancing and piano.

Mr. Jersey created a new commercial/residential mixed-use prototype called Collaborative Housing and honed his expertise in urban mobility and parking issues to decrease the impact of the automobile on urban infill sites. This work has been the basis of the many urban infill projects currently underway at Todd Jersey Architecture.

Bob Redlo

Bob Redlo, CyberTran

Title: Vice President, Workforce Development

Bob’s expertise is in Human Resources, Labor Relations and Workforce Development. For over thirty years, Bob has been active in the community both in the public and private sector. He was appointed as an Executive Member of the California Workforce Development Board by California Governor Brown and then recently reappointed by Governor Newsom. For the past two years, Bob has been the Director of Workforce in the Health Sector in the East Bay and coordinates with the regional workforce boards as part of their regional sector partnership model. Bob also directs the East Bay Health Workforce Partnership. The EBHWP consists of the major health providers and community clinics, educational leaders and leaders from community-based organizations in the East Bay. The main goal of the Partnership is to work toward increasing local diverse hiring opportunities with regional providers. Recently, the EBHWP has concentrated on addressing barriers to employment, the re-entry population as well as veterans’ groups.

In addition, Bob is currently President of Redlo Health Solutions, Inc. and specializes as a consultant in health care, labor relations, human resources and workforce development.

Previously, Bob was the Vice President at Doctor’s Medical Center (DMC), a 200 Bed community hospital located in San Pablo, CA. Prior to Bob’s appointment at DMC, he was the Director of Workforce Planning and Development for Kaiser Permanente working directly with 160,000 employees. Bob led the development of Kaiser’s comprehensive workforce development program that included labor and management.

Over the past fifteen years, Bob has worked diligently with leaders in California to develop a comprehensive model of career development and to synergize private and public funding to meet the needs of the ever-changing technologies Bob continues to be a proponent in developing strategies to increase training opportunities for our workforce that are diverse and at the same time strengthen our economy by focusing on affordable career paths that create well paid secure jobs in California.

In addition to Bob’s experience and expertise in workforce and human resources, he has held leadership positions including Chair of the Center of Labor and Education at UC Berkeley and Director of the of the Public Service Training Program in New York. Bob also serves on numerous community boards and public organizations.

Nelsy Batista

Title: Deputy Director of PR Campaigns

Nelsy Batista is an East Bay consultant and community organizer with over 10 years’ experience in project and community development and liaison. She obtained a Leo T. McCarthy Fellowship for the Common Good in the California State Capitol. 

Upon completing her fellowship, she joined several organizations in the East Bay such as Sierra Club’s Northern Alameda County Chapter and several local and global political, non-partisan, and non-profit organizations, focusing on grassroots efforts to restore community relations and reduce poverty from the perspective of economic and public health justice reform. 

In working with CyberTran International, Inc. she will be focused on generating jobs for the most vulnerable communities while helping to implement green transportation, and respecting the community’s need for transit options, especially as they pertain to the goals of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). 

Ms. Batista graduated with a master’s degree in International Studies from the University of San Francisco where she focused on policy reform from the perspective of environmental health. 

Bill Stremmel

Title:  Director of Finance

Riding the “El” around Chicago was a good introduction to urban transportation.  It was easy to understand why so many people preferred to drive on that city’s congested expressways to avoid the waiting time, intermediate stops, and hassles transferring on complex journeys.  The CTA was more than an inconvenience for growing numbers of inner-city residents facing a reverse commute as industries moved out to the suburbs.  Transportation as a life-or-death issue for so many became my major at the Indiana University School of Business in the 1970’s.  Afterwards, work in a freight traffic department and then ocean cargo carriers took me out to the West Coast where I ended up in the Bay Area in the 1990’s doing accounting for those firms.

Impressed with BART, I nonetheless recognized the same drawbacks of schedule-driven transit as I had experienced with the much older system in Chicago.  It was fortuitous to have a temporary job at BART in 1998 while serving on the Citizens Advisory Committee to the Alameda County Transportation Authority.  Civic mindedness led me to spend a lunch break with the R&D Director to discuss the need for some fundamental changes in the mass transit paradigm which had not evolved much since trains were invented in the 19th century.  

He suggested I look at CyberTran for its clever integration of off-the-shelf technology to take what remains as THE most efficient means of moving mass over land … steel-wheel-upon-steel-rail … on a quantum leap into 21st century standards for demand-responsive service.  And now it is clear that Autonomous Rail Vehicles stand apart from nearly every other mode of transit and ridesharing in their ability to achieve the physical separation and disinfection required in this era of Pandemic.

Sammuel Washington

Title:  Director of Security

Sammuel Washington joined the CyberTran team as the corporate security operations & cybersecurity principal. He has more than 20 years of industry success, including architecture & management of solutions for facilities, platforms, internationally distributed environments, specialized medical & classified devices engineering, prototype data transaction systems, datacenter builds, and international GRC security & risk management platforms. He has also led A.I. systems design, web platforms re-engineering, global financial transaction systems & integrated voice/data communication solutions. Sam has also managed design, implementation and services delivery teams in many countries on five continents, sometimes simultaneously.


  • B.A. Political Science – U.C. Davis
  • Program/Project Management Certification (Northrop Grumman – PM/PgM Institute)
  • Executive Leadership Certificate – Darden Management Institute
  • Certified Scrum@Scale Practitioner
  • Coursework in Contract Law, Aerospace Engineering & Unix Systems Design

Before entering the technology profession Mr. Washington served as Mental Health program director & clinical services trainer for public and private agencies. He was also a 14-year Contra Costa County Sheriff law enforcement support volunteer.

Chanel Valentine

Title:  Executive Administrative Assistant

An Executive Assistant to the President of Cybertran International, Inc. She brings over 15 years of administrative experience to the table with expertise in scheduling and correspondence. Ms. Valentine’s expertise in data management systems and project coordination makes her an invaluable asset to the Executive Management.

Originally from San Francisco, California, working for her family business of 18 yrs, Boule Cafe, at the City of San Francisco City Hall and later the SF International Airport, she developed extraordinary skills in management systems.

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