Vanessa Polychronis, Community Liaison/HR Assistant
vanessap [at] coastbus.org
(603) 743-5777, Ext. 116
What is your role at COAST?
My role as the Community Liaison is to be the bridge between COAST and the public. I do this by providing customer service, designing printed materials, posting on COAST’s website and social media pages, planning meetings and events, and talking to people about COAST.
As the HR Assistant, my role is to provide "internal customer service" to COAST’s employees. I publish the COAST employee newsletter, run the COAST Employee Wellness Program, oversee the "COAST Cares" charity campaigns, send out memos and reminders to the staff, and do other clerical work for HR.
What is your first memory of public transit?
My first memory of public transit is taking the Bart around San Francisco while on a family trip, but my first time on a COAST bus was when, at the age of 13, my friends and I rode from Rochester to the Fox Run Mall. I remember it well because it was my first time going to the mall without my parents!
What is something unique about you?
I come from a large family (6 kids), and was homeschooled from 1st-12th grade.
What is one thing you love about your career?
I love the variety of tasks (every day brings something new!), and I love the people!
What is one thing everyone should know about COAST?
Behind every COAST bus you see on the road, there is a team of dedicated and hardworking professionals who really believe in the benefits of public transit and who are devoted to providing the best service possible!