Girls on the Run International Staff Members

Elizabeth Kunz Chief Executive Officer

I have learned at Girls on the Run to let my core values courageously guide all my actions and decisions on behalf of the greater good. I have an immense amount of gratitude to serve an organization that honors authenticity, integrity, mindfulness and respect for others.

Kathryn Thompson Chief Operating Officer

I joined Girls on the Run to follow my passion - inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident, and teaching them how to realize and value their personal strengths.  Since joining the organization, I am humbled and amazed by the wonderful women who put their individual talents to use furthering the organization’s mission, vision and values.  

Heather Blake Vice President, Finance

Since joining Girls on the Run, I have truly learned what it means to lead with an open heart and how freeing it is to express joy, optimism and gratitude instead of hiding my feelings. I’m grateful to work with such a wonderful network of people whose passion is helping girls reach for their limitless potential.  

Amy Ellrod Vice President, Marketing

Since joining Girls on the Run, I have had the incredible opportunity to work with a group of women who are truly passionate about ensuring all girls have the opportunity to pursue their dreams. All of the women and girls involved with this amazing organization have taught me that no matter how old you are or where you come from, you can make a difference in someone’s life just by celebrating their inner beauty and everything that makes them unique.

Theresa Miller Vice President, Partnerships and Development

I am thrilled to be a member of the Girls on the Run team and to have the opportunity to share the Girls on the Run mission, vision and values with our current and future partners. This is an incredible organization that empowers women and girls, and it is a blessing to be able to make an impact on the lives of girls through my work. 

Allison Riley Vice President, Programming & Evaluation

Since joining Girls on the Run, I have been inspired to approach each day with an open heart and renewed passion for serving youth. I have learned that Girls on the Run is more than just a program or an organization – it is a network of strong and wonderful girls and women committed to making this world a better place. I am honored to be a part of something so much bigger than me!

Michelle Jackson Operations Director

Since joining Girls on the Run, I have learned and truly appreciate the power behind helping girls achieve their limitless potential one by one.

Suzy Winters Co-Director of Professional Development

Since becoming a part of the organization I have learned that you are never too old to learn new things and that work that has meaning creates remarkable satisfaction and joy.

Mandy Murphy Co-Director of Professional Development

I have learned so much about leading an authentic life from my work with Girls on the Run. It is truly a gift to work with an organization and with people who value and encourage individuals to show up fully and authentically in the world – just as we are  -- our perfectly, imperfect selves!

Sharon Williams Director of Special Projects

Working for Girls on the Run has taught me that the lessons we teach the girls are good for our interactions as adults, too.  When you apply the GOTR core values to all relationships, people begin to shine because they feel empowered to be the best they can be.  When a person feels valued and appreciated, it is easy to express joy, optimism, and gratitude!

Heather Britt Director of Curriculum & Pedagogy

Working at GOTRI I am able to create programs for little girls and growing girls that allows them to be who they truly are and who they truly want to be! We are a joyful team of women who work intentionally to nurture the bodies and hearts of girls all over the world.

Megan Gildin Positive Youth Development Specialist

Working with an amazing team of women at Girls on the Run, I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to instill in girls the same values and beliefs that have enabled me to boldly pursue my dreams. Every day, I am inspired by the impact and joy that comes from a group of diverse, compassionate women devoted to empowering the next generation of young girls and women.

Stephanie Lasure Accounting Specialist

I have learned at Girls on The Run to fully embrace the sunshine inside me! I am immensely grateful to the women I have met through this organization, as each one has shed light into my heart in different ways. They are thoughtful, mindful, authentic, intentional and remarkable women - each one on a mission to teach all girls how to embrace the sunshine that lives in each and every one of them. I am very grateful and humbled to be part of such an incredible organization.

Pam Young Creative Specialist

Girls on the Run inspires me every day! I work alongside amazing, intelligent women who are passionate about girls activating their limitless potential. I see how the program uplifts and transforms the girls and how they, in turn, will transform the world. It moves me to navigate my life by positive values and celebrate the wonder and power we all have within us.

Ami Hill Partnerships Manager

Girls on the Run has taught me to accept that while our girls cannot control the worlds they are born into, through intentional love and support, they can very much control the choices they make by learning how to thrive in even the yuckiest of environments; and though this is no easy feat, at the root of every challenge or disappointment lies an opportunity to blossom into a girl with clearer vision, ambition and unwavering self-love. 

Lisa Keller Council Development Manager

Joining the organization has enabled me to see how Girls on the Run can empower girls to know they can achieve their greatest potential.

Celi Merchant Marketing Manager

Since joining Girls on the Run, I've learned to just go for it! No idea is too big, too ambitious, or too scary. I have truly learned the value in knowing and activating your limitless potential. 

Christina Traband Development Manager

Since becoming part of Girls on the Run, I have learned a tremendous amount about being healthy, joyful, and confident. These are important attributes for all girls to in order to set them up for success. Being able to work for an organization that brings such positivity and critical lessons to girls is a blessing because these girls are our future.

Jill Stelluto-Hall Merchandise Manager

Girls on the Run has taught me that everyone is a unique individual. No matter our differences we all have one thing in common - we are all connected through Girls on the Run. I am honored to work with an amazing group of women who are impacting the lives of girls nationwide everyday.

Suzanna McCloskey Marketing Associate

At Girls on the Run, I have learned our potential is truly limitless! Every day, I am thankful for the opportunity to work with a phenomenal group of authentic women making intentional decisions that positively affect the lives of girls.

Meg Taylor Operations Coordinator

Through my time at Girls on the Run, I have learned that a passionate and diverse group of women can use their unique talents to create something amazing. Each person brings her own strengths to the table, which helps us build an organization that encourages girls to accept themselves and live a confident and healthy life!



Girls on the Run International Board of Directors

Chris Mann Board Chair

City Year

Jean Sequite

Gazelle Sports, Owner

Chris Scheurer

McGuireWoods LLP, Partner

Denise Jackson

AMN Healthcare General Counsel, Senior VP and Corporate Secretary

Laura Maxim

Peak 10 - Director of Financial Planning & Analysis 

Douglass Jackson, DMD, MS, PhD

Seattle Children's Hospital, Chief of the Center for Diversity and Health Equity 

Patrick Callahan

CompassRed

Robin Sarratt

LancasterHistory.org, Vice President

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