fbpx

Welcome to Our New IDEA Commission Members

Created out of our commitment to Girls on the Run being a place where all people feel welcome, worthy and empowered, we are pleased to announce the inaugural IDEA Commission members who will be leading this meaningful work. We received overwhelming interest and members were intentionally selected to ensure a wide range of perspectives are brought to the work of advancing inclusion, diversity, equity and access at Girls on the Run.

The following individuals will be serving on the IDEA Commission and developing our national IDEA vision and strategy. Please join us in welcoming and thanking this group of staff and volunteers for their leadership:

Mollie Anderson, Girls on the Run Chicago, Illinois
Melida Barbosa, Girls on the Run New York, New York
Kathleen Cannon, Girls on the Run Twin Cities, Minnesota
Rakesh Gopalan, Girls on the Run International, North Carolina
Tenika Hill, Girls on the Run Riverside, California
Rachel de Jesus, Girls on the Run Northern Arizona
Hao Le, Girls on the Run Silicon Valley, California
Vera Lopez, Girls on the Run Maricopa & Pinal Counties, Arizona
Sonal Modisette, Girls on the Run Puget Sound, Washington
Jennifer Passey, Girls on the Run Northern Virginia
Kaityre Pinder, Girls on the Run Atlanta, Georgia
Meg Pomerantz, Girls on the Run Triangle, North Carolina
Elena Simpkins, Girls on the Run Southeastern Michigan
Megan Wolfe, Girls on the Run Snohomish County, Washington

Click here to read more about our commission members.

The intentionally focused work of subcommittees will richly inform, deepen and articulate the activities and outcomes of the Commission. Individuals serving on our IDEA subcommittees are:

Board Development, Recruitment and Retention

Elizabeth Catlin, Girls on the Run International, Vermont, Board member

Vera Lopez, Girls on the Run Maricopa & Pinal Counties, Arizona, Board member

Beth Pierpont, Girls on the Run North Central West Virginia, Board member

Juliellen Simpson-Vos, HQ staff, North Carolina

Megan Wolfe, Girls on the Run Snohomish County, Washington, Executive director

Leslie Zornow, Girls on the Run Greater Rochester, New York, Board member

Coach Development, Recruitment and Retention

Erica Hernandez, Girls on the Run Bay Area, California, Coach

Kelli Jenkins, Girls on the Run Rockies, Colorado, Board member

Radford Lathan, Girls on the Run New York, New York, Council staff

Sonal Modisette, Girls on the Run Puget Sound, Washington, Council staff

Sara Elena Morales, Girls on the Run Puget Sound, Washington, Council staff

Kaitrye Pinder, Girls on the Run Atlanta, Georgia, Council staff

Sonali Rajan, Girls on the Run International, New York, Board member

Codie Rastoka, Girls on the Run North Central West Virginia, Board member

Elena Simpkins, Girls on the Run Southeastern Michigan, Coach

Jess Sparks, Girls on the Run Central Ohio, Executive director

Marketing and Communications

Hana Bieliauskas, Girls on the Run Western North Carolina, Board member

Hao Le, Girls on the Run Silicon Valley, California, Board member, Coach

Stephanie Madison, Girls on the Run Northwest Indiana, Board member

Jennifer Passey, Girls on the Run Northern Virginia, Council staff

Deb Pleva, Girls on the Run International, Oregon, Board member

Niyati Shah, Girls on the Run New York, New York, Board member

Partnerships

Mollie Anderson, Girls on the Run Chicago, Illinois, Council staff

Melida Barbosa, Girls on the Run New York, New York, Site liaison

Meghan McCleery, Girls on the Run Triangle, North Carolina, Coach

Kate McDonald, Girls on the Run Southeastern Connecticut, Executive director

Emily Robbins, Girls on the Run Hampton Roads, Virginia, Board member

Policy Review

Stephanie McClintock, Girls on the Run Mid-Michigan, Executive director

Ivory Patten, HQ staff, North Carolina

Meg Pomerantz, Girls on the Run Triangle, North Carolina, Executive director

Heidi Roberts, Girls on the Run Kent and Muskegon Counties, Michigan, Council staff

Kate Thieda, Girls on the Run Triangle, North Carolina, Coach

Programming and Curriculum

Alison Berman, Girls on the Run Western Massachusetts, Executive director

Reshockie Furnace, Girls on the Run Triangle, North Carolina, Board member

Kathleen Goodman, Girls on the Run Puget Sound, Washington, Board member

Tenika Hill, Girls on the Run Riverside, California, Board member

Sheka Houston, Girls on the Run Tri County, South Carolina, Board member

Rachel de Jesus, Girls on the Run Northern Arizona, Board member

Sejla Palic, HQ staff, North Carolina

Abby Strickford, Girls on the Run High Country, North Carolina, Coach

Sarah Wheeler, Girls on the Run Portland Metro, Oregon, Coach

Staff Development, Recruitment and Retention

Megan Briggs, Girls on the Run Montgomery & Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, Council staff

Kathleen Cannon, Girls on the Run Twin Cities, Minnesota, Council staff

Rhonda Fields, Girls on the Run Southeastern Michigan, Executive director

Megan Goodson, Girls on the Run Portland Metro, Oregon, Board member

Bianca Guess, Girls on the Run Mid-Michigan, Council staff

Olwen Urquhart, Girls on the Run Kent and Muskegon Counties, Michigan, Board member

We are excited about the commitment that each of these individuals is making to elevate our ongoing commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA), and we encourage everyone to continue to build a nation of love, compassion, equity and justice for all.

To learn more about our commitment to IDEA, click here.

Love what you read? Sign up to receive our emails! Get tips, advice, inspiration and remarkable stories of women and girls fueling their limitless potential.
* Required