TAMPA, FL (January 17, 2020) – Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay (GOTRGTB) announces the appointment of its 2020 Board of Directors.
GOTRGTB believes that EVERY GIRL is inherently FULL OF POWER and POTENTIAL. By knowing they are the leaders of their lives, these are the girls who WILL CHANGE THE WORLD. To date, GOTRGTB has served more than 6,500 girls across Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota counties, with plans to expand to Manatee in 2020.
“We are thrilled to have the leadership of such a strong and committed Board to continue to advance our mission to recognize and celebrate what makes girls strong and unique and deliver programs that activate the limitless potential of girls – and women,” said Laura Moore, Executive Director, Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay.
The 2020 Board
Board Chair Jill Collins HR Project Manager, Pfizer
Vice Chair Deanna Willsey Head of Marketing, Defy Medical
Treasurer Erin Berger Attorney, Giasi Law, PA
Secretary Jaclyn Reilly HR Business Partner, Bic Graphic
Past Chair Christie Bruner Healthy St. Pete Community Engagement Supervisor,
City of St. Petersburg
Gabriela Garayar Business Development Dir., NAMI Pinellas County, Florida Inc.
Nicole Geller IRONKIDS Program Manager, IRONMAN
Kelly-Ann Jenkins Managing Attorney, Jenkins Law P.L.
Courtney Nehls Director Community Engagement, Minor League Baseball
Christina Noordstar Real Estate Developer, Noordstar Car Rental – Curacao
Lauren Rice Attorney, State’s Attorney Office 10th Judicial Circuit
The Board will work to advance the organization’s fundraising goals that will enable the organization to serve more children across the region.
Why It Matters
Girls face social pressures and conflicting messages about how they should act and who they should be. Studies show that by adolescence, girls’ confidence drops about twice as much as boys’. Friendships become more complicated and challenging, girls’ perception of their academic ability declines, the likelihood of anxiety and depression increases and participation in physical activity plummets.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
About Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay
At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event. To volunteer, register a child or support the organization, visit http://www.GOTRtampa.org or call (813) 832-2826.