Girls on the Run St. Louis has added five new members and elected officers to its Board of Directors. Meet the dynamic people who will lead Girls on the Run St. Louis into its 22nd year, dedicated to providing access to high quality, evidence-based curriculum that supports girls’ confidence, competence, physical and mental health, as well as their connection to their community.
Elected officers to the board include: chair Jill Falk, Vice President of Communications, Schnuck Markets, Inc.; vice chair Gabriela Ramirez-Arellano, Vice President Entrepreneurship, Cortex Innovation Community; secretary Dr. Amy Eyler, CHES, Professor, Brown School and Deputy Director, Prevention Research Center, Washington University in St. Louis; treasurer Mike LaMartina, Chief Operating Officer, Ballpark Village St. Louis; immediate past chair Amy Fulton, CPA, Senior Director Internal Audit at Maritz.
Joining the Board of Directors are: Dorothy Bell, Senior Vice President Communications, St. Louis Community Credit Union; Jennifer Fisher, Senior Lead Analytics Consultant, Vice President in Capital Markets, Wells Fargo; Alyssa Potter, Account Supervisor, FleishmannHillard; Maggie Rapplean, CFP, Senior Advisor, Moneta Group; Staci Wood, CPA, Treasury Manager, ESCO Technologies.
About Girls on the Run St. Louis
Girls on the Run St. Louis is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in 3rd through 8th grades, a critical time in girls’ self-development. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Girls are empowered with positive self-awareness and increased confidence, a sense of achievement by training for and completing a 5k, and giving back to their community through a service project each season. Girls experience confidence through accomplishment becoming girls who can.
Girls on the Run St. Louis was founded in 2002 and is now the second largest council in North America. Today, Girls on the Run St. Louis is in more than 450 schools and community sites across 23 counties in eastern Missouri and western Illinois. Girls on the Run is included as a top research-based program in a Social-Emotional Learning Guide developed by researchers at Harvard University and has been recognized by the National Afterschool Association (NAA) as one of the most influential after-school programs in the nation. The Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, and the U.S. Public Health Service highlighted Girls on the Run as an example of a program that is effective and necessary to support the mental and physical health of our nation’s young people. Visit www.girlsontherunstlouis.org to learn more about how you can empower a girl and empower a generation.