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Brooke joined Girls on the Run of the Bay Area in January 2012. She is passionate about expanding the organization’s programs to reach more girls and loves learning from the youth, the coaches, and the amazing staff and board!
Having worked as an Independent Health and Transportation Consultant, the Executive Director of Bay Area Women’s Cycling, and a Program Coordinator specializing in physical activity promotion with the Alameda County Public Health Department, Brooke brings more than ten years of work experience to the organization. Also, she has served several years as a member of the boards of directors of non-profit organizations, including Walk San Francisco and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
Brooke’s educational background includes a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University as well as an MBA degree from the Global Executive MBA program at SDA Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, with studies at University of California -- Los Angeles. Additionally, she is a Certified Health Education Specialist.
When she’s not working, Brooke loves to run, bicycle, speak Italian, travel, and read.
Natalie credits running with giving her community and sanity in her formative years, and is thrilled to see a new generation of girls gain confidence and passion for running. She received her English degree from Kenyon College and joined Girls on the Run in 2007. Her role fulfills the dream of channeling her passion for organization and education into a job that puts her in touch with the community. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with so many wonderful girls and volunteers, and is learning new things every day as the program expands. In her free time Natalie enjoys long city walks, and long country walks when she can get there. She volunteers as a Peer Counselor at the Berkeley Free Clinic and as a tutor for Reading Partners.
Frances Lee is a non-profit development and communications professional with 10 years’ experience at local and national organizations. She has a passion for connecting people to the causes they love through fundraising and volunteerism.
Frances studied music at the University of Southern California and California State University, Los Angeles. While at USC, she joined the rowing team which ignited a passion for fitness and the outdoors. In 2007, she began running and fundraising with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program. Her love of fundraising inspired a shift to a non-profit career and she joined the staff at Team In Training. She has worked in community engagement and fundraising for Be The Match and most recently was Senior Manager of Development at Autism Speaks. Frances is currently on the Board of Directors of Little Opera and serves as their Development Committee Co-Chair.
Frances sings with the San Francisco Bach Choir and other amateur music groups in San Francisco. On the weekends, you can find her on urban hikes in the city and beach adventures with her cocker spaniel Coraline.
Aisling grew up in South Lake Tahoe, CA, where she spent more time in dance classes than she did at home. She received her B.A. from the University of California Berkeley in 2016 in Gender and Women’s Studies. During her time as a student, she helped to educate her peers about healthy relationships as a co-director of both Greeks Against Sexual Assault and the ASUC Sexual Violence Commission, as well as through an internship with UC Berkeley’s Gender Equity Resource Center. Upon graduating, Aisling continued fulfilling her passion for women’s issues through her work in Washington, D.C. at the The DC Center for the LGBT Community, and in South Lake Tahoe at Live Violence Free. She is proud to help make a positive impact on girls’ lives with Girls On the Run!
She is a huge fan of Prince and NPR and spends her free time knitting, exploring her Oakland neighborhood, and watching campy sci-fi.
Carla is the Chief Financial Officer for the Presidio Trust. Over the past 20 years, Carla has held a variety of finance positions primarily in the public service arena. She received her MPA from Golden Gate University. Carla is an active member of the community and passionately supports activities that empower woman and girls. She also serves on the board of Soroptimist International of San Francisco. After and early life as an army brat, San Francisco has been her home for nearly thirty years.
Jennifer is the Founder of Colosi Associates, an executive search firm specializing in assignments for executive officers. Prior to her search career, Jennifer was previously the Chief Accounting Officer of a public company. She earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida, Tampa. There is no question she owes her career and life success to the discipline and confidence built from age 19 when she became a runner by accident. She realized her mailbox was half mile away and that she should try to run to it in the Florida heat to see what would happen. After that it was a 5k and beyond to the marathon with Team in Training. Jen is a past coach and buddy runner for Girls on the Run. She also serves on the board development committee of the Girl Scouts of Northern California and was a past board member of the Financial Women’s Association. Jennifer lives in Pacific Heights with her husband Tom. She is a casual but committed triathlete.
Cynthia is a business executive with over twenty years of experience across the technology sector, particularly in software, internet, mobile and e-commerce. She has deep expertise with management teams scaling businesses, building teams, achieving objectives and sustaining financial and operating excellence. Previously, Cynthia was the Head of Corporate Development at Twitter where she scaled corporate development and strategy and led the company through the most acquisitive period in the company’s history. Prior to Twitter, Cynthia was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in the technology investment banking group. She received her Bachelors of Science from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Running and the outdoors have been constants throughout Cynthia’s life. Cynthia believes the power of running can help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect, healthy living and embolden them to realize their full potential as leaders. She lives in San Francisco with her husband Adrian and three young children.
Nanci is currently a Principal and National Practice Director for the Not-for-Profit Sector at Sullivan, Cotter and Associates in San Francisco. As a compensation consultant, she serves clients exclusively in the not-for-profit sector. With over 22 years in the field, including compensation consulting and leadership roles at Mercer and Deloitte, Nanci partners with her clients to develop competitive executive and employee compensation and benefits programs to support their mission, talent and culture objectives. Nanci received her BA from University of San Diego and her MA from Pepperdine University. Nanci has been an active athlete since age 5, and in her adult life has embraced the sports of running, cycling, swimming, triathlon and weight-training. A former Girls on the Run coach, she believes physical activity plays a critical tool in the empowerment of women and girls. Nanci lives in Marin County with her husband, John, and their furry (cat) daughter, Squeekie - also an avid runner.
Megan is the Head of Sales Operations & Strategy for the North America Sales Development Department at LinkedIn. Originally from the East Coast, Megan received her BA from Dartmouth College in Economics and her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Megan is an avid athlete and believes strongly in the benefits of girls' involvements in sports to build their strength, fitness, confidence, and sense of achievement. Megan was a member of her college softball team and is still passionate about soccer, skiing, and running to keep fit! Megan lives in San Francisco with her husband, Matt.
Sarah is a Marketing Strategy and Client Services Consultant. With over 15 years of experience, Sarah has held senior positions at companies such as CNET, Responsys, Silverpop, and Oracle and consulted at companies across a variety of verticals. Sarah collaborates with her clients to develop integrated marketing and CRM strategies, marketing operations best practices, onboarding and team training, and process design and documentation. Sarah received her BA from The American University in Law and Society. Sarah has been an avid runner for most of her life and has completed 15 marathons. She believes passionately that running and sports have the power to help girls throughout their lives to set and achieve healthy goals, build strength (physical and mental), and develop confidence and self-esteem. Sarah lives in San Francisco with her husband, Roberto and their daughter.
Stacy is a Director of Inventory Management at Gap, Inc. Over the past nine years, Stacy has held positions across Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy in Buying, Inventory Management and Store Leadership. She received her MBA from the University of Wyoming and studied Organizational Communication at the University of Montana. Over the past several years, she's been a volunteer for Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, serving as a running buddy and a supporter of various fundraising and community awareness events. Prior to moving to San Francisco, Stacy lived and worked in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, where she hiked, camped and skied often in the rugged outdoors. She now lives in San Francisco and enjoys running in Golden Gate Park.
Robert is Vice President of Marketing at CellSavers, a San Francisco start-up. He has over 20 years of consumer marketing and e-commerce experience. Robert first completed a Lollipop run in 2006, with his wife and their pre-school daughters. Since then, Robert has been a GOTR running buddy many more times, as his daughters flourished, made friends, and discovered an ongoing love of running through the program, with Robert’s wife, Victoria, as their school’s coach. While Robert has completed ten marathons and one Ironman, his highest runner’s high and his favorite finisher’s medal come at the GOTR 5K each year. Originally from England, Robert has lived on the San Francisco Peninsula for 20 years, since moving here for his MBA. With a family of girls who run, Robert was delighted to participate in a 2016 strategy project for Girls on the Run Bay Area, through Stanford GSB’s Alumni Consulting Team (ACT), and honored to join the Board in 2017.
Becky ran track and played other sports from 7th grade through high school and continues to enjoy local races and hiking. Becky credits participation in track and other team sports for building confidence and social skills, setting and meeting goals and developing a great group of friends. Becky is a partner at Winston & Strawn, LLP where she specializes in intellectual property and technology transactions and helps clients protect, buy and sell technology and brands. She received her JD from George Washington University and her BS in biology from Union College.
Cara is the Director of Operations at Wetherby Asset Management. She has over fifteen years of experience in the financial services industry. She received her MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and her BA from Stanford University. Cara has been a life-long runner, hiker, and skier and is now teaching the joy and importance of physical activity and an active lifestyle to her two young children. Cara is passionate about empowering girls and believes that physical activity can create life-long confidence and self-respect. She lives in San Mateo with her husband Sam and two young children.
Minji empowers leaders to excel in the workplace and in life. After working for Fortune 500 companies like Facebook, ebay and Walmart with executives and employees in leadership development, Minji is pursuing her inner calling to ignite leaders and working moms to achieve success, balance and thrive in all aspects of their busy careers and personal lives. She believes that physical fitness is the foundation to a healthy mind, body and spirit- she enjoys running marathons, SoulCycle and rock climbing. Minji lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children.