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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 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.
Ana moved from Florida to California in 2008 and has spent 7 years living and working in the Bay Area. She earned a Master's degree in Art History from the University of California, Riverside in 2014. Since then, Ana has worked in development roles at the San Francisco Botanical Garden and at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In her free time, you can find her outdoors in Marin county or eating ramen with her husband.
Ana credits serendipity for the opportunity to combine her dedication to non-profit work, running, and women's empowerment in her role at Girls on the Run of the Bay Area. As an avid life-long runner, Ana is thrilled to be a part of the team, knowing firsthand the power of running and the positive, lasting impact it provides for the girls.
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.
Lena has over eight years of experience leading people and teams. She has always been passionate about supporting others on their career and self-development journeys, whether that was as a manager, colleague or friend. Lena is a Staffing Manager at Google, specifically focused on leading the Online Staffing Channels org for North America and a member of the Black Googlers Network Global Leadership Team. She cares deeply about bolstering the skills of future managers/leaders across Google. Prior to joining Google, Lena worked as a Managing Director for East Coast Recruitment at Teach For America. Throughout this experience, she grew her interest in organizational development, project management and leadership development. Before managing recruiting strategies, inspired by her mother’s 35+ years as a classroom teacher, Lena taught kindergarten in Atlanta. Lena is from Reston, Virginia, a suburb of DC. She attended Brown University where she played basketball and majored in Sociology and Economics. She now calls San Francisco home, loves running and believes every girl should begin learning about health, fitness and teamwork at an early age.
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.
David has over 15 years of experience with inventory management, supply chain, and network strategy at companies including Walmart, Williams-Sonoma, and Gap Inc. He is currently the Head of Supply Chain for a bay area CPG start-up. David brings his previous board experiences with California State Giving Board and Walmart Foundation's ACNT Board of Trustees. David is passionate about running and will complete his dream of running the Boston marathon in April. David is a strong believer of supporting women and girls who want to run and he started his first connection with GOTR as a running buddy. As a former member of the Walmart Women's Resource Council, David wants to champion organizations that bring resources and opportunities to women and girls. David believes running helps build confidence and a growth mindset, enabling girls to seize their full potential as leaders.
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.