Girls on the Run Georgia, the physical-activity-based positive youth development program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident, recently welcomed seven new leaders from the community to their Board of Directors with terms beginning on July 1. New Board members include Bethany Baker, Senior Human Resources Manager, Emory University; Shawn Johnson, Human Resource Director, The Coca-Cola Company; Kendra LaFleur, Senior Manager, Carr, Riggs & Ingram; Stacey McGavin Mohr, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland; Brenda Smith, Vice President, Supply Chain Transformation, The Coca-Cola Company; Elise White, Business Practices & Project Consultant, Zurich North America; and Shawn Whitman, Vice President, Membership & Guest Experience, Zoo Atlanta. The seven will serve two-year terms that began on July 1, 2022 and run through June 30, 2024. Carrie Magee, Founder and CEO of Qspired assumed the role of Board Chair for fiscal year 2023.
The new Board members will fill the positions of four Board members whose terms recently ended — Angela Fusaro, MD, MBA, CEO, Physician 360; Robin Rinker, Communication Branch Chief, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; D’Andre Walker, General Counsel and Director of Strategic Services, Mozilla Foundation; and Yvonne Williams-Wass, Staff Counsel, Verizon.
“We are honored and excited to welcome this incredibly talented and diverse group of leaders from throughout our community to the Girls on the Run Georgia Board of Directors and are also so appreciative of the contributions made by those that have recently completed their Board terms,” said Lea Rolfes, Executive Director, Girls on the Run Georgia. “Each and every one of our Board members plays such a critical role in supporting our organization’s mission, and we are grateful for their leadership, insights, talents and their commitment to helping girls activate their limitless potential.”
Since its inception in 2000, Girls on the Run Georgia has served more than 35,000 girls throughout greater Atlanta, Athens, North Georgia and Central Savannah River Area (CSRA). With the help of its Board of Directors, Girls on the Run continues to deliver programs that help girls develop key life skills including cultivating confidence, responding to oneself and others with care and creating positive connections with peers and adults.
About Girls on the Run Georgia
Girls on the Run is a national physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-8th grade girls. Participants feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches that guide and mentor the girls. The 12-week program concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5K event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.
Since 2000, Girls on the Run Georgia (formerly Girls on the Run of Atlanta) has inspired more than 35,000 girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. Girls on the Run of Georgia proudly serves thousands of girls each year in communities in and around greater Atlanta, Athens, Central Savannah River Valley (CSRA) and North Georgia and is actively expanding in areas of Georgia that aren’t currently served by existing Girls on the Run councils. Visit girlsontherunatlanta.org for more information.