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Staff

Tiffany Patton
Executive Director
- tiffany.patton@girlsontherun.org

I am so thankful that organizations like Girls on the Run exist to teach our girls to be joyful, healthy and confident and to boldly pursue their dreams. The beautiful thing about Girls on the Run is that not only do we inspire our girls but everyday our girls inspire us! We all are on this journey together to live our best lives, encouraging one another along the way.

Brigid Bresnihan
Program Coordinator
- brigid.bresnihan@girlsontherun.org

I love Girls on the Run because I believe joyful, confident, healthy girls will change the world. Seeing the girls apply the lessons they learn at practice in their lives is incredibly rewarding. I love that our curriculum uses running to teach them not only about physical health, but also to teach them such important life skills. And there is nothing like seeing the smiles on the girls' faces as they cross the finish line at the 5k!

Board of Directors

Andrew Smith
Board President

Andrew is a Director of Innovation and Strategy at Brookdale Senior Living. "While my favorite experiences with GOTR have been volunteering as a running buddy or cheering on fellow runners at water stops, I also love to see how this organization brings together such an impressive and diverse group of people interested in developing confident young girls. Having served on the board since 2012, I hope to stay involved with GOTR for many more years to come. Next time you see me, ask me to do a cartwheel, but be ready to do one yourself."

Jennifer Berry
Board Vice President, Fundraising Committee Chair

Jennifer Berry is a Manager of Clinical Business Solution Analysis at Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). "The mission of GOTR is inspiring and one I truly believe in. I believe we should support and encourage one another and this wonderful organization ensures that girls learn that early in life. Running began as an outlet for me and has turned into a hobby I truly enjoy. It's been so fun to be a 5k running buddy and it's great to see a girl smiling when she crosses the finish line and sees her friends cheering for her!"

Janelle VanHootegem
Board Secretary

Janelle Van Hootegem is a Paralegal at Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation. “I love the GOTR mission. (I wish the program had been around when I was young.) I am thrilled to serve an organization that aims to empower girls in an inclusive way.”

Susan Keffer
Treasurer

Susan is the managing partner of McKerley & Noonan CPAs. “I am so glad to be returning to the board of Girls on the Run. I love the organization and it’s mission to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident with running as part of the curriculum. There is nothing better than running as a Buddy and seeing the excitement and love of the girls !!! I believe my favorite memory is seeing girls lined up at the finish line to cheer on the final runners. They love to help each other”

Corrie Anderson

Corrie Anderson is in charge of Creative Development at 10Boom. “My favorite part of GOTR is being a coach! I love watching the girls grow over the season! It is incredible to see their self-confidence increase and their relationships form as they support each other over the season. I love their goofy warm-up ideas, and their heart-felt discussion contributions. I love watching them use tools they’ve learned from Girls on the Run without even realizing it. When I leave practice, I feel joyful and empowered. I’m not sure who gets more out of GOTR, me or the girls?”

Brittany Burgess
Young Leaders Council Intern

Brittany is the Entrepreneurship & Outreach Manager at Launch Tennessee. "I am excited about GOTR because it helps empower young females by encouraging healthy living and self love. I think it is a great opportunity for girls not interested in other sports to participate in a team environment and gain personable skills and habits for the future."

Bobbie Jo Beach
Community Development/Starting Line Chair

Bobbie Jo Beach is the Client Services Coordinator for the Center for Executive Education at Belmont University. “I am excited to work with an organization that inspires girls to be their true selves, develop healthy relationships, and assist them in discovering how they can positively contribute to society.”

Mary Taylor Gallagher
Governance Committee Chair

Mary Taylor Gallagher is a Lawyer at Gullett, Sanford, Robinson and Martin, PLLC. “It is vitally important for young girls to develop a healthy self-esteem and learn to take care of their bodies. Running is a lifelong companion that can travel with you wherever you may go in life.”

Sebastian Haupt

Sebastian Haupt is the Director of Infrastructure for Onlife Health Inc. "When I first read the core values for GOTR I knew this was an organization I wanted to be involved with. The changes in physical, emotional, and spiritual health that Girls on the Run instills is amazing. I’m excited to be a part of an organization that teaches us to embrace our differences and find strengths in our connectedness."

Cara Ince

Cara Ince is the Director of Community Relations & Advocacy at Conexión Américas. "I love that Girls on the Run inspires girls to lead healthy, confident lives and teaches them that through dedication and hard work they can do anything."

Bonna Johnson

Bonna Johnson is the Vice President of Corporate Communications at the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. “Running changed my life, and I feel lucky to be involved in an organization that has the power to change the lives of young girls through running.”