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Hayley joined Girls on the Run in June, 2016 after moving from Charleston, South Carolina. She has a BS in Psychology and a MS in International Public Health. As a former volleyball player at the College of Charleston, Girls on the Run allows Hayley to pursue her passions of empowering young girls, promoting women’s health, and advocating for the importance of physical activity in a young girl’s life.
I am honored to become part of a passionate team of people who are impacting the lives of girls in such a meaningful way. Coaches, running buddies, SoleMates, volunteers, staff and Board Members believe in the transformative power of the program because they see first hand the positive change in the girls who participate. The seeds planted in these girls will change all our futures positively and permanently. Join me in bringing the concept of "I Can" to as many girls as possible.
Stephanie joined GOTR of WNC in April 2016 after falling in love with the program during her first season as a volunteer coach. A former small business owner in Asheville, Stephanie has found her passion in community involvement, and believes strongly in the importance of nurturing and guiding our youth. She has an MS in Mechanical Engineering and a BS in Mathematics. She loves running, yoga, hiking, cooking, traveling, and enjoying life with her husband and two sons.
Marlene is a professor of marketing/business curriculum and serves as an advisor for the Phi Beta Lambda organization at AB-Tech College. She is an Asheville native and has dedicated her life to improving the education and health and wellness of her community. She has been an active volunteer and fund raiser with the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life for several years, helping raise over $10,000 through her team, "Women Working for a Cure." Marlene has been a runner for several years; and since she and her husband don't have children, she's excited for the opportunity to share some of her values and excitement for running with young girls.
Manori is the Branch Manager at SunTrust Bank in Weaverville. She is excited to be part of the GOTR Board because she recently started running as part of the Couch to 5K program, and she realized what an impact it has had on her. The sense of accomplishment she felt upon completing her first 5k was "immense" and she wants to help share that experience with others
Hana is a Senior Associate of Inspire PR Group. She moved to Asheville in 2016 and joined our board the same year. Prior to her move, she served as a Head Coach and as 5K Marketing Chair for Girls on the Run of Franklin County in Columbus, Ohio. Hana is committed to being a champion for Girls on the Run because the leadership roles allow her to combine three of her core passions: Empowering girls, public relations and exercise.
Stephanie is the Director of Administration at Johnson Price Sprinkle PA. She is also the mother of a future Girl on the Run, Charlotte. Stephanie joined the board in June 2016 because she believes that EVERY girl should be given the opportunity to know and realize her potential. She is also loves the idea of not just pursuing your dreams, but boldly pursuing them. "Dreams remain just that unless you actively pursue them and turn them into a goal and furthermore, a reality. like to be a part of an organization that strives to help girls push themselves and realize the rewards of pursuit."
Robin joined the board in January 2016, but she has been a volunteer coach, 5k planning committee member and a SoleMate for several years. She is the Events Coordinator at Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project.
Aileen is the Associate Executive Director for Buncombe Alternatives, Inc., a non-profit working with youth involved in the Division of Juvenile Justice. She has lived in the Asheville area since 2002 and in that time, has devoted her life to improving the lives of children and families. She has been an active volunteer with Buncombe County Medical Society, Rotary Club, and Bele Chere. Aileen has been an avid runner in the past, but now spends much of her time teaching indoor cycling at both the YWCA of Asheville and the YMCA of Western North Carolina. As someone who recognizes the importance of building a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with GOTR!
Charlie is the owner of Merrimon Square and volunteers as a Guardian ad Litem and the HFC Girl's Soccer Team Manager. His daughter, Sage, participated in Girls on the Run from 2009-2011, and he wants to help other girls have the same opportunity to grow from GOTR the way his daughter has.