‘Fueling’ Rhode Island girls every day.
The dedicated staff members who deliver the Girls on the Run program in Rhode Island are the faces and hearts that pump energy into this amazing organization season after season.
Executive Director: “Jumping Jackie”
Jackie joined Girls on the Run in June of 2015 and comes with a wealth of experience within the non-profit sector, having spent time as Executive Director of BEST Kids, Inc (Washington, DC) where she was instrumental in engaging and energizing volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, community organizations, and funders around BEST Kids mission. She also previously held the role of Director of High School Initiatives with the Providence After-School Alliance and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Macedonia from 2007-2009 working with young women empowerment and leadership programs.
Jackie joins GOTRRI with a commitment to continue its growth and success in using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. “I’m deeply connected to the mission of unleashing strength and confidence in young women and empowering them to set goals that were once unimaginable. It’s an honor to be part of GOTRRI and I am very excited to build upon the successes of this organization.”
Program Manager: “Go Go Grace”
Go Go Grace joined Girls on the Run RI in February 2016 with lots of love in her heart for GOTR. She grew up sharing sports with other young women, playing field hockey and lacrosse at an all-girls school. Grace discovered the GOTR organization in Los Angeles, when she ran the SoCal council’s Spring 2013 Celebratory 5K on a whim. Immediately after completing the race, she signed up to be an Assistant Coach. Now, years later, Grace is thrilled to be supporting the program off the field. She knows first-hand that the benefits to each girl are immeasurable!
Program Coordinator: “Sparkly Stephanie”
Steph joined Girls on the Run RI in April 2017 after a rewarding teaching career in Baltimore, MD and Providence, RI. As an educator, Steph has always believed that student success is greater than academic achievement; student success requires social, emotional, and physical support and development. As a former GOTR coach in Delaware and Rhode Island, Steph’s passion for this program stems from its ability to support young girls in each of these specific areas. Steph feels “honored and excited to be part of the GOTR team and able to further support the program as Program Coordinator!”