Our People

Our people—staff, board members, coaches and volunteers—are dedicated to ensuring a positive experience for every participant and family. Learn more about the individuals who bring our mission and vision to life.

Our Staff

Melisa Beeson

Executive Director

Brittany Melendez

5K Coordinator

Emma McLaren

Program Manager

Janet O'Rourke

Program Coordinator

Karen Allen

Program Associate

Leslie Puckett

Operations Coordinator

Natalie Proudfoot

Development & Engagement Coordinator

Josie Richards

Marketing Consultant

Work With Us

Do you share a passion for our mission and want to join the team? Learn more about open staff and board positions.

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Our Board

Bobbie Smith

Board Chair

Stacy Jackson

Vice Chairperson

Heather McAnaw

Treasurer

Julia Primavera Kuntz

Secretary

Zainab Amini

Board Member

Chaney Bear

Board Member

Jen Bott

Board Member

Donielle Hetrick

Board Member

Jennifer Lentner

Board Member

Anna Moss

Board Member

Laurel Palmer

Board Member

Danielle Parmelee

Board Member

Erika Salerno Shadowens

Board Member

Christopher Sligh

Board Member

Lyndi Warner

Board Member

Doug Wallace

Board Member

Our Culture

Our mission, vision and core values are at the heart of everything we do. Learn more about our organization, our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and access, and how you can join our team.

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