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Cathie Brugnoli
Executive Director

Since the day I discovered Girls on the Run in 2004 I have been drawn in by it’s simplicity and it’s wonderful mission: - inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident, and teaching them how to realize and value their personal strengths. Since starting the Girls on the Run North GA, I am humbled and amazed by the wonderful women who put their individual talents to use furthering the organization’s mission, vision and values.

Kayla Brugnoli
Public Relations and Program Support Coordinator

Meredith Stone
Oconee/Athens Program Coordinator

Board of Directors

Alecia Warneke

“I started TRUGrit Fitness with the vision and desire to help people make lifestyle changes they struggled to make on their own. Changing people’s thinking through fitness and nutrition became my passion, which is where my passion for Girls on the Run comes in. I started as a coach and found my self attached to the growth of the girls.”

Christopher Hanusek
Board Chair

Yani González-Adams

Yani González-Adams came to the GOTR Board after serving as a GOTR coach at Chestatee Elementary for four seasons. Yani is also a soccer coach for the YMCA recreational division and is involved in other extracurricular activities that include teaching catechism at the Church of the Good Sheppard, as well as serving as President of the Panamanian Cultural Group CELEBRA PANAMA. Yani founded the paralegal company YGA SERVICES in 2004 that specializes in immigration cases and translations. A native of Panama, Yani is married to Terry Adams and is the mother of 11 years old twins, John and Andrea Adams.

Ann Meadows

Julie Merryman
Director, Advisory Board

Hey y'all! My name is Julie Merryman. I am a Junior at the University of Georgia majoring in Early Childhood Education. For two seasons I have been a coach for Girls on the Run in Oconne County and have loved every second of it! I previously participated in Girls on the Run in my hometown of Norfolk, VA when I was in the 5th grade. It is so amazing to be able to give back to Girls on the Run many years later. I look forward to serving on the board and continuing to help this organization grow!

Hannah Samples

Hannah Orr is the Partnership and Communications Facilitator at Forsyth County Schools. She is a native of Forsyth County and attended school here from kindergarten through 12th grade and is a proud graduate of Forsyth Central High. Prior to joining Forsyth County Schools almost a year ago, Hannah worked in education and workforce development at the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, working closely with Cobb County and Marietta City Schools. Hannah has a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from Shorter College.

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