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Girls on the Run – Sierras welcomes new board members

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Girls on the Run- Sierras (GOTRS) is pleased to announce the addition of three new board members: Renee Rintala, Dana Tanner and Sara Holm. The new appointees bring diverse and highly relevant experience to the board, where they will join existing board members in advising, governing, and promoting GOTRS to support the organizationand#8217;s mission.

Renee Rintala began volunteering with Girls on the Run- Sierras as a coach at Incline Elementary school four seasons ago, where she is also a fifth grade teacher. An avid runner and cyclist, Renee is a member of the Tahoe LUNA Chix, a womenand#8217;s cycling team that brings together women interested in learning new sports, staying active and inspiring others to do the same. She also volunteers as a coach for the Tahoe Cross County Strider Gliders, an after school program for children. Renee has served as a member of the school improvement task force committee, Girls on the Run- Sierras 5k race committee and LUNAFest event committee. Renee has a masterand#8217;s degree in literacy studies from the University of Nevada, Reno and teaching credential from Sierra Nevada College.

and#8220;I am passionate about the mission of Girls on the Run and feel my background in education enables me to see new ways of empowering girls to achieve their greatest potential,and#8221; said Rintala.

Dana Tanner brings 10 years of nonprofit experience to GOTRS from her history as the volunteer coordinator for SnowFest!, the Tahoe International Film Festival and the Lake Tahoe Music Festival. She currently works for Disabled Sports USA Far West , a nonprofit whose mission is to provide affordable, inclusive physical and recreational activities that builds health and confidence. Dana joined Girls on the Run-Sierras as a founding member of the board in 2008. She received the Outstanding Community Volunteer Award for Girls on the Run – Sierras from the Parasol Foundation in 2010. Dana recently returned to Lake Tahoe after working as the volunteer coordinator and coach for Girls on the Run Napa Valley. She has a masterand#8217;s degree in counseling education and a bachelorand#8217;s in human development from UC Davis.-

Sara Holm brings extensive experience working with children throughout the Washoe County School District. She currently serves as the response to intervention school site coordinator at the Smithridge Elementary School in Reno, Nev. Sara brings experience coordinating race logistics for trail and road races and will be the new race director for the Girls on the Run – Sierrasand#8217; 5k and 10k. Sara is an ultra-marathoner who has volunteered as a mentor for adult marathon runners in Reno, Nev. through Northern Sierra Endurance Training (NSET). She has also volunteered as a coach for the Tahoe Cross County Strider Gliders program and for Girls on the Run- Sierras. Sara has a masterand#8217;s degree in diversity and equity in educational settings from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Girls on the Run- Sierras is actively seeking a professional with nonprofit leadership and fund development experience to chair the board of directors. If interested, please submit a resume by Feb. 15 to info@girlsontherunsierras.org. For more information, visit http://www.girlsontherunsierras.org.

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About Girls on the Run and#8211; Sierras

Girls on the Run – Sierras is a life-changing, non-profit prevention program for girls in the third through eighth grade. Girls on the Run combines training for a 5K fun run with healthy living education. Their mission is and#8220;to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.and#8221;