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Girls on the Run hires new executive director

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Longtime Truckee resident and devoted community volunteer Katie Pruski has been named as the new Girls on the Run and#8212; Sierras executive director.

and#8220;I will work to grow the program in hopes that each and every girl in our community, grades third to eighth, gets to experience this powerful, life-changing curriculum,and#8221; Pruski said, noting the program prepares girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.

According to Jennifer Bossin, the programand#8217;s local founder, the hiring panel interviewed many strong candidates, but Pruski presented a winning combination of enthusiasm and experience.

and#8220;We are honored to welcome Katie to our talented team,and#8221; said Bossin, who will now move to an advisory role to the board of directors. and#8220;Thanks to the generosity and support of our community, Girls on the Run and#8212; Sierras has achieved phenomenal success and is now in a position to hire an executive director.and#8221;

Bossin said she will remain passionate about Girls on the Run and will volunteer as head coach and as a member of the fundraising committee.

A former elementary school teacher and sales professional, Pruski turned her energy to raising two children while remaining involved in a variety of local organizations. In addition to Girls on the Run and#8212; Sierras, Pruski has volunteered for the KidZone, American Youth Soccer Organization, Girl Scouts, Humane Society, Nutrition Coalition, and the Church of the Mountains Preschool, as well as president and vice president of the Glenshire Elementary PTO.

Girls on the Run instills self-esteem and strong values through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training – all of which are accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community. Girls on the Run – Sierras is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International.

For more information visit http://www.girlsontherunsierras.org, e-mail Katie Pruski at katie@girlsontherunsierras.org or call (530) 277-1288.

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