Kelli Twomey named executive director of Girls on the Run-Sierras | SierraSun.com

Kelli Twomey named executive director of Girls on the Run-Sierras

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TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Girls on the Run-Sierras announced Kelli Twomey recently signed on as executive director of the local nonprofit organization, which is focused on instilling a lifetime of self respect and healthy living in local Tahoe-area girls. Kelliandamp;#8217;s more than three yearsandamp;#8217; experience working with Girls on the Run-Sierras in various capacities, including coach, sole mate (running buddy) and inaugural board of directors member, makes her an ideal fit for the role.Kelli brings more than 20 years experience to the organization, encompassing business management, community relations, marketing, sales, operations, program management and event planning. Most recently, as director of Tahoe Center of Health andamp; Sports Performance, she oversaw health and wellness programming. She is also a member of the Nutrition Coalition, and has for more than 10 years served as a board member for Excellence in Education, which included a stint as president of the board.andamp;#8220;Kelli possesses a strong personal commitment to the local Truckee-Tahoe community and encompasses the many traits that we have been looking for in an executive director,andamp;#8221; said Jennifer Bossin, founder of Girls on the Run-Sierras and advisor to the Board. andamp;#8220;With a background in health and wellness, community programs and nonprofit work, as well as a personal passion for running and fitness, Kelli brings an incredibly-well rounded perspective which we are confident will translate to a new level of performance for Girls on the Run-Sierras.andamp;#8221;andamp;#8220;I have always loved being part of Girls on the Run-Sierras and look forward to working with the parents, girls, teachers, coaches and members of our community to help instill self confidence, and healthy life choices into Girls on the Run participants,andamp;#8221; said Kelli. andamp;#8220; My work and personal experience has provided me with the leadership and organizational skills, as well as fundraising skills necessary to successfully manage and grow the organization.andamp;#8221;Kelli and her family enjoy cross-country and downhill skiing, biking, camping and hiking. Kelli is also a passionate runner who has finished more than 12 marathons.Girls on the Run-Sierras is a program that educates and prepares preteen girls for a lifetime of self respect and healthy living through running, focused on girls third through to eighth grade. The program is in its fourth year and has reached more than 500 girls to date. The program is currently offered in the Truckee, Tahoe City, Kings Beach and Incline Village, Nev. communities.

The spring 2011 Girls on the Run-Sierras season kicks off Wednesday, March 16, 2011 with the New Balance 5K Community Fun Run scheduled for Sunday, June 5. Kelli and the Girls on the Run volunteers are busy preparing for an exceptional season and are currently recruiting coaches, running/walking buddies and volunteers. If you would like to be involved please e-mail info@girlsontherunsierras.org or call 530-567-2144.

Girls on the Run-Sierras is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls age 8-13 years old in the Tahoe-Truckee community. The programs combine training for a 3.1-mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development. For more information visit http://www.girlsontherunsierras.org.