Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Jamie Kuhlmann : Chair

Jamie Kuhlmann

Chair

Senior Manager-General Accounting, Bunn-O-Matic Corporation

Home Town: Charleston, Illinois
First Year on Board: 2012
Previous Involvement with GOTR: Chair of Fundraising and Event Leadership Committee, Coach and Running Buddy
What Attracted You to GOTR: The idea of being able to positively influence a young girl’s life and give her the knowledge and confidence to succeed in life. Amazing!
Hobbies: Spending time with family, friends and our dogs, working out and lawn work.


Bethany Jaeger : Past Chair

Bethany Jaeger

Past Chair

Management Consultant, Kerber, Eck and Braeckel LLP (KEB)
Home Town: Chatham, Illinois
First Year on Board: 2012
Previous Involvement with GOTR: Governance Committee Member (advisory), 5K volunteer
What Attracted You to GOTR: Every young girl – and grown woman – deserves to feel healthy, happy and confident. I love helping people of all ages discover the benefits of exercise and a healthy lifestyle, but I’m so excited to give our Girls on the Run a high-five or a big smile to nurture their self-respect and individuality.
Hobbies: Exercising of all types (running, lifting, stair climbing, playing volleyball), discovering the joys of motherhood


Jennifer Stice : Vice Chair

Jennifer Stice

Vice Chair

Assistant Vice President, Senior Trust Officer, Town and Country Bank
Home Town: Ashland, Illinois
First Year on Board: 2013
Previous Involvement with GOTR: Coach, spring 2013 season
What Attracted You to GOTR: I am passionate about leadership for young women and promoting good health and wellness.
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, working out, photography and various Pinterest projects


Jill Barth : Secretary

Jill Barth

Secretary

HR & Marketing Communications Consultant, Writer, & Yoga Instructor (200 RYT)
Home Town: Rushville, Illinois
First Year on Board: 2014
Previous Involvement with GOTR: Program supporter
What Attracted You to GOTR: The organization gives inspired energy to the girls, a place for body and mind to grow. There's excitement and encouragement in every GOTR engagement.
Hobbies: Family time, travel, good books, wine, and gardening


Lisa Stinson : Treasurer

Lisa Stinson

Treasurer

Senior Manager, Crowe Horwath LLP

Home Town: I grew up all over the United States, but I've called Springfield my home for the last 6 years
First Year on Board: 2015
Previous Involvement with GOTR: None
What Attracted You to GOTR: Girls on the Run does so many great things for young girls in our community. As a young girl, running and other sports were what helped me to get through the awkward stages of my youth. I moved around a lot and it was running and sports that helped me to gain friendships at new places and learn the skills such as perseverance, confidence, goal-setting and leadership that have helped me throughout my life. Girls on the Run integrates the great aspects of running along with these and other important skills to help young girls during a crucial period of their lives. I am so excited to be a part of this organization.
Hobbies: Running, soccer, reading, and family time


Leah Hardy : Board Member

Leah Hardy

Board Member

Business Analyst, Levi Ray & Shoup, Inc.
Home Town: Springfield, Illinois
First Year on Board: 2014
Previous Involvement with GOTR: I have been a coach or practice partner at Christ the King School for the past 7 seasons and I have participated in every 5k event - a streak I plan to continue!
What Attracted You to GOTR: My own daughter is what initially attracted me to Girls on the Run, and I thought I would leave the program when she did - but that was 5 seasons ago! She is becoming a strong, confident teenager and I enjoy giving other young girls in our community the tools they need to make smart choices and live a healthy lifestyle through Girls on the Run.
Hobbies: Attending my children's performances and sporting events and volunteering at their school; traveling, running, and CrossFit


Kristi Jones : Board Member

Kristi Jones

Board Member

Management Consultant, Kerber, Eck and Braeckel LLP (KEB)
Home Town: Belvidere, IL
First Year on Board: 2015
Previous Involvement with GOTR: Volunteer
What Attracted You to GOTR: Running has played a major role in my life. My experiences from high school track and cross-country taught me so much about myself and I carry these lessons with me in my professional and personal life. I want girls to have an opportunity to go out and challenge themselves and accomplish something that they never thought they could through Girls on the Run.
Hobbies: Half-marathons (Champaign-Urbana is my favorite course), cheering on the Fighting Illini, watching my daughters (Hannah and Sydney) grow up and get involved in sports and activities


Tammie Klein : Board Member

Tammie Klein

Board Member

Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Springfield Clinic
Home Town: Wilmette, Illinois
First Year on Board: 2012
Previous Involvement with GOTR: Former coach
What Attracted You to GOTR: The idea that helping girls feel better about themselves at a young age will help them to be more self-assured and make smarter choices as they grow up.
Hobbies: Quilting, running, eating chocolate, traveling, watching baseball, and walking on the beach


Nora MacZura : Board Member

Nora MacZura

Board Member

Physician, Gynecological Oncology, Springfield Clinic, LLP

Home Town: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
First Year on Board: 2016
Previous Involvement with GOTR: Attended fundraisers, personal financial contributions
What Attracted You to GOTR: I think it is a wonderful needed program that helps inspire young women and provide them with the confidence, skills, and determination to succeed in life. I am a strong believer in not only exercising the mind, but also the body. A healthy lifestyle is crucial for physical and mental strength and is part of creating a positive environment for ourselves. I am so excited to be able to participate in this program in a more meaningful way and help young girls make better choices in life.
Hobbies: running, water skiing/wake surfing, reading, salsa dancing


Carolyn White : Board Member

Carolyn White

Board Member

Retired – former Computer Consultant, State of Illinois

Home Town: Manchester, IL
First Year on Board: 2016
Previous Involvement with GOTR: Coach
What Attracted You to GOTR: Being a mentor to young girls and helping to provide them with tools to become strong women. I’ve been very impressed with the curriculum as far as helping these girls, not only to become physically capable of running a 5K, but emotionally and mentally equipped to deal with adolescence.
Hobbies: Reading, oil painting, developing an ever-growing fairy garden with my granddaughter, volunteering with my parish and my local Relay for Life.


Founder

Deb Shultz : Founder of Girls on the Run of Central Illinois

Deb Shultz

Founder of Girls on the Run of Central Illinois

Retired, IBM Sales and Sales Management
Home Town: Fairbury, Illinois (moved to Springfield in 1992)
First Year on Board: 2010
Previous Involvement with GOTR: Founder of central Illinois Program in 2004 and the 2011 Athena Award winner
What Attracted You to GOTR: Initially I was attracted to the program because of the opportunity to share important life skills (friendship, health, service) with young girls in a very fun, non-competitive environment. What I’ve learned is that girls of all ages (adult volunteers like me) benefit from the GOTR messages and enjoy the program. GOTR participants and volunteers are amazing!
Hobbies: Family time, tennis, pilates, running, golf