Welcome to our new Program Manager!

We are excited to announce a new addition to the Girls on the Run team! Christi Huss has joined the staff as Program Manager and will be the primary point of contact for coaches, practice partners, and site liaisons.

After witnessing many devastating and preventable cases during her five years in the field of orthopedic surgery, Christi decided to further her education in the area of Health and Wellness in hopes of encouraging the next generation to adopt healthier and more fulfilling lifestyles. She began coaching soccer through the YMCA and became a practice partner and coach with Girls on the Run. Since completing her Bachelors in Exercise Science from Millikin University, her passion for helping today’s youth strive to reach their full potential has continued to grow. In addition to surgery, her previous work experience includes program design and implementation, special event planning, and volunteer coordination. She is excited to be joining the Girls on the Run team in this role.

Christi enjoys any type of outdoor activities, taking random road trips, game nights with family and friends, being part of the West Side Christian Church community, and coaching youth soccer. The team she coaches is affectionately named the “Sidekix” and they are currently in their tenth season together. In her spare time she is also a certified personal trainer and loves to encourage others in their health and fitness goals. Christi currently lives in Springfield with her husband Chad and daughter Bella – a future Girl on the Run for sure!