Staff and Board


Courtney Berg
Executive Director

Courtney Berg, Executive Director, joined Girls on the Run St. Louis in October of 2011.

Annie O'Brien
Operations Director

Annie O'Brien, Operations Director, joined the Girls on the Run St. Louis team in July 2017.  She grew up in St.

Claire Brown
Program Coordinator

Claire Brown, Program Coordinator, joined the GOTR-STL team in June 2015. Originally from Central Illinois, Claire started running cross country and track in middle school and upon graduating high school, signed to run cross country and track for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Bailey Blake
Program Coordinator

Bailey Eversole Blake, Program Coordinator, joined the GOTR-STL team in March 2014. She grew up in Ballwin, Missouri, and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2013 (Go Tigers!) with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.

Sam Rhoades
Office Administrator

Sam Rhoades, Office Administrator, returned to the GOTR team as part of our new operations team in a part-time capacity. Serving as the first point of contact to GOTR-STL and providing support in key projects throughout the season, she brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm for the program.

Carole Koutsky
Operations Coordinator

Carole Koutsky, Operations Coordinator, joined Girls on the Run St Louis in April 2016. She recently relocated to St. Louis from North Carolina where she worked for Girls on the Run of the Triangle as their Office Coordinator for 2 1/2 years.

Laura Roeseler
Development Director

A skilled development professional with more than seven years of fundraising experience, including annual fund management, individual, corporate and foundation giving, volunteer coordination, and event planning, Laura is proud to call St. Louis home. She received her B.A. in history, and a minor in French, from Truman State University in 2003.


Michelle Brady, CPA – Board Chair
Executive Director, Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

David Pokorny - Board Vice Chair
Senior Director Marketing, Fox Sports Midwest

Melissa Yost, CPA – Board Treasurer
Chief Administrative Officer, Argos Family Office, LLC

Emily Rothschild – Board Secretary
Manager and Community Leader, Athleta

Katie Bergh Manga
Senior Vice President, Advancement, Wyman

Amy Bender-Levy
Attorney, The Marks Law Firm LLC

Dr. Katie Bucklen
Hospitalist, St. Louis Children's Hospital

Jill Coates
Controller, Apex Oil

Lilian Davis
Associate Attorney, Polsinelli, PC

Regina DeLuca-Imral
Senior Media Specialist, Edward Jones

Sarah Green
Corporate Marketing Manager, Clayco

Sue Harrison
Community Volunteer

Steffani Lautenschlager
Director of Development, City Academy

Aimee McDaniel, CPA
Audit Senior Manager, St. Louis Audit, Deloitte & Touche, LLP

Rikki Takeyama
Director of Strategic Engagement, St Louis Regional Health Commission

Advisory Board

Lindsay Bush
Amy Koman
Katie Lerwick
Ronna Pohlman
Carrie Polk
Jill Silverstein
Kristie Skor
Jill Indovino – Council Founder