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.

Lisa Mulligan
Program Director

Lisa Mulligan, Program Director, joined the Girls on the Run St Louis staff in December, 2016. Lisa grew up in St. Louis and then went to the University of Dayton for her undergraduate degree in Psychology (minors in Social Work and Spanish). She went on to ...

Emily Franz
Development Director

Emily Franz, Development Director, oversees the fundraising, grant writing and volunteer engagement efforts of the organization.

Liz Mergenthaler
Program Manager

Liz Mergenthaler, Program Manager, joined Girls on the Run St Louis in August, 2017. Liz brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization having participated as a volunteer, coach, and Solemate before joining the staff in 2017.

Kate Miller
Program Coordinator

Kate Miller, Program Coordinator, joined the GOTR-STL team in July, 2018. Kate is no stranger to GOTR having served as a head coach/site liaison for seven years...

Mia LaBrier
Program Coordinator

Mia LaBrier, Program Coordinator, joined the GOTR-STL team in October, 2018. She grew up in St. Louis, then traveled to Iowa to attend Cornell College where she received her undergraduate degree in Psychology.

Courtney Turner
Development Coordinator

Courtney Turner, Development Coordinator, joined Girls on the Run St Louis in August, 2018. Prior to GOTR, Courtney held roles in the areas of advertising and marketing communications...

Leticia Brock
Operations Coordinator

Leticia Brock, Operations Coordinator, joined Girls on the Run St Louis in November, 2017. Leticia has her MBA from Maryville University and recently returned to St. Louis from Tennessee...

Allison Price
Office Administrator

Allison Price, Office Administrator, joined the GOTR team in April 2018. Serving as the first point of contact to GOTR-STL and providing support in key projects throughout the season, Allison brings a warm smile and great enthusiasm for the organization's mission.


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

Steffani Lautenschlager – Board Vice Chair 
Chief Development Officer, City Academy

Melissa Yost, CPA – Board Treasurer
Finance Director, Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women

Jill Coates – Board Secretary
Corporate Controller, Apex Oil

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

Martha Arjona
Corporate Employee Relations Manager, Emerson

Kimberly Berry 
Educator, Bermuda Elementary, Ferguson-Florissant School District 

Lilian Davis
Associate Attorney, Polsinelli, PC

Mondonna Ghasedi
Associate Circuit Judge, 21st Judicial Circuit of St. Louis County

Robert Harrison
Chairman of the Board & President, The Daniel and Henry Company 

Sue Harrison
Community Volunteer

Hannah Nelson
Senior Counsel, BJC HealthCare

Rikki Takeyama Menn
Vice President 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