Young Professionals Board & Young Friends Group

Girls on the Run St. Louis has two opportunities for young professionals to support the Girls on the Run mission and core values, in addition to coaching and other volunteer roles. Both the Young Friends Group and Young Professionals Board understand and believe in the impact of the Girls on the Run program and the importance of healthy living in the lives of our future female leaders. We ask that potential new members join and participate in the Young Friends Groups first, before advancing to the Board. We invite you to learn more by contacting Emilee Hargis, VP of Membership, at

Young Friends Group

The Young Friends Group (YFG) offers opportunities requiring less of a time and financial commitment than board membership. In its second year of operation, the Young Friends Group is committed to supporting Girls on the Run participants and families through engagement with Girls on the Run events (fall and spring 5ks, annual Gala) and YPB events (two events per year). While there are no monthly meetings, we request a small, but meaningiful annual contribution of $50.  


Young Professionals Board

The Young Professionals Board (YPB) aims to both increase awareness of Girls on the Run St. Louis, and raise money for its scholarship fund. In collaboration with staff and the Board of Directors, we participate in a variety of strategic and fundraising initiatives in order to sustain and deepen the mission and impact of Girls on the Run in our community. We have two signature events each year (Trivia Night in January and TopGolf Tournament in June), and participate in the Girls on the Run annual Gala and both the fall and spring 5k events. We meet once a month and members have an annual financial commitment of $250.

YPB 2019-2020

Stephanie Skees, President
PhD Student, Washington University
Anna Meyer, President Elect
IT Business Development Writer, Centene
Emilee Hargis, VP Membership
Attorney, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Ashlee Brockenbrough, VP Marketing
Project Manager, Boeing
Claire Grothe, Secretary
Manager of Internal Affairs, Barrett Barrera Projects
Amanda Merrill, Treasurer
Client Development Advisor, Buckingham Strategic Wealth
Julie Bergen
Assistant, Lindenwood University
Kaeli Kimes
Senior Development Associate, Collegiate Development Group
Marie O'Leary
Senior Manager, Express Scripts
Jaimie Wilmes
Instructional Facilitator, Planning and Development - Special School District of St. Louis County
Staci Wood
Treasury Manager, ESCO Technologies