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Sarah Leonard
Council Director
- sarah.leonard@girlsontherun.org

Prior to working with Girls on the Run serving Dubois County, Sarah had more than 16 years of experience in the fields of marketing, public relations, communications, program development and event planning for Deloitte & Touche, Express Professional Staffing and Wake Forest University. Sarah lives in Jasper with her husband Josh, her children Sam, Jacob, Ellie and Emma and their two dogs Bela and Nellie. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys running, water skiing, all sports, being with her family and volunteering! Sarah stays active in the community with continued involvement in the Fifth Street PTO and Tenth Street School, Tri Kappa Sorority, Memorial Hospital Foundation, Dubois County Community Foundation, University of Evansville Alumni Board of Directors and teaching Sunday school at her church. “I am passionate in helping girls realize their limitless potential. May they be inspired through Girls on the Run to be joyful, healthy, and confident in all they do! I am grateful for the outpouring of support in our community and I am very excited to share Girls on the Run with all of the wonderful girls in Dubois County. I heard Girls on the Run Founder, Molly Barker, speak while living in Winston-Salem, NC. Her story and the GOTR Program made a big impact on me. I could relate to the program and know that my own experiences participating in sports and running at an early age played an important role in my life. I look at the pressures young girls face today and feel compelled to do what I can to encourage them and show them positive ways to navigate their years ahead. This hits home to me as my own twin daughters have now entered school and will soon be in this age group. As soon as I learned we were moving to the Dubois County, IN area, I knew I had to do what I could to bring Girls on the Run here. It wasn’t until I connected with the amazing women on our steering committee and Board of Directors that this dream was realized.”

Board of Directors

Audrey Werner
Board of Directors, President
- audrey.werner@girlsontherun.org

Audrey is an enthusiastic runner and coach with 13 years of experience motivating youth to achieve their personal best. Nine years ago she started the cross-country program at Jasper Middle School, where she continues to serve as Head Coach. Prior to turning her focus to bringing Girls on the Run to Dubois County, Audrey taught in the Greater Jasper School Corporation for 11 years at the 5th grade and Middle School levels. She has a Master degree in Teaching with an endorsement in Middle School Language Arts. She currently serves as the 5k Coordinator for St. Joseph’s Church Summer Social. Girls on the Run is a perfect fit for Audrey, combining her skills and experiences as a lifelong runner, teacher, coach, and mother of two young girls. She is excited to bring Girls on the Run to Dubois County to inspire young girls to make positive lifestyle choices so that they may grow to become healthy, respectful, and confident adults. Audrey lives in Jasper with her husband Kyle, two energetic daughters, ages 9 and 6, and her dog Henry. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, running, and traveling.

Sandy Hemmerlein, Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company
Board of Directors

Sandy is currently a Vice President and Trust Officer at Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company in Jasper. In her position, she administers estates and trusts, as well as manages investment, agency and IRA accounts. She advises her clients with regards to financial planning, charitable giving, and estate planning. Prior to joining Springs Valley, Sandy was the attorney for the City of Jasper, Indiana, for eleven years and before that she was in the private practice of law for more than six years. In addition to Girls on the Run's Board of Directors, Sandy serves on the Board of Directors for the Dubois County Estate Planning Council and the Jasper Kiwanis and is an Advisory Board Member for St. Charles Health Campus and Family Palliative Care of Memorial Hospital. Sandy also volunteers for the Jasper Band Parents, Girl Scouts and the Parent Teacher Group at her daughter's school as well as serving as the Recording Secretary for Psi Iota Xi Philanthropic Sorority. Sandy resides in Jasper with her husband, Jason, and their two daughters, Tessa and Tori. Sandy is very excited to be a part of GOTR and looks forward to her younger daughter Tori participating in the program.

Tammy Love
Board of Directors

Tammy has a master's degree in social work and specializes in child and adolescent psychiatric and behavioral issues. She worked as a family therapist at Vanderbilt Medical center until becoming a full-time stay-at-home mom raising her 4 children. She has continued to stay active working with children in various volunteer positions in her children's school as well as substitute teaching. Tammy serves as a team leader and teacher for her church youth group and is currently working with middle school girls. Tammy also serves as a board member for the House Of Hope Haiti Ministry. This organization assisted in the building of an orphanage in the Port-au-Prince area that currently houses 12 young girls. The board members are responsible for the administrative and day to day oversight of the orphanage and requires frequent visits to the facility. Tammy has enjoyed running since her high school years. She is a fitness instructor and teaches Spin classes in her local gym. She especially enjoys training the girls’ tennis team as a part of their conditioning program. Her love for youth and fitness has inspired her to become involved in the GOTR program.

Jill Kidwell, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center
Board of Directors

Jill is the Director of Medical Practice Management at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. In addition to Girls on the Run's Board of Directors, Jill serves in many capacities including a member of Tri Kappa Sorority and SOAR/past Young Women Lead Program Manager, Finance, Sponsorship Programming and Scholarship committees. Jill resides in Jasper with her husband Jay, and their daughters Erin, Anna, Abby, Kiersten and Mackenzie, and their dog Charlie. “I joined Girls on the Run, in hopes to share a passion - to be true to yourself. This will allow me to instill honesty and confidence through healthy interactions with other girls while allowing the girls to build their self confidence through running. I am humbled by all the wonderful women in our community who are investing in our youth in Dubois County.”

Molly Pies
Board of Directors

As a Human Resources professional, Molly has years of experience, specializing in employee and labor relations, staffing, benefits and employment law. When Molly is not running her busy household, she finds time to volunteer for the Girl Scouts and at Ireland Elementary. As a child, she was a competitive swimmer for 16 years and swam for the University of Evansville at the Division I collegiate level. She lives in Jasper with her husband Clint, and four children Anna, Daniel, Natalie and Adam. “Growing up, I was a year round competitive swimmer and have, in the last several years, developed a love for running. Seeing my own daughters participate in various sports inspires me to continue to work with this age group. I'm thrilled to put my past experiences to work with Girls on the Run! I believe this program can boost self-esteem and confidence and will support my girls and others through their potentially challenging adolescent and teenage years.”