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Theresa has always had a passion for community outreach and wellness education. She has worked in the healthcare industry for 26 years and feels that not only should healthcare professionals heal you when you are sick but they should teach you to be well. She moved here one year ago and discovered that the Space Coast did not have a Girls on the Run chapter and made it her mission to LAUNCH the program by Fall of 2014. When she is not working as a CFO at St. Mary's in Tucson, AZ and Holy Cross in Nogales, AZ, she enjoys being a mother to her three daughters Blake, Ashley and Jordan. She appreciates her husband Andre' who allows her the time to explore her passions such as giving back to the girls of the Space Coast!
Renee was born and raised in Melbourne/Palm Bay, Florida. She graduated from Bayside High School in 2004, and directly entered the Early Childhood Education program at Brevard Community College, then the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in May 2008. She has been a teacher in Brevard County since August 2008. She has taught students in kindergarten, first, second, third, fifth, and sixth grade. During the 2015-2016 school year she became Teacher of the Year at her school, Westside Elementary, in Palm Bay. During her time as a teacher, her biggest focus has been on the social and emotional development of her students. All throughout her career she has seen the need that students have in these areas. Renee loves to spend time living an active, healthy lifestyle. Running has been something that she has recently found that brings joy to her life. In 2015, Renee found Girls on the Run Space Coast. She had been interested in starting a running program for girls at her school and when she found Girls on the Run she fell in love with the program and its ideals. She loved everything that the program represented. In the fall of 2015 she started her first season coaching a group of girls with Girls on the Run Space Coast, under the Director Theresa Mouton. The first season of Girls on the Run was a success and she fell more and more in love with the program. She cannot wait to see Girls on the Run Space Coast grow over the coming years and is excited to be a part of such an amazing program.
Kimberly, a Brevard County native with a background in public safety and public relations, is Brevard County's Director of Emergency Management. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Central Florida and is a former Rockledge City Council member. As a child, she was a bookworm, and never athletic, but in her 40s began running with a friend. Since 2011 she has completed one marathon, 11 half-marathons, and dozens of shorter races. She finds that running is a great stress reliever and confidence builder, and wants to help others become empowered through their personal accomplishments in the same way.
It was a great fit for Erin when she started working at Running Zone four years ago! Currently she is the Events Coordinator for Running Zone Foundation. She has been running for twenty years and enjoys encouraging others to start an exercise program for their physical and mental wellness. Before working with Running Zone, she was a Crisis Counselor with nonprofits, state and local agencies. She cherishes her experience with the Peace Corps in Guyana from 1997-1999 where she taught PE, aerobics, cooking classes and provided Health Education to youth and adults. When she is not running, working with runners or volunteering at her son’s school she enjoys exploring and beaching with her husband and 10 year old son.
Suzie Enlow grew up in Brevard County‘s Space Coast riding bikes and running along Indian River. The married mother of two is a certified USA Triathlon coach and office manager for East Brevard Insurance. Suzie has been coaching youth runners and triathletes since 2009 and is extremely excited to join the Brevard chapter of Girls on the Run. Suzie strives to teach youth athletes that it’s not always about winning, but in developing a positive self-esteem and the skills to organize their lives to best achieve their dreams and goals.
Laurie Saunders has spent the majority of her professional life doing marketing and public relations for the travel and tourism industry. She is a 25-year resident of Brevard County and has volunteered with various youth organizations in the community such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and mentoring students in the public schools. She lives on Merritt Island where she enjoys running, sailing, paddle boarding and gardening. Laurie is honored to be part of Girls on the Run and looks forward to enriching the lives of Brevard County girls through this excellent program.
Suzy Fleming Leonard is a journalist with more than 30 years of experience at newspapers in Alabama, Louisiana and Florida. She has been an editor at FLORIDA TODAY since 1999. Suzy ran track for three years in high school after her athletic younger sister taunted her, saying she wouldn’t make it through a week of practice. She hated every second of it, but she sure showed her sister! She developed an appreciation for running about five years ago and has since gone on to complete multiple half-marathons. Suzy will never be fast, but she relishes the opportunity to share with others the sense of accomplishment gained by setting a seemingly impossible goal, then meeting it. She lives in Rockledge with her husband Steve, also a runner, and their standard poodle Earl, who has been known to run, too.
Christine Hetzel is extremely passionate about the transformative power of running. When she isn't working as Social Butterfly of Space Girl Organics you will find her running, swimming, weight lifting, and participating in local community events. She is a huge proponent of living life to its fullest and extremely excited to see Girls on the Run program empower young women in her local community by building confidence and providing them with life skills.
Cheryl is a Registered Dietitian with her Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition. She is the Program Director for the Bachelors of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition Coordinated Program program at Keiser University - Melbourne Campus. Her passion is in helping women of all ages learn healthy eating and fitness habits as well as providing scientific-based information to develop a healthful lifestyle. As a married mother of two she enjoys family time, exercising and time at the beach.