If you have any questions about the Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole programs, please contact:
Nate Robinson - Program Director
Nate began his his involvement with STRIDE in 2012 as a volunteer coach for the STRIDE team at Pickering Valley Elementary. Since that time Nate has volunteered as a coach for 5 seasons at three different schools. In 2013 Nate joined the GOTR and STRIDE team as the Coordinator for the Brandywine branch. After two seasons as a branch coordinator Nate transitioned into his previous role as Program Coordinator and has since moved on to Director of Association Sports wich includes oversight responsibility of the GOTR and STRIDE programs.
Joy Zdebski - Program Coordinator
Joy's daughter, Rachel, was in the very first pilot program of Girls on the Run, Chester County, in the fall of 2006. Joy started coaching in the spring of 2007 and coached at Greenwood Elementary and Kennett Middle school for 9 seasons. Joy joined the GOTR and STRIDE team as a branch coordinator at the Kennett Y for 2 years before moving into her current position as Program Coordinator. In addition, Joy is the Council Director for GOTR of Chester County.
Wendy Young - Program Coordinator
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Wendy became a Girls On The Run volunteer coach at Hillsdale Elementary in the Fall of 2009. Her passion for the program and coaching continued for 5 additional seasons, with 2 of those seasons in Charlotte, NC at Sandy Ridge Elementary. Wendy joined the GOTR and STRIDE team as the Coordinator for the West Chester branch in August 2014. Wendy now serves as a Program Coordinator. Wendy is an energetic and dedicated YMCA employee and enjoys teaching TRX classes at the Airport Road location.
Kathryn Gute - Program Coordinator
Kathryn joined the GOTR/STRIDE team in the summer of 2016 will take on the role of Race Director for the end of the season 5k's. Kathryn will additionally be responsible for our STRIDE National Initiatives.
Sarah Bender - Lionville Branch Coordinator
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Sarah became involved with Girls on the Run in 2013 as a Coach at Pickering Valley Elementary. Sarah coached there for two seasons before taking on the role as Branch Coordinator for the Upper Main Line YMCA. In the Fall of 2015, Sarah moved into her current role as Branch Coordinator for the Lionville location. Sarah is a mother of two boys, and looks forward to coaching them on a STRIDE team when they are old enough.
Sue Holinsky - West Chester Branch Coordinator
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Sue joined the Girls on the Run coaching team at Pocopson Elementary in the fall of 2012. Sue continues to coach the girls and boys at Pocopson, beginning her seventh season this fall. In April 2014, Sue started in her current position as Girls on the Run and STRIDE Coordinator for the Brandywine branch and has since transitioned to the West Chester location as Branch Coordiantor.
Laura Bender - Upper Main Line Branch Coordinator
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Laura began her involvement with Girls on the Run in 2014 as a volunteer back-up coach for teams in the Lionville Branch. In 2015, Laura began regularly coaching the Pickering Valley Elementary GOTR team and later in the same year she joined the GOTR and STRIDE team as the Coordinator for the Berwyn Branch.
Alexa Hart - Kennett/Jennersville/Octorara Branch Coordinator
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Alexa began coaching Girls On The Run in the spring of 2010 at Avon Grove Intermediate School and still continues to coach. Alexa has also coached Girls On Track, Stride and currently coaches Heart & Sole, all at AGI. Alexa joined the GOTR and Stride team as Branch Coordinator for the Jennersville, Kennett and Octorara branches in the spring of 2014. Alexa has two daughters, the oldest is a junior coach, and the younger a GOTR participant.