Board Members

NameBio
President, Cindy Cohen
president@pgrc.org
I've been a club member since 2003 and served on the board from 2005-10. While I've greatly enjoyed my "retirement" from the board and volunteering for fun things track leader and summer series director, I'm ready to step back up to a more active role. My goals are to increase the club's outreach, transparency, planning, and accountability. I hope to provide leadership that supports the coordinators, race directors, coaches, and volunteers that put on the races, training programs, weekly runs, and social events that keep us running and having fun.
Vice President, Clarise Cannings
vicepres@pgrc.org
Clarise began distance running in 2008 after a friend asked her if she wanted to run the Chicago Marathon. She said "sure" not knowing that a marathon was 26.2 miles! Since that time, she has run 7 full marathons, 12 half marathons, and a host of other races. Clarise joined PGRC in 2016 after moving into the Bowie area and being invited out to the Bowie morning week day runs. Clarise is looking forward to serving the runners of PGRC!
Treasurer, Jim Cantwell
treasurer@pgrc.org
Practicing self-employed CPA for over 35 years. Specializes in income taxation and IRS compliance issues. Serves individuals and small business in the Washington greater area.

Vision of PGRC:
To leave our term with the club in a better place than when we entered,
Increase membership by at least 20%,
Increase volunteering by members at races and other events,
Make PGRC the club of choice for PG county runners.
Secretary, Sheila Barfield
secretary@pgrc.org
Sheila joined PGRC in 2009 and has actively participated in several club functions through the years. Her first training program was Running Start where she came to realize that she really enjoys running (on most days). Since then she has completed several 5k's, 8k's, and 10k's. Most recently her favorite distance has become the half-marathon. She has completed several of those and has plans to complete many more. In addition to being the club Secretary, she would like to coach other runners and inspire them along their running journey and gain inspiration from them to help her along her own journey.
At Large, Ndegwa Kamau
memberatlarge@pgrc.org
After being asked several times to come out to track night by another PGRC member, I finally decided to give it a try. The friendliness, family atmosphere, and the bond I felt that night, made me immediately join the club.
I started running in 2011 after registering for the Marine Corps Marathon which was my first competitive race. After completing it, I got the running bug, and became a crazy runner. Running 5k's, 10k's, half and full marathons. Sometimes running back to back half's in the same weekend. Last year I was crazy enough to run three full marathons in 3 weeks. This year I completed my first international marathon in Dusseldorf Germany.
I see PGRC as being one of the top Running clubs in the State, I hope to assist in the growth of the club, also to motivate encourage everyone from the walk/runners, new runners, and seasoned runners.
Membership, Sonya Stovall
membership@pgrc.org
Hi, I've been in PGRC for about 4 years and started running in 2011 on a consistent basis. I took a break, and now I'm trying to get myself back on the road with small races this year. I'm a Realtor with Re/Max Sky, and I'm licensed in DC & MD. I look forward to seeing everyone on the pavement.
Training Coordinator, Maria Green
training@pgrc.org
Since joining PGRC in 2013 as a participant in the 2013 Running Start 5k Program, I have completed several 5k, 10K, 10 mile and half marathon races. After serving as a Peer Coach for the Charm City Run's 2015 Baltimore Women's Classic training group, I decided to pursue the RRCA Coaching Certification. I earned the RRCA Coaching Certification earlier in January 2016 and I helped coach the 2016 Running Start 5k program. I am currently serving as a Pace Leader for the 10k program.
Race Coordinator, Rebecca Cormeny
races@pgrc.org
PGRC has meant so much to me over the past 5 years that I've been running. I'm an adult on-set athlete, who never in my wildest dreams imagined I would run any kind of distance. This club has encouraged and supported me in my journey. I've met some amazing people along the way that I'm proud to call my friends.
My vision for the club is to help those who want to become or return to being runners. I would love to have them experience the same type of joy that I have experienced. We can do that by expanding our training programs and races.
Volunteer, Rebecca Williams
volunteer@pgrc.org
As a very new member of the club, I'm very excited to be a part of the board. As Volunteer Coordinator my main aim is to promote and help provide as many fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities as possible. Being a relatively new runner myself, I am looking forward to being there to help motivate all runners through our races and events, and encourage others to enjoy both running and being involved in the volunteer side of things, which can be such a great way to connect with new people and build a stronger running community.
Information, Polly O'Rourke
news@pgrc.org
I'm a researcher at the University of Maryland and my background in in Linguistics. I spend a lot of time writing on the job so I thought I could also write for the club! I hope as Information Coordinator to increase participation among PGRC's membership and attract new members too. Thanks for this opportunity.
Publicity, Tina Nixon

publicity@pgrc.org
I started in the PGRC 5k Running Start Program in June 2014. I was nervous and excited at the same time but very happy that I joined. After I completed my first 5k I knew that I had to stay motivated and keep running! I completed several club training programs, more 5ks, an 8k, 10ks, a 10 miler and 2 half marathons. I have been very fortunate to have met people that have provided great knowledge about running and always gave me that extra push when needed. My vision for the club is to provide information about PGRC via social media that could help motivate people to become runners, learn about sports nutrition, the importance of cross training and of course our weekly club runs!
Social, Dave Roeder
social@pgrc.org
I joined PGRC in 2010 when I was training for my first marathon. In recent years, I've pulled back from long distance running and have focused more on 5Ks, 10Ks and triathlons. I've found the club to be a very valuable support in my running over the years, in particular, the Tuesday night track workouts. I'd like to give back to the club by coordinating social activities in 2016. I believe that the club's social activities play a vital role in building a stronger running community and commitment to the club.
Equipment Manager, James Roberts
equipment@pgrc.org
I have been a member of PGRC for 4 years and a pace leader for the 10 miler & 10 k programs. I was also the Co- Race Director for Spring Burst 2015 where I became familiar with the equipment needed to conduct a race.