Board Members

Ndegwa Kamau, President

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. I’ve even been crazy enough to run three full marathons in 3 weeks.

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.
Yvonne Hill, Vice President
I've been a PGRC club member since 2010, and have enjoyed every minute of it. I started with the 8K training group and have since run a host of races including half marathons and two full marathons, as well as received the RRCA Coaches Certification.

As Vice President, my goals are to enhance the PGRC brand by fostering relationships between PGRC and potential partners and sponsors through outreach, and advance our presence in the community. I hope to provide leadership that encourages all of our members to enjoy running, have fun, make friends, and live up to our motto: “We Run the County!”
Andrea Hong, Secretary
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Meredith Davis, Assistant Secretary/Communications
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Catherine Francoeur, Treasurer
I joined PGRC last summer for their half marathon training. I not only had a successful race in Richmond, I met some incredible people along the way. Whatever your level, everyone makes you feel like a champion!

I have been working for PGCPS as the district librarian for the last 15 years. I was the treasurer for the Maryland Association of School Librarians for 3 years and I like to volunteer in organizations that I believe in. My favorite part of running is that I can combine my other favorite activity: listening to audiobooks on my long runs!

Beside running, I am section hiking the Appalachian trail (~1900 miles to go!!!). At least now, I can outrun any bears…
Anthony Bell, Race Director
The start of the running bug;

In 2002, I ran my first Army 10 Miler with a small group of soldiers to support the Army and all branches of the military.

In 2003, I ran in the Mardi Gras Marathon to raise money for AIDS Research in the D.C. area.

During a run in Greenbelt Park, I encountered a group of cheerful people running and having fun. One member joyfully invited me to join the PGRC and at which I was introduced to the heartfelt members of PGRC.

After joining PGRC, I became more involved with running. This was not just a running club to run, it was and is, about the bonding & camaraderie with folks in your community with active interests.

I have been a PGRC Pace Leader for the 5K, 8K, 10K, 10-mile training group & lead as the Sunrise Director for the Army 10 Miler, held every year.

I cheerfully assumed the role as PGRC Race Director and became a certified RRCA Coach in 2019.

I will try to be warm, effective, rational, encouraging and to end it all with a smile.

Prince Georges County has a vast number of active and supportive walkers and runners, and not just PGRC, but with other local running groups.

With PGRC, you will never have to run alone in Prince Georges County again because “We Run the County”!

Coach HappyFeet
Dave Roeder, Training Coordinator, Equipment Manager
Dave RoederI first joined PGRC in 2010. I had run a lot when I was younger, but I quit for about 20 years and, being in my mid-50's, I was ready to get serious about running again. My problem in the past had been that I didn't have any structure or running community. PGRC provided both of these.

Since joining PGRC, I've run 2 marathons, a number of trathlons, including a half ironman, and many other distance races, the 10-mile being my favorite.

A number of years ago, I got certified to coach, and I've been coaching every year since. It inspires me to see the grit and determination of runners from all walks of life come together to work towards a common goal. I've seen the club change lives, and I'm proud to be part of that.
Chuck Wolfe, Volunteer Coordinator
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Marina Goldgisser, Membership Coordinator
I first came out to a PGRC club run in the summer of 2021. I wanted to find a group of people who would keep me motivated to run more consistently. What I found is a community of supportive runners that have a similar love/hate relationship with running as I do. Everyone has such an inspiring story and background. We commiserate together on cold days, rejoice on cool days, and long for crisp fall weather on muggy summer days.

Everyone at PGRC has been friendly and encouraging. I love that runners of all paces are made to feel welcome and that regardless of where people were in their running journey they could find something for them through this club. I like to go fast(ish), but I'm not a very competitive runner, so the social aspect of club runs has been a great motivator for me to lace up my shoes every week.

After just a few months with the club, I joined the board as membership coordinator. Our members are the best and I aim to increase the ways that our members can engage and participate with the club. I'm always seeking opportunities to grow our presence in Prince George's county, because PGRC 'runs this county'!
Tina Nixon, Information & Publicity Coordinator
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!
Bernard Kelly, Web
I was only a casual runner before moving to the DC area in late 2006, but I found a great set of parks, paths, and trails, and a great set of friendly runners to share them with, and learn from.

Since then, I've run distances from 5K to 50K, though my favorites are somewhere in the 10-mile/half-marathon middle bit. I prefer natural trails, with plenty of shade, and enough variety in the running surface to keep things interesting. Whatever the distance, and whatever the terrain, having running friends nearby always makes it better, and that's what PGRC is.
Bill Murray, Web
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Mike Broz, At-Large
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Wil White, At-Large
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