Board Members

MDRA Is governed by an all volunteer board of dedicated people (not all are runners!) committed to serving the local running community. There are 14 board members with 3 officers and 5 board members up for election yearly. In years when there is a past president that position is also a voting board member. If you have an interest in running for the MDRA board please review the information and application here.  Contact Sarah at runminnesota@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Meetings are held virtually on the 3nd Monday of every month.

MDRA Officers: 
Rochelle Christensen, President
Steve Hennessy, Vice President
Chad Austin, Secretary
Diana Jacks, Treasurer

MDRA Open Board Members:
Mark Annett, Geoff Engelhart, Tom Goudreault, Lou Ann Kycek, Jill Jewell, Perry McGahan, Damon Rothstein, Chris Turoski, Mishka Vertin and Verna Volker

MDRA Operations Manager: Sarah McInerney


Verna Volker

Open Board – Foundation Committee I am a wife, mother of four kids and work...

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Diana Jacks

Treasurer – Finance and Governance Committee Diana Jacks is a Tax Manager at...

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Perry McGahan

Open Board – Programs Committee I started running relatively late in life with the...

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Mark Annett

Open Board – Promotions Committee My friends nicknamed me ‘Markathon’, because I’m passionate about...

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Geoff Engelhart

Open Board – Promotions Committee Geoff currently lives in South Minneapolis with his wife,...

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Tom Goudreault

Open Board – Promotions and Diversity and Inclusion Committee I have resided in Minneapolis...

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Steve Hennessy

Vice President – Finance, Governance and Diversity and Inclusion Committee Steve grew up...

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