Girls on the Run Gains Two New Board Members

Girls on the Run Gains Two New Board Members

Girls on the Run of NOVA has two new members on its board of directors: Chris Holland and Christine Klein.

“Chris and Christine have greatly supported our organization in a number of ways prior to their appointments to our board. They bring experience, expertise and new energy to the table. We are excited to continue to work with them in this new role as we work to inspire every girl across the Northern Virginia region to be strong and confident,” said Katey Comerford, GOTR NOVA’s executive director.

Klein is currently senior vice president, meetings and business partnerships at the National Defense Industrial Association. She is a past coach for Girls on the Run and currently serves at the chair of Strong Girls Celebration for GOTR NOVA. "The opportunity to be involved and contribute to an organization that promotes a healthy lifestyle and an environment for girls to be strong and confident is extremely gratifying and a pleasure," said Klein.

Holland comes to GOTR NOVA’s board as a service area manager for Wegmans Food Markets at the Chantilly store. He also leads the company’s community outreach in the Northern Virginia area. Holland has been an active supporter of GOTR NOVA programming in recent years as someone who believes in giving back to one’s greater community. Holland said, “I personally and professionally work hard to help families live healthier, better lives. I am excited about the opportunity to further these efforts through my new role with GOTR NOVA.”

GOTR NOVA’s Fall 2018 season will begin the week of Sept. 24 with registration now open. The program serves approximately 5,000 girls annually with more than 900 volunteer coaches throughout the Northern Virginia region. For more information about the Fall 2018 registration and team sites for Girls on the Run of NOVA, visit