2018 -2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Megan Tresham - President

MA Education and PPSC. MMRC Co-Founder. Megan is a mom of two and a high school counselor. She believes whole-heartedly that girls can be empowered through fitness and that every girl deserves the opportunity to find her voice and make a place for herself in the world. (more)

 

Sandy Skees - Vice President 

EVP/Global Lead

Innovation & Impact Practice

Porter Novelli


Sandy Skees leads the Innovation & Impact Practice at Porter Novelli, a global purpose/communications consultancy, where she works with companies to drive positive business, societal and environmental outcomes simultaneously.  She previously led the sustainability practice at BSI, a global environment, health, safety, and sustainability consulting firm. She has extensive experience in developing sustainability strategy, including aligning purpose, messaging and communications with business continuity planning, responsible supply chain, and ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) programs. Prior to BSI, Sandy served as Managing Director for Fenton Communications, accelerating progress through social change communications working with foundations, activists, and campaigns. Over the years, her work with corporations, nonprofits, and NGOs has been focused on everyday products, recycling and waste, renewable energy, supply chain, human rights issues, social justice, and LGBTQ and gender issues.

 

Skees previously ran her own firm Communications4Good (C4G), where she served early stage and Fortune 500 companies exclusively in the sustainability and CSR sectors. Before founding C4G, she was a partner at Porter Novelli, where she managed the global HP account team in 20 cities/10 countries around the world.  Her client experience includes work with JUST Water, Equinix, Samsung, Avaya, Carton Council, Energizer, Cradle to Cradle, and Plantronics.

 

She sits on numerous boards including Sustainable Brands, Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, and Mini Mermaid Running Club and The Diversity Center. In Santa Cruz, she founded 100 Women Who Care, Breaking the Glass Ballot, and was appointed to a four-year team on the County's Human Services Commission. She is a seasoned speaker on brand, messaging and sustainability/ESG strategy. Sandy and her wife reside near the ocean when they’re not traveling, sailing or visiting their daughters and son-in-law in San Francisco and Seattle.

 

Annie Carlson - Treasurer

Annie Carlson is currently a Senior Customer Marketing Manager for Coca-Cola North America. She is
responsible for marketing functions for restaurant customers within the company’s National Foodservice and On
Premise Division. Her scope of work includes corporate beverage promotions and strategy, brand merchandising,
beverage social media promotions and beverage research and development. Annie joined Cola-Cola North
America in 2005 and has held various roles including Large Store Commercialization Lead for the West Business Unit, Sales Development Manager, and Marketing Activation Manager.

 

Chandra Gehri-Spencer - Secretary

Chandra is a busy wife and mom of three girls and two dogs.  Her daytime job is as an attorney.

 

Chandra received her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, in 1996 from Pepperdine University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from California Lutheran University in 1994.  For nearly 10 years prior to forming her own law firm, Chandra was a defense attorney for California cities. In 2007, Chandra formed her own law practice to provide quality legal representation to improve housing and public safety for tenants throughout California.  Chandra has received numerous commendations and awards from several professional organizations, non-profit organizations and public entities for her legal work on behalf of public entities and tenants in California.

 

When she isn’t working hard for her clients, Chandra likes to spend time with her family, hike, swim, SCUBA dive, and travel.  She also likes to combine her love for travel with charitable efforts in California and Latin America.

 

J.T. Service - Member

J.T. founded Soul Focus Sports, LLC, and brings a wealth of experience to the company as a race director and athlete agent. He has represented athletes such as endurance star Dean Karnazes, served as the executive director for numerous events, and has co-created properties such as The San Francisco Giant Race series, the Packard Summer Scamper 5k/10k, and most recently The San Jose 408k “Race to the Row”. (more)

 

Heidi Boynton - Member

Read more about our Executive Director/Co-Founder here

 

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