Principal, Hanberry Associates, LLC
Patricia Hanberry began her professional career as a management consultant in two international consulting firms – Touche, Ross & Co. (now Deloitte Consulting) and Booz, Allen Hamilton, both in Washington, D.C. The second half of her career was spent in senior leadership positions in mental health organizations, including seven years as the Executive Director of the Cumberland Valley Mental Health Center in Chambersburg, PA and 15 years as the CEO of the Mental Health Association of Frederick County. Prior to her professional career she served as a social worker in a Model Cities Day Care Center and as a Peace Corps Volunteer.
Ms. Hanberry has now ‘married’ her consulting and nonprofit leadership experience in her company, Hanberry Associates, LLC, which provides training, consulting and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations in the areas of board governance, strategic planning, executive coaching, management reviews and succession planning. As a Standards for Excellence ® licensed consultant, she guides organizations through the process to obtain certification from the Standards for Excellence ® Institute.
Karen Ward Kincer
Montgomery County Road Runners Club
Karen Kincer is the past president of MCRRC and the current Race Director for the Pike’s Peek 10K, the Suds & Soles 5K and the Race4Recvery. She also coaches MCRRC’s Winter Half Marathon Training Program and was the Track Commissioner and a Coach for the City of Rockville’s Youth Track and Field Program for 8 years. She was MCRRC’s Runner of the Year in 1999, Volunteer of the Year in 2010, and Race Director of the Year in 2018. She is an RRCA certified Coach and Race Director and the Chair of Montgomery County’s Recreation and Parks Advisory Board. She is dedicated to strengthening programs and offerings in the community that promote running as a fun and affordable component of healthy living. When she is not running or working in the running community she is usually running after her four children.
RRCA State Representative, Maryland and DC
Lou started running in 2005 after his knees gave out from playing indoor soccer. This was 10 years after his wife first started trying to get him to run, so it worked out for the best. Now he’s completed 32 marathons in 27 states, with a goal of hitting all 50 states. It’s a process. He was President of the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club 2015-2016 and was awarded RRCA’s Outstanding Club President of the Year for 2016. Lou’s passion is software, and he looks for ways to reduce volunteer workload through the application of technology and process improvements to club operations. Lou has been the RRCA State Representative for Maryland since November 2018, and for DC since June 2019. As an RRCA Certified Race Director, Lou is currently the race director for the Frederick Market Street Mile.
Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club
I have been running since 1996 and a member of the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club since 2008. After serving on the race committee for the Frederick Market Street Mile for a couple of years, I took a deep breath and stepped up to the position of race director for our Women’s Distance Festival in 2014, just completing my sixth year in that position. I have a hand in most of the other FSRC races, training new race directors, serving on race committees, and volunteering as needed. I completed the RRCA Race Director Certification course in 2013 and have benefited from the information shared by volunteer presenters and other race directors at the annual RRCA conferences. On a more personal note, I retired in 2012 from Hughes Network Systems, closing out a 30-year career in software engineering. Early retirement has given me time to volunteer, travel, and pursue a somewhat lofty and unlikely goal of completing a marathon in each of the 50 states.
Howard County Striders
Cecilia is the President of the Howard County Striders. She began running consistently in 2008 as a way to maintain her fitness. Most of her running was on her own until she met someone at the end of a local 5K in 2010 who encouraged her to join the Howard County Striders. She signed up to participate in the Next Step Half/Full training program in 2010, and never looked back. Cecilia is an RRCA certified running coach and has coached for the Howard County Striders’ 10k, 10 Mile, Marathon and FIT training programs. As a runner and triathlete, Cecilia has raced distances ranging from the 50K, marathon, half-marathon, 10k and 5K. She most recently became an Ironman in July of 2019!
Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club
After hearing about the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club at her school’s 5K, Heidi joined the club in 2015 with plans to train for her first half marathon. She went on to participate in several of the club’s training programs. In 2016, when she was training for her first marathon, she learned that one of the coaches would be moving from Frederick. Heidi decided that since the coaches had taught her so much and supported her with her goals, she was inspired to become a running coach. She became an RRCA Level 1 Certified Coach in 2017, hoping to inspire others to love running as much as she does, as she helps them set and achieve their goals. Heidi also became more involved with the running club when she joined the Social Committee. This committee is responsible for planning monthly events for the running club, as well as the Annual Banquet and Summer Picnic. She took on more roles in the club this year when she became the club’s Secretary, as well as one of the Training Programs Coordinators. In addition to all of her work she does with the running club, she is training for her first 50K in October. When she isn’t running or hanging out with her running friends, she teaches at the Primary level in a Montessori school and is a teacher trainer at a Montessori Training Center.
Howard County Striders
Member of Howard County Striders since 2009. I’ve coached and co-coordinated training programs from 5k to marathons since 2009. I am a RRCA certified coach. I’ve run over 20 marathons including: Boston x4, Chicago and NY. Completed my first 100 miler this summer at Vermont. Paced many races from 10mi to marathons since 2011. I look forward to share with you my passion of running and coaching.