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Run For Life Team

As a not for profit organization Run for Life Inc. is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The following current slate of directors provide governance and oversight for all Run for Life programs.

Katrina Brogdon

Katrina Brogdon has had many roles as an educator over the last 30 years including teacher, school counsellor, and administrator. Katrina brings all of her years of experience to help teachers, students and their families understand the fundamental theories and practices of self-regulation.

Mike Shanks

Mike‘s passion for running and fitness is rooted in his own need for self regulation, stress relief and a balanced lifestyle. Mike ‘s tenure as the past Chair of Run for Life has seen a growth of our program from a local Waterloo Region program to a national one and a University research project.

John Carson

Program Director
John Carson ‘is one of the founding members of the organization. John began running in elementary school 44 years ago and he continues to share his passion for fitness as a coach and volunteer. John is a Registered Massage Therapist who ‘lives with his wife Leslie and two dogs in Whitehorse.

Amanda Wudarzewski

Research Lead
Amanda has been a part of Run For Life since 2012. With a PhD in cognitive psychology, her research interests involve the area of self-regulation and motivation in health behaviours. She is excited to how the organization will evolve in the years to come.

Devon Briggs

Devon Briggs is a senior staff accountant at Ernst & Young LLP (EY) in Kitchener, Ontario. He received his masters in accounting from the University of Waterloo and completed his CPA, CA designation in 2014. He officially joined Run for Life as Treasurer in September 2014.

Bruce Jones

Bruce ‘Jones has been serving with Run For Life, in one capacity or another, almost from its inception. Since 1991, he has been a teacher with the Waterloo Region District School Board. He enjoys facilitating the Kilometre Club, each autumn and spring, at his junior elementary school.

Theresa Edmonson

heresa Edmonson has been a runner for over 30 years. She credits a teacher in grade school who introduced a lunch time KM Club as the spark that lit her passion. Theresa is also a founding board member, and current coach and Education Coordinator with Run for Life

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