CARA

Staff / Leadership

CARA operates with a staff of full and part-time persons, along with a member-led Board of Directors, program site coordinators and 100's of volunteers leaders. 

Please direct general inquiries to info@cararuns.org. To speak to a CARA staff member, please call 312-666-9836 and make a selection from the menu. CARA is located at the following address:

Chicago Area Runners Association
549 W. Randolph St, Suite 704
Chicago, IL 60661
 

Full-Time Staff

Greg Hipp (e-mail)
Executive Director
Tim Bradley (e-mail)
Director, Training Programs (Coach)
Alona Banai (e-mail)
Director, Partnerships
Jillian Andrada (e-mail)
Manager, Charity Partnerships & Special Events
Declan Murray (e-mail)
Manager, Membership & Engagement
Dale Erdmier (e-mail)
Manager, Communications and Marketing
Nick Schneigert (e-mail)
Manager, Programs and Events

 

Other Staff

Greg Itahara Graphic Design / CARA Store
Janice Brinke Bookkeeper

 

Board of Directors

If you need to make contact with a board member please e-mail greg@cararuns.org.

Chris Hennessy
President / Executive Committee
Kerl LaJeune
Vice-President / Executive Committee
Matt DeBruin
Treasurer / Executive Committee
Gina Magsombol
Secretary / Executive Committee
Jill Ciminillo
Board Member, Executive Committee
Tom Klimmeck
Board Member, Executive Committee
Michael Butts
Board Member
Wendy Davis
Board Member
Darren DeMatoff
Board Member
Erika Edmonson
Board Member
Dr. Phillip Skiba
Board Member
Jeff Zidell
Board Member

 

Coaching Staff

If you need to make contact with a coach please e-mail training@cararuns.org

Tim Bradley
Director of Training & Coach
Tom Cuffe
Coach
Bill Leach
Coach
Ashley Lucas
Coach
Nick Schneigert
Coach

 

Training Program Site Coordinators

If you need to make contact with a site coordinator please e-mail training@cararuns.org

Betsy Balgooyen-Keller
Downtown Training
Tim Bradley
Boston Performance Training
Brian Cloutier
Lincoln Park Training
Heather Cloutier
Lincoln Park Training
Jacob Gaddie Montrose Training
Michelle Gallagher Schaumburg Training
Darren DeMatoff
Montrose Training
Keith Kijek
Niles Training
Carrie Joy-Lash
Waveland Training
Jim Laubsted
Wheaton Training
Beth Levy
Niles Training
Jim Murphy
Darien Training
Sean Murphy
Waveland Training
David Rovani
Montrose Training
Nick Schneigert
Morton Arboretum Training
Christine Stearns-Muender
Libertyville Training
Oscar Valencia
Waveland Training
Joe Werner
Oak Forest Training

 

'Go Run Site Coordinators

If you need to make contact with a site coordinator please e-mail nick@cararuns.org

Chris Carson
'Go Run Warren Park
George Meija
'Go Run Warren Park
Evelyn Cato
'Go Run Humboldt Park
Charles Lee
'Go Run Humboldt Park
Jorge Arellano
'Go Run Humboldt Park
Amy Turner
'Go Run Washington Park
Dan Turner
'Go Run Washington Park

 

Race Committee

If you need to make contact with the race committee please e-mail declan@cararuns.org

Erika Edmonson
Chair
Nick Bensen
Committee Member
Lance Caldwell
Committee Member
Lionel Montenegro
Committee Member
Beth Onines
Committee Member
Ed Packel
Committee Member
Doug Pearson
Committee Member, Club Scoring
Brian Sweney Committee Member
Steffen Uhrich Committee Member
Jeff West
Individual Scorer