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. 

Staff

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
 
 
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
Tom Cuffe (e-mail)
Coach, Training Programs
Greg Itahara
Special Projects, Graphic Design / CARA Store
Janice Brinke (e-mail)
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
Anne Baker
Past President / Executive Committee
Matt DeBruin
Treasurer / Executive Committee
Betsey Madden
Secretary / Executive Committee
Tom Klimmeck
Executive Committee
Michael Butts
Board Member
Rob Chenoweth
Board Member
Jill Ciminillo
Board Member
Wendy Davis
Board Member
Darren DeMatoff
Board Member
Erika Edmonson
Board Member
Gina Magsombol
Board Member
William McKeever
Board Member
Dr. Phillip Skiba
Board Member
Jeff Zidell
Board Member

 

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
Bob Belusko
Montrose Training
Emily Bergadon
Schaumburg Training
Tim Bradley
Boston Performance Training
Brian Cloutier
Lincoln Park Training
Heather Cloutier
Lincoln Park Training
Darren DeMatoff
Montrose Training
Amy Dykstra
Palos Training
Keith Kijek
Niles Training
Carrie Joy-Lash
Waveland Training
Amanda Kowolski
Schaumburg Training
Jimmy Kowolski
Schaumburg 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
Chris 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
Evelyn Cato 'Go Run Humboldt Park
Amy Turner 'Go Run Washington Park

 

Race Committee

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

Rob Chenoweth
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
Jeff West
Committee Member, Individual Scorer