Rebecca McWilliams
Executive Director

Rebecca first volunteered at a Girls on the Run 5K in New Orleans and marveled at the positive energy and infectious enthusiasm of all the girls and coaches. She knew right away that she wanted to somehow be a part of this amazing organization. After recently relocating to Birmingham with her family, she is thrilled to be serving as Executive Director of Girls on the Run Birmingham. Rebecca graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in Public Communications and a Minor in Educational Studies. Most recently, she served as the Director of Donor Relations at a community hospital in New Orleans, LA. Her 15-year career in non-profit organizations has taught her about the value of philanthropy and volunteerism and the profound impact it can have on the lives of others. In addition to her work with Girls on the Run, she keeps busy exploring the Magic City with her husband, 4 year-old son, and 2 year-old daughter - a future Girl on the Run!

Wynne Speir
Marketing and Outreach Director

Wynne has been involved with Girls on the Run since she interned in Charlotte in 2002. She eventually coached, planned 5K’s and volunteered. After moving to Alabama in 2009, Wynne helped bring Girls on the Run to Birmingham where she served on the inaugural board of directors. While Wynne has been connected to Girls on the Run for a long time, now, as a mom of two (including a daughter), she is more aware than ever of the importance of supporting healthy, happy and confident girls. Wynne has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and prior to joining Girls on the Run Birmingham was Community Engagement Coordinator at Children’s of Alabama.

Candice Powers
Assistant Program Coordinator

Candice Powers is this year’s AmeriCorps Member for the Birmingham Metro Girls on the Run office. She’s a recent graduate of the University of South Alabama with a degree in International Studies. Girls on the Run’s mission is especially appealing to Candice because of her eleven year old sister, Courtney. Her goals this year include positively influencing girls by being a site coach and by improving office efficiency in the GOTR office to impact even more young women!

Board of Directors

Annemarie Axon

Attorney, Wallace Jordan

Libby Morgan

Treasury Supervisor, Drummond Company

Olivia Affuso

Associate Professor, UAB School of Public Health

Jennifer Andress

Certified Running Coach, & TRX Certified Trainer, Resolute Running

Tami Blaudeau

Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Christy Evans

Senior Manager, Markstein

Ann Haas

Managing Director, 1919 Investment Counsel

Mary Virginia Mandell

Community Volunteer

Erica Neel

Chief Executive Officer, Pee Wee's Pawn

Annie Thompson

Executive Director, The Thompson Foundation

Loren Traylor

Vice President, Investor Relations at Birmingham Business Alliance