The people working hard behind the scenes making this great event happen
Canadian Olympian, 3000m Steeplechase Record Holder, and multiple time Canadian Champion, Geneviève Lalonde is the principal organizer of the Women's Running Summit. As a way to give back to the community of New Brunswick that helped shaped her development as a young athlete, Geneviève initiated the Women's Running Summit in 2018. Starting as a small idea, the event has grown into an event designed to extend a passion for running and self-improvement for women of all ages.
As Athletic New Brunswick's Executive Director, Julia brings a range of experience and certainly passion as a past-athlete, as a coach, program developer and manager and as ANB’s Interim Executive Director. A Saint Mary’s University graduate in International Development Studies, Julia is also the head coach of the Saint John Amateur Speed Skating Club, and recipient of the 2018 Women in Sport Encouragement Award with Canadian Women & Sport.
Mary got into running in her 50's when she moved to Canada. The motivation was to meet people and make friends and it certainly worked! Past President of RunNB and current Chair for the Canadian Championship 5K. An active member of the Saint-John, New Brunswick running community Mary has been an essential part in developing road running in the Atlantic provinces.
Lindsay Laltoo grew up running track and cross country in Moncton, NB, and continues to participate in distance running to this day. She has competed in events at the national level, including Canada Games, and represented the country at the 2002 World Cross Country Championships. Her passion for sport led her to pursue a career in physiotherapy, where she treats competitive and recreational athletes daily. She is also a leader with the Greater Moncton Running Club, organizing runs and events, including the Resurgo Marathon."
Track coach and mom, Andrée is a very active and essential member of the community. The president and CEO of Adelin properties, a board member for the National Bank of Canada, a chair of the boards for Assomption Life and a Co-founder of the Crossroads for Women Moncton, a shelter for women and children victims of domestic violence. In her spare time Andrée is an active runner chasing after her own personal running and wellness goals.
Dr. Shelley Doucet
An accomplished Canadian trail and marathon runner, and mother of two, Dr. Shelley Doucet is the Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care, an Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing & Health Sciences at the University of New Brunswick - Saint John, and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick. She is also an active community member developing youth trail running programs.
One of New Brunswick's best high jumpers, Rogersville native, Stéphanie has recently found her passion for sport and exercise through running. The former executive director of Athletics New Brunswick is now very busy as the vice-president of Aetos Athletica a high performance track and field club in Moncton New Brunswick.