About Our Council

About Our Council

Girls on the Run® of Magee-Womens Hospital is hosted by Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and serves eight counties in Western Pennsylvania:Carlsbad

  • Allegheny
  • Butler
  • Beaver
  • Lawrence
  • Mercer
  • Washington
  • Westmoreland
  • Venango


Meredith Colaizzi, Council Director

Since 2003, Meredith Colaizzi has served as the full time Program and Council Director for Girls on the Run at Magee-Womens Hospital. Meredith’s responsibilities include grant writing, new site development, staff development, coach recruitment/training and media relations. Every runner needs a good running buddy, and Meredith’s favorite is her Boston Terrier, Rudy.

Andrea Sanders, Program Coordinator

Since 2008, Andrea has served as a Program Coordinator for Girls on the Run at Magee-Womens Hospital. Andrea’s responsibilities include SoleMates recruitment and management, sponsorship, fundraising, and staff development.

Ellen Giarrusso, Program Coordinator

Since 2014, Ellen has served as a Program Coordinator for Girls on the Run at Magee-Womens Hospital. Ellen’s responsibilities include new site development, coach recruitment/training, marketing and merchandise, and the Sneaker Bash fall fundraiser. Ellen has many interests and hobbies, but coincidentally they all begin with the same sound:  Family, friends, fitness, food, photography and farming (well, vegetable gardening, but we needed to make it fit).

Advisory Board

  • Patty Genday
  • Denise Wickline
  • Lauren Rauscher
  • Trina DeMarco
  • Kimberly Leonard
  • Heather Mediate
  • Carma Repcheck
  • Ariana Cort
  • Lauren Henzler
  • Sharon Trimber
  • Amanda Webb