Board Members

The Fit and Food Connection Board Members are volunteers who have dedicated a substantial amount of time to help run the organization. These volunteers have been extremely involved in the organization. Our Board keeps the organization running smoothly every day. They head committees and lead teams of fellow volunteers. They make decisions, develop processes, and implement standards on behalf of the organization. They play a crucial role in each of our programs and ensure that the organization is in good standing.

Kelsey Koenig

Kevin Gorom

Volunteer Since: September 2017

Board Member Since: September 2017

Involvement in FAFC:

  • Fundraising Committee
  • Sponsorship and Relationship Building
  • Planning & Governance

Why I Volunteer: The Fit and Food Connection is helping people re-imagine their full potential and take concrete steps to make a positive impact in their life.  I'm inspired every day to be a part of this incredible group of volunteers that enable our neighbors in the community become happier and healthier versions of themselves.

Favorite Quote: “If you are more fortunate than others, it’s better to build a longer table than a taller fence."

Heather McCormick

Occupation: Certified Personal Trainer, with an emphasis in Behavioral Change

Volunteer Since: August 2016

Board Member Since: November 2016

Involvement in FAFC:

  • Assistant Fitness and Nutrition Coordinator

About Heather: Heather became a certified personal trainer in 2014. She has been motivating others throughout the years by helping individuals learn how to structure their lifestyles to reduce stress and live with a positive mindset. Heather continued to follow her passion and purpose by connecting with the FAFC in August 2016, she is the Assistant Fitness and Nutrition Coordinator and she dedicates her time as a volunteer to help people regain their confidence throughout their Health and Fitness journeys.

Favorite Quote: "Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow."

Kelsey Koenig

Alex Ward

Volunteer Since: September 2017

Involvement in FAFC:

  • Fundraising Committee
  • Food Assistance
  • Public Relations

Occupation: Business Owner of Food Pedaler Downtown, a St. Louis-based, bicycle-powered mobile food delivery service

Education: Truman State University Class of 2017. Bachelor's of Arts in Business Administration, Concentration in Marketing

Why I Volunteer: The looks of joy I get to see on our clients' faces — be it while delivering food as a part of the Food Assistance program or at our fundraising events — reminds me every time how much of an impact this organization has on the lives of the less fortunate than myself.

Favorite Quote: "Love people and use things. The opposite never works."

Fun Fact: I spend much of my free time recording new music with friends.

Bridget Cunningham

Volunteer Since: April 2017

Board Member Since: May 2017

Involvement in FAFC:

  • Finance Committee Head
  • Treasurer

Why I Volunteer: I was looking for an opportunity to use my finance and organizational skills to help support a local non-profit. I found the Fit and Food Connection to be a perfect fit!  By handling all financial matters, the leaders of the organization can focus their efforts where they matter most - helping our clients!

Favorite Quote: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi

John Meyer

Occupation: Retired Marketing and Sales Manager. Marketing professor. Certified Personal Trainer, Senior Fitness Specialist.

Volunteer Since: July 2016

Board Member Since: July 2017

Involvement in FAFC:

  • One-on-One Personal Training
  • GroupFit Instructor
  • Fitness Programming

Fun fact: As little as 10 minutes of purposeful exercise can yield benefits.

Why I Volunteer: I have seen the amazing difference a healthy, active lifestyle can make in maintaining an active, independent life.

Favorite Quote: "Judge Less, Love More."

Teri Omohundro

Occupation: Salesforce Product Owner/Business Analyst

Volunteer Since: September 2018

Board Member Since: December 2018

Involvement in FAFC:

  • Salesforce Administration
  • Volunteer Coordination

Why I Volunteer: The Fit and Food Connection is a wonderful group of loving, amazing, and talented people with a strong commitment to serving those in need in our community. I have long wanted to find a meaningful way to give back so I'm thankful to have connected with Joy and Gabi. I'm honored to volunteer with this team as we carry out our mission to provide healthy living resources to our neighbors in need.

Hannah Thornburgh

Occupation: Public Health and Dietetics Student

Volunteer Since: June 2016

Board Member Since: November 2016

Involvement in FAFC:

  • Food Assistance

Fun fact: I love anything outdoors, especially running, kayaking, and backpacking.

Why I Volunteer: I believe that everyone deserves the right to eat healthy foods, learn the importance of staying active and having affordable assistance. After my schooling, I hope to work further on ending food insecurity and localizing food and wellness systems. FAFC is one large piece of the puzzle to community building and I'm happy to be a working with a team of people that believe we can change lives.