Elizabeth Carr is a marathoner, journalist, triathlete, coffee connoisseur, mother, and writer who started as a volunteer with Back On My Feet in 2013. Carr worked as a journalist at The Boston Globe for 15 years, first as a reporter, then in marketing and events. She also has a background in non-profit, working with advocacy groups in development including the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Elizabeth is also the United States' first baby born from the in-vitro fertilization procedure and the 15th in the world, which means she has been in the media spotlight since before her birth. Her biggest challenge, at the moment, is continuing to keep up with her son, who just ran his first 5k. To Elizabeth, being a runner means more than just racing fast, or running hard: It’s about doing things she didn't know she could do. Her philosophy is that if it seems impossible she simply has to try it.
Kathleen (Riley) Lau
Kathleen started her journey with Back on My Feet as a volunteer running with Father Bill's Place.
Prior to becoming the Program Director for Boston, Kathleen worked as the BoMF Program Coordinator; she was also an Employment Specialist for Father Bill's and Mainspring, working with homeless families to achieve self-sufficiency.
She also worked for Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger in both development and as part of the Child Nutrition Outreach Program.
Becoming a runner has influenced Kathleen's life in many ways; joining Back on My Feet is the perfect combination of what inspires her professionally and as a hobby.