Elizabeth Carr
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Carr

Chapter Director

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

Kathleen (Riley) Lau

Program Director

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. 

 

Eric Pfalzgraf
Eric

Eric Pfalzgraf

Program Coordinator

Eric joined the Back On My Feet team in 2018 and is an enthusiastic advocate for all things running. He has always had a passion for the sport and, despite studying to work in the music industry, is never happier than when given the opportunity to talk training plans, routes, gear or racing. From selling shoes by learning gait mechanics at Marathon Sports to stewarding charity runners for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, he has tried to work closely with runners for most of his career. Through countless road races, triathlons, charity events and distance relays, Eric has a picked up a trick or two, and is always willing to share running anecdotes. When he isn’t hard at work in Boston, Eric enjoys escaping to Western Massachusetts and indulging in coffee, music, history, and the outdoors.