Speakers


2022 Women Run NH event | Saturday, August 20th | 12-4pm | Bedford, NH

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Ali On The Run – Keynote Speaker

Ali Feller

We are thrilled to welcome Ali Feller back to Women Run NH in 2022 to be our Keynote Speaker. Ali Feller is the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the brilliant host of the Ali on the Run podcast. She has recorded more than 500 episodes of her podcast and interviewed some of the most interesting, influential, and inspiring athletes for her show. Her podcast is one of the leading running podcasts in the world. Ali was the finish line announcer and part of the broadcast team at the 2022 Boston Marathon and a speaker at TEDxBoston in May. She is also a freelance writer, editor, runner, and a mom. We are so fortunate to have her joining us at Bedford High School for our event. 


A Mind for the Miles: Mental Skills for High Performance in Distance Running.

Dr Stephen P. Gonzalez PHD, CMPC

Dr. Gonzalez is the Assistant Athletics Director for Leadership and Mental Performance at Dartmouth College.


Running Safety & Self-Defense

Sensei Rob Fiero

Rob Fiero has earned his 3rd degree black belt from Tokyo Joe’s Studios of Self-Defense, has taught multiple self defense classes, and is an active member and runner for Gate City Striders.


A Renewed Perspective on Perseverance

Meagan Boucher

Meagan is a 2020 Olympic Trials qualifier, and the first to qualify at the Baystate Marathon. She competed at the University of New Hampshire and Manchester Central High School. She is now coaching at Bedford High School. Meagan is the co-owner of Renewal Garden & Compost.


Running, Burnout, and Mental Health

Alyssa Hamel, LICSW

Alyssa Hamel, LICSW works as a Behavioral Health Clinician in Exeter, NH. Alyssa specializes in anxiety and depressive disorders as well as trauma (PTSD), perinatal mood disorders and women’s health issues.  Alyssa will offer a presentation on the wonderful benefits of running and physical activity on the body and brain and will discuss the challenges and pressures of being a student athlete in 2022.

Alyssa has long history of distance running  and continues to balance her love for the sport while raising a family, owning a small business and serving the NH seacoast with mental health support and resources.

Her presentation will focus on supporting both coaches and athletes and some topics and discussion may be triggering.

Alyssa is also the owner of Oh Happy Day Candles. Her candles will be available again this year at our event.


Resilience and Looking Past the Hill

Stephanie Greenwood

Stephanie Greenwood is a trail/mountain runner and ultra distance marathoner. She began her running journey in the Fall of 2018 after being diagnosed with Lupus (SLE), a systemic autoimmune disease that attacks the organs, muscles and joints. In the past four years, she has completed hosted and self-supported endurance events of varied distances including several marathons, a 50k and a 60k. She is a volunteer Admin for She Runs This Town NH, a coach with Girls on the Run and the 2022 lead brand ambassador for Her Tribe Athletics. In her professional career Stephanie is an international advocate and lobbyist with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.


Marathon Panel

Amy Bernard

Amy Bernard is a competitive Masters Runner for Whirlaway Racing Team and Pinkerton Cross Country Coach with six Division I Championships and one New England Championship.  As a masters runner, Amy was part of the Boston Marathon Masters Team Champions in 2018 and is a sub 3 hour marathoner.  Amy raced cross country in high school for Pinkerton Academy and at Merrimack College where she earned three NE-10 Championships.  Her passion is watching young runners better themselves and believes running is the best metaphor for life; you put in the work and you see the results. 


Mary Klene

Mary Klene runs competitively for the Millennium Running Club. She is a familiar face on the local race scene in NH with notable finishes across distances from the 5k to the marathon. Mary has competed in 25 marathons with wins at both the Manchester City Marathon (2010, 2015), the Maine Coastal Marathon (2014), and most recently a second-place finish at the Myrtle Beach Marathon (2022). Mary raced cross country and track in high school for Manchester Central High School and at the University of New Hampshire. She is a mom of three and teaches first grade in Derry. A passionate ambassador for the sport, Mary coaches a youth running club that introduces young girls to the sport.


Lara Kondor

Lara Kondor is an ultramarathoning mom of three. She is a member of both the Altra Red and Ultraspire Athlete teams. Lara has run 12 ultramarathons and 13 marathons. She loves fixed time ultras, especially on the track. Lara’s training partner is her autistic son who is an accomplished local runner.


Dr. Danielle Temmen

Dr. Danielle Temmen is a physical therapist and the owner and founder of Revitalized Performance Physical Therapy located in Bedford & Londonderry, NH.  Dr. Temmen has been practicing for over 12 years and her clinic offers full hour, one-to-one sessions with an individualized treatment approach that specializes in treating active individuals and athletes with orthopedic injuries (foot/ankle, knee, hip, low back, neck, shoulder).  Her ultimate goal is to help athletes return to sport or activity as quickly as possible so they can continue being active and doing the things they love, without pain. 

Danielle has completed extensive training to become a Certified Running Technique Specialist through the Pose Method of Running which has allowed her to help runners improve their form to help them run faster, longer and injury free.  Danielle has a strong background in athletics having played Division I softball at Sacred Heart University.  Since collegiate softball, she has become active in CrossFit to satisfy her need for fitness and competition.  In her free time, she enjoys training at CrossFit Amoskeag, snowboarding, paddle boarding, and hiking with her husband, Zack, as well as spending time with her son Giovanni and rescue hound, Grant.


Women Who Go The Distance

Yuma Haidara

Meet Yuma Haidara from Manchester, New Hampshire. She is an over the road commercial truck driver. She’s constantly fighting the norm of a truckers lifestyle by falling in love with activities that keep her moving. She’s a Navy Seabee Vetetan, Runner (has completed 4 marathons and one ultra), Avid Hiker, Entrepreneur, Traveler, and loves seeking new adventures. She truly believes in the power of love and how it’s shaped her into who she is today despite all life’s obstacles.

Yuma will be part of our Women Who Go the Distance Panel! Join us on August 20th at Bedford High School. You can register on our website at www.womenrunnh.org.


Fueling For Performance

Noreen Gallo

Noreen Gallo is a Licensed, Registered Dietitian and has been passionate about helping people reach their health and wellness goals for over 25 years. She received her Undergraduate degree in Nutrition from the University of New Hampshire and her Masters Degree in Nutrition from the University of California at Davis. She has a private nutrition practice, Your Forever Nutrition Counseling, based out of Windham NH. The focus of her practice is medical nutrition therapy, digestive health, family and sports nutrition. She knows how challenging life can be and she makes it her goal every day to help people make the changes necessary to live that life to the fullest.

Noreen will be offering two sessions on Fueling for Performance at our event on August 20th at Bedford High School. Find out more about the Women Run NH Event on our website womenrunnh.org. We hope you will join us!


Andy Schachat

The Greatest Moments in NH Women’s Running! New England road race and triathlon announcer, Andy Schachat, will be joining us at Bedford High School on August 20th to talk about the greatest moments in the history of NH women’s running. Andy’s voice is a familiar one to NH runners who race locally and throughout New England. For nearly 30 years he has been calling us to the finish line. Join us to hear his comments on the history of women’s running in NH. Andy will also be moderating both of our panels.


Women Who Go the Distance

Melissa Cummings

Meet Melissa Cummings! Melissa is a member of the Millennium Running Club, a volunteer for many Total Image Running events, and a model for Her Tribe Athletics apparel. She is a friendly and familiar face on the NH road race scene. If she is not running the race, she is volunteering or cheering. She ran her first race in 2017, the Trick or Trot, and has continued to tackle new challenges and distances on her healthy journey. In 2020, she was named Millennium Club Member of the Year. She is currently training for her first marathon. Melissa’s first career was a veterinary technician, and she now works in project management. Melissa will be a member of our Women Who Go the Distance panel, moderated by Andy Schachat.