DIRECTORS

Judy Wexler
President

Judy is the founder of iRun4Life. Her love of running coupled with the rising trend of childhood obesity lead her to create iRun4Life in 2008. She started the running program at her children's elementary school—Bridge Valley in Furlong, PA. Her mission is to motivate young girls and boys to go outside and have fun exercising with their family and friends. This program gives the children confidence and enthusiasm to challenge themselves in and out of school.

Judy has overseen the growth of iRun4Life which is now in 10 school districts in both PA and NJ.

She created the iRun4Life Director Program Information online documents which provide School Directors with essential information needed to organize and start iRun4Life's fun, noncompetitive running program. Judy also writes grants for iRun4Life and has been awarded two running grants — Saucony's Run for Good Grant, and New York Road Runner's Event to Run Grant. Judy also initiated and organized the iRun4Life's Gives Back Program where iRun4Life affiliated schools fundraise for a specific needs based community project.

It is Judy's goal to expand iRun4Life's running program into as many elementary schools as possible so that all children have an opportunity to experience the joy of running and healthy nutrition.

Judy and her family live in Jamison, PA. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting at Franklin and Marshall College and an MBA at Syracuse University. She has run many races including marathons and half marathons, and enjoys sharing her love of exercise and healthy nutrition with her husband and two children.


Kathy Bareuther
School Outreach Coordinator

Kathy started as a volunteer for iRun4Life at Linden Elementary in 2014, as she felt it was a great activity for her son to participate in. She saw this program as a wonderful opportunity for her son to become more involved in a group activity that promotes a healthy, active lifestyle while creating friendships with his peers at the same time. She became director in 2018 and has enjoyed her new role immensely!

As a graduate of Temple University, Kathy worked as a geriatric social worker prior to being a stay at home mom. After the birth of her second child, Kathy's passion for fitness grew! She became a certified fitness instructor and Spartan coach and is currently employed at Urban Fit, Inc. She loves helping others strive to become their best selves through working out and making healthy choices. To date, Kathy has completed 14 Spartan races, including two ultra beasts, and has no plans of stopping anytime soon!

In her spare time, Kathy enjoys spending time with her family, trail running, working out and being outdoors. Kathy currently resides in Doylestown with her husband, two children and their dog.


Carol Thomson
Treasurer

A resident of Warrington since 1999, Carol has been a CPA for over 25 years and she has her MBA in finance. She began her career at PWC and later held various leadership positions in corporate finance at ADP, Verizon and Verizon Wireless. For a few years, Carol also worked as an independent consultant serving non-profits and privately-held businesses.  Carol was attracted to iRun4Life because she feels strongly that children should have the opportunity to engage in sports/fitness programs. The organization's programs increase children's confidence while they also learn the importance of giving back to their community.

Carol's husband is an avid runner and cross-country coach, so it wasn't long before Carol also became passionate about running. She and her husband have run many races together, often to raise money for charitable causes.

Carol also enjoys playing tennis and scuba diving. She has three adult children and one granddaughter.


Yvette White
Gives Back Program Coordinator

Yvette White started out as a volunteer for the iRun4Life after-school program at Buckingham Elementary in 2014, as a newcomer to the area. This was a way to get involved in the school and meet other parents and her children's friends. She has been the director of the Buckingham  program for the last 2 years and is excited to join the board as Treasurer. 

Yvette worked as a chemical engineer for DuPont and ExxonMobil before deciding to stay at home with her children. She is also currently Co-President of the Buckingham Elementary PTO. 

Yvette resides in Doylestown with her husband and 3 children. 


Michael Gladysz
Media Outreach Coordinator

After growing up with sports like basketball and lacrosse, Michael became an avid runner in his early 20s and hasn't looked back. Although he doesn't run competitively, Michael has completed multiple half-marathons, 10ks and 5ks, often times using the events to raise money for charity. He's completed the Broad Street Run twice.

Michael is a major proponent of youth athletics, health and fitness, and the mission behind iRun4Life is what drew him to the organization in the first place.

A University of Pittsburgh graduate, Michael has nearly 10 years of experience in marketing, public relations and media. He and his wife, Lindsay, live in Lansdale, Pa. with their dog (and favorite running partner), Layla.


Susan DeMilia
Secretary

Susan has volunteered in the iRun4Life program at Kutz Elementary when all three of her children participated.  She has also participated as a race volunteer and a race vendor. She loves the energy and the mission of iRun4Life and is happy to join the board as Secretary.

A graduate of University of Delaware and Temple University, Susan has been a speech language pathologist for 25 years and owns Circle Speech Services in Doylestown and Newtown. She is an adjunct faculty member at Salus University, at the Speech Language Institute, where she assists in the clinical training of graduate-level speech language pathologists. Working with individuals and their families to facilitate connection and communication is her dream job.  She meets fabulous children and families every day and is grateful to give back to the community with time and support.  She believes that family time and play are integral to healthy growth.  The iRun4Life program promotes health and togetherness-and it's lots of fun!

Susan lives in Doylestown.  In her free time, she loves to read, bike, hike and travel with her husband and three children.


Caroline Jaroszewski
Administrative Assistant

Caroline joined iRun4Life as Administrative Assistant in January 2018. Her children participated in the iRun4Life program when they were students at Cold Spring Elementary School, and Caroline volunteered as a running coach. She has also been involved for last few years as a raffle basket donor for the Kids Only 3K race.

After graduating from Saint Joseph's University in 1993, Caroline worked for many years in the marketing and training fields at both LRP Publications and Johnson & Johnson. Before joining the iRun4Life team, Caroline was known locally as "the cake lady" at Cakes by Caroline. Caroline's business experience and skills will allow her to help iRun4Life continue to fulfill and to exceed its goals.

Caroline resides in Buckingham with her husband, daughter, son, and 3 dogs. In her spare time, Caroline volunteers with Almost Home Dog Rescue.


"You made running very fun!"
– Grace, 5th grade


"Thanks for teaching us how to be the best runners that we can!"
– Elyse, 5th grade


"Thank you for teaching me how to do Burpees and making me strong."
– Aryan, 2nd grade


"You encouraged me to run my first race."
– Jennifer, 4th grade


"My son did a triathlon this past Sunday and he was so proud it was amazing."
– 6th grade parent


"Thank you! I had really fun running with everyone!"
– Roshan, 5th grade


"You really changed a lot of students' lives by showing them how to run."
– Jeff, 6th grade


"My son was really hesitant about joining and he ended up LOVING it."

Pine Run Mother


"iRun4Life teaches people how to run and become healthier and more fit."
– Scott, 6th grade


"My son Danny is in autistic support and he just loves this running club - he fits in so nicely."
– 5th grade parent


"Now I will always Run 4 Life!"
– Jake, 4th grade


"Running is fun with my family."
– Christopher ,5th grade


"I love the relays best. I have enjoyed 5 fun years."
– Caroline, 6th grade


"Thank you for a great time. I had fun running."
– Jack, 3rd grade


"You give us so much cheering power, I could do a whole mile!"
– Tara, 3rd grade


"I have never been happier that I took on a project."
– Coach Susan


"I thought that was the most fun I had this year."
– Melanie, 4th grade


"Thank you for making me a better and faster runner."
– Kyle, 2nd grade


"Thank you for making a difference in so many children’s lives."
– Nick, 3rd grade


"This running program has given my son a new interest in life!"
– 4th grade parent


“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”
– William Feather