Girls on the GLOW and Teen Tri Coordinator: Dina Strachan
Gretchen Cooney is a USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach, USA Triathlon Youth & Junior Coach, USA Track & Field Certified Coach and is certified in TRX Suspension Training. Gretchen has finished more than 40 triathlons including 4 Ironman races, and over 100 running races including 22 marathons. She has been a sponsor and a member of the Mullica Hill Women’s Triathlon Club since 2013. Since 2005, Gretchen has worked in endurance sports event management including the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon/TriRock Philadelphia, SheROX Triathlon series, Ironman 70.3 Pocono Mountains and the Via Marathon. She has served as a volunteer run coach for Girls on the GLOW, triathlon coach for KidzTri3 and Team in Training, runs a kid’s triathlon camp as part of ESF’s Center for Growth and Innovation, and is the founder/owner of Bucket List Training, an endurance coaching company. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Riverbend Environmental Education Center.
Alicia DiFabio, Psy.D. obtained her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola College. After working for over a decade in the field, she is now on hiatus to raise her four young girls. Currently, Alicia works as a freelance writer for various publications, and serves as the Creative Non-Fiction Editor of Pentimento, a literary magazine written by and for people living with disabilities and their caregivers. She is also an active volunteer with Hearts United Against Cancer.
Though Alicia has been a member of the Mullica Hill Women’s Tri Club since 2011, she still considers herself a newbie with only a few sprint tris under her belt. She writes about triathlon more than she actually does them. Her first book is a journalistic memoir about women in triathlon which will be published with VeloPress in Spring of 2017.
Dr. Paul E. Koch
Dr. Paul Koch has been competing in triathlons for over 20 years and running races for over 35. He has competed in every triathlon distance race including his completion of Ironman Lake Placid. He enjoys running and can be seen racing with his kids at many of the local 5k’s. He also enjoys running longer distances and has competed in many marathons, including the Boston Marathon. Professionally, he is a chiropractor who has been in private practice in Washington Township since 1994. Although many of his patients are athletes, his practice is a mix of family and pediatric care, disc and arthritis problems and extremity injuries. Originally from Wildwood Crest, he now lives in Mantua with his wife and 2 sons.
Gina Rogers Mooney
As Senior Philanthropy Associate for the Southeast Region and National portfolios, Gina is responsible for grants administration, process improvement, data analysis, reporting, research, project management, event management and branding at JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Gina has 20 years of professional experience in financial services as a relationship manager, product development and project management in the ATM, debit and credit business segments. During her twelve years at JP Morgan Chase, Gina has supported and held lead roles in process engineering, competitive intelligence and customer satisfaction research. Gina is the Co-Chair of the Corporate Sector Women’s Group – Delaware Chapter (CSWG-DE) and is also an active member of the Women’s Interactive Network (WIN).
Gina is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, Moore College of Art & Design and lives in southern New Jersey with her husband Sean and their dog Lucy. Outside of work, Gina is an active in the community supporting the Mullica Hill Women’s Triathlon Club, YWCA of Delaware, and is a member of the Action Wheels Women’s Race Team. In her free time, Gina enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, cycling, yoga, skiing (cross country and downhill) and training for triathlons.
Michelle, a Founder of the Mullica Hill Women’s Triathlon Club, is the recipient of several awards honoring her work on behalf of women in sport, including the Delmo Sports Award of Recognition and the Alice Paul Institute Equality Award. Michelle is a graduate of West Chester University, Rowan University, and Rutgers University-Camden with degrees in English and business, and she currently works as Job Developer at Camden County College, where she enjoys having one foot in the academic world, working with students, and one foot in the business world, facilitating students’ transitions. Michelle spends her free time with her kids, on her mountain bike, and traveling with friends.
Sarah E. Zuba
Sarah is a partner in the law firm of Reisman Carolla Gran LLP in Haddonfield, New Jersey, where she protects the legal rights of children and adults with disabilities and their families. A graduate of The College of New Jersey and Yale Law School, she also serves as President of the Board of Trustees for Community Treatment Solutions, a mental and behavioral health provider for at-risk youth and their families in Moorestown, New Jersey. After years of unimpressive and sporadic participation in team sports as a kid, Sarah finally found a sport that drew on her endless hours of childhood bike riding when she joined the Mullica Hill Women’s Tri Club and became a triathlete at the ripe old age of 35. Sarah was born and raised in Gloucester County and shares the Jersey girl love of Springsteen so common in the club. She now lives in Mullica Hill with her husband and two young children.
What is one thing you would like to experience in your lifetime?
An epic wilderness adventure with my kids and grandkids (there better be grandkids!)