A Group of People Passionate About Health
Dedicated to solving the healthcare crisis one step at a time
Gerry Martin- President
Gerry Martin taught and managing Corporate Fitness programs in San Diego County YMCA for 18 years. A past Board Member of the Downtown YMCA, Gerry was the assistant race director for the YMCA Breakers Run and certified YMCA Physical Fitness Instructor. Gerry’s passion for family fitness has helped her spearhead many projects including the Breakers run and the YMCA Family Fitness Camp 1979-1992. Gerry was an integral part of the Roger and Gerry Martin Team, which produced many of Downtown San Diego’s early fun runs.
Richard Muscio- Secretary
Co-founder of the O’side Turkey Trot and the Move Your Feet Before You Eat Foundation®, Richard is an avid marathon runner and baseball player. Richard is on the Board of Trustees of the National Steinbeck Center Museum in Salinas. Richard’s CPA firm – Friedman, Brannen, LLP, was San Diego’s first CPA firm to specialize in estate planning and design of intra-family gifting programs. Currently, Richard is a private trustee and charitable gift planning consultant. A member of the advisory team for The Center for Wealth & Legacy.
Gary Nessim- Treasurer
Gary is President of HomeLife Village Realtors and one of the founding sponsors of the O’side Turkey Trot. HomeLife Village Realtors has been recognized as one of the top HomeLife franchises in the United States. Gary is currently serving on the Rancho Carrillo Board, Village Merchants Association Board. He served as a past president of the Carlsbad Historical Society, member of the of the Community Resource Center- Carlsbad advisory board and beach erosion committee. He has been a member of the League of Women Voters since 1991. Gary has been a recreational runner, biker and tennis player for over 40 years.
Kathy Kinane- Executive Director
President of Kinane Events and Founder of the O’side Turkey Trot, Kathy has been involved with sports and fitness for over 30 years. The Former Head Women’s Track Coach at UCSB, Kathy has a MA in Exercise Physiology and is Certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Fitness Instructor. She has been recognized by Competitor Magazine and Race Director of the year in 2000. OC Metro Magazine recognized her as Top 25 Hot People in Orange County and Woman Trailblazer by Running USA in 2016 . Kinane Events has managed over 215 events and raised over $28 million dollars for the community since 1992.
Roger Martin- Board Member
Roger Martin spent 38 years with the YMCA where he was known as “Mr. Cardiovascular Fitness” for many years. A pioneer in the San Diego Running community, he was the founder of the YMCA Breakers 10 Miler and the Resolution Day Run. He was a driving force for the San Diego Senior Olympics where he served a Board Member and Volleyball Commissioner. Roger has completed 25 marathons and is the former Associate Executive Director of the San Diego Downtown YMCA. Roger was recognized for a lifetime achievement award by the YMCA and served on the President Council on Fitness.
Ruben Sandoval- Board Member
Retired Oceanside Police Department and Ruben has been an elite long distance runner for over 20 years. Ruben is the captain of the OPD Baker to Vegas Relay and has been an integral leader in finding solutions to the challenges that face the youth of Oceanside.
Carl Brandt- Board Member
After working five years in early childhood education after graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 1972, Carl moved to San Diego and in conjunction with a partner opened a specialty running store in Mission Beach in 1977. Throughout the 39-year involvement with the store(s) he focused on being involved with high school track and field and cross-country. He has been active in running events as a participant, race director and sponsor for the past four decades. In 2012 he was inducted into the Independent Running Retailer Association Hall of Fame and awarded the Lifetime achievement award by the San Diego Track Club in 2016 for his personal and professional contributions to the running community.
David Brahms- Board Member
Retired USMC Brigadier General, David Brahms is very passionate about fitness and running after a collegiate career at Harvard and completing 13 marathons. General Brahms is currently an active member Mission Readiness that is committed to improving the health of America’s youth to provide them the opportunity for a career in the service. His professional career included being named Director, Judge Advocate Division, Headquarters Marine Corps. Washington DC and Staff Judge Advocate General to the commandant of the Marine Corps. After serving at Camp Pendleton as Chief of Staff, he brings a unique perspective of the health challenges of the enlisted, Officers and their families.
Jennifer Topzand- Board Member
Currently the Director of Marketing for Pacific Marine Credit Union and member of the Move Your Feet Before You Eat! Running Club and mother of a young runner. Jennifer’s roots in North County include graduating from Vista High School and obtaining her BA in Business from CSUSM. Prior to joining PMCU and being promoted to Director of Marketing, Jennifer was a top aide to former Oceanside City Council Member (now Assemblyman) Rocky Chavez.
Jennifer is often found running or walking with family and friends at local trails, the Relay for Life or the PMCU O’side Turkey Trot. Jennifer’s passion for the community has running has helped propel the O’side Trot to be recognized by Runner’s World Magazine as one the top trots in the country.
Trish Halsey Munroe- Board Member
Trish is a civic volunteer, a retired USCG attorney, and a Colonel, USMC (Ret) (TBS “Molly Marine” and Honor Grad’.) She has Meritorious Civilian Awards from the US Secretary of Transportation and from the Secretary of the Army, for her legal advice while in the Pentagon and in drafting federal codes. She was appointed as a Judge Pro Temp. Volunteer career includes: UCLA Alumni Association; California Western School of Law (President of the Alumni Association and awarded Alumni of the Year); American Bar Association (wrote education portions of ABA report on the rights of service members); Women’s Resource Center (Board of Directors and 1st conference regarding DV within DoD while assigned to 1st MAR DIV– later testifying in Congress regarding the program she initiated); SD Lawyers Club Human Trafficking Collaborative; Employer Support of the Guard And Reserve (Calif State Ombudsman); and National Military Families Association. She last served on the Board of Directors for the League of Women Voters of California.
Trish grew up in a labor union family in Norwalk, CA, Before graduating UCLA, she was a high school AP student, with a scholarship to travel around the world with the “Semester at Sea.”
At the USMC marathon in 1976, Trish qualified for the Boston Marathon, with a time that also placed her in the top 80 women in the USA. Today, everyone in Trish’s family runs, & each Thanksgiving they “Move Their Feet Before They Eat” — previously placing 1st in her age division for Oceanside, and last year placing 6th in her division, with each of her grandchildren also placing 6th in their respective divisions.
Tierra Murguia- Program Manager
Tierra (pronounced Tera) joined the Foundation in August 2014 as the new program manager. Tierra is focused on grant writing and expanding the running programs at local schools in North County. Tierra earned her bachelors from UCSD and her MBA from Johns Hopkins University. Tierra enjoys being active in sports and currently resides in Oceanside with her husband and their dog Biscuit.
Colleen Soto-Director of Outreach-Volunteer
An Oceanside resident since 1981, Colleen has been teaching Sports Medicine, fitness, dance and running at local schools and studios for 36 years. She is currently a teacher of Senior Fitness at Mira Costa College and coordinating the foundation’s outreach to the local schools and senior centers. She received her degrees in Dance and Physical Education from CSULB and UCI in Sports Medicine.