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. Gerry is a past Board Member of the Downtown YMCA. Gerry was the assistant race director for the YMCA Breakers Run. Gerry is a certified YMCA Physical Fitness Instructor. Gerry’s passion for family fitness has helped her spearhead many project including the Breakers run and the YMCA Family Fitness Camp 1979-1992. Gerry was an integral part of the Roger and Gerry Team, which produced many of San Diego’s early fun runs.
David A. Cain- Vice President
A Financial Services Professional delivering insurance and financial solutions for individuals and business in California, David currently volunteers with Cancer Survivorship San Diego, is an Ambassador with the Oceanside Chamber and a participating board member of the La Costa 35 Athletic Club. He served 10 years as a voting board member of Big Brothers of North San Diego County. David has been an active volunteer day of event for the first four turkey trots.
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. Gary is the past president of the Carlsbad Historical Society and past member of the of the Community Resource Center- Carlsbad advisory board. Gary has been a recreational runner, biker and tennis player for over 30 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.
Dr. Merrily Ann Poth- Board Member
Dr. Merrily Ann Poth specializes in adolescent medicine and pediatric endocrinology. She has been a nationally recognized expert on women’s health issues, diabetes, space medicine and youth lifestyle health issues for decades. Dr. Poth established and serves as senior faculty in the National Capitol Area Tri-Service fellowship program in Pediatric Endocrinology for training of pediatric endocrinology for all branches of military.
Her many honors and accomplishments include:
- Member- Aerospace Medicine and Occupational Health Advisory Subcommittee, NASA, 1995-2000.
- Medical and Scientific Advisory Board, Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation, 1990-Present;
- Head of Task Force mandated by Congress to write medical school curriculum for Women’s Health Issues;
- Invited Author – National Institutes of Health Curriculum on Women’s Health – Section on Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine-1999.
- Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 2010-2015.
Roger Martin- Board Member
Roger Martin spent 38 years with the YMCA where he was know 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.
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.