A Group of People Passionate About Health
Dedicated to solving the healthcare crisis one step at a time
Jennifer Topzand- President
Formerly the Director of Marketing for Frontwave 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 Frontwave 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 Frontwave 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 of the top trots in the country.
Jennifer was voted into the MYF Hall of Fame for 2021-2022!
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.
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.
Dr. Adrianne Hakes- Board Member
Dr. Adrianne Hakes has lived and raised her 5 children in Oceanside over the past 40 years. After teaching and serving as an administrator in other districts, she was elected to the Oceanside Unified School District Board and served a total of 16 years.
Her five children and several of her grandchildren graduated from El Camino High School. She has served or is currently serving on the board of the Oceanside Charitable Foundation, Oceanside Cultural Arts District Foundation and the Oceanside Library Foundation. Dr. Hakes has been a strong proponent of the O’side Turkey Trot and physical activity for children and families, since 2006. An avid walker, she brings keen insight and experience with school districts to our board.
Karen L Menge, Ph.D. - Board Member
Karen is a lifelong sports participant, influenced at a young age by her father who encouraged her in gymnastics, surfing, field hockey, track & field, cross country, and bicycle road racing. Her love for sport has never been stronger, she still runs, rides her bike, and loves to hit the weights in the gym. She credits her participation in sport for her time management and leadership skills, her physical health, and most of all for her confidence as a woman in science and a woman business leader. She is a PhD biochemist and an executive in the life sciences field- a field in which she has thrived for 30 years. She would love nothing more than to teach the next generation the joy for sport and exercise as an ever-giving lifestyle choice to achieve good health and successes in life.
Ryo Masukawa - Board Member
Hello, my name is Ryo Masukawa with a background in supply chain and quality management in various industry manufacturing environments. I hold a BS in marketing from Woodbury University and a MBA from Cal State San Marcos.
My passion is learning how things are put together and work from devices to people. I find great enjoyment in fast paced work environments to volunteering for political campaigns, shelters, outreach programs, creating controversial art pieces, hiking and running (almost 100 miles a week…when i was a bit younger).
I believe in a healthy body leads to a healthy mind. My grandmother taught and lived that way…all the way up to her 101st birthday.
David Brahms- Board Member
Harvard Graduate, Brigadier General David M. Brahms retired from the Marine Corps on September 1, 1988. He was presented the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service as Director, Judge Advocate Division, Headquarters, United States Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., from September 1985 through August 1988 upon his retirement.
His personal decorations include: the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” and the Meritorious Service Medal with bronze star in lieu of a second award.
Subsequent to retirement from active service, he commenced the private practice of law concentrating in the area of military law. He continues to practice in that specialized field. He is frequently called upon to render opinions/comment upon military issues. Among the areas of interest are events at the Guantanamo prison, torture and various military justice cases.
He is an active member of Mission Readiness, a member of the board of directors of the American Combat Veterans of War (ACVOW), Archi’s Acres, and he Boys Republic. He has been a vocal advocate for combat veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and for military sexual assault victims.
His running history began in high school, as a varsity middle distance runner, continued at Harvard and flourished while an active duty Marine. 13 Marathons, two at Boston and at every shorter distance race he could find, including 24-hour relays. It is fair to say running and physical fitness are his passion.
Trish Halsey Munroe- Past President 2017-2022
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.
Roger Martin- Board Member Emeritus
Roger Martin July 20, 1930 – January 19, 2020 San Diego
Roger and his wife Gerry Martin were two of our original board members. Roger was in inspiration to create the Move Your Feet Before You Eat Foundation in 2007.
Roger graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, MA, with a BS in PE & Recreation in 1954. He accepted a position at the Central YMCA in Oakland, where he was instrumental in developing aquatics, basketball, volleyball, softball, wrestling, and scuba programs. Nine years later, he joined the Downtown YMCA in beautiful San Diego. It didn’t take long for Roger’s zeal for fitness to become contagious as a result of his early morning fitness and running classes at the Downtown YMCA in conjunction with corporate fitness programs, one being for Rohr Industries five evenings a week! During his tenure at the Downtown YMCA, Roger developed a countrywide Run-for your-Life program, launched a Cardiovascular Health & Fitness Center, Project Upbeat, Inaugurated the San Diego Jogging Council, Organized the popular Breakers 10-mile beach race, was instrumental in the development of the National YMCA fitness program “Y’s Way to Physical Fitness and served as Scuba Commissioner for the Pacific Region YMCA.
Always an inspiration. Roger was awarded the James Naismith Award at a National YMCA gathering in 2011.He became involved with The Lions Club of San Diego, The American Association for Fitness in Business, in 1977 he became an Advisor on the Governor’s Council on Fitness and Sports under Governor Pete Wilson and Chairman Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tijuana YMCA Task Force, as well as the he served on the San Diego Community College District Citizens Council. When Roger retired, he became a founding member of the San Diego Senior Olympics organizing track and field, volleyball, tennis. He was Chairman of the Board and on to the Chairmanship of the State Senior Games Foundation.
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.