Chief Executive Officer
Katy Sherratt leads Back on My Feet as Chief Executive Officer. An award winning social innovation leader, Katy has been instrumental in increasing Back on My Feet’s programmatic impact by over 75% and introduced new and important measures to demonstrate the holistic impact of the program. Under her tenure, Back on My Feet has gone from early stage startup to sustainable organization and is now a leader in the homelessness services space nationwide. Funding has increased by over 50% thanks to the growth of existing, and cultivation of new, partnerships and fundraising streams and the geographic expansion of operations along the East and West coasts. Katy has been recognized across multiple media and news outlets including by The Economist’s Philanthrocapitalism program as a leader in social innovation and cutting edge non-profit management. In 2016 she was also named among Women’s Running Magazine’s “Top 20 Gamechangers” and most recently a winner at the Philadelphia Social Innovation Awards. Katy brings over 15 years of leadership experience across both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining Back on My Feet, Katy led global projects for Accenture in their UK and US-based Strategy Practices working with corporate clients, NGOs and nonprofits with clients ranging from leading Financial Institutions to the United Nations.
“I’m honored to lead such a unique, dynamic and growing organization,” said Katy. “You don’t have to be a marathoner or even a 5K runner, to feel the power of what we do on the morning runs – the community we build for individuals experiencing homelessness is the critical missing link and the reason why we’ve had such huge success in enabling our members to transition out of homelessness and maintain that transition”.
Vice President of Operations
Linda joined Back on My Feet in 2016 and helped to launch the San Francisco chapter and then moved into the VP Operations in fall, 2017. Prior to Back on My Feet, Linda spent most of her career in sports and lifestyle marketing working with brands in the tennis, golf, running and cycling space.
Linda was born and raised in the SF Bay Area and when she heard Back on My Feet was launching in San Francisco, she knew where she wanted to focus her efforts. “There is nothing more empowering than completing a journey that you never thought you could finish. Back on My Feet is a testament to that. Using running to motivate and facilitate change is powerful and seeing it in action with our Members and volunteer community every day is inspiring”.
Linda graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in communications and a minor in coaching. When she isn’t running, Linda enjoys playing tennis and cycling.
Director of Finance and Accounting
Paul joined Back on My Feet in 2015. He has an extensive background in corporate finance, having held a number of senior finance positions in the private sector, including 17 years with Thomson Reuters. He is also passionate about community service and is proud to be part of the Back on My Feet team. Paul has a BS in Business Administration from Seton Hall University, a Master of Liberal Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
“It is a privilege to be involved with Back on My Feet, an organization that shows not only what we can achieve individually, but also how much we can accomplish as a community when we support each other.”
Vice President of Development
Ashley joined Back on My Feet in 2011 as the first Executive Director of Back on My Feet Atlanta. She then served as the Regional Executive Director over Back on My Feet’s Baltimore and DC chapters. Now, as the Vice President of Development, Ashley leads the fundraising strategy and execution for BoMF nationally. In addition to her experience on the ground with BoMF, Ashley has worked in foundation and corporate relations at a major university and led the major gifts program for a national mental health nonprofit. Her current work focuses on building national corporate partnerships, strengthening BoMF’s development infrastructure and diversifying BoMF’s funding.
”When I first saw the BoMF mission, it made perfect sense to me. Of course, start with empowerment. Restore self-worth. Provide a community of true support. And then, people will be able to tackle the challenging road ahead. Then, provide job training, education, employment and housing opportunities. And, you know what, it works.”
Ashley graduated from Vanderbilt University and the University of Georgia School of Law. After two years as a corporate defense litigator, she moved into nonprofit development and management.
National Marketing Director
Kari Lindemann became involved in Back on My Feet first as a volunteer in Baltimore in 2009, and then as the National Marketing Director in 2017. Prior to joining Back on My Feet, she worked in a variety of industries–international manufacturing, creative agencies, higher education, and nonprofits—developing, delivering, and managing messages to local, national, and international audiences.
“I joined Back on My Feet as a volunteer because I wanted to get more involved in my city, and I was simply looking for more people to run with as I trained for my first longer distance triathlon. The love, friendship, inspiration, and community that I found within Back on My Feet overwhelmed me, and from my first weeks as a volunteer, I knew that I would give anything to work on the inside and help grow this amazing organization. I’ve seen the program work – I’ve seen it build confidence, get jobs, grow relationships, get apartments and then houses, and I’ve seen it change lives, mile after mile.”
Kari did her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and she has a Master’s Degree from the University of Baltimore. She also has certificates from both the University of Delaware and Cornell University. When she’s not diving into all things marketing and communications, Kari spends her free time trail running, road cycling, and making a delicious mess in her kitchen.
National Director of Evaluation and Data
Liz joined Back on My Feet in 2011 as a Senior Program Analyst. Liz’s major role is measuring the success of Back on My Feet’s members. Prior to joining Back on My Feet, Liz worked in the Research and Evaluation department at a Philadelphia nonprofit consultancy, Public/Private Ventures.
“I love running because you are totally in control. You decide how far you run, how fast you run and where you run. You own everything about the process—especially the success and feeling of accomplishment when you’ve run farther than you ever thought you could!”
Liz graduated from Bucknell University with a BA in Psychology and Spanish. She completed her master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State University, where she continues to work on her PhD.
Bridget joined Back on My Feet in November of 2015 as a financial coordinator. Prior to being with Back on My Feet, she worked as a financial coordinator for the Barnes Foundation in Merion and in Philadelphia, through the new building construction to the inaugural first years on the Parkway.
I first heard about Back on My Feet when I met a lone ranger on the Martin Luther King Drive during the first in24 Philadelphia Race Challenge. Later, I met some Back on My Feet runners at the local races and experienced the joy and comradery of the members. I believe this program can change lives and I wanted to be part of it. I have run in the in24 Philadelphia Morning Races and paced/crewed for my husband during his lone ranger attempts at 100 miles. I am excited to be part of Back on My Feet.
Bridget has a BS from Millersville University in Business Administration.
Vice President of Operations
Chrissy started her involvement with Back on My Feet as a FundRacer in fall 2011 while training for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and to-date has raised more than $25,000 for Back on My Feet through FundRacing. In spring 2012 she became the Team Leader for Team Manchester in Indianapolis and Back on My Feet quickly became an organization Chrissy was passionate about. Chrissy served as Executive Director of the Indianapolis Chapter before transitioning to the national staff as VP of Operations.
"Service has been a personal core value since I was 14 when I started serving in soup kitchens. I ran my first half marathon in 2010 and my best friend is a recovering addict. Back on My Feet is a unique organization that takes everything I'm passionate about and encompasses it into one mission that I believe in. I love how the program and volunteer interaction transforms lives while the members learn to achieve self-sufficiency through participating in the Next Steps portion of our program where they gain access to job preparedness training, financial literacy and life skills education."
Chrissy has a degree in Marketing from Arizona State and an MBA in Marketing from Indiana University. Prior to working for Back on My Feet, Chrissy was on the professional staff of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity and on the fundraising staff at the Indiana State Museum. Currently, Chrissy volunteers as a driver for Meals on Wheels, serving on the Board of Directors for Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, and as President-Elect of the Indiana Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Chrissy knows first-hand how transformative the sport of running can be as training for Ironman Arizona helped to transform her life – mentally, physically and spiritually. Chrissy was honored to give a TedEx Talk to the staff of Eli Lilly & Company on the topic of personal reinvention in 2015. She spends free time training, volunteering and spending time with her rescue Boxer Boyd.
Director of National Events and Communications
Casey joined Back on My Feet in 2011 as Assistant to the Founder and has since expanded her role to the Corporate Relations and Communication team, bringing her prior public relations and communications knowledge, as well as past experience executing Back on My Feet chapter launches and national events.
“Back on My Feet is a truly unique organization that shows you how something as simple as running can turn into something pretty powerful! It is an amazing experience to get to watch our members transform through running.”
Casey graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor's degree in Communications.