The Leadership Team

Rod Dixon OLY NYCM – President

A passion for running and healthy lifestyle led Dixon to create the Rod Dixon’s KiDSMARATHON Foundation which has grown to include 37,000 children annually in greater Los Angeles, 6,500 in Connecticut, 7,000 in New Zealand, 1,000 in Waterford (Ireland) with programs being developed in The Philippines.

William Burgess – Chairman

Bill is a seasoned executive, experience-proven as a marketer, business manager and management consultant.

Lorraine Moller OLY MBE

Lorraine is a 4-time Olympian, Olympic bronze medalist, world track and field finalist

Benita Powar-Barhpaga

Benita was born and raised in New Zealand, holding a law degree from Waikato University.

Jim Duncan

Jim is also the senior vice president for strategy, sales and marketing for the Meggitt PLC’s Equipment Group division.

Scott Davis

Scott Davis is also the executive director of Davis Sports Enterprises (DES).


Coaches – Teachers Advisory

Kerry Hill

Leanne McMurtie

Cathleen Kosak

Susannah Black

Ken Itahara


Finance Advisor

Lee Neckameyer – Chief Financial Officer

Lee is responsible for the preparation of all financial terms and compliance with tax filings of all 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation requirements.


Program Staff

Geoff Davies – Website Maintenance

Macklin Chaffee and Clay Burnett

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