Our Associate Board Members
Sarah Gnerre has been practicing yoga regularly for 10 years under Sara Curry and her team of talented teachers. For the last three she has been competing in the senior division.
Professionally, she is vice president of development for Anna Jaques Hospital, a 123-bed acute care community hospital. Since 2011, she led the completion of its $6.5M capital campaign. She and her team raised $1.85 million last year to support the hospital. In addition, working with clinical staff, she has won more than $2.6 million in State grants to fund hospital infrastructure projects.
Prior, Sarah led individual fundraising at Bentley University. At University of New Hampshire she was director of the Peter T. Paul Challenge, a $50 million major gifts effort to establish the Paul College of Business and Economics. She has also raised funds for the arts and animals. She serves on the boards of Arts in Reach, mentoring teenage girls through the arts, and the John Greenleaf Whittier Home Museum. She regularly presents one-day development and grant-writing seminars. She holds a bachelor of science in business administration from UNH and earned an MBA in 2005.
She is a grandmother and lives in Portsmouth, NH with her husband, Chris Mulligan. Sarah helps the board with general planning and in particular with fund development.
Jordan Hendler Dorn – The founder of Admin Concepts, Inc. and a second-generation association and conference manager. Her passion and focus professionally is for finding administrative solutions, for both associations and small businesses, while also lending time for non-profit work.
Personally, she finds family life of utmost importance, with a personal balance of maintaining a yoga practice. She is married to her husband Barry with whom she has three children. She enjoys her family time together; traveling, going to movies or even riding dirt bikes.
She has been practicing yoga, for about 7 years with Bikram Yoga Richmond, under Garland Hume whom she respects and adores. This competition year was her first, and she was so thrilled to be able to participate at the Central/North Regionals with her studio team who are so supportive. It was such a personally enriching experience, and she hopes that her contributions to USA Yoga will help others to find the same. She enjoys working with non-profit organizations as a profession, so she is happy to be helping the USAY Marketing Committee to reach their larger world community.
Jordan helps the board with Press Releases and general PR advice.
Lisa Pafe has been practicing yoga since 2006. She is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher (RYT 200), and a USA Yoga Federation Senior Athlete and Senior Women's Division champion (1st place Virginia in 2016, and 2nd place Virginia in 2017). She teaches a variety of yoga, including Vinyasa, Spa Yoga, and Yin and is a committed Bikram Yoga practitioner. In addition, she is a doTERRA Wellness Advocate.
Her professional background includes nearly 30 years of experience in project management, marketing, business development, sales writing, training and public speaking. She is currently Vice President of Lohfeld Consulting Group, a successful business development consulting firm that helps companies win government business. For the past six years, she has served in elected roles on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) National Capital Area (NCA) Chapter which has 1,400+ members. Her roles have included Speaker Series Chair, Vice President, and currently President.
She holds a BA from Yale University, MPP from Harvard University, and MIS from The George Washington University. She speaks regularly at a variety of professional conferences, delivers professional webinars, and provides training in effective sales writing techniques. She is a frequent guest writer for Washington Technology and a popular LinkedIn Publisher.
Lisa continually seeks to share the physical and spiritual growth she attains through yoga and meditation. Balance, flexibility, strength of mind and body: we need these attributes even more as we grow older.
Lisa has joined specifically to promote outreach to senior athletes, she wants to help USA Yoga Federation share how yoga and yoga competition keep you healthy, happy and young at heart!