FITGirl, Inc. Board of Directors will help shape the future of FITGirl!
In June 2015, FITGirl Founder & Executive Director Cheri Dickmeyer, felt the local community was in need of a summer camp that focused on both fitness and empowerment for teen girls. Through personal experience with two teen daughters of her own, Cheri wanted to develop a program that would help middle school and high school girls deal with anxiety, bullying, body image, self esteem, friendships and fitness.
The camp idea was initially born from Cheri’s experience running an online health and wellness magazine. Within 30 days after the idea of a fitness camp was thrown around, Cheri developed a summer program in July asking for help from some of the best fitness and empowerment coaches in Omaha. The camp created a media frenzy with an outpouring of support and validation from parents throughout the metro area. FITGirl, Inc. now offers monthly mini-camps, empowerment, fear and anxiety classes, yoga and fitness, mother and daughter self defense classes, expo’s and more! It is more than a teen empowerment program – it is a movement!
Cheri graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from University of Nebraska at Omaha as well as an Associate of Applied Science in Photography. She currently runs a full service marketing firm and continues work on her online magazine, Complete Transformation. Her primary goal today is to spend most of her time dedicated to the growth and expansion of FITGirl Inc., a non-profit organization that will allow her to grow to cities outside of Omaha.
In her spare time, Cheri enjoys traveling, photography & art, sports, spending time with her family and amazing daughters Lauren and Livi, volunteering, speaking, writing and catching up with good friends.
A Nebraska native with a passion for people. She is an Alum of the University of Nebraska at Kearney and has been in B2B Sales for the past 20 years. Empowering and working with youth has been centric to her for years and she has been involved in mentoring, coaching and teaching programs for young girls and boys. Tracy is the mother of three and embraces every opportunity that she can to teach her children to embrace their individuality, face challenges and wake up each day knowing they can make a positive impact on someone they encounter. She devotes her time outside of work to her children, athletics and giving back to the community. “Being a part of FITGirl enables me to continue to help girls tackle challenges, love their authentic self and create a positive and safe environment for them to evolve.”
Suzane L. Winkler, PHR has spent the past 26 years developing human potential though training, managerial development and education. As an International Human Resources Consultant, she has provided technical expertise to staff, managers and executives throughout the country and select locations in Europe. As an HR Generalist, Ms. Winkler regularly covers the areas of Business Management and Strategy, Talent Development, Workforce Planning and Employment, Compensation and Benefits, Employee and Labor Relations and Risk Management. She has prepared management staff for litigation hearings and testified in court both as a defendant for the company and an expert witness. Ms. Winkler has held the role of Chief Operating Officer for an international, not for profit organization and a national healthcare facility.
As part of her consulting business, Suzane recently earned licensure and certification in multiple states as an independent broker in healthcare, life and accident insurances and annuities. She specializes in the geriatric population segment, not for profit organizations, educational institutions and small businesses and is currently pursuing a Certified Financial Planner designation.
Ms. Winkler graduated from the University of Nebraska program of Management Development and received her Professional in Human Resources certification in 1991. She is certified as a Competency Based Interviewer, Drug/Alcohol on-site collector and DDI – Interaction Management Master Trainer, the training system used by more Fortune 500 corporations than any other.
She is an active member of several professional organizations and a lifelong learner!
Anna Peters is an ESL (English Second Language) teacher with Omaha Public Schools. She has 20 years of experience teaching elementary, middle and high school students. She has been married to Robert for almost 19 years. They have one daughter, Hannah, who is 18 years old and started college in the fall. Anna also has quite a bit of experience participating in pageants over the last 15 years. Recently, she placed 1st runner up in 2013 in the Mrs. Nebraska-America pageant, and won interview and community service awards. She says, “Pageants are not just about winning the crown or the glitz and glamour. It’s also about finding your voice in issues you feel strongly about, gaining self-confidence in who you are and feeling comfortable in your own skin and helping others in your community.”