ABOUT THE FOUNDER
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 of 2015 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 classes, yoga and fitness, mother and daughter self-defense classes, dad & daughter activities, expo’s and more! It is more than an empowerment program – it is a movement!
Cheri graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and also has an Associate of Applied Science degree. For eight years Cheri ran her own full-service marketing firm as well as a health and wellness magazine in Omaha. Her primary goal today is dedicating her time to the growth and expansion of FITGirl Inc., a non-profit organization that will allow her to grow into cities outside of Omaha.
In her spare time, Cheri enjoys traveling, photography & art, sports, spending time with her family and daughters Lauren and Livi, volunteering, speaking, writing, and catching up with good friends.
ABOUT FITGIRL, INC
The mission of FITGirl, Inc. is to empower young girls as they develop and mature by demonstrating positive lifestyle choices; physical, mental, relational and nutritional.
We do this through camp style programs with coaches and mentors who instill confidence and courage with confidence building and physical fitness activities.
We want to help increase a young girl’s awareness in identifying who they are and what they want. We help develop their abilities so they can grow confidently by equipping them with life skills that set cadence for life. They will learn how to handle challenging situations and relationships, as well as overcome barriers to achieve goals. Most importantly, we will teach them about the importance of choosing healthy foods that fuel their body and get them excited to exercise and stay active.
FITGirl, Inc. focuses on what is already inside a young girl – we help her learn how to tap into her own skills and abilities to shine.
THE FITGIRL WILL DISCOVER! Empowerment, Confidence, Motivation, Resiliency, Trust, Fitness, Nutrition, Supportive and Positive Relationships!
LINDSAY TWOREK, PRESIDENT
Lindsay Tworek is the Controller / Director of Operations for the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). She brings with her over 13 years of financial and operational experience. She has a passion for non-profit organizations. She has spent half of her career working for non-profit organizations, helping to build the accounting function, developing and implementing internal controls, and identifying and correcting operational inefficiencies to improve the financial health of the organization
Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of Nebraska, Omaha.
Married and a mother of two children, Lindsay is committed to creating and maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle for herself and her family.
Stacie has had the unique career path of practicing law, working as a corporate trust officer, a financial planner and a wealth advisor. As a Lead Advisor with Foster Group, she has a passion for working with clients to design financial solutions that reflect their personal values surrounding wealth and the legacy they desire to leave behind. “My clients are an extension of my family. I love hearing their stories and discovering what makes them unique. Spending time one-on-one with my clients is the best part of my job.”
A lifelong learner, Stacie earned her B.A. in Political Science and Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition, she is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, has earned the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) designation and is a graduate of Leadership Omaha. In 2010, she was recognized as the Outstanding Career Professional by the Metro Omaha Women’s Business Center.
In addition to her service with FITGirl, Stacie is active in several community and business organizations including the Nebraska State Bar Association, the Omaha Estate Planning Council, the Society of Financial Service Professionals, and the Omaha Chartered Advisors in Philanthropy Advisory Board. She also serves on the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Expo and is a member of the Omaha Chapter of the Circle of Red.
Stacie and her husband Bob have two children at home who keep them busy with their sports and activities. When they can find some free time, they enjoy traveling and cheering on the Huskers.
Torri is a native of North Dakota, but has been in Nebraska for more than 15 years. Torri graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska College of Law. Torri is a healthcare attorney in Omaha where she represents various kinds of healthcare providers with corporate, compliance, and regulatory matters. Torri has experience working with various non-profit boards and excited to bring that insight and experience to FitGirl, Inc.
Torri and her husband, Jason, have a four-year-old and three-year-old twins. Torri is passionate about living a healthy, active lifestyle and encourages her children to do the same. Torri recognizes the need to teach and empower tween and teenage girls to live healthy lifestyles and to give them an outlet for physical activity outside of competitive sports.
Rachael Johnson originally started working with FITGirl, Inc. as a volunteer and guest speaker in 2016, sharing her story of perseverance following a spinal cord injury that changed her life in 2013. She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2017 with her bachelor’s in psychology. She has since obtained her master’s degree in family and human development from Arizona State University and has continued her studies at ASU, currently pursuing her master’s in social work.
Rachael has a passion for helping people, especially youth, to develop the skills to create positive changes in their lives. Outside of her work with FITGirl, Rachael mentors individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries at QLI, works with children and families dealing with loss as a group facilitator at Grief’s Journey, and serves on the mayor’s commission for citizens with disabilities. In her free time, Rachael enjoys drawing, studying Japanese, spending time with friends, and learning new skills by watching YouTube.
Natalie Mancuso began her career with Union Pacific Railroad in 2016 and has since held various roles within their Accounting Department. Having graduated from Creighton University with a BSBA in Financial Analysis, her current role of
managing customer accounts is the perfect blend of her degree and passion for people.
In addition to managing customer accounts, she also serves on Union Pacific’s Young Professional Group’s (UP Ties) leadership team and philanthropy committee. Natalie is also a member of the company’s women’s organization, Lead.
Born and raised in California with a brief stint in Texas, Natalie has enjoyed
experiencing different regions and traveling, which has lead to her love of meeting new people, trying new foods, and hiking the outdoors.
Outside of her work, Natalie volunteers for St. Croix Hospice, visiting patients in
residential living homes throughout Omaha, and holds active membership in
Young Catholic Professionals. Natalie’s family and friends are very important in her life and she enjoys spending time with them.
Natalie loves being a part of FITGirl, Inc. and supporting the mission behind the
organization. After all, who wouldn’t want to be involved with an organization that
gives one of the girls the opportunity to say, “FITGirl, Inc. has made me confident in
myself and has given me all these friends!”
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
At FITGirl, Inc a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all employees and volunteers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feels valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our departments, programs, and worksites. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.