Board of Directors

IMG_2920Matt Benard, President
Wanting a chance to give back to the community and seeing potential growth for The FitWit Foundation, Matt joined us in 2012. Matt brings creativity and passion to the board.  In his limited free time, you may find Matt collecting records, cooking, watching sports, or out with his pugs.
SarahRuppersburgSarah Ruppersburg, Vice President
Formerly a teacher, and many years at CARE USA, Sarah currently works as a Senior Advancement Officer for the CDC Foundation. Her experiences have exposed her to a variety of funding as well as cultures and countries. After spending so much time focusing on international needs, she has a recognized a desire to focus her energy and passion locally here in Atlanta.  She is excited to share the skills she has acquired at a very large non-profit with The FitWit Foundation.
cavalierDr. Beth Cavalier, Secretary
Beth joined the FitWit Foundation board of directors in Spring of 2011. As a professor of Sociology at GåA Gwinnett College, Beth is able to bring her experience of working with youth as well as her skill sets in research and grant writing. When she is not working out at FitWit Grant Park, she enjoys spending time with her puppies, Oliver & Dobby, live music, and writing.

erinDr. Erin Torzewski, Treasurer
As a chiropractor and owner of The Body Well, Dr. Erin brings her wellness expertise as well as a business owner’s perspective to The FitWit Foundation’s Board of Directors. Providing opportunities for local youth to discover their potential through fitness and other wellness tools is what excited Dr. Erin the most about The FitWit Foundation’s work. Erin loves working and living in the Grant Park community. Erin can often be found walking her dog, Moses, around the park, or running with friends.
Ben Theole
As the founder and former president of The FitWit Foundation, provides strategic vision and leadership to the Board of Directors. Additionally, Ben’s expertise in fitness is valuable to programming matters. As a co-owner of FitWit, llc., Ben has helped 1000’s of individuals ages 6 to 65 reach their health, fitness, and athletic goals. Ben sees fitness as one of the only things in life where you can succeed just by trying. Ben, his wife, Jill, son and daughter live in Avondale Estates.
JasonWinstonJason Winston
Inspired by the kids who Jason has worked with over the last 9 years volunteer coaching basketball at the Boys and Girls Club, Jason wanted o continue to inspire more. In addition to his commitment to giving back to the community, Jason runs his own marketing company. Jason provides his expertise on marketing by serving as co-chair of our Marketing Committee. You can frequently find Jason, along with his wife, Shayla, along with their dog, Jackson, and cat, Debo, out and about in Grant Park.
JennaGarlandJenna Garland
Despite the fact we have yet to believe it, Jenna claims, she was “never a gifted athlete” growing up. It was not until Jenna’s late 20’s that she experienced how physical fitness, particularly in a community of others, translated into measurable improvements in her personal fitness as well as overall happiness. As press secretary for Mayor Kasim Reed, Jenna brings a wonderful perspective on the city’s needs and developments on a variety of issues, including expansion and growth of The FitWit Foundation.