Suzie Clinchy, Founder & Executive Director
Suzie Clinchy is the Founder and Executive Director of Fast Feet NYC. Suzie launched Fast Feet NYC in 2018, taking a leap of faith to follow her passion for working with adaptive athletes, equality in athletics, physical wellness, and inclusion in sports. She is an educator, runner, USATF and Special Olympics running coach. During her tenure with the NYC Teaching Fellows, she obtained a Master of Science degree in Adolescent Education while teaching math in public schools. Suzie was a high school All-American track runner, competed as a D1 athlete in cross country and track for Wake Forest University, and now competes as a local elite runner in NYC. She was featured in November 2018's Just Do It campaign with Nike NYC!
Karina Christiansen, Board Director
Dr. Karina Christiansen is a public health scholar and advocate, working at the intersection of health and social equity. She holds a doctorate in Public Health and a Master's in Public Policy, both from Johns Hopkins University. In her current position, she works for the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice on gun violence prevention in New York City. She is also adjunct faculty at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service in New York University.
Karina began her love for running in high school, when she joined the track and cross teams. In college she ran NCAA Division I cross country at Loyola University Maryland. She continues to run locally in New York City with North Brooklyn Runners. She is a Level 1 USATF certified running coach, and works with her athletes to be fearless and run with joy.
Tania Hryhorowych, Board Director
Tania Hryhorowych is a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting LLP focusing on Strategy and Operations work in the Healthcare sector. She has a Master of Public Administration in Health Policy from the NYU Wagner School of Public Service that she leverages often with her hospital and health insurance clients. Outside of her career, Tania is an avid skier, swimmer and recreational runner; she enjoys the great outdoors and the occasional 10K or half marathon.
Dan Bradley, Board Director
Dan Bradley is the Executive Producer for Sports at VICE. He has built his career through telling stories about the transformative power of sports. Dan has won Webbys for Best Sports Documentary and Best Sports Site, the Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Sports Series and received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Longform Sports Documentary. For the last four years, Dan has been working with Stoked - an organization that uses board sports culture to close the opportunity gap. In 2017, Dan created a documentary video school through Stoked and VICE that gives a group of kids the skills to tell their own stories through video. The course runs once a month over the school year and ends with students striking out to make their own documentaries. Dan is an active amateur athlete that snowboards, surfs and plays basketball whenever he can.
Adam Linsalata, Board Director
Adam Linsalata is a licensed physical therapist with seven years of experience, treating individuals with various neurological injuries and diseases. Adam spent four years at Mount Sinai Hospital in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. Adam worked with individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries, analyzing gait mechanics, creating exercise programs to rehabilitate, and teaching wheel chair mobility. Adam also coordinated the Traumatic Brain Injury Run Club!
Adam currently works at NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center in the outpatient department, again specializing in neurological diagnoses. He is trained in assessing, prescribing, and modifying adaptive equipment and lower limb orthoses.
In 2016 Adam was awarded a specialty certification in neurology by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is a current member of the American Physical Therapy Association, New York Chapter, and Neurology Special Interest Group. Adam has completed the Brooklyn Half Marathon three times and rehabilitated many runners in his career. Personal interests include surfing, soccer, road cycling, and various outdoor activities.