Board of Directors

Rob MacKay – Rob is the Director of Public Relations for the Queens Economic Development Corporation and heads the Queens Tourism Council. Rob has been a supporter and partner of Queens Distance since our inception traces back to 2013. Rob facilitates large-scale meetings every month with members of the Queens Tourism Council and is passionate about showcasing Queens for the world to enjoy! We are quite lucky to have Rob on board!

Catherine Chua – A Queens Distance Runners’ “Original 13′ Member” that has closely worked with the QDR founding team, Catherine provides key feedback and always looks out for the good of the team. Before the times of showing up to NYRR races 40 QDR members, there were the early 2014 races where Catherine was the sole Queens Distance contingent. Considered to be the fourth member of “The QDR Core Four”, Catherine’s input and contributions to the QDR BOARD will be welcomed and appreciated!

Wendy B Phaff – Wendy is an extraordinaire with the Queens Centers for Progress! Kevin Montalvo, QDR Captain, has the pleasure to know Wendy for over six years, and from the first time he met her, he knew that QDR would be learning a lot from Wendy on the arts of event planning and fundraising! Like Catherine, Wendy has also offered her resources and suggestions for the betterment of our team. Leading Sunday runs and inspiring runners to run for a cause, Wendy is a blessing to have on the board!