Coaches - Bel Inizio


Team Coaches

Justena Sam
Justena, Program Manager, serves as the chief coach of Bel Inizio. She earned her Master’s degree in Public Health and Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience. She began working at Bel Inizio in April 2016 with experience in health education, behavioral health, and community health. She loves taking long walks with her dog and enjoys kickboxing classes on the weekend. She has completed numerous 5Ks and hopes to finish her first 10K in the near future. She has coached several teams since summer 2016.

Millie Garcia
Millie is an avid runner and loves to help train women to do their first 5K. She has done several 5K, half marathons, and marathons. Millie has volunteered with Bel Inizio since 2017 and has been the Dress for Success team coach since Summer 2018.

Patricia Martin
Patricia, the Associate Director of Finance at MD Anderson, is an avid runner and love to participate in marathons, triathlons and 5K. Patricia has volunteered with Bel Inizio since Spring 2018 and has been the Santa Maria team coach since Summer 2018.

Wellness Coaches

Rachel Huisman
Rachel, the chief wellness coach of Bel Inizio, is a registered dietitian and loves running. She is the Vice President of the Board of Directors. Rachel helped create and implement the first nutrition lessons for Bel Inizio. She has been the coach and wellness coach for Star of Hope Rittenhouse and the wellness coach for Brigid’s Hope since Spring 2013.

Kathy Gregory
 Kathy, IIN Certified Wellness Coach and owner of KG Wellness, is a health enthusiast and sports mom. She provides one-on-one coaching, group coaching, workshops, and cooking classes to her clients. She has volunteered with her daughter, Olivia, as the Santa Maria wellness coach since Summer 2016.

Moya Varner
Moya is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Regional Vice President & Independent Consultant with Arbonne International. She is on the Board of Directors of Bel Inizio as a member of the External Affairs and Development Committee. She has been the wellness coach for Star of Hope Rittenhouse and Dress for Success since Fall 2017.