Jennifer Vanderhart, PhD, President
Jennifer Vanderhart is a PhD Economist with more than 20 years’ experience in the evaluation and quantification of economic damages including claims arising in all manner of intellectual property disputes, contract disputes, employment discrimination, and claims of expropriation by foreign governments. Dr. Vanderhart has testified in federal and state courts and in domestic and international arbitration proceedings. In addition, she provides economic advice and analyses to companies in non-litigation settings.
Sarah Gnerre, Vice-President
Sarah Gnerre has been practicing yoga regularly for 15 years under Sara Curry and her team of talented teachers. For the last five she has been competing in the senior division. In 2018, Sarah completed 500-hour training under Craig Villani. She teaches the Bikram method in Portsmouth, NH at Blaze Yoga and Pilates and in Rockland, Maine at Earth Flow + Fire.
Jordan Hendler Dorn, Treasurer and Board Member
As the founder of Admin Concepts, Inc. and a second-generation association and conference manager, her passion and focus professionally is for finding administrative solutions, for both associations and small businesses, while also lending time for non-profit work. Personally, she finds family life of utmost importance, with a personal balance of maintaining a yoga practice. She is married to her husband Barry with whom she has three children. She enjoys her family time together; traveling, going to movies or even riding dirt bikes.
Jordan helps the board with Press Releases and general PR advice.
Erika Kelble - Secretary and Board MemberErika grew up in Manhattan, then received a combined BA from Tufts University in Biology and Psychology. Out of school, Erika built a consulting business as a nutritionist and physical trainer building a private clientele of predominantly post-menopausal women who needed help keeping strength, mobility and bone density. Before having children, Erika also designed and organized health retreats, owned and ran a bed and breakfast and built a small gourmet mustard business.
Moving from Manhattan to build and run a bed and breakfast with her husband Jeff in a town of 500 people in rural Virginia was part of Erika’s journey to where she is now. While having and raising two children she threw herself into town business as chairman of the planning commission and elected member of the town council.
Erika ran into yoga when she was 19 after learning meditation to combat tension-migraine headaches. She then picked up a physical asana practice, and over 30 odd years has moved fluidly in and out of several different yoga disciplines. She has come to believe they are all worth learning and serve a person differently at different times in their life. At 43, Erika has found her yoga practice becoming a more important component of her life and is open to find ways to give back. She feels yoga has brought wonderful people, health and balance into her life when she most needed these things and would be honored to help others find their practice through USA Yoga.
Dr. Jean Agress, Board Member
Jean Agress found the hot room in 2010 and has been practicing hot yoga almost daily ever since. She was fascinated by how the deeper calmness and focus she experienced after each class carried throughout her day.
She was inspired to share what she had learned through this wonderful 90-minutes, 26 posture series with others, which led her to pursue Bikram yoga teacher training in 2013.
USA Yoga staff