This will be our tenth consecutive year hosting a team from the MGH IHP to participate in the historic international running event which this year will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020.
About Team IHP
Every year, MGH Institute recruits runners for the Boston Marathon who have a passion for both running and the work being done here at IHP. They are committed to exceeding their fundraising minimum of $5,000 each, and conditioning for the 26.2-mile race. Funds raised through our Boston Marathon program benefit a variety of initiatives at the Institute, including academic program support, scholarships, on-campus clinical care centers, and more! Jordan Griffiths has elected to support the Sanders Impact Practice Center, and Kim Erler will support Student Scholarships/Financial Aid.
Since 2011, Team IHP has raised more than $140,000 for MGH Institute of Health Professions. Funds raised through the Boston Marathon program have a tremendous impact on our students, clients and community. The Institute is devoted to coaching our runners to give them both a memorable and rewarding marathon and training experience.
We continue to be inspired by their dedication and commitment. Read below to learn more about our runners. You can help them cross the finish line and reach their fundraising goals by clicking on the link to their GoFundMe page.
Questions? Contact Chris Bjork.
Meet Team IHP
Jordan Griffiths, CSD ‘19
Jordan Griffiths graduated with her M.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2019. Since then, she has gone on to work as a Speech Language Pathologist CF at a private practice that emphasizes inter-professional collaboration in a sensory-based environment to better support her client’s ability to communicate. Jordan strives to provide play-based, child led therapy to improve overall access to communication. The IHP helped Jordan identify this area of passion and develop the skills required to provide high quality care. Many of these skills were fostered at the IHP’s Sanders Impact Practice Center, which allows students to practice in a structured and collaborative environment. She is excited to continue to support the work of the Sanders Impact Practice Center. Jordan grew up in Winthrop MA and has been an avid runner since a young age. She has attended the Boston Marathon most of her life as an enthusiastic spectator, and even was a BAA finish line volunteer. It has been a lifelong dream of hers to run the Marathon.
Kimberly Erler, PhD, OTR/L
Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the MGH Institute of Health Professions and a 2017 graduate of our PhD in Rehabilitation Science program. She has been a practicing clinician at Massachusetts General Hospital since 2010, treating patients alongside many IHP graduates. Kim believes that our IHP students and graduates are the future leaders of health care. They always put the patient first, demonstrate strong clinical reasoning, and are at the forefront of interprofessional practice. She is passionate about teaching and facilitating student learning and hopes to further support students by fundraising for scholarships. This year will be Kim’s first time running the Boston Marathon!