Emily Reisinger, President

Emily Reisinger is a Physician Assistant in Cardiothoracic Surgery. She graduated from the University of San Diego with Bachelors in Accounting and a Masters in Accounting and Financial Management. After working at KPMG in New York City, she moved back to California to be near her father who had been diagnosed with Heart Failure. She then went on to Physician Assistant School at the University of California at Davis, School of Medicine. Challenge Failure affords her the ability to combine her career and passion to inspire others to lead healthy lifestyles.

Emily Reisinger

Steven Boriack, Secretary, Director of Communications

Steven Boriack is a Publicity Manager at Flatiron Books in New York City. After graduating from Auburn University he moved to New York to pursue a career in publishing and found a passion for public relations, previously holding positions at Random House and HarperCollins. An active member in the community, Steven has been an integral part of various clubs and organizations as both an active member and officer. He is currently training for the New York Marathon in November 2017.

Steven Boriack

Robin Boriack, Vice President

Robin Boriack, along with her family, is the Founder of Challenge Failure. Her passion has been to spread awareness and raise research funds to combat Congestive Heart Failure. She is the widow of Marc Boriack and is dedicated to preserving his memory by helping others learn to live and thrive with heart disease. She is a mother and grandmother and hopes that her work with Challenge Failure will prevent others from suffering the loss of a loved one due to Heart Failure. She also volunteers regularly at her church and participates in multiple 5Ks, 10Ks, and half marathons.

Robin Boriack

Elizabeth Milbauer, Treasurer, Director of Veterans Affairs

Elizabeth Milbauer is a United States Navy Veteran and full time student at California State University, Sacramento. After 4 years in Aviation Administration with the US Navy, she went back to school to get her degree. She received her Associate degree in Business Administration and is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She is a member of the Accounting Society and Golden Key Honour Society. Outside of school, she remains closely associated with the veteran community while maintaining an active lifestyle, completing her first half marathon in October 2015.

Elizabeth Milbauer

Andrew Reisinger, Board Member

Andrew Reisinger is a Partner at Dahl Law, Attorneys at Law, in Sacramento. He has been an integral contributor to Challenge Failure over the last 5 years. He serves in various capacities for several community organizations including as an officer of the Sacramento County Bar Association Bankruptcy & Commercial Laws Section, as an active member of the Rotary Club of Point West Sacramento, and as a volunteer for the Volunteer Legal Services Program of Northern California. In his free time he enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle including playing on, and managing, a local softball team and hiking with his wife, Emily, and dog, Sampson.

Andrew Reisinger

Tina Brodston, Board Member

Tina Brodston has been employed by the Grupe Company as a Senior Sales Manager since 2001.  Tina has held key roles in Challenge Failure since its inception, most notably in sponsorships and social media marketing.  Tina spends most of her free time with her husband and daughter. She also volunteers at her church and her daughter’s school.  She recently completed her first half marathon – the Nike half in San Francisco and likes vacationing,  camping and boating with her extended family.

Advisory Committee

Dr. John Teerlink, FACC, FAHA, FESC, renowned researcher in heart failure, Director the Heart Failure Clinic at the San Francisco VA Medical Center

Susan Ammon, RN, MS, FNP, Heart Failure Specialist

Dr. Kenneth Delu, Chiropractor, avid runner and marathoner, sports and running consultant

Rod Boriack, Independent writer, editor, and consultant

Heidi Sowers-Hill, Local business owner