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2017 Election & Annual Council Meeting

Voting for the 2017 election of our council Board of Director members-at-large, Board Development Committee members, and National Council Delegates & Alternate Delegates has closed.

 

2017 Slate of Nominees


Board of Directors - Member-at-Large

Two-Year Term: 2017-2019

Cassie Barlow

Cassie B. Barlow, PhD is currently serving Girl Scouts of Western Ohio as a Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors, and as a member of the Board Development Committee.  She is the Executive Director of the Wright State University Center for Workforce Development.  The Center has two entities called the Aerospace Professional Development Center and the Regional STEM Collaborative.  Both of these organizations are laser focused on Workforce Development needs across Ohio primarily in the Aerospace and Defense industry.  Dr Barlow retired from the United States Air Force after 26 years of service as the 88th Air Base Wing and Installation Commander, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. She was in command of one of the largest air base wings in the Air Force with more than 5,000 Air Force military, civilian, and contractor employees. The base is home to more than 27,000 employees and is the largest single site employer in the state of Ohio.

Cassie was commissioned in the Air Force in 1988 as a distinguished graduate of Georgetown University, Washington D.C. Following graduation, Dr. Barlow attended Information Management Technical School at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.  She has served in a variety of positions in the information management, behavioral science and personnel careers fields at squadron, Wing, direct reporting unit, major command, Air Force and combatant command levels. Dr. Barlow was selected by the Air Force Institute of Technology to attend Rice University to earn a doctorate in Organizational Psychology. After graduation, she served as a behavioral scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Air Force Academy. She was then selected to lead the analysis team for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Developing Aerospace Leaders Program. Dr. Barlow commanded the 355th Mission Support Squadron at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, where her squadron garnered multiple Air Combat Command and Air Force level awards. She also commanded at the Group level as a Mission Support Group Commander at Royal Air Force Lakenheath.

Cassie was previously the Director of Manpower and Personnel of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.  She has a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Chapman University, a Doctor of Philosophy from Rice University, and two additional Master’s degrees.  Cassie is a 2014 Women of Distinction from Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, was a Girl Scout leader and is the proud mother of a Gold Award Girl Scout.  Cassie is an active community member serving on multiple boards around the Dayton Ohio Region.  

Patrice Borders

Patrice Baughman Borders, J.D. is currently serving as a Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.  She is the Principal of Prevention Strategies LLC, based in Blue Ash, Ohio. The firm’s mission is to provide tailored strategies for reducing legal liability due to issues of harassment and discrimination.  Her expertise in developing innovative human resources strategies is a result of her years as a practicing employment law attorney and her work as a management consultant, which allowed her to work with numerous public, private, and non-profit entities.  Patrice has evolved her legal background and expertise into a distinguished consulting and coaching practice.

Patrice received her B.A. in English (cum laude) from Talladega College, her M.A. (in Journalism) and J.D. from The Ohio State University.   As a law student, she earned honors as a Dean’s Scholar and was a managing editor on the school’s Journal on Dispute Resolution.  She practiced in the Employment Law Department for the Columbus, Ohio office of Squire Sanders & Dempsey and the Cincinnati office of Frost and Jacobs (nka Frost Brown and Todd).  Patrice served as a senior consultant with Global Novations (nka Korn Ferry) one of the nation’s largest diversity and inclusion training and consulting firms.

In addition to holding a juris doctorate and a master’s degree in public relations, she is certified in Emotional Intelligence EQi-2.0 and EQ 360, the Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument® and as a professional and executive coach.

Patrice and her husband, Keith, reside in Blue Ash and are the proud parents of Washington University in St. Louis co-eds, Candace and Camille.  Both girls grew up in Girl Scouts ending their participation with earning the Gold Award and Camille going on to be designated as a National Young Woman of Distinction in 2014.  Patrice, a former Girl Scout herself, served as an adult volunteer and formerly on the local Girl Scout Board.  As a new empty-nester, her commitment for continued self-evolution is seen in her growing meditation practice and love for reading, blogging, and traveling. 

Stephanie Cihon

Stephanie Cihon is currently serving Girl Scouts of Western Ohio as a member of the Board Development Committee.  She is a Senior Project Specialist for Community Relations and Advocacy at ProMedica, a non-profit, mission driven health system serving northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. She joined ProMedica in 2001 as a member of the communications department and since that time she has held several positions within the organization. In her current role, she has administrative responsibility for community relations and advocacy. She oversees ProMedica’s community partnerships and is also involved in the health determinants work the system is engaged in at the national level. She is interested in furthering the public’s understanding of a mission-based organization and its role in working with and on behalf of the communities served, so that all residents have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Angela Granata

Angela Granata is currently serving Girl Scouts of Western Ohio as a Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors and has served as a member of the Board Development Committee.  For over 20 years, she has shared her expertise in financial planning with individuals, businesses, and groups.  Angela is a Certified Financial Planner™ and is Managing Partner of Luminous Wealth Management.

Angela currently resides in Holland Ohio and her community activities include:  Member of Toledo Estate Planning Council; Member of Society of Financial Service Professionals; National Endowment for Financial Education – Counselor; Military Family Life Counselor – United States Department of Defense; Mobile Meals – Volunteer; Toledo Sight Center Planned Giving Council; University of Toledo Women in Philanthropy; and ProMedica Health Care Planned Giving Council.

She graduated from Spring Arbor University with a degree in Business Management and Organizational Development, and attended the University of Toledo and the College for Financial Planning out in Denver, Colorado and is a graduate of Leadership Toledo. 

Business achievements include being a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow, Accredited Estate Planner and was a nominee for Toledo’s “20 Under 40.”

Anna Jones Monnett

Anna Jones Monnett was born and raised on the west side of Cincinnati, where she enjoyed Girl Scouts until she began working.  She attended Wright State University, graduating with both her BS and MS in Nursing.  She recently retired from the VA Medical Center in Dayton, where she served 34 years in a variety of roles including Nurse Manager, Nurse Educator, Chief of Quality Management, and most recently Associate Director, Patient Care Services/ Chief Nurse Executive.  National certifications include Geriatric Nursing, Nursing Administration, and Red Cross Disaster Nursing.  Additional education was achieved at the Federal Executive Institute, Health Care Leadership Institute, and Leadership VA (class of 06).  Honors include Sigma Theta Tau, the International Nursing Honor Society, WSU Distinguished Alumni Award, the College of Nursing and Health Wall of Fame, 2013 Girl Scout Women of Distinction honoree, and being named one of the Top 25 Women to Watch in 2016 by the Women in Business Network.  Community involvement includes Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley (Immediate past Board Chair), WSU CONH Strategic Advisory Board, Miami University Nursing Advisory Board, and the Martha Ministry at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.  Anna and her husband John have 3 grown children and reside in Washington Township.  She loves baking, Broadway and Ballroom dancing (the only time in life she does NOT have to lead).

Susan Redman-Rengstorf

Susan Redman-Rengstorf is Vice President of Institutional Advancement for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center based in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

She is a seasoned professional who previously served executive leadership positions in fundraising and management at the American Red Cross – Cincinnati Region, the National Conference for Community and Justice (New York City), Cincinnati Ballet, and Rock Castle Historic Site (Nashville).  As one of the founding employees at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Vice President of Development and External Affairs) she oversaw the design and implementation of the $110 million national capital campaign for the new museum from private and government funds at the local, state and federal levels.  She also managed the selection of the architects as well as the exhibit design team.

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors and Masters in American History she has published articles in Cobblestone Magazine, Queen City Heritage, Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums Association, Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Business Record, Spark! Magazine for Children, is co-author with Dan Hurley Steamboat Days on America’s Rivers: An Activity Book for Educators and Tall Stacks: A Celebration of America’s Steamboat Heritage,  and was contributing author to American Community Organization, edited by Patricia Mooney Melvin. 

She is active in the community serving on the Boards of the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting, a member of Leadership Cincinnati and is a volunteer for Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Women’s Fund.

A lifelong Girl Scout, Susan achieved the highest award, First Class, now called the Gold Award, from the Buckeye Trails Council (Dayton).  She has served as a Girl Scout camp counselor, Girl Scout leader and member of the Board Development Committee of the Great Rivers Council (Cincinnati) and is a Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.

She and her husband Tim reside in Liberty Township and have two adult children.


Board of Directors - Girl Member-at-Large

One-Year Term: 2017-2018

Kathryn Cordeiro

Kathryn Cordeiro is a Girl Scout Ambassador with Troop 30584 and a Junior at Centerville High School.  She has been a Girl Scout for 11 years and has earned the Bronze Award, Silver Award, and the Silver Torch Award and is currently debating ideas for her Gold Award.  Kathryn is a violinist in three orchestras, plays recreational soccer, is a photographer and artist, is a member of the National Honor Society, loves public speaking, is a certified diver, and is a Junior Instructor at Girl Scout camp.  Kathryn is also an excellent writer and storyteller.  She loves Girl Scouts and has helped her mother’s Girl Scout Junior troop.  She hopes to learn from her time on the board and see this as a step toward being an adult Girl Scout.

Whitney Weiss

Whitney Weiss is a Girl Scout Ambassador with Troop 47305 and a Junior at Mariemont High School.  She has been a Girl Scout for 11 years and has earned the Bronze Award, Silver Award, Visionary Journey Award, Girltopia Journey Award, and the Silver Torch Award.  She is hoping to earn her Gold Award before she graduates.  She is a member of the Queen City Figure Skating Club Junior Board, the Key Club, AFS Club, SPA (Service Projects Abroad) Club, the Spirit Club, plays tennis, does hip hop dance, and figure skates.  Throughout her years in Girl Scouting, Whitney has had many leadership experiences including assisting with younger troops and doing service projects.  She has attended several Girl Scout Destinations with trips to Australia, Oregon, and Washington D.C.  This summer, she has been selected to attend an international event to study cheetahs in Africa.


Board Development Committee Member

Two-Year Term: 2017-2019

Melissa Cutcher

Melissa Cutcher has been with the Better Business Bureau serving Dayton and the Miami Valley since October 2006, and is currently the Vice President of Leadership and Development, which includes providing oversight of the program Women in Business Networking.  It has been said “Melissa is a person of strong character and integrity and expects that of others.  She is very objective and realistic while being a self-starter and innovative”.

Melissa has a Bachelor’s in organization management and Master’s in business administration with a focus on organization leadership.  Melissa is active in the Miami Valley and is a contributing member to many groups and organizations in the area.  She has been in Miami Valley since 1985.  Her personal interests include connecting people, golf, reading books, spending time with her daughter Ashley, husband Jeff, and dog Brutus.

Her community involvement includes:  Leadership Dayton Class of 2015; Employee of the Year 2014; Women’s Leadership Collaborative – board member 2014-present, Retreat Committee 2015-present; 2011 WiBN Top 25 Women to Watch; Outstanding Leadership Award 2013; Women in Business Networking – Advisory Board Member 2013-Present, Koffee Talk Chair 2012-2013, Leadership Development Conference Co-Chair 2012, Conference for Women Chair 2013-Present, Lunch N Learn Chair 2014-2015, Winstitute Chair 2013; Dayton Hispanic Chamber Committee 2010-2012; Huber Heights Rotary 2012-2014 – Board Member 2013-2014, Christmas fundraising committee 2013-2014; Big Brothers, Big Sisters Over the Edge Supporter 2013.

Shannon Glass

Shannon Glass is currently serving as a Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.  She is the security and compliance director at AfidenceIT.  Shannon has over 15 years of experience in IT, specializing in the information security, governance and compliance space.  She is an accomplished leader who managed high-performance teams in the financial sector.  She leverages her strategic and communication skills to transform teams.  She enjoys formulating an organizational vision and objectives to develop industry leading security and compliance programs.  Shannon provides transformational leadership consulting for large-scale IT outsourcing initiatives.

Before AfidenceIT, Shannon spent years in the credit card processing industry for one of the top three processors in the world. One of her notable accomplishments includes building the new security and compliance team after an acquisition.  Shannon was the program manager for PCI certification for the company.  Shannon's experience in PCI-DSS standards began even before they were formalized and before the PCI-SSC was created.

Shannon is an active participant in her community.  She has served for the past three years as the Chair of the Center Stage Board for the Cincinnati Opera.  Also, she was the president of the board of directors in 2013 for the Junior League of Cincinnati.  Shannon received the Venue Magazine’s “Great Leaders Under 40” award in 2012.  She is a member of ISACA.  She is passionate about staying on top of the latest trends in security and compliance.  Shannon graduated with her master’s degree from Xavier University in 2016.

Lori Hauser

Lori Hauser is the Chief Executive Officer of Imagination Station, Toledo’s nonprofit science center.  A proud Girl Scout member, Lori is passionate about the empowerment of girls and is a strong advocate for programs for the underserved.  She is responsible for establishing Imagination Station’s newest affinity group, the STEMinists, and GIRLPOWER: STEM Career Day for Girls.  Prior to her tenure at the science center, she helped open the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron and created the national summer day camp program called Camp Invention.  Lori is a 2016 Women of Distinction honoree with Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and is currently president of Press Club, a member of TACL (Toledo Area Cultural Leaders), a member of the Destination Toledo Board and Toledo Rotary, a 2009 nominee for 20 Under 40, and a former Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Anitra Marsh

Anitra Marsh is the Global Associate Director of Brand Communications and Sustainability for P&G’s Skin and Personal Care business, a position she has held since July, 2016.  In this role, she leads communications for a multi-billion dollar portfolio of iconic brands including Olay®, Safeguard®, Old Spice®, and Secret® that reaches over a billion consumers in 150+ countries.  Her responsibilities include strategy and planning, media and stakeholder relations, issues and crisis management, and organizational development.  Anitra also leads sustainability for P&G’s Skin and Personal Care business working with a multi-functional team of passionate employees committed to improving the environmental and community impact of P&G’s brands.  

Prior to her current role, Anitra spent 17 years at P&G working in a range of Communications assignments in Cincinnati, Baltimore, and New York City.  In 2009, Anitra was named ‘40 Under 40’ by the national trade magazine, PR Week.  She is most proud of her work demonstrating that social responsibility is good for business, including programs like Pantene Beautiful Lengths, Safeguard’s Global Handwashing Day, Tide Loads of Hope, and most recently Tide’s “Up, Closed and Safe” campaign, which encourages proper laundry detergent pod storage around children.

Anitra relocated from New York City back to Cincinnati in 2014 and is devoted to being a positive force for the empowerment and advancement of young girls in the Greater Cincinnati area.  A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Anitra holds a BS in Mass Media Arts from Hampton University. In her spare time, she enjoys international travel, cooking, writing, entertaining, and spoiling her 8 year-old nephew, Karson, and 5 year-old niece, Kaylin.

Susan Redman-Rengstorf

Susan Redman-Rengstorf is Vice President of Institutional Advancement for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center based in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

She is a seasoned professional who previously served executive leadership positions in fundraising and management at the American Red Cross – Cincinnati Region, the National Conference for Community and Justice (New York City), Cincinnati Ballet, and Rock Castle Historic Site (Nashville).  As one of the founding employees at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Vice President of Development and External Affairs) she oversaw the design and implementation of the $110 million national capital campaign for the new museum from private and government funds at the local, state and federal levels.  She also managed the selection of the architects as well as the exhibit design team.

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors and Masters in American History she has published articles in Cobblestone Magazine, Queen City Heritage, Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums Association, Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Business Record, Spark! Magazine for Children, is co-author with Dan Hurley Steamboat Days on America’s Rivers: An Activity Book for Educators and Tall Stacks: A Celebration of America’s Steamboat Heritage,  and was contributing author to American Community Organization, edited by Patricia Mooney Melvin. 

She is active in the community serving on the Boards of the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting, a member of Leadership Cincinnati and is a volunteer for Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Women’s Fund.

A lifelong Girl Scout, Susan achieved the highest award, First Class, now called the Gold Award, from the Buckeye Trails Council (Dayton).  She has served as a Girl Scout camp counselor, Girl Scout leader and member of the Board Development Committee of the Great Rivers Council (Cincinnati) and is a Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.

She and her husband Tim reside in Liberty Township and have two adult children.


National Council Delegate

Three-Year Term: 2017-2020

Cassie Barlow

Cassie B. Barlow, PhD is currently serving Girl Scouts of Western Ohio as a Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors, and as a member of the Board Development Committee.  She is the Executive Director of the Wright State University Center for Workforce Development.  The Center has two entities called the Aerospace Professional Development Center and the Regional STEM Collaborative.  Both of these organizations are laser focused on Workforce Development needs across Ohio primarily in the Aerospace and Defense industry.  Dr Barlow retired from the United States Air Force after 26 years of service as the 88th Air Base Wing and Installation Commander, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. She was in command of one of the largest air base wings in the Air Force with more than 5,000 Air Force military, civilian, and contractor employees. The base is home to more than 27,000 employees and is the largest single site employer in the state of Ohio.

Cassie was commissioned in the Air Force in 1988 as a distinguished graduate of Georgetown University, Washington D.C. Following graduation, Dr. Barlow attended Information Management Technical School at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.  She has served in a variety of positions in the information management, behavioral science and personnel careers fields at squadron, Wing, direct reporting unit, major command, Air Force and combatant command levels. Dr. Barlow was selected by the Air Force Institute of Technology to attend Rice University to earn a doctorate in Organizational Psychology. After graduation, she served as a behavioral scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Air Force Academy. She was then selected to lead the analysis team for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Developing Aerospace Leaders Program. Dr. Barlow commanded the 355th Mission Support Squadron at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, where her squadron garnered multiple Air Combat Command and Air Force level awards. She also commanded at the Group level as a Mission Support Group Commander at Royal Air Force Lakenheath.

Cassie was previously the Director of Manpower and Personnel of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.  She has a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Chapman University, a Doctor of Philosophy from Rice University, and two additional Master’s degrees.  Cassie is a 2014 Women of Distinction from Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, was a Girl Scout leader and is the proud mother of a Gold Award Girl Scout.  Cassie is an active community member serving on multiple boards around the Dayton Ohio Region.  

Vicki Blanco

Vicki Blanco has been a Girl Scout member for 28 years, 20 of those years as a volunteer, and is currently Service Unit Chair for Rambling River Service Unit.  She has also held the role of troop leader, learning facilitator, service unit recruiter, service unit event planner, service unit cookie chair, communications chair, and outdoor trainer throughout her tenure.  Nationally, Vicki administers a Facebook networking group for service unit chairs throughout the United States, with a membership of over 800 service unit lead volunteers.  She has also participated in several regional and council-wide project groups, including the restructuring of the service unit, new volunteer support resource development, regional derby events, volunteer appreciation, and fall enrichment.  In addition, Vicki was instrumental in the resurgence of Adult Conference 2015 and 2016 with of reach of over 100 adult volunteers.

Jennifer Codding

Jennifer Codding has been involved in Girl Scouts since her daughter wanted to join a troop as a kindergarten student. First she was a parent, then an assistant troop leader, and then troop leader.  She saw the benefit in the program and wanted to serve to continue this for her daughter as well as the other girls involved.  Her girls have changed over the years, both in individual development as well as troop members.  She has been able to offer them experiences that have allowed them to grow and develop beyond what is available in other programs.  The troop welcomes all, and jump right in with new girls and start them in on the journey.

Three years ago, Jennifer started to work with the service unit team in her area.  It started as a group of 5 members and now is a group of 9.  They offer an event nearly every month for the girls, and her troop of Cadette Girl Scouts are often called to serve in these service unit events. They serve as a role model for the younger ladies as well as stretch themselves to accomplish items that they would not otherwise have had the opportunity to do.

During this tenure, she served as Mentor, and most recently GSLE for her service unit. She has taken others troop camping both with and without her own troop so that girls can experience the outdoors and the areas of growth that only camping can enable.  Now, over half the troops in the service unit is offering a campout for a weekend this year and she is confident it will not be the last.  Jennifer thinks the Girl Scout program offers riches for girl development in the areas of leadership, confidence, courage, and character.  She enjoys the flexibility that the program offers to allow leaders to work with girls’ needs and individual strengths to assist them in accomplishing these goals. Recently, her troop was chosen to show the United Way how a girl-led troop works and how it can be successful. 

Nancy Dawes

Nancy C. Dawes served two terms as Chair of the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, plus two terms as Immediate Past Chair, stepping down from the Board in April 2016, and is a National Council Delegate.  She has a long Girl Scout history – Chair of the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts – Great Rivers Council, serving on the Council Realignment Committee, girl member, troop leader for all age levels, and co-service unit manager.  She served as a Delegate at the last five National Council Meetings, received the Thanks Badge and Thanks Badge II, and is a member of the Juliette Gordon Low Society.  Outside of Girl Scouts, Nancy continues her work of over 35 years in Product Development at Procter and Gamble (P&G).  She is a member of the Vic Mills Society, one of the highest technical achievements at P&G.  Nancy also serves on the Deans Advisory Board for the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University and has a history of involvement in supporting the college and related STEM work.  She has been recognized by both the College of Engineering and Texnikoi as an Outstanding Alumni.

Kimber Fender

Kimber Fender is currently serving Girl Scouts of Western Ohio as Board Secretary and as a National Council Delegate.  She has served as Director of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County since 1999.  Kim received her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Northern Kentucky University and her MLS degree from the University of Kentucky.  

Kim also served as Head of Public Services at Campbell County Public Library, and as Manager of Information Services at ATE Management and Services Company, before beginning employment with the Library in 1988 as a Librarian in the Institutions/Books-by-Mail Department.  She currently serves on the Success by 6 Regional Leadership Council, the Downtown Cincinnati Inc. Board, the Leadership Cincinnati Steering Committee and chairs the Ohio Library Council’s Government Relations Committee.  She is a past-president of the Greater Cincinnati Library Consortium Board and the Ohio Public Library Information Network Board and has previously served on the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council Board. 

An alumna of Leadership Cincinnati, Kim was named a 2012 Career Woman of Achievement by the YWCA, a 2011 Woman of Distinction by Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and was profiled in the Cincinnati Edition of the Women’s Book.  In 2009 she was named Librarian of the Year by the Ohio Library Council and in 2008 the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency honored Kim with a Bridge Builder Award.  In 2001 she received the University of Kentucky School of Library and Information Science Alumni Association Outstanding Alumna Award and in 1999 was honored with a Professional Achievement Award from Northern Kentucky University.

Kim was re-elected to the Campbell County Board of Education in November 2016.  She is a member of St. John Lutheran Church and served on its Council for 6 years including terms as Secretary, Treasurer and President.

She became a lifetime member of Girl Scouts in 2015, after being a member for more than 25 years, first as a girl and later as an adult member in her daughter’s troop.  She has been the leader of Troop 7007 in Northern Kentucky for three years.

Sue Gantz Matz

Sue Gantz Matz currently serves on the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and as a National Council Delegate.  She has served as Chair of the Board Development Committee and has participated on several task groups.  Sue has been active in Girl Scouts for over 30 years and is a member of the Juliette Gordon Low Society.  She was a girl member, troop leader, held various service unit positions, and served on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts – Great Rivers Council.  Sue is a retired research manager and is teaching part time in a grade school STEM lab.  She has participated on the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council’s education committee since 1996, serving as chair from 1998 to the present.  She also currently serves on the Environmental Education Council of Ohio, and advisory councils for Cincinnati State Technical College and Butler Tech Career Initiatives. 

Susan Grinkemeyer

Susan Grinkemeyer grew up in Mansfield Ohio and was a Girl Scout in the Heritage Trails Girl Scout Council from 1971 to 1978.  She graduated from Madison Comprehensive High School and Miami University and became a high school chemistry teacher.  As part of an active duty military family, Susan has been able to participate in Girl Scout with her daughter across several councils including USA Girl Scouts Overseas, (Germany) Girl Scout Council of our Nation’s Capital (Maryland), Girl Scout Commonwealth Council (Virginia) and Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.  As a Girl Scout volunteer, Susan has served as a troop leader at every level.  She has also served a variety of service team positions including school recruiter, event organizer and service unit chair. She is especially interested in the pursuits of ‘Older girls” and enjoys mentoring them on their higher award work. Even though her daughter is graduating from High school this spring, Susan cannot imagine a life without Girl Scouts!  She wholeheartedly agrees that the best friends are made in Girl Scouts.

Ann Hartmann

Ann Hartmann is currently serving Girl Scouts of Western Ohio as 2nd Vice Chair on the Board of Directors and as a National Council Delegate.  She also previously served as a member-at-large on the Board and as a member of the Board Development Committee.  Ann has many experiences in Girl Scouting.  She earned the Girl Scout Curved Bar as a girl member, was a Cadette Girl Scout leader, staff member in four councils, board vice-president of Greater Essex Girl Scout Council, and a three-term president of Girl Scouts of Maumee Valley Council.  She was delegate to an international adult event, delegate to National Council meetings, and has received the Girl Scout Thanks Badge.  For the last 30 years, Ann has been Principal of Hartmann and Associates, a financial planning firm.  She is past Toledo and national president of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and in the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils.  She is a securities arbitrator for FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority).  Current volunteer activities include Stephen Minister, member of United Way of Greater Toledo Public Policy Advisory Committee, planned giving committee for Montclair State University.  Ann is listed in "Who's Who in Finance and Industry," "Who's Who In America," and "Who's Who in the World."  

Tekeia Howard

Tekeia N. K. Howard has used her gifts and talents to support youth in becoming the best version of themselves. She has devoted her heart and head toward empowering girls and women to change the world. Her career speaks to her loyalty and passion for education, access and leadership development in young people. She spent twenty years working with young adults and an educative administrator at the University of Dayton and Xavier University. Over her twenty years in higher education she served and as promoted several times as an administrator in the offices of Residence Life, Multicultural Affairs and the Women's Center. She has proven her ability to speak with various constituents that bring together for the best impact. She has successfully work with executive leadership, faculty, parents and students to bring forth a desired outcome. Currently, Ms. Howard serves as the Director of Community Purpose at The Miami Valley School defining the school's role as a private school with a public purpose bring the community to MVS and taking MVS to the community through community service, service learning and most importantly partnership building.

Ms. Howard enjoys volunteering as a mentor and a facilitator to advance young girls in their communities. She volunteers with On Purpose Girls Mentoring in Dayton, Ohio as well as facilitate workshop about college preparation and job readiness, as well as serve as co-leader for her daughter's Girl Scout, troop over the last 4 years. As a youth leader she was active in Girl Scouts until 10th grade when her troop leader moved away. Yet, the Girl Scout Way always lives in her day to day life as a leader in her community.

Ellen Iobst

Ellen Iobst is a Supply Chain Executive Consultant with IOBST Supply Chain Consulting, LLC.  For the past year, Ellen has been consulting fulltime for the CEO of a public company on strategy and change management projects.  Prior to her independent consulting work, Ellen worked for the Sunny Delight Beverages Co. (SDBC) where she was the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Chief Sustainability Officer.  She was one of the founding managers of SDBC and the most senior woman.  In her role at SDBC, Ellen was directly responsible for approximately 500 employees and 5 manufacturing plants located in the United States.  She had responsibility for all purchasing, manufacturing, logistics, quality and engineering efforts and she served on the company’s leadership team.  In 2010 all of the manufacturing plants achieved “zero waste” to landfill.  In 2010, Ethisphere recognized Ellen as one of the 100 most influential people in business ethics for changing the corporate culture to a zero waste mentality.   Ellen was also selected as one of the Cincinnati Enquirer’s 2011 Top 20 Professional Women to Watch.  Prior to her experience at SDBC, Ellen worked for Procter and Gamble for 23 years.  During that time she worked in manufacturing and supply chain management at 6 different locations. 

Ellen is currently serving as the Board Chair for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and a National Council Delegate.  Prior to Board Chair, Ellen served as 1st Vice Chair for 4 years and Member-at-Large on the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Board of Directors.  Ellen has served as Chair of the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Board Development Committee.  She is a past National Council Delegate.  Ellen also served as a Member-at-Large on the Great Rivers Board of Directors prior to the merger.  She was a Girl Scout Leader from 1997 to 2006 and has experience in three different councils.  Ellen has been recognized as an Outstanding Girl Scout Volunteer twice during that time.  Ellen has been a Girl Scout since 1965, when she became a Brownie and she earned the First Class Award while she was a Senior Girl Scout.

Victoria Jacobs

Victoria Jacobs grew up in Toledo where she first joined Girl Scouts and then moved to Tipp City when she was 8 years old.  She is now sixteen and a sophomore at Tippecanoe High School.  Girl Scouts helped Victoria to become a very involved, responsible, organized, and well-rounded person.  She is maintaining a 4.0 GPA at her high school with challenging AP courses, and is a varsity athlete in swimming.  In addition, she swims for a club team year round, goes horseback riding and helps coach a local summer swim team during the summer.  She is very involved at school and in numerous clubs such as Octagon Club (a service organization), Science Fair, FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and teaches an after school French Club for 3rd graders.  She works downtown as a building supervisor at the local community center and at church, she is a layreader, serves at soup kitchens, does mission trips, and is a founding member of an interfaith group that brings together youth of all faiths and helps to encourage peace and acceptance of others.

Victoria has been a Girl Scout for 11 years and is currently in an Adventure Troop with girls ranging from 6th to 10th grade.  As one of the two oldest Girl Scouts in the troop, her leader has encouraged both of them to do the planning of numerous trips and activities and has given her confidence to be a leader.  She has led Brownie-Cadette Girl Scout troops on council-sponsored programs with her troop leader and peers.  Her troop is very important to her because it has not only shown her how to become a leader, but also a more responsible, caring, and adventurous person.  She has made friends through Girl Scouts that she never would have otherwise and they have pushed her to try new things and find herself.  Victoria has grown through Girl Scouts, each year providing her new skills to overcome challenges and giving her the opportunity to become a better person.

Tamara Lott

Tamara Lott resides in the Cincinnati region with her husband, a Cadette Girl Scout, two Cub Scouts, and a future Girl Scout.  Growing up, Tami was a member of the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois Council.  She has fond memories of earning badges, attending summer camps, and leading younger girls.  Her one regret is that she did not stay in Girl Scouts and was unaware of the full potential that Girl Scouting could bring to her life.  For this reason, Tami jumped at the opportunity to start leading her daughter’s troop from its formation in kindergarten.  Eight years later, she can see the impact that Girl Scouting has had on her own daughter’s life, the five original members that are still with her today, and the girls that have joined them along the way.

Tami is a graduate of Purdue University with a BS in Hospitality and Tourism Management.  After many years in the restaurant, hotel, and sales and catering industry, she chose to stay home and raise her family.  Little did she know, leading a Girl Scout troop is a full time job!  In 2016, Tami started her own crafting and culinary business, followed by an in-home child care business.  She also volunteers with local churches, food pantries, and assisted living communities.  Tami believes that community service is not something done to earn recognition, but rather our responsibility as human beings.

As a mom and a leader, Tami sees the challenges that are facing our young women today.  It is imperative that they have positive, strong and accepting role models that will listen, guide, and stand up for them.  It takes a village to raise a child and Tami accepts every girl in her troop as a member of her family.  Her standards and expectations are high, but her love knows no bounds.  It is Tami’s goal to guide and build her girls into young women of courage, confidence, and character that will make this world a better place.

Roni Luckenbill

Roni Luckenbill was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio in 2012.  In addition to serving Girl Scouts of Western Ohio in her previous role as Chief Operating Officer, Roni has over 30 years of experience as a Girl Scout executive. She has previously worked in five Girl Scout councils and has experience in every phase of the Girl Scout operation.  Prior to the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio merger in 2008, she was with the Great Rivers council for 18 years, overseeing fund development, membership, communications, human resources, finance, technology, business services and product sales.  Roni holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education.  She has a certificate of nonprofit management from Case Western Reserve University and is a Certified Girl Scout CEO.  Roni is active in the community, serving on the boards of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and as President-Elect of the Leadership Council.  In addition, she is 1st Vice Chair for P.R.A.Y. and the Chair of the National Cookie Steering Committee.  Roni is a member of the Olave Baden-Powell Society.  Roni is a certified Kepnor-Tregor trainer and has facilitated many workshops for non-profit organizations, in the areas of governance and tactical planning.

Victoria Nilles

Victoria L. Nilles is currently serving as 1st Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.  She is an attorney and works in the Dayton office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, where she concentrates her practice in the area of general commercial litigation.  She has also practiced law in other large law firms in Ohio and Indiana.

Prior to entering private practice, Victoria served as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert L. Miller, Jr. in the United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana.  In her first career, she was a Military Intelligence Officer in the United States Army, serving for ten years in various command and staff positions in the United States and Germany.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York and received her Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of Law, where she was the Executive Editor of the Washburn Law Journal and graduated magna cum laude.

Victoria is married to Dr. J. Thomas Hardy and they reside in Oakwood, Ohio.  They have two grown children, Christopher and Cathryn.

Susan Osborn

Susan Osborn is the Chief Operating Officer for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.  She is responsible for providing leadership to the council operations to achieve long and short term council mission delivery goals.  After receiving a BS in Biology, Susan worked as a research assistant at UC Medical Center and still nurtures a love of science. She serves as the President of the board of the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati and is involved in her community, where she is a member of College Hill Investment Collaborative, LLC (CHIC), a group of six women who are committed to financial and personal investment in their urban community business district.

Zo Redman

Zo Redman first became connected to Girl Scouts as a Brownie.  In 1991, she served her local United Way as a Loaned Executive and soon after joined the board of Heart of Ohio Girl Scout Council in Muskingum County.  Zo and her husband moved to Seneca County in 2005.  She continued to volunteer with Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and participated in the Camp CEO program for two years and is currently serving as Treasurer of the Board of Directors. 

Zo has worked at State Farm Insurance for 27 years and is currently an Agency Administration Leader in Maumee.  She is an active member of the National Association of Insurance and Professional Advisors (NAIFA) and has served on the board of the Blanchard Valley NAIFA Association for 7 years.  Zo has a passion for developing others and enjoys mentoring people of all ages. 

Zo and her husband Carl have three children, Carl, Chris and Shane.  She enjoys reading, gardening, and traveling. 

Susan Redman-Rengstorf

Susan Redman-Rengstorf is Vice President of Institutional Advancement for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center based in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

She is a seasoned professional who previously served executive leadership positions in fundraising and management at the American Red Cross – Cincinnati Region, the National Conference for Community and Justice (New York City), Cincinnati Ballet, and Rock Castle Historic Site (Nashville).  As one of the founding employees at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Vice President of Development and External Affairs) she oversaw the design and implementation of the $110 million national capital campaign for the new museum from private and government funds at the local, state and federal levels.  She also managed the selection of the architects as well as the exhibit design team.

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors and Masters in American History she has published articles in Cobblestone Magazine, Queen City Heritage, Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums Association, Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Business Record, Spark! Magazine for Children, is co-author with Dan Hurley Steamboat Days on America’s Rivers: An Activity Book for Educators and Tall Stacks: A Celebration of America’s Steamboat Heritage,  and was contributing author to American Community Organization, edited by Patricia Mooney Melvin. 

She is active in the community serving on the Boards of the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting, a member of Leadership Cincinnati and is a volunteer for Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Women’s Fund.

A lifelong Girl Scout, Susan achieved the highest award, First Class, now called the Gold Award, from the Buckeye Trails Council (Dayton).  She has served as a Girl Scout camp counselor, Girl Scout leader and member of the Board Development Committee of the Great Rivers Council (Cincinnati) and is a Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.

She and her husband Tim reside in Liberty Township and have two adult children.

Jennifer Rippy

Jennifer Rippy resides in Cincinnati with her husband and two teenage daughters.  She was a Girl Scout when she was young and recalls camping at Stonybrook and Ladigrau among her fondest memories.  Jenny was a leader for two years before she had children and then returned as a leader when her own daughters were old enough to be Girl Scouts.  She is currently a leader and the recognitions chairperson for her service unit.  Her hobbies include collecting Girl Scout memorabilia, herb gardening and learning to golf. 

Jenny attended Hanover College for two years and then graduated with a BA in history from the University of Cincinnati.  She later returned to University of Cincinnati and earned a paralegal certificate.  She is employed as an insurance claims adjuster, handling general liability bodily injury claims.  On that note, she is always on the lookout for possible injuries and her daughters and troop members jokingly complain that they wish she had a different job, so she wasn’t always worried about someone getting hurt!

Jenny often says that leaving Girl Scouts when she entered junior high was one of the biggest regrets of her youth.  She truly believes that Girl Scouts is the best program available for all girls and it is critical to keep girls engaged and involved through high school.  But even though she missed out on Girl Scouts during her own teen years, she is grateful to have rediscovered the opportunities, friendships and skills as an adult.

Julia Rodgers

Julia Rodgers is a Girl Scout Ambassador with Troop 3009 in Springfield, Ohio and attends Shawnee High School.  She has been in Girl Scouts since 1st grade (11 years).  She has earned her Silver Award and is aiming for her Gold Award.  She believes that Girl Scouts is a great program for young girls because it teaches you love, devotion and respect.  For her, it would be an honor to serve as a National Council Delegate for such a prestigious organization that helps young girls turn into young women.

Jody Wainscott

Jody Wainscott is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio as Immediate Past Chair after serving as Chair of the Board for two terms.  She has also served as Chair of the Investment Task Group, a National Council Delegate, and as a member of other task groups.  Prior to her position of Chair, she served as 1st Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Board of Directors.  For Girl Scouts – Great Rivers Council, Jody had served as Chair of the Council Nominating Committee, Treasurer of the Board of Directors, and as a Member-at-Large of the Board of Directors.  Her preparation for service, teamwork, and leadership included experiences as a Brownie, Junior, and Cadette Girl Scout and inspired her to become a charter member of the Juliette Gordon Low Society.  Jody is recently retired from The Cincinnati Insurance Companies.  Her career involved many leadership roles and responsibilities with the last position held as Vice President and Director of Target Markets Product Development.  She is a former Trustee of the Cincinnati Better Business Bureau, Inc., is a past member of Prevent Blindness Ohio’s Board of Directors, and a past Chair of its Southwest Ohio Chapter Executive Council.  Jody is a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Nuclear Insurers and the Advisory Council for the United States Aircraft Insurance Group.  She is a past director and board member of the Greater Cincinnati Women’s Network and Leading Women (a Greater Cincinnati non-profit association) and, in 1995 she was a Leading Women honoree.   Jody is currently serving as a member of the Network Alignment Team for Girl Scouts of the USA. 

Molly Wakeling

Molly Wakeling began Girl Scouts as a Brownie Girl Scout and have been a Girl Scout continuously for 18 years.  She is a lifetime member and Gold Award recipient and have been serving as a CSA troop leader for the past five years in two councils:  Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (GSEWNI), and Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.  She was a summer camp counselor and leadership program director for three summers in the GSEWNI council, where she served on term as a council delegate for her service unit.  As an Air Force officer and research physicist, STEM outreach is a key contribution that she makes to Girl Scouts in addition to being a troop leader.  Having no children of her own yet, she serves Girl Scouts because she already sees the impact it has had on her own life and seeks to share that experience with other Girl Scouts.  As a young adult who isn’t a mom, she connects with girls in a different way and brings a unique perspective and experience to the table.

Rebecca Westlake

Rebecca L. Westlake is the Vice Director, 88th Air Base Wing, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  She is responsible for assisting in managing a wing comprised of more than 5,000 active-duty, Air Force civilians, and contractor employees.  The wing is responsible for three primary missions:  operating the installation; training and deploying expeditionary Airmen in support of joint operations; and defending the base and its people.  The base is home to approximately 26,000 employees and is the largest single site employer in the state of Ohio with a $4 billion annual economic impact.

Rebecca entered civil service with the Air Force in 1988. She is a graduate of Air Command and Staff College in 1997 and Air War College in 2007. She has held many leadership positions at the Wing, Numbered Air Force, MAJCOM and Air Staff levels.  Her service in a deployed environment was as Chief of Analysis and Integration to the CENTCOM Deployment and Distribution Operations Center in Kuwait.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing and Management from Wright State University, as well as Graduate Studes in Educational Leadership from University of Dayton, and Master of Science in Strategic Studies, Air War College, Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base.

Prior to assuming her current position, Rebecca was detailed to the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Provisional Services Team.  She has been a Girl Scout leader and trainer in each location in which she has been stationed and is currently serving as a Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.


Alternate National Council Delegate

Three-Year Term: 2017-2020

Marcia Dowds

Marcia Dowds is the Chief Development Officer for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. Marcia joined Girl Scouts of Western Ohio in 2000 and discovered a passion for the Girl Scout mission. This fueled her commitment to the organization and led to a variety of leadership positions throughout her 17 year career including Senior Membership Director, Service Delivery Manager, and Director of Regional Services for the Dayton region.

Marcia has held several positions with other community youth initiatives including Vice Chair of the Advisory Council for the Clark County Community Alliance for Youth and co-chair of the Dayton Rise Sister Rise committee. Prior to coming to Girl Scouts, Marcia held management positions in both profit and non-profit organizations including executive director for a private animal shelter.

Marcia grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University. She is a current member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She lives in Dayton, Ohio and can frequently be found hiking with her dogs on the weekends.

Madeline Ebright

Madeline Ebright is a freshman at Eaton High School and a member of Girl Scout Troop 39998.  She has earned the Bronze Award and Silver Award, and will be starting on her Gold Award.  Besides Girl Scouts, she is involved in dance, volleyball, and highly involved in her youth group at church.  She was also part of the student council in the sixth grade.  Madeline enjoys reading and doing crafts.

Erin Horsley

Erin Horsley is the Director of Regional Services for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio – southern region.  In her 17 year tenure with Girl Scouts she has held several positions including service delivery manager for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio as well as service delivery manager and membership extension specialist for Girl Scouts- Great Rivers Council.  In each position Erin has worked closely with volunteers and staff to ensure processes and resources are provided and implemented within service units to ensure volunteers are prepared and supported to deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience with girls.  Erin currently serves as a board advisor for Parents for Public Schools, is on the United Way – Youth Achieves Learning Community Program committee, serves as the volunteer events director for Anderson Township Little League and is PTA President of her children’s school. 

Jessica Land

Jessica Land started in Girl Scouting by leading a single troop of girls and enjoyed the opportunities and experiences that she could offer to them.  While this was great, she felt that she could do more, and started to work at the service unit level handling registration and cookies for the Black Swamp Service Unit.  She stepped up to service unit manager when it was available.  Her primary objective in both the service unit and as leader of Girl Scout Troop 10092 is to keep the activities girl focused. Through the development of her service unit team, she has guided them to plan for about an activity per month and keep it girl focused.  

Shannon Meadows

Shannon Meadows is the Community Development Director in Springfield, Ohio.  She manages daily operations of the department, including the oversight of Housing and Urban Development entitlement funds and other grant dollars.  She oversees and coordinates Planning and Zoning, Code Enforcement, Building Regulations, Housing Rehabilitation, Human Relations, and community reinvestment for the city.

With her team, Shannon manages millions of dollars of federal and state program funding related to redevelopment and reinvestment in Springfield.  She has extensive experience in coordinating housing investments and redeveloping former industrial facilities with complex site contamination and development concerns.  Shannon has worked with local and state elected officials, as well as federal agencies to shape brownfield redevelopment policy.

Shannon has served the Springfield community since 1996 when she joined the City Management staff as a part-time intern.  Following undergraduate and graduate studies, she returned to the city and has served in full-time senior leadership roles since 2000.  Shannon is an Ohio native.  She graduated from Loveland High School, as a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient, in 1995.  She graduated from Wittenberg University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Management, as well as minor concentrations in Geography, Urban Studies, and History.  She also holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas Edwin O. Stein School for Public Administration.

Shannon is married to Jared Meadows.  Together they have two children, Sophia and Isaac.  Shannon and Sophia began their Girl Scout journey together in 2013 when Sophia became a Daisy Girl Scout and Shannon became a troop leader.  Shannon and Sophia are both proud member of Troop 35017, a diverse troop comprised of Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and a Cadette hailing from six different Springfield City schools.  Shannon also serves the Shawnee Oak Wind 305 Service Unit as the Girl Scout Leadership Experience Co-Chair.  The Meadows is a Scouting family.  Jared and Isaac began their Scouting adventures in 2016, when Jared became an assistant pack leader and Isaac earned his Bobcat rank in Cub Scouts.

Ana Middleton

Ana Middleton was born to a military family at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.  She was a Girl Scout while attending school in Massachusetts and Ohio.  After graduating from Beavercreek High School, she attended The Ohio State University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree, Civil Engineering, and is a registered Professional Engineer for the state of Ohio.  Ana has been employed by the Ohio Department of Transportation as a Civil Engineer for 28 years.

Ana has been a Girl Scout leader for all age levels for 14 years.  She is a parishioner of St. Brigid Catholic Church and taught Parish School of Religion at St. Brigid for 2nd, 7th and 8th grades.  She is a volunteer coach for basketball and volleyball and currently lives in Waynesville.

Jeanette Smith

Jeanette Smith is a 22 year staff member of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and a First Class Girl Scout.  In her tenure as a staff member she has held different roles, including adult development, program services, volunteer human resources management and now customer service.  She has facilitated multiple trainings for paid and volunteer staff including policy influencing and governance, leading the succession planning program and new staff onboarding.  She has served as the microphone operations chair for three national GSUSA conventions and as a council delegate at the 2014 GSUSA National Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Laura Williams

Laura Williams is sixteen years old and has been in Girl Scouts for over six years now.  In 2014, she earned her Silver Award and over the years has had many opportunities to camp, volunteer, and do many other activities with her troop (Troop 30009).  Outside of Girl Scouting, she attends Catholic Central High School in Springfield, Ohio.  At school, she is involved in several sports, which include tennis, cheerleading, and softball.  She is also a student ambassador and has been on the honor roll consistently.  During her free time, she chooses to participate or volunteer.  She helps out adult leaders at vacation bible school at her local church and serve at mass.  Laura also serves dinner to people in need at the Springfield Soup Kitchen and at Interfaith Hospitality Network (local homeless shelter).


Annual Council Meeting

The Annual Council Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, 4:30 p.m., at the Dayton Girl Scout Center. Newly elected Board of Directors and Board Development Committee members will be installed during the Annual Meeting and will take office immediately following. 

Members are welcome to attend the Annual Council Meeting and must pre-register by contacting Cheryl Drinnen at cheryldrinnen@gswo.org no later than April 14, 2017.  The meeting should last no more than 30 minutes and is primarily held to meet State of Ohio requirements. During the meeting, the Board will accept the state of the council report and hear a report of the 2017 election.