Patricia (Trish) Bowen has served on the Board of Directors since 2012. Trish is a lawyer with over 20 years of experience in the health care industry, including 14 years at UnitedHealthcare where she held a variety of leadership roles in the legal, compliance and regulatory affairs departments. Trish left UnitedHealthcare in 2014 to pursue at Master of Social Work degree at the University of Connecticut as an Urban Health Scholar with a focus on aging issues and end of life care. Trish received her MSW in May 2016 and is currently associate director of the Alzheimer's Resource Center of Connecticut.
Board of Directors
The governance structure of Girl Scouts of Connecticut is designed to ensure that members of have a voice in the decision-influencing process of the Council. To this end, the Bylaws of GSOFCT permit the inclusion of four girl members as non-voting members of the Board of Directors. If you are interested in joining the collected voice of the Board of Directors, please review the position description and complete the age appropriate form below.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 board year! Application deadline: February 11, 2018.
Girls (over the age of 16) are welcome to apply as a candidate for the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of Connecticut. Why be a Girl Board Member? Hear from two girl board members themselves - Hannah and Megan - in this video!
All candidates will be interviewed by the Board Development Committee. Selected candidates will be formally voted in during the Annual Meeting each April. For more information, please contact Nicki Segura or ext. 3266.
Each year, service units elect delegates to represent them at the council level. Delegates are integral members of their service unit. Delegates are responsible for attending council meetings, voicing concerns or questions from their service unit, and bringing back information to their service unit. They also vote on new members of the Board of Directors! Did you know that Girl Scouts ages 14 and up and adults can be Council Delegates? What a great way to be a leader in your community! Elections are currently closed for 2018 and will reopen in the fall.
(amended April 24, 2016)
Council Delegate Training
Open to newly elected council delegates or returning delegates who would like a refresher, the Delegate Training will be held on February 15 at the Hartford Service Center from 5:00-6:00 PM. Council delegates will learn about their role in GSOFCT governance and be able to ask questions as they review the delegate handbook. The training will also be available via webinar.
If you will be attending in person, please email Nicki Segura to RSVP.
If you will be attending via webinar, please register here.
GSOFCT Board of Directors
Patricia Bowen - President
Sheryl Sleeva - 1st Vice President
Liz McGovern - 2nd Vice President
Virginia Giuffré - 3rd Vice President
Susan Brosseau - Treasurer
Leslie Karen Hammond - Secretary
Mary Barneby - Chief Executive Officer
Members at Large
Dr. Sousan Arafeh
Susan Bysiewicz, Esq.
Erica Evans Gioffre
Adrienne Parkmond, Esq.
Carol Quinn Toomey
Board Development Committee
Yasmin Blackburn, Esq.