STATEWIDE, Conn. (May 13, 2019) – At its Annual Meeting on April 28 at the Oronoque Country Club in Stratford, Girl Scouts of Connecticut elected new members to its Board of Directors and renewed terms of returning members. The current Girl Scouts of Connecticut Board of Directors now includes (new members and positions in bold):
· President—Sheryl Sleeva, Head of New Ventures, Digital Network Services
· 1st Vice President –Nicole Sandford, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
· 2nd Vice President –Liz McGovern, Benefits Advisor at Aflac Insurance
· 3rd Vice President –Virginia Giuffré, retired, former Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
· Treasurer –Susan Brosseau, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Ädelbrook Behavioral and Developmental Services
· Secretary—Diana Mahoney, Director Planning, Scheduling
& Contract Services, Eversource
· Richard Abrams, Financial Advisor and Managing Director, UBS Wealth Management.
· Sarah Broderick, Former Chief Operating Officer and CFO of Vice Media
· Michele Etzel, CFO and Executive Vice President of National Graphics, Inc.
· Erica Evans Gioffre, Head of Client Engagement at Hirtle Callaghan
· Jonna Gerken, Deputy Global Transitions Manager, Pratt and Whitney
· Elizabeth Haynes, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
· Bill James, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
· Leslie Jenkins, Director of Retail and Healing Arts at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
· Lisette Martinez, Chief Diversity Officer, Yale-New Haven Health
· Adrienne Parkmond, Esq., Chief Operating Officer of The Workplace
· Pamela Scagliarini, Chief Operating Officer of Bridgeport Hospital and Senior Vice President for Yale New Haven Health System
· Carol Quinn Toomey, Client Account Lead for State of Connecticut, Accenture
· Zulma Toro, President, Central Connecticut State University
· Desiree Wolfe, Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing at Webster Bank, N.A.
Girl Members at Large:
· Jessica Browne from New Fairfield
· Juliana Fabrizi from Westbrook
· Megan Rodriguez-Hawkins from West Hartford
· Eliza Stanley, Armonk, NY/Greenwich
Emeritus Board Member, Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz
The new board consists of lifelong Girl Scouts, community leaders, nonprofit and corporative executives, and many board veterans. The board members will use their experiences in Girl Scouting, finance, communications, government, education, technology, marketing, and more to lead the state’s largest girl-focused organization.
“It’s wonderful to have a group of diverse, skilled community leaders, executives, and dedicated Girl Scouts on our Board of Directors,” said CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut, Mary Barneby. “I am confident that this incoming board will also combine their skills and expertise to enhance and expand the lives of girls throughout Connecticut.”
The Board of Directors is a policy-making and governance body responsible for establishing the vision for Girl Scouts of Connecticut, developing strategic priorities, and providing governance and fiscal oversight for the implementation of these priorities by the CEO and staff members. Board members must be members of the Girl Scout Movement, live by the Girl Scout Promise and Law, and work to promote Girl Scouts as the leading organization for leadership development of girls in Connecticut.