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The Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways elects new members to Board of Directors

The Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways (GSNYPENN) Council elected new members to its Board of Directors and renewed terms of returning members at its annual meeting held virtually earlier this spring.

GSNYPENN is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to administer the Girl Scout Leadership Experience across 24 counties of New York and two in northern Pennsylvania. The council is a membership organization with adult volunteers, parents and girls actively engaged in its strategic policy direction. Governance structures are part of every Girl Scout council and are defined by council bylaws.

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GSNYPENN’s governing body is its Board of Directors. Under leadership of the chair, the board maintains the integrity and purposes of Girl Scouting within the council’s jurisdiction. The board’s responsibilities include influence policy regarding council goals, issues affecting girls, issues affecting the business of the organization, strategic planning, financial oversight and fund development.

The board consists of lifelong Girl Scouts, community leaders, nonprofit and corporative executives, and many board veterans. Some bring a wealth of Girl Scout knowledge, while others bring expertise and experience in areas including education, strategic thinking, communications and marketing, technology, governance, finance and decision making.

Interested in sharing your talents as a member of the GSNYPENN Board of Directors? Complete the board interest form today at

GSNYPENN Board of Directors, 2021-2022 Member Year


Board Chair: Karen Hegeman of Theresa, NY – Retired school administrator
1st Vice Chair: Tiffany Alvarez Smith of Syracuse, NY – Managing Director, Anet’s Breakthrough Results Fund
2nd Vice Chair: Judi Dixon of Memphis, NY – Self-employed, Strategic Event Management
Treasurer: Susan Duerr of North Syracuse, NY – Director of Finance, MedBest Medical Management
Secretary: Cindy Demo of Alexandria Bay, NY – Instructor, Jefferson Community College

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Kathy Burke Barry of Syracuse, NY – CPA, Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC
Nancy Calandra of Rome, NY – Retired teacher, Rome City School District
Tiffany Campau of Syracuse, NY – Senior Director of School Support, The Achievement Network
Diana Jaramillo of Syracuse, NY – Founder and Principal Architect, Kin Architecture Studio
Olivia Kassoum-Amadou of Fort Drum, NY – Chief Strategy Officer, The Arc of Chemung-Schuyler
Claire Kepner of Fly Creek, NY – Retired
Kim Lamar Shelton of Vestal, NY & Mansfield, PA – TRiO Director and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Katie MacIntyre of Auburn, NY – Senior Marketing Analyst, National Grid
Michelle McCabe-Szczepanski of Binghamton, NY – Associate Attorney, Leven, Gouldin & Thompson, LLP
Carl McLaughlin of Watertown, NY – Retired from Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization
Michael Sabo of Endicott, NY – Retired from IBM
Deb Sanderson of Norwich, NY – Retired from Chenango County Area Agency on Aging
Jane Slack of Old Forge, NY – Self-employed financial advisor
Judy Suddaby of Syracuse, NY – Principal Law Clerk, New York State Court of Claims