The Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways (GSNYPENN) Council is pleased to formally announce appointments to its Board of Directors for 2023-2024. GSNYPENN is a regional council chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
The GSNYPENN Council serves 24 counties in New York and two in northern Pennsylvania. It is an independent 501(c)(3) membership organization with adult volunteers, parents and girls actively engaged in strategic policy direction. Governance structures are part of every Girl Scouts council and are defined by council bylaws.
GSNYPENN’s governing body is its Board of Directors. Under the 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 corporate executives, and 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.
Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Board of Directors 2023-2024
Board Chair – Tiffany Alvarez Smith of Liverpool, N.Y.
Managing Director, Partnerships at Achievement Network
1st Vice Chair – Kathy Burke Barry of Syracuse, N.Y.
Partner, Dermody, Burke & Brown CPAs LLC
2nd Vice Chair – Katie MacIntyre of Auburn, N.Y.
Manager, Marketing Products, National Grid
Treasurer – Susan Duerr of North Syracuse, N.Y.
Past Director of Finance, MedBest Medical Management
Secretary – Cindy Demo of Alexandria Bay, N.Y.
Past ESL/GED Teacher, New York State Department of Corrections & Community Services
Past Instructor of English, Jefferson Community College
Debbie Calkins of Mansfield, Pa.
Past Owner/Operator, Debbie’s Day Care
Tiffany Campau of Syracuse, N.Y.
Coach Impact Lead, The Achievement Network
Judi Dixon of Memphis, N.Y.
Self-Employed, Strategic Event Management
Kim Lamar Shelton of Vestal/Corning, N.Y. & Mansfield, Pa.
Professor and Director of TRiO Student Support Services Program, Mansfield University of the Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania
Michelle McCabe-Szczepanski of Binghamton, N.Y.
Associate Attorney, Levene Gouldin & Thompson LLP
Carl McLaughlin of Watertown, N.Y.
Retired, Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization
Karen Roth of Stittville, N.Y.
Chief Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory
Mike Sabo of Endicott, N.Y.
Deb Sanderson of Norwich, N.Y.
Retired, Chenango County Area Agency on Aging
Paloma Sarkar of Oswego, N.Y.
First Vice President, Enterprise Risk Manager, Pathfinder Bank
Sheri Seguin of Ogdensburg, N.Y.
CORE Peer Navigator, North Country & Northern Central Regions, New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
Judy Suddaby of Onondaga, N.Y.
Attorney, New York State Court of Claims
Vanessa Teamoh of Watertown, N.Y.
Technical Specialist, Jefferson Community College
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