Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts consists of a diverse group of volunteers who are community leaders and professionals. They are chosen by the Board Development Committee and elected by the voting members of the Council. The role of the Board of Directors is one of governance. Their responsibilities include strategic planning, fund development, appointment of the CEO, financial oversight, and interaction with the community.
|First Vice President||Casey Freeman|
|Second Vice President||Jamina M. Scippio-McFadden|
|Secretary||Paulette (Polly) Billiel|
|Treasurer||Chris M. Mendoza DBA|
|Chief Executive Officer||Patricia Hallberg|
Frank Fitzgerald, II
Jeffrey J. Gallant, CPA
Devon W. Grierson
Maryann C. Johnson
Dr. Shirley Konneh
Lucila J. Santana
Nikki A. Sharleville
GSCWM Senior Managers
Suzanne Smiley, COO
Carole Steen, CFO
Deborah Mansfield, Director of Business Operations
Melanie Bonsu, Director of Development & Marketing/Communications
Monica Baldyga, Director of Membership
Sara Rowan, Senior Director, Girl Experience
Board of Directors Information
GSCWM's Board Development Committee is always on the search for dynamic individuals with diverse talents and experiences to help oversee the operations of the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts and further our mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
If you know someone that you would recommend to be considered for the GSCWM Board (including girl members 14 years or older) or Board Development Committee, please fill out the Referral Form.
Calling all Senior Girl Scouts
The GSCWM board of Directors includes four girl members. Any registered Girl Scout, age 14 and over can apply to be on the GSCWM board. This is a two-year term commitment beginning at the Annual Meeting on April 7, 2019. Girls must be 14 by January 2019 and be a girl member throughout the term ending in April of 2021. The Board meets five times a year at the Holyoke Leadership Center from 5-7 pm in addition to the Annual Meeting held each spring. The girl members chair the Girl Leadership Board and have a direct voice in the governance of the council. This is a great leadership opportunity!! Please use the referral form to apply to join our board
*Massachusetts law requires that girl board members are not voting members.