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Board of Directors

As a volunteer organization, Girl Scouts of Western New York has a volunteer board of directors composed of community leaders and professionals who provide our organization with leadership. These women and men believe in the value of Girl Scouting and its ability to develop girl leaders. The combined expertise of these community members provides leadership to the council by establishing the policies and bylaws that guide us.

These governance volunteers have the responsibility of strategic planning, fund development, financial oversight, appointment of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and are Girl Scout ambassadors to this Council. They are chosen by the Board Development Committee and elected by the voting members of the Council. All inquiries for the Board of Directors or the Board Development Committee can be directed to the Office of the CEO.

Board of Directors 2021 - 2022

Lynnette Haley O’Stewart, Ph.D., Chair
Lynn Lubecki, Ed.D., 1st Vice Chair
Patricia Raab, 2nd Vice Chair
Robin Selino, Treasurer
Sue Sweet, Secretary

Directors-At-Large

Kimberly Beaty
Kenyana David
Crisandra Harrison
Arianna McKnight
Cherie Messore
Nicholle Overkamp
Karen Penfold
Judy Penzotti
Venus Quates
Catherine Roberts
John Romagnola
Lori Valenti

Ex-Officio

Alison Wilcox, CEO
Javeena Edwards, MBA, CFO


Join the GSWNY Board of Directors

We are always looking for diverse professionals to join our Board of Director members. We look for active Board participants with strong commitment to fund development and a variety of experiences, skill sets, and diverse backgrounds.

Most importantly, we seek individuals who believe in the Girl Scout mission and have a passion for providing the best possible opportunities for girls.

If you're interested in joining, fill out our Board of Director application below.

Have additional questions? Please contact Blair Yaiser for more information about joining the Board of Directors at GSWNY.