Council Government

 
 Newly elected board members were sworn
in by Board Chair Kathleen Webb at the
2014 Council Annual Meeting.

Girl Scouts Heart of the South's governance structure is focused on leadership, accountability and transparency.

Board members possess a passion for Girl Scout's mission and vision, a commitment to invest time as an active member, an ability and desire to take a council-wide perspective and demonstrated commitment to our community.  

Governance is provided by a 18 member Board of Directors and is comprised of a diverse group of volunteers who are representative of civic leaders, donors, corporations and sponsors, volunteers and other stakeholders.

These volunteers are responsible for setting policies, the organizational operating budget and for overseeing the direction of Girl Scouts Heart of the South. 


Board of Directors: 

  • Chair: Kathleen Webb, Board Chair, Attorney, Murphy, Dezonia & Webb, Memphis, TN (2015-2017)
  • 1st Vice Chair:  Dr. Pamela Evans, Obstetrician, Henry County Medical Center, Hollow Rock, TN (2015-2017)
  • 2nd Vice Chair: Lori Patton, VP Operations, Roadshow BMW/ Mini, Memphis, TN (2015-2017)
  • Secretary: Claire Barnett, Senior Project Manager, EnSafe, Inc, Memphis, TN (2014-2016)
  • Property Chair: David Vance, Owner, My Friends Place, Houston, MS (2015-2017)
  • Treasurer/Finance Chair: Nancy Cochran, Consultant, Burleigh Consulting Group, (2015-2017)
  • Ahsaki Baptist, Senior Associate, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, Memphis, TN (2014-2016)
  • Karen Bowyer, President, Dyersburg State Community College, Dyersburg, TN (2014-2016)
  • Cathy Fitzpatrick, Director of Trust Sales, Renasant Bank, Tupelo, MS (2014-2016)
  • Deborah Harris, Operations Assistant, Atmos Energy Corporation, Greenwood, MS (2014-2016)
  • R. Brian Lowery, Vice President and Loan Officer, Commercial Bank and Trust, Marion, AR (2014-2016)
  • Pat Moody, Community Volunteer, Memphis, TN (2015-2017)
  • Adrienne R. Morris, Learning & Development Specialist, Mississippi State University, Columbus, MS (2014-2016)
  • Mary Kay Wegner, Senior Vice President, Service and Operations, Terminix, Memphis, TN (2015-2017)
  • Jenniffer Stephenson, Manager, Carrollton Public Library, Carrollton, MS (2014-2016)
  • Laurie M. Thornton, Attorney, Glanker Brown, Memphis, TN (2014-2016)
  • Vicki Sneed, City President, Regions Bank, Oxford, MS (2014-2016)
  • Melanie Schild, CEO, Girl Scouts Heart of the South

Community Advisory Board Chairs

  • Greater Memphis Area CAB Chair: Pat Moody, Community Volunteer, Memphis, TN (2013-2015)
  • Northeast Mississippi CAB Chair: David Vance, Owner, My Friends Place, Houston, MS (2013-2015)
  • West Tennessee CAB Chair: Dr. Pamela Evans, Obstetrician, Jackson Regional Women’s Clinic, Jackson, TN (2012-2014)
  • Northwest Mississippi CAB Chair: Deborah Harris, Operations Assistant, Atmos Energy Corporation, Greenwood, MS (2012-2014)

Greater Memphis Area Community Advisory Board

  • Regional Chair: Pat Moody, Community Volunteer, Memphis, TN (2013-2015)
  • Claire Barnett, Senior Project Manager, EnSafe, Inc.,
  • Mable Barringer, Executive Director, National Kidney Foundation of W. TN
  • Nancy Cochran, Consultant. Burleigh Consulting Group
  • Rosemarie Fair, CCIM CPM, President, One Source Commercial, LLC
  • Debbie Zanot, Environmental Protection Specialist, NAVFAC Southeast, PWD Mid-South
  • Lori Patton, Vice President of Operations, Roadshow BMW & Mini
  • Patty Rainey, Broker / Realtor Crye Leike
  • Lashell Vaughn, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Memphis Light Gas and Water
  • Kathleen Webb, Attorney, Murphy, Dezonia & Webb
  • Melanie Schild, CEO, Girl Scouts Heart of the South
  • Kimberly Crafton, Director of Development and Advancement, Girl Scouts Heart of the South

Northeast Mississippi Community Advisory Board

  • Regional Chair: David Vance, Owner, My Friends Place, Houston, MS (2013-2015)
  • Anita Ambrose, Registered Nurse, North MS Medical Center Home Health, Verona, MS
  • Elmarie Brooks, Coordinator, Starkville School District, Families First Resource Center, Starkville, MS
  • Tina Bugg, Vice President, Trustmark National Bank, Corinth, MS
  • Dr. Anne Cross, Retired Educator, Ripley, MS
  • Rosario Martinez, EnvEngineering, TMMMS
  • Loralei McGee, Education Resource Coordinator, North MS Medical Center,Tupelo, MS    
  • Debbie Wiley, Tupelo, MS
  • Melanie Schild, CEO, Girl Scouts Heart of the South
  • Jenny Jones, Sr. Director of Community Engagement & Marketing, Girl Scouts Heart of the South
  • Myra Collins, Sr. Director of Programs & Property, Girl Scouts Heart of the South

Northwest Mississippi Community Advisory Board

  • Regional Chair: Deborah Harris, Operations Assistant, Atmos Energy, Greenwood, MS (2012-2014)
  • George Byrd, Outreach Forester, State of Mississippi
  • Nicole Folson, Water Valley, MS
  • Marilyn Hansell, Washington County Chancery Clerk, Washington County Government, Greenville, MS
  • Debra Tate, Payroll Administrator/Special Projects Accountant Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood, MS
  • Gwendalyn Woodson, Instructional Technology Consultant, T.E.A.M. Technology Training Center, Grenada, MS
  • Dr. Paulette Meikle Yaw,  Director, Delta State University Center for Community and Economic Development 
  • Melanie Schild, CEO, Girl Scouts Heart of the South
  • Kimberly Crafton, Director of Development & Advancement, Girl Scouts Heart of the South
  • Alicia Washington, Program Specialist, Girl Scouts Heart of the South
  • Annie Roby, Recruitment Specialist, Girl Scouts Heart of the South

West Tennessee Community Advisory Board

  • Regional Chair: Dr. Pamela Evans, Obstetrician, Jackson Regional Women’s Clinic, Jackson, TN (2012-2014)    
  • Tammy Boyd, Consultant, Alexandar Thompson Arnold, PLLC, Jackson, TN 
  • Leonie Hefley, Vice President, Commercial Bank & Trust, Humboldt, TN    
  • Tina Mercer, Consultant, Infinite Consulting, Jackson, TN
  • Wanda Kay Wiles, DDS, Affordable Dentures, Jackson, TN
  • Helen York, Community Volunteer, Jackson, TN
  • Sharon Younger, Ph.D., President, Younger and Associates, Jackson, TN
  • Melanie Schild, CEO, Girl Scouts Heart of the South
  • Jenny Jones, Sr. Director of Community Engagement & Marketing, Girl Scouts Heart of the South
  • Shelia Deaton, Regional Office Manager, Girl Scouts Heart of the South 

Board Development Committee Members:

  • Chair: Rosemarie Fair, Memphis, TN (2015-2017)
  • Naomi Dyson, Consultant, Mustard Seed & Co., Memphis, TN (2014-2016)
  • Grace Hutchinson, Community Volunteer (2015-2017)
  • Tina Mercer, Consultant, Infinite Consulting, Jackson, TN (2014-2016)
  • Diane Polly, Vice President, Compliance & Comm. Relations, MIFA, Memphis, TN (2014-2016)
  • David Vance, Owner, My Friends Place, Houston, MS (2014-2016)
  • Martha Allen Wooten, Director of Marketing, Community Consulting Services, West Point, MS (2014-2016)

 

Contact the Board Members or the Community Advisory Members at gshsbdc@girlscoutshs.org.


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