Board of Directors
The Board consists of 17-25 volunteers who serve three year terms (officers and girls serve two-year terms) and are elected at the Annual Meeting the Representative Assembly. The Board of Directors develops, manages, and maintains Girl Scouting within the terms of the Girl Scout charter from GSUSA.
Chair of the Board [2019-2021]
Jenni Murphy, Ed. D. - Dean, CSUS College of Continuing Education
Vice Chair [2019-2021]
Alana Mathews, Esq. - Public Advisor, CA Energy Commission
Past Chair [2019-2021]
Juanita Garcia – Community Volunteer; Retired Executive Director, Aerojet Foundation
Patty Estopinal – Vice President, Robert W. Baird and Co.
Beth Leonard Schatz - Senior Vice President, Bank of America
Bernadette Austin [2019-2022] –
Associate Director, UC Davis Center for Regional Change
Angelica Balderas [2019-2022] – Senior Vice President, Entravision Communications
Kimberly Bedford [2019-2022] – Global HR Director/Supply Chain Organization, Intel Corporation
Deveshi Buch [2018-2020] – Girl Scout and student, Vista del Lago High School
George Claire [2019-2022] – Design Thinker & Product Manager, The Shop @ VSP Global
Catherine Cardoza Conner [2019-2022] – Owner, Conner Investments
Reese Ferriman [2019-2021] – Girl Scout and student, Oak Ridge High School
Robert Ferriman [2018-2021] – Vice President, Robert W. Baird and Co.
Linda Hischier [2017-2020] – Relationship Manager, Bank of the West
Robin Kren [2017-2020] – Community Volunteer: Retired Teacher, Sacramento Country Day School
LeShelle May [2018-2021] – Senior Software Technical Lead, CNN, Turner Broadcasting Inc.
Lynne Meredith [2019-2022] – Commissioner, Superior Court of California County of Stanislaus
Kate Reid [2018-2021] – Director of Event Initiatives, Global Marketing & Communications, Intel Corporation
Jaana Remes, Ph.D. [2018-2021] – Economist & Partner, McKinsey Global Institute
Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick [2017-2020] – Director of Education, Crocker Art Museum
Elena Soto-Chapa [2017-2020] – ELD/LTEL Outreach Teacher, San Juan Unified School District
Ex-Officio Without Vote
Chief Executive Officer
Linda E. Farley, Ed.D. - Girl Scouts Heart of Central California
Nominations and Election Process
The election of the Council’s Board of Directors and National Council Delegates is one of the most important tasks of a Representative at the Annual Meeting. The Board Development Committee, an advisory committee of the Board of Directors, works all year to carefully select the right candidate(s) with the best qualifications to fill positions on the Board of Directors. Only an individual who meets the specific needs and qualifications for a position will be presented as a candidate. Once the best candidates are identified, a single slate (one candidate for each vacant position) of nominees is submitted to the Representatives for consideration.
Nominations are not be accepted from the floor during an Annual
Meeting. Representatives may submit names of potential candidates
throughout the year in accordance with nomination policies and
procedures adopted by the Board Development Committee.