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 by the Representative Assembly. The Board of Directors develops, manages, and maintains Girl Scouting within the terms of the Girl Scouts charter from GSUSA.
Girl Board Members must be at least
14 years old at the time elected (first Saturday of February
Serving on the Council Board of Directors offers high school girls
an opportunity to learn leadership and real world skills needed to
work in a business atmosphere. During a Girl Board Members’ two year
term, she will learn about: the inner workings of Girl Scouts, how the
Board influences and supports the Council and the girls, group
dynamics, planning skills, and financial accountability. Board members
are asked to attend each Board Meeting and participate in
Representative Trainings, Fall Forums, and the GSHCC Annual Meeting.
Girl Board members may also be asked to join a Board Committee, speak
on their experiences in Girl Scouting, or participate in other Board
Board Members are responsible for managing the affairs of the
council in compliance with GSUSA charter requirements. In addition to
conducting business, Board Members serve on committees, help with fund
raising, attend girl events and work in their communities to advance
the Girl Scout movement.
Board Member candidates are evaluated using their application
submitted, interviewed by the current Girl Board Members, and then
selected by the Board Development Committee. One girl is selected each
year for a two year term. Once the slate of candidates is approved by
the Board of Directors, the slate is brought before the Representative
Assembly at GSHCC's Annual Meeting for a final vote.
- Deadline to submit the application is June 30.
- Download and review the Board service overview, additional information, and complete position description.
- Fill out the online application.
Any questions should be directed to BODapplications@girlscoutshcc.org.
the Board [2021-2023]
Jenni Murphy, Ed.D.
- Dean, CSUS College of Continuing Education
- Vice President - Human Resources, Design Engineering
Group, Intel Corporation
- Community Volunteer: Retired Teacher, Sacramento Country
- Director of Event Initiatives, Global Marketing &
Communications, Intel Corporation
- Director, Robert W. Baird and Co.
Arwyn Austin [2021-2023]
– Girl Scout and student, McClatchy Senior High School
– Executive Director, UC Davis Center for Regional Change
Angelica Balderas [2022-2025]
– Senior Vice President, Entravision Communications
Lisa Cardoza [2021-2023]
– Vice President for University Advancement, CSUS
Catherine Cardoza Conner [2022-2025]
– Owner, Conner Investments
Fran Halbakken [2022-2025]
– Retired Assistant City Manager, City of Sacramento
LeShelle May [2021-2024]
– Senior Software Technical Lead, CNN, Turner Broadcasting Inc.
Lisa Mazza [2022-2025]
– Certified Public Accountant, LK Mazza CPA
Lynne Meredith [2022-2025]
– Commissioner, Superior Court of California County of Stanislaus
Janet Nunez-Pineda [2022-2025]
– Manager, Stanislaus Co. Behavioral Health & Recovery Services
– Girl Scout and student, Mira Loma High School
– Director of Education, Crocker Art Museum
– Leadership Center, UC Merced
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 accepted from the floor during 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.