Board of Directors | Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
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Governance

“The ultimate responsibility for the Girl Scout Movement rests with its members.”  - Preamble to the Girl Scouts Constitution

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of women and men who believe in the value of Girl Scouting. Together, we...

  • Ensure the mission and values of Girl Scouting
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for the council
  • Provide care, custody, and oversight of Girl Scouting within our council’s jurisdiction

These governance volunteers represent our membership and reflect its diversity, including geographic, racial/ethnic, gender, age and socio-economic. Board members are elected by the full Delegate Body.

Our board members can be contacted at 520.444.3587 or board@girlscoutssoaz.org, or by mail at: GSSoAZ- Board Chair, 4300 E. Broadway Blvd. Tucson, Arizona 85711


Executive Committee


Board Chair
Susan Armstrong
BeachFleischman PC

Treasurer
Ellen Howlett
Retired

Member at Large Representative
Pamela Traficanti
Visit Tucson


Vice Chair
Gloria Tileston-Tharp
Tucson Electric Power

Secretary
Sheila Kressler-Crowley
University of Arizona, Norton School Family and Consumer Sciences


Members-at-Large

Melissa Lopez
Tucson Federal Credit Union

Kimberly A. Bowie
Tucson Electric Power

Diane Culin
Santa Cruz Superior Court 

Terry Flores
Options + Resolutions

Maggie Shafer
College of Education, University of Arizona

Stephanie Chavez
Pima County Juvenile Court, Special Advocate Program

Pat Wiedhopf 
Pima County Attorneys Office

Melissa Arroyo
Tucson Medical Center

Allison Duffy
Silverado Technologies 

Kellie Johnson
Pima County Superior Court

Joseph S. Peterson
Raytheon Missile Systems

Nanette Warner
Karp Weiss 

Sydney Loudermilk
Girl Board Director

Sophia Smith Gatto
Girl Board Director

Bailey Williams
Girl Director

Garvey Blackwell
Girl Director

Annual Reports
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Audited Financials
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Apply to be a Girl Representative

Are you ready for an exciting new step in your leadership journey?

We are accepting applications for girl representatives on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona.  It's a great time to step into this leadership role.  Now more than ever, we need your voice as move into the future of Girl Scouting.  We seek to engage all perspectives as we do the work to propel Girl Scouts into a new era.  You can lend the power of the girl voice to the dialogue, the learning and the planning.  It’s time for you to shine!  Applications due by July 31st!

What you should know:

  • Girl Directors are non-voting members of the Board, but fully participate in meetings, strategy sessions etc.
  • The Board meets monthly from 5-6pm on most months of the year at our offices in Tucson. (Zoom platform is currently being used due to the pandemic and once we return to meeting in person for those who live out of area)
  • Registered Girl Scouts must be 14+ to apply
  • Children of staff members not eligible for this opportunity

Application process includes:

  • Application
  • Interview with CEO and the Board Development Committee

What you'll gain:

  • Networking contacts with other Board members
  • Community engagement opportunities
  • A wonderful experience to add to your resume and college applications
  • You will gain knowledge about leadership, non-profit organizations, speaking skills and more!

If you're interested, please complete the application here.

If you have questions, please contact tnevels@girlscoutssoaz.org  

Bylaws

Read our approved Bylaws here

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Our Charter

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona is one of more than 100 councils chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA for the purpose of bringing the Girl Scout program to all girls ages five through 17 years. Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona serves all of Pima, Cochise, Greenlee, Yuma and Santa Cruz Counties, and southern parts of Graham, Maricopa and Pinal Counties.