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Board of Directors

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.

Board members use their professional expertise and personal perspectives to make decisions that provide leadership for the council and establish its policies and bylaws. 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, or by mail at: GSSoAZ- Board Chair, 4300 E. Broadway Blvd. Tucson, Arizona 85711

Executive Committee
tereista flores

Board Chair
Teresita Flores
Owner Options + Resolutions

ellen howlett

Ellen Howlett

Yvette Marie

Member at Large Representative
Yvette-Marie Margaillan
ABA Consulting Group

Pamela Traficanti

Pamela Traficanti
Visit Tucson

Melissa Arroyo

Melissa Arroyo
Tucson Medical Center

Stephanie Chavez

Stephanie Chavez
Pima County Juvenile Court, Special Advocate Program

Ann McClain Whipple

Anne McClain-Whipple
Banner University Medicine

Dena Richter

Dena Richter
Intermountain Centers

Tia Tsosie Begay

Tia Begay
Tucson Unified School District

Sofia Estrada

Sofia Estrada
Girl Board Director


Lynn Borders
Tucson Electric Power

Melissa Lopez

Melissa López
Tucson Federal Credit Union

Cheree Meeks

Dr. Cheree Meeks
Asst. Dean Diversity & Inclusion U of A

Tanisha Price

Dr. Tanisha Price Johnson
Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Keck School of Medicine, USC

Maggie Shafer

Maggie Shafer
College of Education, U of A

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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 Scout 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 we 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 your voice to the dialogue, the learning, and the planning.  It’s time for you to shine! 

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 5-6 P.M. 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 the area)
  • Registered Girl Scouts must be 14+ to apply
  • Children of staff members not eligible for this opportunity

The application process includes:

  • Application
  • Interview with the 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  


Read our approved Bylaws here

Access our Girl Scout BlueBook here.

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.