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Staff & Board Directory


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Ann NelsonChief Executive Officer
Joni SimonsChief Financial Officer
Wendy FirestoneChief Development Officer
Joanne EstesChief Mission Delivery Officer
Karen RuddChief Strategic Partnerships and New Ventures Officer
Carrie HardingDirector of Product and Retail Sales
Katie ClarkAdministrative Assistant


Courtney MannMarketing and Communications Manager

Financial Services

Mariah Lanpher-CasselBookkeeper


D'Ann JonteMembership Support Manager
Jessica LyleMembership & School Engagement Specialist
Kathryn SibleyMembership Specialist
Justine FranzTroop Support & Placement Specialist

Mission Delivery

Paula CadyDirector of Program & Girl Awards
Brittany TaylorOutdoor Experience Manager
Anika KhanDEI Program Manager
Denise NickelVolunteer Experience Specialist
Veronica BarreraData & Customer Care Manager - Bilingual
Trisha PylkasData Entry & Customer Care Specialist
Alyssa TudorProgram Specialist
Shelby VandermeerProgram Specialist


Board Of Directors


Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada CEO

Ann Nelson - Non-voting


Colleen Worlton - Board Chair
Jennifer Rogers Markwell - Vice Chair
Janice Ono - Secretary of the Board
Jan Watson - Treasurer of the Board

Members at Large    

Lyn Beggs
Candee Ramos
Rebecca Curtis
Emily Ellison
Rebecca Hobson
Ellen Hongo
Amber Joiner

Girl Members

Syarra Goldstein - Non-voting
Lainey Fix - Non-voting

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