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Making the Girl Scout Promise

Council Leadership

Our council is governed according to its bylaws by the Board of Directors, which oversees our fiscal and policy matters.

Board of Directors, 2015-2016


Elizabeth Stevenson, Board Chair
Vice President of Enrollment Management, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Mary Shapiro, First Vice Chair
Professor, Simmons College School of Management
Dawn Morris, Second Vice Chair
Executive Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer of Webster and Webster Bank
Roc O'Connell, Treasurer
Owner, Roc 'n' Playsets, Inc.
Melissa Palmer, Secretary/Clerk
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Patricia A. Parcellin
Chief Executive Officer


Marcela Aldaz-Matos
Director, Diversity & Inclusion, MassMutual Financial Group
Paul Carbone
Chief Financial Officer, Dunkin' Brands, Inc.
Mary Crealese
Partner, KPMG
Lynn Cutter
Marketing Communications Consultant
Marcela M. Danesh
Chief Financial Officer, Sycamore Property Management
Richard (Dick) Galehouse
Senior Principal, Sasaki Associates
Laurie Giles, M.Ed., J.D.
Associate Professor and Executive Director, Center for Responsibility and Justice, Eastern Nazarene College
LeAnne Grillo
Partner, Spaces for Change
Bea Mah Holland
Executive Coach and Consultant
Diane Longtin
AN/TPY2 & XBR Radar Sustainment Quality Program Lead, Raytheon
Marcia Metz
Vice President, Product Lifecycle Management & EOS2 Operations, EMC
Jane Puffer
President, Dreamaker Consulting Group
Carol Sapoznik
Author/Creative Director, Connections & Dots
Tanisha Sullivan
Senior Corporate Counsel, Genzyme Corporation
Tricia Tilford

Certified Public Accountant

Girl Members

Anna Mullane
Shanelle Mendes
Mary Rzepczynski

Board Nominating and Development Committee

Lynn Cutter
Marketing Communications Consultant
Kelly Corwin
Managing Director, State Street
Marcela M. Danesh
Chief Financial Officer, Sycamore Property Management
Elizabeth Fitzula
Senior Manager, PwC
BethAnne Higgins
Director of Program Services, Emmanuel House Residence
Louise Mallette
Organizational Development Consultant
Sue McKay
Managing Director, Discovery Search Partners
Linda Schuller
Management Librarian, Simmons College
Tricia Tilford
Certified Public Accountant

Council Delegates

Regional Delegates (see list of Delegates and Governance Regions) represent all regions of the council and influence policy. This position, open to registered members of GSUSA (age 14 or older), requires attendance at 2-4 meetings/year: Regional Meetings and Annual Meeting. Consider serving as a Regional Delegate or nominate someone who you feel can fulfill the responsibilities of this important role. You can learn more about the Governance regions, review the position description, and submit your nomination form by clicking on the links below.

National Council delegates (see list) are elected for a term of three years. National Delegates attend the National Convention to: (1) elect the National Board and National Board Development Committee; (2) act on proposals submitted by the National Board and Girl Scout councils, as well as any amendments to the Constitution of GSUSA; and (3) hear the National Board of Directors report on its stewardship of Girl Scouting.


Please read and share Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts' PROPOSAL for a change to the language of the Girl Scout Promise to more fully meet our mission by increasing our girls' confidence. Provide feedback here.