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Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Hosts 2022 Annual Meeting


Each spring, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) hosts its Annual Meeting and this year, the event was held virtually again to ensure the safety of our members. During the meeting, Girl Scout members, both girls and adults, tuned in for the governance meeting that included board committee reports and an election of Board Officers, Adult and Girl Board of Directors, Board Development Committee members, as well as National and Alternate National Delegates. Judith E. Matsko, former Board Chair (2020-2022), opened the meeting.

Judith E. Matsko led the GSNEO Board of Directors from 2020 through 2022, providing strategic direction and stewardship, supporting leadership experiences and programs for more than 23,000 Girl Scouts throughout 18 counties in Northeast Ohio.

“It’s been an honor to serve GSNEO,” said Matsko. “I firmly believe in the mission and in this council, and I love to engage with the Girl Scout community in Northeast Ohio.”

Results of the Board Officer elections for 2022-2024 are Kathy Moock, Board Chair, Community Volunteer; Robyn Gordon, Director of the Center Operations Directorate at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) John H. Glenn Research Center; Cindy Skelton-Becker, Secretary, Community Volunteer; and Kate Asbeck, Treasurer who is a Retired Financial Executive.

Newly elected Adult Board of Directors are Sandra Reid, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning Administration at The Davey Tree Expert Company and Kimberly Togliatti-Trickett, Co-Medical Director for the Rehabilitation Floor at University Hospitals - Parma Medical Center.

Re-elected GSNEO Board Directors are Judith Matsko, Chair, Chief Development Officer, Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma; Nicole Rodenfels, Annual Giving Officer at Gilmour Academy; Laura Schultz, J.D., Chief Financial Officer and Wealth Advisor at Preservation Retirement Services; Ellen Stephens, Vice President of Human Resources for the Corporate Division and World Headquarters for The Sherwin-Williams Company; Karen Stock, Ph.D., Associate Professor at DeVille School of Business, Walsh University; Chris Venditti, Director  of Revenue Growth Management at Moen Incorporated; and Chris Walker, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer of FirstEnergy Service Company.

Continuing as GSNEO Board Directors who are in the middle of their respective terms include Diana Bilimoria, Ph.D., Professor, KeyBank Professor and Chair of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management; Tami Bolder, CPA/ABV, ASA, MBA, DBA, Director of Northeast Ohio CBIZ Valuation Group, LLC; Sandra Rapp, Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Travel Centers of America; Heather Valentino, Sustainability & Performance Excellence Manager at Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Agency; Vivian von Gruenigen, Professor at NEOMED; and Chris Young, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, Chief of Hospital Based Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Akron Children’s Hospital.

Re-elected Girl Board of Directors include Shelby Bennett of Olmsted Falls and Sydney Harbour of North Canton.

Retiring Board of Director members are Allison Baker, Corporate and Brand Affairs Manager at Nestle and Matthew Inks, Director of Enterprise Continuous Improvement at KeyBank

The newly and re-elected Board Development Committee members are Erin Brady Curtis, Manager of Volunteer, Employee, and Spiritual Care Services at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital; Tania Nemer, Summit County Community Outreach Prosecutor; Sandra Reid, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning Administration at The Davey Tree Expert Company; Karen Stock, Ph.D., Associate Professor at DeVille School of Business, Walsh University; Kimberly Togliatti-Trickett, Co-Medical Director for the Rehabilitation Floor at University Hospitals - Parma Medical Center; and Ebony Yeboah-Amankwah, Vice President, Ethics, Compliance & Enterprise Risk Management at Signet Jewelers.

Continuing members of the Board Development Committee include Kaitlyn Pillar, CPA, Accounting Manager at BakerHostetler and Angel Williams, Global Contracts Manager at The Timken Company, who are in the middle of their respective terms.

Retiring from the Board Development Committee members are James Harris, Senior IT Project Manager at Eaton Corporation and Kathy Moock, Community Volunteer.

 “Girl Scouts of North East Ohio is strong and growing, and we couldn’t provide outstanding programs and services to more than 17,000 girls without our dedicated volunteers, including members of our board of directors and committees,” said GSNEO Chief Executive Officer, Jane Christyson.