Hegeman, Board Chair
Theresa, New York
Karen is a current NYPENN Pathways board member, Board Development Committee member and recently served as 1st Vice Chair. She was also formerly a member-at-large for the Thousand Island Girl Scout Council Board, having served as a President and member for many years. A graduate of SUNY Cortland, Ithaca College and SUNY Brockport, Karen is a retired school administrator, principal, teacher and coach.
Her current volunteer work includes serving as CIT Director at ADA Camp Carefree, NH, a summer camp for children with diabetes; and serving on the Ted Swan Jr. Memorial committee and 'Our Memories Catering’. Previously she has been an instructor-of-trainers in Thousand Islands legacy council; provided training in the Madeline Hunter model of Effective Teaching, and supervised student teachers for SUNY Cortland.
A lifetime member, Karen has been involved in Girl Scouting since Brownies and achieved Curved Bar. She was privileged to work at Girl Scout day camps and resident camp while growing up, directed her local neighborhood day camp, and worked at Girl Scout National Center West for ten summers.
Her hobbies include woodworking, basket making, marquetry, gardening and kayaking, and enjoying her lake home in northern NY. She is an elder in her church and serves as church treasurer and on the mission committee.