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Board of Directors & Governance

Governance structures are part of every Girl Scout council and are defined by the council bylaws.

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathway’s governing body is its board of directors. Under leadership of the chair, the board maintains the integrity & purposes of Girl Scouting within our council’s jurisdiction.

The board’s responsibilities include influence policy regarding the council goals, issues affecting girls, and issues affecting the business of the organization, as well as strategic planning, financial oversight, and fund development.

Interested in sharing your talents with GSNYPENN? Complete the Board Interest form today!

For more information or to schedule a meeting, email

Board of Directors 2023-2024


Tiffany Alvarez Smith, Board Chair
Syracuse, NY

Kathy Burke Barry, 1st Vice Chair 
Syracuse, NY

Katie MacIntyre, 2nd Vice Chair 
Auburn, NY

Susan Duerr, Treasurer
North Syracuse, NY

Cindy Demo, Secretary
Alexandria Bay, NY


Kim Lamar Shelton
Vestal, NY & Mansfield, PA

Judy Suddaby
Syracuse, NY

Carl McLaughlin
Watertown, NY

Judi Dixon 
Memphis, NY

Deb Sanderson
Norwich, NY

Debbie Calkins
Mansfield, PA

Sheri Seguin
Ogdensburg, NY

Paloma Sarkar
Oswego, NY

Mike Sabo
Endicott, NY

Michelle McCabe-Szczepanski
Binghamton, NY

Tiffany Campau
Syracuse, NY

Karen Roth
Stittville, NY 

Vanessa Teamoh
Watertown, NY

Note: there are still two vacant positions for our Members-at-Large, if interested please fill out the Board Interest form above. 

Board Development Committee 2023-2024

Katie MacIntyre, Chair
Auburn, NY

Judy Suddaby
Syracuse, NY

Kelly Berger
Syracuse, NY

Jenn Casler
Oswego, NY 

Note: there are still vacant positions available for our Board Development  Committee, if interested please fill out the Board Interest form above. 

Council Delegates 2022-2023

Voting Members of the Corporation (council) are convened at the council’s Annual Meeting and special meetings of the corporation to elect the Board of Directors, Board Development Committee and National Council Delegates/Alternates as appropriate, in addition to approving council bylaws. 

Voting members of the corporation include the Board of Directors, Board Development Committee and Council Delegates.

Council Delegates consist of members age 14 and above and adult volunteers elected in their Service Unit (SU). 

Council Delegates 2023


National Council Session Delegates 2022-2025

Tiffany Alvarez Smith, Board Chair
Natalie Thompson, SU 343
Angilee Haberer, SU 108
Aubrey Coyle, SU 112
Caitlyn Thompson, SU 363
Kaitlin Houghland, SU 137
Julie Smith, SU 343
Amie Rouse, SU 325, Alternate
Julie Dale, CEO, Alternate