|Jayn GravesWatertown, NY
Jayn is a North Country native born in Canton and brought up in Watertown. She is a graduate of Watertown High School and Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart. She first worked under the auspices of the Ford Foundation and later became Environmental Health Program Director for the Health Systems Agency in Los Angeles, California.
In 1980 she returned to Watertown and became Director of Resource Development for Planned Parenthood of Northern New York, Inc. In 1986, she was named chief professional officer of the United Way of Northern New York, Inc. and retired from the president/CEO position in June 2013.Jayn has had happy associations with New Day Nursery School, Holy Family School and the Watertown City School District. Of all her volunteer activities, she is most proud of the seven years spent as a parent representative to the Committee on Special Education, Watertown City School District.
She is a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and is a past vestryman and warden. Jayn is a past director of the Greater Watertown Chamber of Commerce and in 1999 was the Chamber’s Athena recipient. She is a former Girl Scout leader and a 2010 Girl Scout Woman of Distinction recipient as well as an inaugural graduate of the Jefferson Leadership Institute and the Lewis County Leadership Academy.
Fanny VillarealSyracuse, NY
Fanny Villarreal was born and raised in Peru, where she earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in law studies. She worked as a judge in Peru until 1991, when she moved to Syracuse, quickly learned English and immediately began working in the community. Fanny soon became involved in social services as a bilingual social worker for Catholic Charities. During this time, she also founded a bilingual educational radio program, Nosotros Radio, Inc. “Your Latino Voice”.
A few years later, Fanny was asked to become the Executive Director of the Spanish Action League of Onondaga County, Inc. where she helped grow the organization from an annual budget close to $300,000 to over $1million and from nine employees to twenty five. She has been active on a number of community boards including, the Syracuse Neighborhood Initiative, Onondaga Citizens League, Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today, and Elmcrest Children’s Center.
Fanny served as Director of Family and Community Development for P.E.A.C.E., Inc. where she had the opportunity to learn about the needs and assets of Syracuse’s and Onondaga County many neighborhoods. While attending Syracuse University, Maxwell school, Fanny was offered the Executive Director position at the YWCA of Syracuse and Onondaga County. She has received numerous award including “40 under 40,” NY State Woman of Distinction, Syracuse University Community award, among others.
Rebecca ReedWatertown, NY
Rebecca is the Executive Director of Youth Development of the YMCA in Watertown where she has worked for 13 years. She has a BA in Business Administration from St. Leo College. Rebecca is on the boards of CREDO and the Jefferson County Youth Bureau.
Rebecca was briefly a part of Girl Scouting when she was 11 or 12 years old and reconnected with Girl Scouting when she joined NYPENN Pathways Strategic Learning Team where she helped us identify the realities we must address to move forward as an organization. Following that, Rebecca joined the board as a member-at-large and currently chairs the Board Development Committee. Rebecca is a strong proponent of providing girls with the foundation to believe in themselves. Rebecca is married to 1st Sergeant Retired Jeffrey Reed and is the mother of five children – two boys and three girls. Her family arrived at Fort Drum in 1995 and Rebecca has been an active member of the community ever since.
Rachel BarbourElmira, NY
Rachel is a part-time conflict resolution consultant. Before moving to the Corning-Elmira area, Rachel spent over 15 years in Washington DC working in both the federal and NGO sectors. Domestically, she has worked on a wide range of organizational, labor-management, and diversity-related conflict resolution programs. Internationally, she focused on peace building and economic empowerment efforts with grassroots women’s organizations in the Horn of Africa, and has traveled extensively through that region.
She also served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Conflict Resolution from 2008–2011, was a national conference chair for three years, and remains active with ACR. She received multiple awards for her leadership and service. Rachel holds a MS from George Mason University in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and a BA in History from Mount Holyoke College.
She is currently a Girl Scout leader for her daughter’s troop, and served on the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Planning Committee for Camp CEO, a new mentoring and leadership program for high school girls.
Susan DuerrNorth Syracuse, NY
Susan has served as the Treasurer of NYPENN Pathways Board of Directors since its inception. Previously, she was a member of the GSCCNY Board, and served on their Finance and Audit committees. She was chair of the Older Girl Awards Committee and was a leader for various levels of Girl Scouting for 16 years. Susan also sits on the Board of Francis House and serves on their finance committee.
Susan holds a degree in Accounting from LeMoyne College and is currently employed as the Director of Finance at Medbest Medical Management, Inc. in Syracuse, New York.
Katie MacIntyreAuburn, NY
Katie has an established career in marketing and most recently held the position of Director of Marketing & Membership at MACNY, The Manufacturers Association. She earned her Certificate in Marketing from Georgetown University and a BA in Psychology from Marymount College of Fordham University. Katie currently volunteers for the NYS Parent Leadership Team, YMCA–Auburn, The MOST, and is a founding member and parent leader at Auburn Community Café.
She also served on the Board of Directors of the Seven Lakes Girl Scout Council and the Auburn Public Theater. Katie fondly recalls her experience as a young Girl Scout when she was chosen to represent the State of New Hampshire at the 75th birthday of Girl Scouting in Washington, DC. Katie will serve as a mentor at our second Camp CEO program in August. She is the mother to a three-year old son and enjoys gardening and growing food, running and creating community—both online and via social media.
Dorollo Nixon, Jr.Endicott, NY
Dorollo was born and raised in Rochester, New York and its suburbs, including Greece. His family has called upstate New York home since the 1950s. For several years, Dorollo was a Cub Scout and a Boy Scout (Troop 90). He holds degrees from Cornell University and Rutgers University School of Law. During the past 13 years, he has lived as far away as London, South Korea, and Dubai, but has never forgotten his upstate New York roots.
Prior to moving to the Binghamton area in June 2012, he practiced law in New York City for various firms, focusing on international commercial matters and antitrust work. Dorollo also sought the Republican nomination in New York’s 27th Congressional District. He currently volunteers as President of Southern Tier Young Professionals and is a Board member of Mapleridge Ranch. He and his wife reside in Endicott and enjoy distance running, gastronomy, serving in their church, and fine wine. He wants to help encourage girls to seek challenges in our global world and overcome them.