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Board Development Committee


 Committee Members

  • Rachel Barbour
    Elmira, 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 Duerr
    North Syracuse, NY

    In May, Susan completed her term as a NYPENN Pathways Board member where she served as Treasurer for five years. She is currently a member of the Board Development Committee. 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 previously sat on the Board of Francis House and served 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 MacIntyre
    Auburn, NY

    Katie is the Assistant Vice-President Marketing Officer at Generations Bank. She has an established career in marketing and held positions with 3-Pound Health and MACNY. 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 of two young sons and enjoys gardening and growing food, running and creating community—both online and via social media.

  • Dorollo Nixon, Jr.
    Binghamton, NY

    Dorollo is currently a member of NYPENN Pathways Board Development Committee and was co-chair of this year’s Women of Distinction event in Binghamton. He 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 14 years, he has worked, studied and lived as far away as London, South Korea and Dubai, but has never forgotten his upstate 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 has 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 several nonprofits, including ACHIEVE, the Broome County Arts Council, the Central New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, and Mapleridge Ranch. He and his beloved wife Lyuba reside in the City of Binghamton and enjoy distance running, gastronomy, serving in their church, and fine wine. Dorollo wants to help encourage girls to seek challenges in our global world and overcome them.

  • Irene Scruton
    Fayetteville, NY

    In May, Irene completes her 3rd term as a NYPENN Pathways Board member. She is currently Director of MBA Programs at SUNY Oswego’s School of Business. She is also appointed to the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority Board. Irene, a lifetime Girl Scout and former banking and non-profit executive, received a “Woman of Distinction” honor in 2006 from GSCCNY and most recently served on the Transition Nominating Subcommittee of the Council Realignment Committee. She was also named “A Woman Who Means Business” by the Red Cross of Central New York in 2010. She is a Trustee for the DeWitt Community Library. Irene is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Onondaga Community College Foundation where she chaired the Scholarship Committee.

    Irene is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo and holds an MBA from Syracuse University. She is pursuing her Doctorate at St. John Fisher College and is currently participating in the McKinsey & Co. Leadership Academy. She is a graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse and served on its Board of Directors and was an elected official in her community for more than 12 years. Irene resides in Onondaga County.

  • Joanne Iman
    Coldbrook, NY

    Joanne is a Vice President Small Business Banker with First Niagara Bank. She is responsible for growing the profitability of the small business customer base within the Utica/Rome area. She is charged with developing new relationships, retention of the current customer base. While working with clients, she provides financial education, analyzes financial condition, and recommends solutions. Joanne previously worked for M&T Bank and SBU Bank as an Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager.

    She holds a BS in Communication Studies from SUNY Brockport. She is currently serving on the Board of the Utica Chamber of Commerce and Mohawk Valley Financial Women’s Group. In addition, she is past President of the American Institute of Banking and a graduate of Leadership Mohawk Valley. Joanne resides in the beautiful foot hills of the Adirondack Park with her husband, three horses and three dogs.

  • Karen Hegeman
    Theresa, NY

    Karen is a current NYPENN Pathways Board 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 volunteer work includes student teacher supervisor for SUNY Cortland, serving on the Ted Swan Jr. Memorial committee and 'Our Memories Catering' and as a staff member at ADA Camp Carefree, NH, a summer camp for children with diabetes.

    A lifetime member, Karen has been involved in Girl Scouting since Brownies and achieved First Class and 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.

    She enjoys woodworking, basket making, gardening, and kayaking, and enjoys her lake home in northern NY. She is an elder in her church and serves as church treasurer and on the mission committee.