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Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York Announces Board and National Council Delegate Elections

Lake Luzerne, NY – Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York (GSNENY) is pleased to announce the following elections of members to serve on the local Council Board of Directors, Nominating and Board Development Committee, and National Council Delegates for Girl Scouts of the USA.

Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York is one of 111 Councils chartered by the Girl Scouts of the USA. GSNENY is an independent 501(c)(3). The Board of Directors serves as the governing body and maintains fiduciary responsibilities, as well as the responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the Council.

Nominating and Board Development Committee oversees the performance of the board, as well as cultivating and screening candidates for the governance positions at the Council.

GSNENY elected five delegates and three alternates to represent the voice of Girl Scout members in Northeastern NY to the Girl Scouts of the USA’s governing board at the tri-annual National Council Summit in Orlando, in July 2023. Between now and then, National Council Delegates will work on and consider a variety of governance related proposals with the goal of improving and growing Girl Scouting throughout the US.


            Board Chair, Dr. Kristen Navarette of Troy, NY; Re-Elected for a two-year term

            Board Secretary, Susan Delehanty of Tupper Lake, NY; Re-Elected for a two-year term


            Girl Member-at-large: Cayden Williams of Corinth, NY; elected for a one-year term


            Adult Members-at-large, two-year term:

            Chandler Ralph of Lake Placid, NY; re-elected

            Kaweeda Adams of Albany, NY; re-elected

            Wendy Diefendorf of Albany, NY; elected

            Jillian Gale of Castleton, NY; elected

            Selica Grant of Albany, NY; elected

            Christine Keating of Duanesburg, NY; elected

            Kasey Kirk of Rouses Point, NY; elected

            Dominque Luke of Albany, NY; elected

            Toni Lynn of Ballston Spa, NY; elected

            Jamie Peluso of Voorheesville, NY; elected

            Katie Timoney of Halfmoon, NY; elected


            Nominating and Board Development Committee, two-year term:

            Wendy Diefendorf of Albany, NY; elected

            Selica Grant of Albany, NY; elected

            April Dalbec of Rensselaer, NY; elected

            Dafney Amilcar- Rodriguez of Albany, NY; elected


            National Council Delegates, three-year term:

            Ellen Grace, Girl Scout Senior of Niskayuna, NY; elected

            Rachel Strickland, Girl Scout Senior from Averill Park, NY; elected

            Cayden Williams, Girl Scout Senior from Corinth, NY; elected

            Jacqui Hauser of Howes Cave, NY; elected

            Marylou Hedge of East Greenbush, NY; elected


            National Council Alternates, three-year term:

            Jennifer DeMarco of East Greenbush, NY; elected

            Kristen Navarette of Troy, NY; elected

            Brenda Episcopo of Cohoes, NY; elected

“It is an honor to serve the Girl Scouts movement with the leadership of strong Girl Scouts, like our board of directors and delegates. I am continually inspired by the difference our Girl Scouts make in their communities. I look forward to seeing what our newly elected members will bring to our Council and National Movement.” – Brenda Episcopo, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York. 

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