Board of Directors

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Officers
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Associate Directors

 

Officers

  • Lisa Normoyle (Rockford), Chair
    • Current Board Chair of Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
    • Community affiliations include Center for Sight and Hearing, Special Olympics of Northern Illinois, IL Art Education Association, Rockford Road Runners, Delta Kappa Gamma, St. Peter’s Cathedral and United For Youth
    • Employed as an art teacher in the Rockford School District #205
    • Lifetime Girl Scout
    • Thin Mint Sprint Co-Chair
    • Member of YWD and Scholarship Committees
    • Participated in Girl Scouts as a child from Brownie level through Senior
  • Scott F. McCleary (Aurora), First Vice-Chair
    • Currently serving as Second Vice-Chair of the Board for Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
    • Member of the Finance Committee and the Long-Range Property Planning Task Group
    • Board member of Family Counseling Service (Aurora) and Communities in Schools (Aurora)
    • Former Board member of Three Fires Boy Scout Council, Aurora Public Library, and DuPage Library System
    • Employed as an Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. General Services Administration in Chicago
    • Daughter is a Girl Scout and his wife has been a Girl Scout for over 40 years
  • Bobbie Riley (Batavia), Second Vice-Chair
    • Pharmacist and is currently employed as the Vice President, Pharmacy Compliance and Government Affairs for New Albertson’s Inc.
    • Supports and participates in planning for local charities and non-profit organizations
    • Personal focus on supporting young women in their devlopment of leadership skills as early as possible
    • Business management and strategic planning experience
  • Donna Bausman (Mount Carroll), Secretary
    • Currently serving as Director-at-Large for the Board of Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
    • Community affiliations include Northwestern Illinois Area Agency on Aging, Whiteside County Public Transportation, Healthier Communities Partnership, Community Health Clinic of Whiteside County, and Lincoln Land American Red Cross. Retired after 33 years as Public Service Administrator for the Illinois Department of Human Services
    • Currently employed by the YWCA of the Sauk Valley as instructor for the TechGYRLS after-school technology program for girls
  • Robert Quimby (Rockton), Treasurer
    • Served as audit partner for various Girl Scout council audits
    • Community affiliations include Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center (Board President) and Rockton American Legion (Finance Officer)
    • Is a partner in the public accounting firm of Lombardozzi, Moses, Quimby & Co., P.C.
    • Daughter was a Girl Scout

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Directors-at-Large

  • Dr. Annette Acevedo (Elgin)
    • Community affliations include membership with the Elgin Hispanic Network where she has been both a featured presenter and featured keynote speaker for Kids at Hope: No Exceptions at their Northwest and International Youth Development Master's Seminar and Institute, respectively, with the focus on how school factors coupled with social-emotional factors can influence teacher efficacy and student achievement
    • Employed as the Coordinator of the Family Welcome Center where her responsiblities include overseeing the English language proficiency screening of new students to the district and supporting the English Language Learners (ELL) department with Dual Language program
    • At various schools within the district, has worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker supporting student in the general education, special education, and ELL programs (primarily with Spanish/English bilinguals) at all grade levels from pre-school through grade 12
  • Mark M. Ackerman (Pecatonica)
    • Currently serving as Director-at-Large for the Board of Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
    • Board Property Committee Chair for Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
    • Community affiliations include service on the boards of the Keith School Development and Facilities Committees, United For Youth Building Committee and the Woodward Contributors Committee
    • Employed as a Telecommunications Administrator at Woodward Governor in Rockford
    • Wife is a Girl Scout Troop Leader, daughter is a Girl Scout
  • Theresa Barreiro (Aurora)
    • Community affilications include church, school and various community causes
    • Recently elected to the Kane Couty Board representing District 2, where she serves on the Administration, Development, Engergy & Environment, Finance, and Judiciary Committees
    • Served as the Chair of the Sponsorship Committee on the Aurora Green Lights Green Fest Committee
    • Prior to joining the Kane County Board, was elected as Precinct Committeeman and continues to serve in that capacity
    • Was a Girl Scout from 4th – 6th grade, daughters were Girl Scouts and mother was a troop leader
  • Starla Copeland (Rockford)
    • Community affiliation includes New Zion Church
    • Listed on Honor Roll at National Lewis University
    • Employed as a teacher for Rockford Public School District
    • Was a Girl Scout troop leader—daughter was a Girl Scout for many years
  • Rosario DeLeon (Aurora)
    • Currently serving as Director-at-Large for the Board of Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
    • Community affiliations include the American Public Works Association, Illinois Association of Code Enforcement, International Code Council, Aurora East Educational Foundation and Rebuilding Together Aurora
    • Employed as Chief Operations Officer for the City of Aurora
    • Daughter is former Girl Scout
  • Carol Dickerson (Freeport)
    • Secretary, Freeport Downtown Development Foundation                                                          
    • Board member for Friends Forever Humane Society and Lincoln-Douglas Society     
    • Currently serving on the Freeport Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee                   
    • Community affiliations include Stephenson County League of Women Voters, Stephenson County Historical Society, Freeport Shakespeare Society, Freeport Area Therapy Dogs International, Inc.
    • Employed as Director, Freeport Public Library
    • Was a Girl Scout as a youth
  • Tiffany Garcea (Scales Mound)
    • Community Affiliations include Scales Mound United Methodist Church, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, University of Dubuque Wendt Center for Character Development, and iMentor Mentorship Programming
    • Participated as a Brownie through Senior, was a Girl Advisor to the Girl Scout Board of Directors in Pennsylvania, served 5 summers at Girl Scout camp in the roles of camp counselor/horse barn assistant/nature director/arts and crafts director, also served several years as an Assistant Girl Scout Troop Leader, Earned Silver Award
    • Employed as Pastor at Scales Mound United Methodist Church, Scales Mound
    • Mother was a cookie mom for many years during my youth, my youngest sister was a Girl Scout from Brownies through Juniors
  • Christin Giedd (Dixon)
    • Member of Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and Rockford Chamber of Commerce - LEAD360 Group
    • Volunteered for community events such as Caps4Sam, Relay for Life, March of Dimes, Rock River Valley Food Banks, and other benefit programs
    • Employed as Human Resource Manager for Schneider Electric
    • Was a Girl Scout from kindergarten to senior year and mom was a Girl Scout Leader for 12 years
  • Hon. Gwyn Gulley (Rockford)
    • Community afflications include serving on numerous boards and organizations like the Booker Washington Community Center, Northern Illinois Hospice, Janet Wattles Foundation, OSF St. Anthony Medical Center Advisory Board, and Rockford Chamber of Commerce where she served as a board member and chairman of the Multicultural Business Council
    • She is currently a member of the Winnebago County Bar and Illinois Judges Associations and serves on the board of directors of the Rockford Park District Foundation, Rockford Association for Minority Management and the WCBA Diversity Committee
    • Judge Gulley also served as mentor with the Junior League of Rockford RAISE program at Jefferson High School
  • Michael T. Peddle (DeKalb)
    • Currently serves as Finance Chair for Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
    • Chair of Finance Advisory Committee for the City of DeKalb
    • Community affiliations include the American Society for Public Administration, Association of Budgeting and Financial Management, International Economic Development Council, Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences
    • Employed as Associate Dean for Academic Administration of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Northern Illinois University
  • William Reilly (Belvidere)
    • Currently serving as Chairman/President of United for Youth (Collaboration of GSNIL and Blackhawk Area Council, BSA), Trustee of Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (Grants Chairman for Arts and Humanities), and Board Member/Vice President of Blackhawk Area Council, BSA
    • Former President of Blackhawk Area Council, BSA
    • Chairman of Program Impact (Advancement /Activities/Training) Nat'l BSA. Portions IL, WI and IN
    • Attorney/Owner of Reilly Law Offices (Rockford) handling business and personal transactions
    • Has earned Eagle Scout and other Boy Scout awards for youth and adults
    • Daughter was a Daisy/Brownie/Girl Scout and helped as a parent
  • Jean Marie Saidler (Crystal Lake)
    • Currently serving as Director-at-Large for the Board of Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
    • Served on the GSNI Strategic Learning Process Team
    • Community affiliations include Rotary International, Paul Harris Fellow, Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Council, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Governing Council
    • Active Lector for St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Crystal Lake
    • Founder/Owner of JMS Consultations, Inc., a national strategic turnkey marketing agency
    • Participated in Girl Scouts as a child for 9 years and is a recipient of the Marian Award for Catholic Girl Scouting
  • Patricia Turner (Elgin)
    • Community affiliations include Northern Fox Valley Chapter of Women in Management (WIM), United Way of Elgin, Managed Healthcare Provider’s Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association, and chairs Sherman Health’s Physician Satisfaction Team
    • National WIM Board of Directors, Awards Co-Chair
    • Received WIM “Woman of Achievement” Award at both local and national levels
    • Employed as PHO Director/Managed Care Field Operations, Advocate Health Care
    • Was troop leader for daughter’s Girl Scout troop and Day Camp adult volunteer
  • Lois Wollney (Barrington)
    • Currently serving on the Board Development Committee for Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
    • Served as a GSNI Board Development Committee member
    • Community affiliations include the Financial Planning Association and the Barrington Chamber of Commerce
    • Employed as a Certified Financial Planner at Morgan Stanley

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Associate Directors

  • Stefany Veldhuizen (Sycamore)
    • Is a senior at Sycamore High School
    • An active Girl Scout for thirteen years, has earned her Girl Scout Silver Award
    • She attended the GS Leadership Institute in Houston in 2011 and also attended the International WAGGGS Girl World Forum in Chicago in 2012
    • She is a member of the Rotary Interact Club, volunteers with "Best Buddies" and is a People to People Sports Ambassador
    • Stefany is a member of the art club at Sycamore High
    • She is in charge of planning the Blood Drives at her school
    • In addition to painting in her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family

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