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Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Elect Local Board Members at 2022 Annual Meeting


Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) hosted its 2022 Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 30, at the NIU Barsema Alumni Visitors Center in DeKalb. With a quorum of over 100 members, the organization elected the following individual to its volunteer Board of Directors with terms expiring in 2024:

  • Officer: Scott F. McCleary (Aurora), Treasurer

The following individuals were also elected to GSNI’s Board of Directors-at-Large with terms expiring in 2025:

  • Ramona “Monie” Burns (Elgin)
  • Theresa Christian, PhD (Lake Zurich)
  • Dana Crosby (Algonquin)
  • Dr. Sandra Gonzalez-Adamski, Ed.D. (Bartlett)
  • Jessica Hirsch (Lake Zurich)

Associate Directors on GSNI’s Board of Directors represent the voice of Girl Scouts on the Board and can give input to policies and other governance matters. The following Girl Scout members were appointed as GSNI Associate Directors with terms expiring in 2023:

  • Kaitlin Liu (Sugar Grove)
  • Nadia Shaaban (South Barrington)

The following individual was also elected to GSNI’s Board Development Committee with terms expiring in 2024:

  • Committee Chair: Michael Campbell (Fox River Grove)

National Council Delegates represent GSNI at the 2023 Girl Scout National Council Session and serve as advisors to GSNI’s Board of Directors and staff for a three-year term, expiring in 2025. The following members were elected as National Council Delegates at GSNI’s 2022 Annual Meeting:

Girl Scouts

  • Anna Blevins (Morrison)
  • Julia Baird (Geneva)
  • Hannah Guffey (South Beloit)
  • Rhiannon Reynolds (Oswego), Alternate National Council Delegate

Adult Members

  • Hillary Blevins (Morrison)
  • Shannon Baird (Geneva)
  • Amanda Guffey (South Beloit)
  • Karen Tatlock (Geneva)
  • Denise Mercuri (Woodstock), Alternate National Council Delegate
  • Janey Welch (Woodstock), Alternate National Council Delegate
  • Susan Sheehan (Crystal Lake), Alternate National Council Delegate

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