PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell presided over the swearing-in ceremony for newly elected Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson (GSHH) Board of Directors and Board Development Committee members.
New to the GSHH Board of Directors are Shawn Parker, a Harrison resident and Randi Rios-Castro, a Carmel resident.
Parker grew up in Girl Scouts and said her summers spent at sleepaway camp as one of the most powerful experiences of her entire life. Parker said she looks forward to this opportunity to dedicate her education, experience, and energy to ensuring that another generation of young people are presented with similar chances for adventure.
Rios-Castro is the Chief Operating Officer at Opengate, Inc., a voluntary provider in Westchester Country that serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Yes She Can, Inc., and has been a Girl Scout Leader since 2008.
"We conducted an exhaustive search for someone who would further strengthen our board’s breadth of talent and background, and we are delighted to have identified two outstanding individuals,” said Erik Anderson, GSHH’s Board President. “I’m confident that both Shawn and Randi are going to make an important and positive impact on our movement.”
Additionally, Anna May Wiede, a North Salem resident, has assumed the position of Vice President and Susan Doering has assumed the position of Secretary of the Board of Directors. Members returning to the GSHH Board of Directors for another 3-year term are Marie Manning, a Pearl River resident, Susan Thrope, a Chappaqua resident and Carol Vergara, a Hartsdale resident.
The Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson has also named Rosario Barrios, a White Plains resident, Victoria Hochman, a White Plains resident, BK Munguia, a Scarsdale resident, Susan A. Pulcare, a Beacon resident, and Judi Silverman, a Hastings resident to the Board Development Committee.