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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Girl Scouts San Diego consists of a diverse group of 23 volunteers who are community leaders and professionals. They ensure that the Girl Scout mission is carried out in San Diego and Imperial counties. Board members are selected for their commitment to improving the lives of girls as well as their leadership, volunteer and nonprofit experience, ability to make financial contributions to Girl Scouts, professional and educational background, and knowledge of the community. They are chosen by the Board Development Committee and elected by the voting members of the Council. Board members can serve up to two three-year terms.

The role of the Board of Directors is one of governance. Their responsibilities include strategic planning, fund development, appointment of the Executive Director, financial oversight, and interaction with the community. Questions, comments, or referrals for Board of Directors or Board Development Committee can be directed to the Office of the Chief Executive Officer. 

Elected Officers
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Liza Crisafi
Chair, Board of Directors

Liza chaired Urban Glampout in 2016 and Urban Campout: Celebrate 100 Years in 2017. She is responsible for investment oversight, setting investment policy, asset allocation, and implementation of the +$8 billion San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System fund, according to its goals and objectives. Her investment career of more than 30 years began in South Bend, IN at St. Joseph Bank and Trust Co. She spent 14 years in Chicago at US Bank, SCI Capital Management, and the Chicago Trust Company managing corporate and individual investment portfolios. Liza has a B.A. degree in Art History from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. She is a member of Pensions West, Private Equity Women Investor Network, and Women in Institutional Investing Network. She has served on the Board of the Peninsula Family YMCA and as a member of the Planned Giving Committee for the Salvation Army. Liza received the 2015 Investor Intelligence Award for Private Equity and the 2016 U.S. Investment Management Award for Small Public Pension of the Year from Institutional Investor.

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    Vice chair
    Machel Allen
    Owner, Metis Global Partners

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    Treasurer
    Rita Datko
    Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Sharp Healthcare

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    Secretary
    Claudia Silva 
    Assistant County Counsel, County of San Diego

Directors at Large
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    Kim Barrett, Ph.D. 
    Distinguished Professor of Medicine, UCSD

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    Carolin Botzenhardt
    Wealth Manager, Wells Fargo Bank

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    Natasha O. Bowman
    Vice President of Human Resources, Synthetic Genomics

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    Regina Buckley
    Attorney, Professor University of San Diego, Community Volunteer

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    Marsha Chandler
    Consultant, Community Volunteer

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    Melissa DeVita
    Vice President and Legal Counsel, Qualcomm

  • frontz

    Suzanne Frontz
    President, Metz & Associates

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    Divya Kakaiya, Ph.D. 
    Founder, Healthy Within Wellness

  • kennedy

    Roxana Kennedy 
    Chief of Police, City of Chula Vista

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    Brent King 
    Founder, Chelsea's Light Foundation

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    Janice Kurth
    Physician, Ret., Community Volunteer

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    Angie Lasagna
    Vice President Marketing, Mission Federal Credit Union

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    Michael Lawrence 
    Wealth Manger, Morgan Stanley

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    Woody Ledford
    CPA, Ledford Accounting

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    Monica Piepenkotter 
    Private Wealth Advisor, Merrill Lynch

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    Peggy Price 
    Director, Department of Social Service

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    Claudia Silva 
    Assistant County Counsel, County of San Diego

  • swigart

    Rahil Swigart 
    Partner, Higgs, Fletcher & Mack

  • vann

    Carmen Vann 
    Construction Executive, Suffolk Construction

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    Catherine Young 
    Vice President of Internal Audit, Globalfoundries

Committee members
Executive Committee
Liza Crisafi, Chair
Machel Allen
Rita Datko
Monica Piepenkotter
Claudia Silva
Rahil Swigart
Audit Committee
Brian Taylor, Chair
Rita Datko
Christy Decker
Shibani Dogra
Tiah Reppas
Carisa Wisniewski
Board Development Committee 
Monica Piepenkotter, Chair
Kim Barrett
Rick Brooks
Julia Brown
Regina Buckley
Jeanette Day
Suzanne Frontz
Tange Gavin
Karen Hewitt
Patricia McQuater
Kevin Munkholm
Peggy Price
Claudia Silva
Finance Committee
Rita Datko, Chair
Carolin Botzenhardt
Andy Gallagher
Sharon Gray
Woody Ledford
Carmen Vann
Cathy Young
Investment Committee 
Machel Allen, Chair
Rick Brooks
Jim Collins
Keith McKenzie
Amanda Montgomery
Thomas Williams
Philanthropy Committee 
Rahil Swigart, Chair
Marsha Chandler
Megan Delgado
Melissa DeVita
Divya Kakaiya
Angie Lasagna
Michael Lawrence
Mimi Murray
Denise Scott