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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Girl Scouts San Diego consists of a diverse group of 26 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. 

See the 2017 slate.

Elected Officers
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    Regina Buckley
    Community Volunteer, Attorney

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    Vice chair

    Liza Crisafi
    Chief Investment Officer, SDCERS

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    Andy Gallagher
    Community Volunteer

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    Barbara Lamb
    Program Manager, City of San Diego

Directors at Large

Machel Allen
Owner, Metis Global Partners

Kim Barrett
Biomedical Research, UCSD

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

Rick Brooks 
Immediate past chair
Vice President, Director and Chief Investment Officer
Blankinship & Foster, LLC

Julia Brown
Community Volunteer

Chris Carstens
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Rita Datko
Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Sharp Healthcare

Melissa DeVita
Vice President and Legal Counsel, Qualcomm

Laura Georgantos
Director of Organizational Effectiveness, SDG&E

Marcia Gill
Math Professor, San Diego City College

Brent King
Founder, Chelsea's Light Foundation

Peggy Price
Director, Department of Social Service

Suzanne Schlundt
Vice President of Marketing, Cox Communications

Denise Scott
Community Volunteer, Del Mar Pines Foundation for Education

Claudia Silva
Assistant County Counsel, County of San Diego

Rahil Swigart
Attorney, Higgs, Fletcher & Mack

Carmen Vann
Construction Executive, Suffolk Construction

William V. Whelan
Partner, Soloman Ward Seidenwurm and Smith, LLP

Catherine Young
Vice President of Internal Audit, Globalfoundries

Shelley Zimmerman
Chief of Police, City of San Diego

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Regina Hillman Buckley
Chair, Board of Directors

Regina is a lifetime member and long-term friend of Girl Scouts. Born and raised on the East Coast, she joined her first troop at seven years old in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Over the span of her career, she has assumed leadership roles within several civic and nonprofit organizations, including the City of San Jose Ethics Commission, California Minority Counsel Program, Yale Alumni Schools Committee and the North County San Diego Chapter of Jack and Jill of America.

Regina is a graduate of Yale University and received her law degree from New York University School of Law. She spent over 15 years practicing law at large law firms and corporations. Regina moved to San Diego in 1997 when she joined the legal department at Solar Turbines Inc. She lives in La Jolla with her husband and 11-year-old daughter, who is also a proud Girl Scout. 

Committee members

Audit Committee
Carisa Wisniewski, Chair
Rick Brooks
Christy Decker
Shibani Dogra
Andy Gallagher
Tian Reppas
Brian Taylor

Board Development Committee
Chris Carstens, Chair
Kim Barrett
Julia Brown
Libby Carson
Cheryl Hernandez
Karen Hewitt
Dominique Langerman
Monica Piepenkotter
Peggy Price
Patti Roscoe
Claudia Silva
Linda Spuck

Finance Committee
Andy Gallagher, Chair
Rick Brooks
Marcia Gill
Sharon Gray
Barbara Lamb
Woody Ledford
Cathy Young

Investment Committee
Machel Allen, Chair
Rick Brooks
Liza Crisafi
Jim Collins
Marcia Gill
Linda Kitchens
Keith McKenzie
Evelyn Orley