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Board of Directors

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

2022–2023 Board of Directors 
Elected Officers
Rita Datko, CPA, FLMI

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Sharp Health Plan

Rita has 28 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She is responsible for the overall financial management and business operations of Sharp Health Plan, ensuring its success and alignment with the strategic plan and overall financial and operational goals. In addition, she oversees the technological infrastructure and provides oversight for application portfolios, web portal, EDI solutions, fulfillment, and all application and data management services. Sharp Health Plan offers multiple products and service lines, including HMO, PPO, POS (group and individual), and Medicare.

Rita has dedicated 24 years of service to Sharp. Before joining Sharp Health Plan in 2005, she was Sharp HealthCare’s treasurer and director of financial services. Prior to that, she held various senior leadership positions with Cigna Corporation, Laventhol & Horwath, and Coopers & Lybrand.

Rita has volunteered with Girl Scouts San Diego for over 20 years, serving as a troop leader, service unit manager, and national delegate. She has served on the Girl Scout Board of Directors since 2017, and been active on the Executive, Finance and Board Development committees. She earned a Thanks Badge, Girl Scouting’s highest award for volunteerism. All four of her daughters were Girl Scouts.

Rita graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a Life Management Institute fellow, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In 2017, she received the San Diego Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Award.

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    Vice Chair
    Natasha O. Bowman
    Senior Vice President Human Resources, Arcturus Therapeutics

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    Woody Ledford, CPA
    Principal, Ledford Accounting

  • silva

    Claudia Silva, J.D.
    County Counsel, Office of County Counsel, County of San Diego

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    Michele Barrow
    Partner, Lavine, Lofgren, Morris & Engelberg, LLP

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    Neville Billimoria
    Senior Vice President of Membership & Chief Advocacy Officer, Mission Fed

  • frontz

    Suzanne Frontz
    President, Metz & Associates

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    Ron Giannotti
    Co-Founder & CEO
    We Can Rise, Inc.

  • BOD_Jennifer_Hershman_2022

    Jennifer Hershman
    Director of Community Relations,
    SOLV Energy

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    Janice Kurth, M.D., Ph.D.
    Scientist, Community Volunteer 

  • piepenkotter

    Monica Piepenkotter 
    Private Wealth Advisor, Merrill Lynch 

  • price

    Peggy Price 
    Director of Managed Care, Innercare

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    Emily Rex
    Principal, CEO, Departure 

  • Laura_Sand_web

    Laura Sand
    Senior Vice President, Legal Counsel, Qualcomm

  • Jennifer_Summers_web

    Jennifer W. Summers
    Director-Tribal Relations and Land Services, SDG&E

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    Dawn Welch
    Retired Director Strategic Services, SDG&E

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    Noli Zosa
    Founding Partner,
    Dirty Birds Restaurant Group

  • BOD_Trisha_Zulic_2022

    Trisha Zulic
    Director, Human Resources
    Consultant Services,
    Efficient Edge

Committee members

Executive Committee

Rita Datko, Chair
Natasha Bowman
Ron Giannotti
Janice Kurth
Woody Ledford
Emily Rex
Claudia Silva

Audit Committee

Carisa Wisniewski, Chair
Christy Decker-Weber
Shibani Dogra
Sarah Eberhardt
Stephanie Isaacson
Woody Ledford
Lee Parravano
Tiah Reppas

Board Development Committee 

Natasha Bowman, Chair
Regina Buckley
Jeanette Day
Suzanne Frontz
Ron Giannotti
Jennifer Hershman
Patricia McQuater
Kevin Munkholm
Monica Piepenkotter
Peggy Price
Claudia Silva

Finance Committee

Woody Ledford, Chair
Michele Barrow
Rita Datko
Andy Gallagher
Ryder Hill
LaTonya Knox
Andy Maffia
Jennifer W. Summers
Helen Woodall

Investment Committee 

Amanda Montgomery, Chair
Matt Fettig
Kunal Ghosh
Lisa Marie Harris
Shelly Henbest
Ian Maxwell
Rick Vazza
Thomas Williams
Larry Witt

Philanthropy Committee 

Janice Kurth, Chair
Neville Billimoria
Liza Crisafi
Erin MacKinnon
Mimi Murray
Laura Sand
Denise Scott
Emily Rex
Dawn Welch
Noli Zosa
Trisha Zulic