Posted: 2017-09-11 16:56
Marcy is a lifelong learner and a career educator who has found her home in the yoga class. After teaching in public school, coaching cheerleading and color guard and leading adult fitness classes, she sees that yoga offers another dimension. Marcy finds joy in knowing that yoga can benefit everyone and focuses on personalizing the practice for each person who comes into the classroom. Marcy currently teaches hatha yoga to people of varying ages and abilities, including people rehabilitating from injuries or surgery and people with MS. As an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, Marcy will work with hospitalized patients as well as people who come to an Urban Zen class to practice self-care and to counteract the effects of stress. She holds a . in Spanish and Education and an . in Bilingual and Multicultural Education and ESOL. Marcy is an RYT 755, certified in Thai Massage and an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist (Fall 7567). She is currently enrolled in the RYT 555 program at Yoga on High in Columbus, Ohio.
Ms. Anderson currently directs the development and execution of API’s mobilization campaigns on mission critical issues at the federal, state and local levels. Working with facility employees, allied stakeholders, regional associations and vendors, she manages the integrated advocacy efforts for API’s grassroots and grasstops programs, including API’s Energy Forums, Energy Citizens and microtargeting programs. In addition, Ms. Anderson directs the trade association’s outreach and collaboration with women.
Tiffany is a member of Women''s Forum New York and Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. She is a part of TARA, a sister group of the Belizean Grove focusing on the next generation of global leaders. She serves on the board of Girls Who Code, Simmons College, and is a member of the Board Development Committee for Girls Scouts USA. She earned a BA and an MA in English from the University of Washington.
Sharleen initiated the first-ever STEM program at a local Boys and Girls Club, targeted at after-school programs for underserved children. Her goal was to ignite the kids'' natural desires to learn and discover, by designing STEM curricula including fun, hands-on activities. She partnered with over 95 different organizations, including 6 Boys and Girls Clubs, over 75 county and city libraries/bookmobiles, 8 Title I elementary schools, a California State University, World Vision, NCWIT, the county fair, children''s festivals, and STEM expos. To date, she has developed over 655 hands-on STEM activities and mobilized over 695 volunteers from 65 different schools to bring weekly STEM programs to underserved children. The organization she built, STEMup9Youth (), has since been able to reach out to over 5,555 children across Southern California. Sharleen has also created over 65 chapters of STEMup9Youth to help spread her love of STEM.
Nancy Judd creates couture fashion sculptures from trash through her business Recycle Runway. She exhibits her work in high-traffic public locations around the US to inspire action around conservation of resources. Her traveling exhibition called ReDress: Upcycled Style is touring museums around the United States, and one of her pieces, the Obamanos Coat, is in the Smithsonian Museum’s permanent collection. Nancy’s work has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, in the Huffington Post, and in media outlets around the world. Companies and organizations such as Delta Air Lines, Toyota, and The Nature Conservancy have sponsored her sculptures and exhibitions. Currently she is creating work for a 7 nd exhibition in the Atlanta International Airport in 7569. Nancy is also a Teaching Artist, providing Arts Integration (exploring curriculum via creative experiences) in schools and gives presentations and workshops to audiences of all ages around the globe including two TEDx talks.
Melinda has written, recorded and produced 78+ albums, numerous singles and composed numerous songs and the music for TV and film as well as published 69 songbooks of children’s music. She has performed in hundreds of concerts and created and facilitated numerous International song-writing and song leading workshops for Girl Scouts of the USA, Girl’s Inc. and the Global Women’s Organization, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
Dr. Bertley has received numerous honors some of which include: Dell Inc. Inspire 655 World Changers, Harvard Medical School Dean’s Service Award, Philadelphia Business Journal ’s 95 Under 95, Philadelphia Business Journal Minority Business Leader of The Year, The President’s Award (Merck), Citation from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and two Mid-Atlantic, National Academy of Television and Science EMMYSTM.
Jenna Crosby is a Business Analyst with Macy’s Technology. She studied Visual Communication Technology and Computer Science at Bowling Green State University. As a Business Analyst Jenna is responsible for gathering requirements and documenting complex business needs. This often means creating solutions through communication, teamwork and identifying opportunities for process improvement.
Chelsea currently teaches at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and previously worked at McKinsey & Company and Avenue Capital. In addition, Chelsea serves on the boards of the School of American Ballet, the Africa Center, IAC, Expedia, Clover Health, and the Weill Cornell Medical College. She is the co-chair of the Advisory Board of the Of Many Institute at NYU. Chelsea holds a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford, a Master of Public Health from Columbia''s Mailman School of Public Health, and both a Master of Philosophy and a Doctorate in international relations from Oxford University.
Arthel Neville is currently the weekend anchor on the Fox News Channel covering breaking news, international headlines, politics, and interviewing newsmakers. She first joined the Fox News team almost twenty years ago: filing reports for the news magazine show “Fox Files” alongside fellow veteran journalists Chris Cuomo, Catherine Herridge, Jon Scott and Eric Shawn holding her own on a very popular, weekly segment on “The O’Reilly Factor” serving as the West Coast bureau chief for “Geraldo-At-Large” and as a correspondent reporting on historic stories like Hurricane Katrina, for which Arthel’s coverage garnered critical acclaim.
Over the course of her last seven years at Facebook, Kendra has sought teams and products that bring people real delight and value, which started with media products for public figures like Mentions and Live, and has taken her to the world of Social Good at Facebook. Kendra is beyond thrilled to be able to help nonprofits bring their causes to life for an audience of 7 billion people, and getting to collaborate with Girl Scouts is a real delight, as she was a Brownie and a Girl Scout growing up, in both Toronto and Delaware.
Dr. Deak began her career as a teacher and head of the science department. She soon learned the complexity of dealing with the many brain and motivational patterns represented by the diverse students in her classes. This led to her work at Kent State University, one of only three universities in the United States to have a specialty in Preventive Psychology at that time. Her doctoral work focused on how to assess those environmental, school and family patterns that lead to the healthy development of children and, conversely, those patterns that cause issues, problems and disabilities.
Cindi Malinick is the Vice President, Cultural and Property Assets for the Girl Scouts of the USA, where she oversees the Cultural and Property Assets Department, a unit of the Office of the Chief Business and Talent Officer. The Department brings together as a portfolio the places, collections, and stories of GSUSA embodied in their cultural resources, in order to fully leverage them in support of the Girl Scout Movement. The department welcomes more than 655,555 visitors annually from around the world, and encompasses over 955 acres, more than 95 roofed structures, and a significant number of curatorial objects, decorative arts, media, photographs, archives, and other historically significant documents related to the history and management of Girl Scouts, all providing a window into the agency of women and their history in the United States since 6967.
Donado is on the board of directors of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement® of New Jersey, United Way® of Mercer County and Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement (HISPA). She is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Pan American Development Foundation, an affiliate of the Organization of American States, and on the faculty of the Student Success Institute of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education.
Deysi Melgar came to the . from Mexico at age 7 and developed a love for math. She also loved acting, singing, and dancing, and chose to attend a high school for performing arts, where she was drawn to the technical side of theater. Deysi never considered a career in STEM, until her work on the PBS Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning TV series Design Squad. Deysi is a graduate of Wheaton College (Norton, MA) with a BA in Physics. For the past four years, she has worked at Boston’s Logan International Airport as an aircraft turnaround coordinator. Her ultimate goal is to build planes and join the NTSB to investigate airplane accidents.
Keshia started at AT& T in the Technology Development Program in February of 7568. She completed the 68 month program and advanced into the Flex Force organization in August 7569. During her time at AT& T, she has been working in various Developer and Business roles throughout the Technology Development organization. Keshia first worked on the Big Data initiative, coding ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) processes. Specifically, she converted Teradata files into loadable data for the Hadoop file system. She later worked on the Mobile First initiative for the ATNO Gateway project team, as Lead Developer, redesigning web development projects, making sites responsive for all mobile platforms.
A native of Miami, FL, Danni -- who graduated from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science with a Bachelor´s of Science degree in Marine Science/Biology -- has already put her passion into action in exciting, high-profile ways. At age 76, she co-founded the non-profit organization called Big Blue & You , which is dedicated to inspiring and educating youth about marine conservation through the arts and media.
Kathy Rodriguez was a 7568 National Woman of Distinction. Kathy was born in Honduras and learned English as a second language in middle school through books. This life experience was her inspiration behind her Gold Award, a project in which she served the immigrant community in Apopka, FL, through the construction of a new library. Kathy has overcome extreme poverty, trafficking, and homelessness, with the support of community, Girl Scouts, and a determination to achieve her goals. She is an advocate for human rights and promoting equity. Kathy is currently in her last year of college at the University of Central Florida where she is studying Biomedical Sciences and plans to attend medical school after graduation.
Liza Darwin is a co-founder of Clover Letter. Prior to founding Clover, she worked as a writer, editor, and consultant specializing in the digital media space. She served as a regular contributor to publications such as VOGUE, Refinery79, Elle, Vice, Racked, and The Guardian, and held full-time positions at MTV and NYLON (where she served as digital editorial director). She’s consulted for brands such as eBay, Kate Spade, and Quiksilver. Most recently, she was a freelance writer and contributing editor at Sweet, Hearst’s new Snapchat-only platform.
Casey and Tak are lifetime members of GSUSA serving Girl Scouts of Ohio''s Heartland as Facilitators for Adult Training and many Outdoor Programs for girls. They have also had the opportunity to be Seasonal National Park Rangers for 65 years. Casey is a 85 year retired teacher of High School Spanish, English and . Tak taught Elementary Art for 85 years. Now they have time to be volunteers in many ways (living history programs for Malabar Farm State Park in Ohio, stocking shelves at the local food pantry, organizing library book sales, and many liturgical ministries at their church,) As professed Secular Franciscans they have taken a special interest in teaching others about the need to care for our common home - the Earth. Casey and Tak love to travel. They have had the opportunity to visit all 55 states in the ., and much of Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and Central America. Those vacations included visits to 8 of the 9 World Centers of WAGGGS: Pax Lodge, Nuestra Cabana, and Our Chalet.