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Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois names new board of directors

GLEN CARBON – Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois held its 8th Annual Meeting on April 1 at the Holiday Inn in Mount Vernon to elect board members.

girlscoutslogo2Approximately 260 Girl Scout members (adults and girls) from throughout southern Illinois elected the board.

Officers of the Council

1st Vice Chair, Sarah Anderson, Mount Vernon, the director of Physical Medicine with Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon and St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.

2nd Vice Chair Deanna Litzenburg, Edwardsville, an attorney and shareholder with Mathis, Marifian & Richter.

Treasurer Susan Bowman, Highland, the secretary/treasurer of The Korte Company in Highland.


Steve Bushong, Waterloo, a professor of Network Design and Administration with Southwestern Illinois College.

Beth Freeburg, O’Fallon, dean of the School for Professional Studies at Saint Louis University in St. Louis.

John McCracken, Edwardsville, an attorney/partner with Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C.

Carla Nilson, Herrin, a past member and vice president of Shagbark Girl Scout Council (one of GSSI’s legacy councils).

Mary Jo Pembrook, Edwardsville, a piano teacher in an after school performing arts program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is married to Randy Pembrook the chancellor of SIUE.

James Sabella, O’Fallon, the owner of Wolfersberger Funeral Home in O’Fallon.

Norma Trimble, Robinson, a retired educator from Robinson.

Board Development Committee

Michelle Darnell, Mount Vernon, the regional vice president for Clinical Integration and Systems Improvement at SSM Health – Illinois Region.

Continuing Board of Directors Members

Linda Manley, chair, Highland, a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments.

Angie Zahn, secretary, Trenton, the owner of Zahn Appraisal Service and a Broker with Strano & Associates Real Estate.

P. Anne Haltenhof, Columbia, who worked for Mark Twain Bank for 21 years where she was controller for Mark Twain Services, the Information Technology Division of Mark Twain Bank. She is retired from Wells Fargo Advisors where she worked for 15 years and was a senior project manager in the Project Management Center of Excellence.

Richard Huntington, Mount Vernon, retired vice president of St. Mary’s – Good Samaritan Hospital.

Courtney Lee, St. Louis, an Olin Board Fellow currently studying corporate finance at Washington University, Olin School of Business.

Sandra Maxwell, Carbondale, a retired secondary school administrator and secondary teacher from Carbondale Community High School.

Melanie Mills, Charleston, a retired professor from Eastern Illinois University located in Charleston.

Diane Siemer, Teutopolis, a Girl Scout Lifetime Member and volunteer with Girl Scouts for 26 years.

Nancy Smolak, Herrin, a kindergarten teacher in Marion.

In addition, Kaitlyn Barnett from Troy and Rowan Dothager from Staunton were selected as GSSI Girl Ex-Officio Board Members. Lexi Scrivner from Bluford will serve as a mentor to the GSSI Girl Ex-Officio Board members. Girl ex-officios must be between the ages of 14-17.

    From the Illinois Business Journal



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