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Board Officers

Chair of the Board
Veronica L. Longenecker
State College, PA
Director of Information Technology College of Liberal Arts 
Penn State University Park

Veronica has held multiple Girl Scout volunteer positions over the past 20 years, including troop leader, service unit manager, and day camp director. She has helped open up doors for girls by leading travel trips near and far. She was appointed Chair of the Board in April 2015.

Vice Chair
Kathy McCorkle
Mechanicsburg, PA 

Melinda Ghilardi, Esq.
Dunmore, PA
First Assistant Federal Defender
Middle District of Pennsylvania

Stacy Klann
Mechanicsburg, PA
Director of Development and Alumni Realtions
Harrisburg Academy



  • Lynn M. Bachstein
    Trucksville, PA

  • Joanne M. Bankos
    York, PA

  • Karen D. Best
    Lemoyne, PA

  • Amy Brayford
    Berwick, PA

  • Karen K. Deklinski
    Wormleysburg, PA

  • Antonio Hernandez, Jr.
    Lancaster, PA

  • Stacey O. Irwin, Ph.D.
    Lancaster, PA

  • Betsy Keefer
    York, PA

  • Deborah A. Kolsovsky
    Scranton, PA

  • Jeshanah McLeod
    Dillsburg, PA

  • Nancy J. Tulli
    Hummelstown, PA

  • Deborah D. Vereen
    New Cumberland, PA

  • Adrienne M. Vicari
    Enola, PA

  • Yvette L. Willson, Esq.
    State College, PA

Executive Leadership

Ellen Kyzer, MPA-Chief Executive Officer

Ellen Kyzer was appointed as GSHPA's CEO in January 2016.  Kyzer’s resume includes over 17 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit and fundraising field.

As a child, Ellen was a Girl Scout from Pike County who fondly remembers the impact the organization and the people involved in it had on her.

“My time as a Girl Scout gave me exposure to strong women and that is an important part of what we represent as an organization,” said Ellen. “I’m excited for the opportunity to influence young women and girls. Empowering women leaders starts with mentoring and developing girls as leaders from an early age.”

She graduated with both a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Urban Studies and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to a long career in public service, she has volunteered her time and held board leadership positions for a variety of organizations like Channels Food Rescue and the Harrisburg Public School Foundation. 

Suzanne Moore-Chief Operations Officer

Suzanne has over 13 years of Girl Scouting experience holding both volunteer and staff positions, which includes Camp Director, Resident Camp Director, Outdoor Program Manager, and Regional Director for GSHPA’s north, northeast and west regions.

She has a degree Bachelor’s of Humanities in Secondary English Education from Penn State and is currently working on a Masters of Sciences in Human Resources at the University of Scranton.

Corporate Information


Conflict of Interest Policy

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