Chair of the Board
Kathy’s love for Girl Scouts began in 1953 when she started as a girl member. She continued with Girl Scouts as a Girl Scout Camp Counselor for three years and a Day Camp Director for one year. In 1979, she held the position of Troop Overnight Camping Adjunct Leader.
Kathy has experience as a Nursery School Director, High School Mathematics Teacher, Educational Administrator, and Architectural Technologist/Historic Preservationist. Most recently, she was the CEO of YWCA of Greater Harrisburg and the Executive Director of Dauphin County Historical Society.
Melinda Ghilardi, Esq.
First Assistant Federal Defender
Middle District of Pennsylvania
Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Lynn M. Bachstein
Joanne M. Bankos
Karen D. Best
Karen K. Deklinski
Antonio Hernandez, Jr.
Stacey O. Irwin, Ph.D.
Deborah A. Kolsovsky
Nancy J. Tulli
Deborah D. Vereen
New Cumberland, PA
Adrienne M. Vicari
Yvette L. Willson, Esq.
State College, PA
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.