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Executive Leaders

 

Janet

Janet Donovan

President and Chief Executive Officer
RADM, JAGC, USN(Ret.)

Biography

Janet is a retired U.S. Navy Two Star Rear Admiral and former Deputy Commander in the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) of the Navy with more than 20 years of executive experience in strategy development, talent management and collaboration. She has completed numerous professional development and executive training courses in strategic planning, strategic communication and innovation, coalition-building, finance and accounting, cyber security, risk management and ethics.

Janet received her law degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. She has seen firsthand the character-building impact that Girl Scouts can make in the lives of young women, and believes Girl Scouting provides a distinctive experience to prepare our next generation of confident and capable leaders.  

Board members/Committees

 

Deb Bogdanski

Chief Operations Officer

Biography

Deb Bogdanski currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining GSHPA, Deb served as Chief Development Officer at Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson (NY). As a Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts, Deb was herself a girl scout as a girl, and as an adult served in multiple volunteer roles including serving on the Board of Directors for Sarah Wells (legacy council) and then Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson Board.

Deb’s professional experiences including leadership roles in both for profit and not for profit organizations.  She was the General Manager for Frontier Communications 9 years, and Vice President for Government Affairs with the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. Following her passion for Girl Scouts has led her back to taking on staff positions with Girl Scouts.  

Krystell

 

Krystell Fox

Chief Financial Officer

Biography

Krystell Fox is the Chief Financial Officer at the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania and has over 17 years of experience leading finance and human resources in both for-profit and non-profit settings.

Early in her career, she recognized the integral link between finance and human resources in order to achieve measurable business results. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland, she went on to earn a Master of Science in Human Resource Development from Villanova University.  She also holds SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications.

Earlier in her career, she served as the Director of Finance & Human Resources for the NC State Chamber of Commerce.  She took some time off work to start a family and after relocating to central PA, she re-entered the workforce as the Chief Financial Officer for Mobile X-Ray Imaging.  She most recently served as the VP of Finance and Support Services for the United Way of the Capital Region where she facilitated their transition to a collective impact model to launch community initiatives in healthcare education and workforce development.

Krystell and her husband John are avid scuba divers and enjoy traveling and exploring warm waters whenever their schedules allow.

Board members/Committees

Adia Walker

Chief of Staff

Biography

As the Chief of Staff for Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, Adia serves as an intermediary between the senior leadership and the organization’s key stakeholders including members, volunteers, donors, staff, and community partners.  In her day to day work, she oversees strategic business initiatives to help raise awareness of the importance of Girl Scouting and assists with the implementation of major organizational goals to ensure a high quality Girl Scout Leadership Experience across the council’s 30 county footprint.

Her love for working in the nonprofit sector started with her service in the United States Peace Corps in East Africa and South America where she worked closely with several grass roots non-profit organizations devoted to making a difference in the world.  She has spent over 12 years in leadership positions for non-profit organizations in Central Pennsylvania and graduated from the Martin Luther King Jr., Leadership Development Institute of Greater Harrisburg in 2019.

Adia has a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of South Florida, with graduate certificates in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Relief, as well as a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Communications and Sociology from the University of Central Arkansas.

Adia lives in Harrisburg with her husband – Reggie, their children – Iyanna and Trey, and their chocolate Labrador retriever – Mello.