In recognition of Volunteer Appreciation Month, Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) is excited to celebrate its all-volunteer board of directors.
“We are very excited to be working with our dedicated board leadership and members to continue making a difference in our local communities by building girls of courage, confidence and character,” said Janet Donovan, GSHPA President and CEO.
New Board Officers:
Adrienne Vicari, Board Chair, of Enola, Pa., serves as the Financial Services Practice Area Leader for Herbert, Rowland & Grubic Inc. She has a broad range of experience in financial, project management and engineering design services for municipal wastewater, water and stormwater clients.
Vicari has worked with more than 90 municipalities in Pennsylvania on stormwater utility/authority feasibility analysis, authority implementation and regional stormwater management initiatives. Her expertise across multiple counties throughout GSHPA’s footprint will be invaluable to the organization.
Before her board chair appointment, Vicari served as a GSHPA Board of Directors Member-at-Large, Board Treasurer and Property Committee Chair. As GSHPA Board Chair, she will serve on the GSHPA Executive Committee and as ex-officio to most other committees.
Alison Bernhardt, Board Vice Chair, of Mount Joy, Pa., is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for UPMC Central PA. In this role she is the senior executive responsible for managing the financial actions of UPMC Central PA. Her duties include financial forecasting and budgeting, as well as analyzing the organization’s financial strengths and weaknesses and proposing corrective actions. She is also actively involved in developing the strategic direction of the region.
Bernhardt has extensive experience in health care finances. Prior to her current role as CFO, she served as Vice President of Accounting and Reporting at UPMC Pinnacle, overseeing financial reporting, payroll, tax, treasury, accounts payable and asset management. Bernhardt came to UPMC Pinnacle from the global financial firm PricewaterhouseCoopers where she filled a number of leadership positions focused on nonprofit and health care industries. Bernhardt also serves on the Executive Committee and as chair of the GSHPA Finance & Audit Committee.
Vicari and Bernhardt join fellow GSHPA Board Officers Secretary Jeshanah Fox and Treasurer Bridget Casher.
New Board Members-at-Large:
Barbara Green, of Lehighton, Pa., serves as President of Blue Mountain Ski Resort and has more than 30 years of business management experience. In her current role as President, Green has doubled the resort’s revenue and made it a priority for the company to become a year-round resort and leader in exceptional guest services. Green is a former Girl Scout, and represents GSHPA’s northern footprint on many boards and committees including the Executive Board of St. Luke Carbon County, Carbon County Chamber of Commerce and as a new member of the GSHPA Finance and Audit Committee.
Tena Maurer, of Hegins, Pa., is the Associate Vice President for Human Resources at Bloomsburg University and brings more than 20 years of experience in a variety of human resource areas and industries in both the public and private sectors. She serves on the Board of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Faculty Health and Welfare Fund, as a member of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Board of Advisors for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and as a new member of the GSHPA Board Development Committee. Maurer is a former Girl Scout and continues to volunteer with the organization as a troop leader for Daisy and Brownie troops.
Gina Suydam, of Tunkhannock, Pa., is the President/CEO of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce where she works with a variety of businesses in rural northeastern Pennsylvania. She is currently collaborating with several other Wyoming County organizations on a Community Heart & Soul initiative, a humanities-based approach to community planning sponsored in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. She is also facilitating the sixth annual class of Leadership Wyoming, a regional leadership program that develops a more complete awareness of Wyoming County’s industries among local professionals. Suydam is a former Girl Scout and Gold Award recipient, and she also serves as a new member of the GSHPA Volunteer Strategy Committee.
Green, Maurer and Suydam join the following GSHPA Board Members-at-Large:
- Anthony Billet, of York, Pa.
- Jayne Huston, of Harrisburg, Pa.
- Stacey Irwin, of Lancaster, Pa.
- Daren Russ, of Harrisburg, Pa.
- Daniel Sheaffer, of Halifax, Pa.
- Deborah Vereen, of New Cumberland, Pa.
- Judith Windom, of Camp Hill, Pa.