The Board Development Committee provides recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the training, development, orientation, assessment and succession planning for board membership. Board Development Committee members are elected by member delegates at the annual meeting.
Kathy McCorkle’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.
A former GSHPA Board Chair, she continues to serve as Chair of the GSHPA Board Development Committee, Ex-Officio to the GSHPA Board of Directors and also serves on the GSHPA Fund Development Committee.
She 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 the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg and the Executive Director of the Dauphin County Historical Society.
Mrs. McCorkle has earned the Adult Volunteer of the Year Award from United Way of the Capital Region and the Women of Excellence Legacy Honoree from the YWCA Greater Harrisburg.
Joe is the Senior Vice President and Resident Director of Merrill Lynch in the York, PA office where he started in 1994. He focuses on offering a comprehensive approach to managing wealth that begins with getting to know his client and their family and is driven by his passion for delivering excellent service and helping clients pursue their goals.
Joe is familiar with Girl Scouts having served previously as a board member and Finance & Audit Committee member for Penn Laurel, one of the four Legacy Councils.
Joe attended Luzerne County Community College and graduated with a BS in Business Management from York College of PA in 1994. Joe is originally from Northeastern PA, and is now proud to call York home, where he resides with his wife Susanne and two children, David and Lexi. Joe has strong ties to the community, is an active member of the Country Club of York, and is also a member of the Planned Giving Council at York College.
Karen Best has been a Girl Scout, Troop Leader and a Troop Cookie Chairman. She served as a member of the first Board of Directors for Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania from 2007 to 2011 and rejoined the Board in 2014. She has chaired the GSHPA Board Development Committee, acted as lead on the GSHPA Bylaws Task Force, and currently serves on the Board Development Committee and the Fund Development Committee.
Karen is very active in the Harrisburg region. She is a past president of the Junior League of Harrisburg and past chairman of the Board of Trustees of the United Methodist Home for Children. In addition, she recently completed a two-year term as the president of the Harrisburg Symphony Society and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. As a former township supervisor, Karen has served on various regional planning, transportation, zoning, recreational and economic development commissions.
Now retired, Karen has 28 years of higher education administration experience. She is a graduate of Dickinson College and Penn State-Harrisburg with a master’s degree in public administration. A widow, she has two children and five grandchildren including two granddaughters who are fourth-generation Girl Scouts.
Janice Black is a former GSHPA Board member and a current member of the GSHPA Finance & Audit and Board Development Committees.
Ms. Black is the President and CEO of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. The Foundation administers endowments for more than 68 projects improving the quality of life within their communities through the creation of charitable funds that help meet the challenges of changing times and critical needs.
Over the years, Ms. Black chaired the following committees: Vocational, Community Service, World Fellowship; Harrisburg Rotary Foundation; Elizabethtown College Leadership Council; Pennsylvania State University's Master of Health Administration Program Leadership Council; Council on Foundations Research Committee; Harrisburg Academy Community Advisory Board; Delta Dental of Pennsylvania; Graystone Bank Community Advisory Board; and the Council for Public Education. She also served as a Lane Chair for the District Committees and Projects, and as Board Member for Dixon University Center
Introduced to Girl Scouts as a Brownie, Tena Maurer remembers the fun experiences from her Girl Scout childhood days and as an adult, she has been a troop leader. Her most memorable experiences have been spending weekends at Camp Small Valley and traveling to Washington, DC in 2012 to Rock the Mall to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouts with 250,000 other Girls Scouts . She serves as a Member-at-Large to the Board of Directors and as a member of the Board Development Committee.
Ms. Maurer is the Associate Vice President for Human Resources at Bloomsburg University and brings over twenty years of experience in a variety of Human Resource areas and industries in both the public and private sectors. She serves on the Board for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Faculty Health and Welfare Fund and is a member of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Board of Advisors for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
A Pennsylvania State University graduate in Business Management, she then received her Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Saint Francis University and holds several HR-related certifications including Professional in Human Resources (PHR) from HRCI and The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) certified professional in Human Resources.
Ms. Mauer is an active volunteer in the community and coaching youth sports.
As Chair of the GSHPA Property Committee, Dan Sheaffer leads the efforts to revitalize camps and outdoor experiences for girls across the GSHPA 30 county footprint. He offers his expertise as an At-Large Member of the GSHPA Board of Directors and as a member of the GSHPA Board Development and Executive Committees.
Dan Sheaffer is the Corporate Purchasing Manager with Mountain Ridge Metals. With 20+ years of financial and sales management, he has demonstrated exceptional achievements in increasing revenue and employee performance while leading teams of varying sizes and in multiple markets to include all operations, financial results, and strategic direction.
Mr. Sheaffer serves as a Board member for the Halifax Wildcat Education Foundation and a Catalyst Awards Committee Member for the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The Board of Directors has established the following board committees to provide recommendations to the board and staff for the benefit of the council as a whole. Board committee members are appointed by the Chair of the Board.