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Board of Directors

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is governed by a volunteer board of directors composed of women and men who believe in the value of Girl Scouting and the program's ability to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Board members use their professional expertise and personal perspectives to make decisions that provide leadership for the council and establish its policies and bylaws. These governance volunteers represent our membership and reflect its diversity, including geographic, racial/ethnic, gender, age and socio-economic. Board members are elected by the full Delegate Assembly.

Girl Scouts GCNWI FY19 Board of Directors


Kathy Scherer
Deloitte Tax LLP

First Vice President
Jennifer M. Mikulina
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Second Vice President
Sherina Maye Edwards
Quarles & Brady LLP


Carol Murphy
AON Risk Solutions 

Sheryl L. Yasger 
Discover Financial Services / Discover Global Network 

Ex-Officio Member/CEO
Nancy L. Wright
Girl Scouts GCNWI


Duke Alden
Alight Solutions

Pat Aluisi
MB Real Estate

Danielle Austen 

Theresa Boland

Sidney Dillard
Loop Capital Markets

Jennifer R. Evans

Adrienne Fasano
Cushman & Wakefield

Traci Fiatte
Randstad US

Paul Gariepy 
Ernst & Young

Anna Gomez
Leo Burnett

Christine Heinrich

Maureen Jamrock

Christina Konieczka

Julie Marcello

Ann McAloon
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Jean Medina

Carla Michelotti
Carla Michelotti LLC

Suellen Ravanas
JLL Americas

Kimberly R. Reome
The Kenrich Group, LLC

Scott C. Saunders

Hille Sheppard
Sidley Austin LLP

Violet Sistovaris

Manika Turnbull
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Monica M. Weed

Girl Representatives to the Board of Directors

Elizabeth, 17, Crown Point, IN

Hi! My name is Elizabeth and I am a senior at Crown Point High School in Indiana. I recently became a Gold Award Girl Scout, and am currently student body president of my high school. I am most proud of of the pro-kindness organization I created called CURE. I hope to attend the University of Notre Dame in the fall, and study in the Keough School of Global Affairs.

Gianna, 16, Burr Ridge, IL

Hi, I'm Gianna, and I'm currently a junior at Nazareth Academy. I've been in Girl Scouts for 10 years now and am so grateful to have the opportunity to be a Girl Rep to the Board. Besides Girl Scouts, I am involved in my school's student council, tenis, youth initivate, and tutoring. In the future, I look forward to studying speech pathology in college (hopefully at Northwestern!)

Julia, 14, Arlington Heights, IL

Hello! I'm Julia and I'm a freshman at Rolling Meadows High School. I've been a Girl Scout since I was in kindergarten. Other than Girl Scouts, I enjoy participating in band, orchestra, jazz band, student council, competitve rock climbing, dance, tech crew and speech team. I am so excited to be a Girl Rep to the Board this year and speak on behalf of other girls from our council.

Lia, 17, Oak Park, IL

Hello! My name is Lia and I am a senior at Oak Park and River Forest High School. I am involved in my school's tutoring club and service club. I plan to study nursing in college with a specialization in pediatrics or neonatal care. I have been a Girl Scout for 12 years, and I am so excited and honored to work with my fellow Girl Representatives. I am thankful for my Girl Scout experience and all of the opportunities it has provided.

Nooriyah, 14, Romeoville, IL

Hi there! My name is Nooriyah and I am a freshman at Romeoville High School. I've been a Girl Scout for 10 years and just completed my Silver Award. I am very passionate about traveling and have already spent a year studying abroad and plan to do another one soon. I am also excited about learning and am interested in everything from business to science to ceramics.

Samantha, 17, Chicago, IL

Hello! My name is Samantha, and I have been a Girl Scout since 3rd grade. I live in Chicago and am a senior at Northside College Prep High School where I play basketball and lacrosse. I enjoy exploring the outdoors and spending time with friends and family. I am so excited and grateful to serve as a Girl Rep to the Board of Directors and be a voice of the amazing girls in our council.

Zamayah, 13, Lansing, IL

I wanted to become a Girl Rep because I wanted to make a change in our community. I want girls to feel like they belong with the GCNWI because it’s the right thing to do. I enjoy making new friends in and out of Girl Scouts. In my free time, I like to play volleyball and coach soccer for my local community.