Executive Team

Meet Our Executive Team

Along with the CEO, GSUSA's Executive Team guides the organization in the planning, development, and execution of initiatives and resources to benefit a diverse group of girls, volunteers, and staff across the nation—and the world.

Anna Maria Chávez, Chief Executive Officer

Anna Maria Chávez
Chief Executive Officer

Anna Maria Chávez began her career journey in the very same movement she now leads: Girl Scouts. A lifetime member of Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and an award-winning community leader, Anna developed the leadership skills growing up as a Girl Scout in Eloy, Arizona, that would propel her to the office of the chief executive of GSUSA.

 

Her experiences in Girl Scouting lit a passion for public service and social engagement that has defined Anna's educational and career paths. Her desire to make the world a better place led her from her hometown to Yale University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in American history before pursuing a juris doctorate at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. She has since been admitted to the Bar of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the Arizona Supreme Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

Professionally, Anna's interest in serving others brought her first to Washington, DC, where she held numerous posts in President Clinton's administration, including senior policy advisor to former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater. She later returned to her home state of Arizona to serve as deputy chief of staff for urban relations and community development under then-Governor Janet Napolitano.

 

Anna returned to the Girl Scout Movement in 2009, upon looking for opportunities to work with youth. Serving as chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, she greatly enhanced the council's reach and visibility, growing its philanthropy and boosting membership. Her success earned her the respect and recognition of the National Board, which appointed her chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the USA in 2011.

 

Lauded for her leadership, Anna received the 2013 Law College Association Award from her law school alma mater, the University of Arizona, and has been recognized as one of the 100 Women Leaders in STEM by STEMconnector. She is the recipient of the 2013 Excellence in Community Service Award from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, as well as the 2013 Graciela Olivarez La Raza Award from the National Council of La Raza. In 2014, she was named number 22 on Fast Company’s annual list of the most creative people in business. In addition, the Arizona National Guard presented Anna with the Adjutant General's Medal and the Diversity Champion Leadership Award.

 

In 2016, Anna was named one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune magazine, cited for her vision and creativity in working to revitalize the Girl Scout brand for a new century, including debuting new badges in STEM and financial literacy, and initiatives like Digital Cookie, the first national digital platform for the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program, providing girls a fun, safe, interactive space to sell cookies.


Anthony (Tony) Doye, Chief Operating Officer

Anthony (Tony) Doye
Chief Operating Officer

 

Tony Doye joined Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) in 2014 as its interim chief information officer and stepped into the chief operating officer position in April 2015. As COO, Tony oversees a team tasked with improving role clarity and accountability and that focuses on the drivers of GSUSA's business, including diversification of revenue, fund development growth, enhancement of the customer experience, and the effective execution of GSUSA's strategic initiatives.

 

Backed by more than 25 years of management and customer service experience, prior to Girl Scouts Tony was CEO of CompuCom Systems, Inc., a leader in the IT outsourcing field. There he oversaw the corporate direction and strategy of the company as it advanced its mission of transforming the delivery of IT services. Before joining CompuCom in November 2012, Tony served as president and CEO of Fujitsu North America, where he was responsible for the North American outsourcing portfolio; and prior to that, he was president of global outsourcing and managed services for Unisys Corporation, driving growth in the company's outsourcing and infrastructure service businesses. Tony also spent ten years with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), where he held numerous global leadership roles in IT services, IT outsourcing, application outsourcing, and consulting services.

 

Tony began his career with IBM in a variety of customer service, services management, and global project executive roles spanning 20 years. His educational background includes completion of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program, and he attended Cambridge University's summer management program for executives while working for IBM.


Lynn Godfrey, Chief Strategy Officer

Lynn Godfrey
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer


Lynn Godfrey serves as chief marketing and communications officer for Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), directing a multidisciplinary team that leads the organization’s brand, digital, and content marketing efforts; internal, external, and crises communications; and national meeting and event planning and implementation. She works collaboratively while challenging the status quo to create brand synergy across the organization and ensure strategic brand efforts align with Girl Scouts’ mission, support membership and revenue growth, and reinforce the delivery of enhanced girl, parent, volunteer, and alumna experiences.Prior to assuming her current role, Lynn served as GSUSA’s chief strategy officer, overseeing the Girl Scout Movement’s first three-year strategy—approved by the National Board in September 2015. 

 

With more than 20 years of nonprofit and corporate marketing and communications experience in the youth and family arenas, Lynn came to GSUSA in 2014 from the Greater New York Red Cross. There she steered all aspects of strategic marketing, communications and media, and government and community relations for the country’s largest Red Cross region, serving 13 million people. Prior to that Lynn served as chief communications officer for the New York City Housing Authority, where she oversaw integrated, multilingual campaigns across 334 local public housing communities to build consumer engagement, enhance customer service delivery, and support partnerships. She has held various marketing and communications leadership positions at Viacom, Nickelodeon, and PBS, and she started her career in advertising and marketing with Young & Rubicam and later American Express. Lynn holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.


Barry Horowitz, Chief Revenue Officer

Barry Horowitz
Chief Revenue Officer


Barry Horowitz became Girl Scouts of the USA's (GSUSA) chief revenue officer in April 2015, after nearly ten years leading its Girl Scout Merchandise team, which is responsible for product development, wholesale and retail distribution, marketing, and licensing of Girl Scout uniforms and branded products. As chief merchandising officer, Barry brought several new revenue streams to GSUSA through various licensing relationships; as the CRO, he will continue to lead efforts to maximize existing sources of revenue, as well as identify innovative new ones.

 

Prior to joining GSUSA in November 2005, Barry served in numerous roles at Macy's and Federated Department Stores, starting out on the Macy's training squad and soon becoming a buyer of junior sportswear. Subsequent positions included vice president/store manager at Macy's largest branch stores, where he was responsible for sales, merchandising, operations, human resources, and customer service; vice president of planning and distribution for the home store and the cosmetics/fragrance divisions, for which he directed the planning and inventory allocation process and was tasked with maximizing sales, gross margin, turnover, and customer service; and vice president of marketing, a role that saw him partnering with senior merchants in the development and execution of marketing strategies for a $2-billion home store business.

 

Barry holds a master's degree from the University of Connecticut and a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College.


Nhadine Leung, Chief Governance Officer

Nhadine Leung
Chief Governance Officer


Nhadine Leung currently serves as chief governance officer for Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), where she previously served as chief of staff. She is a third-generation Girl Guide/Girl Scout and joined the national staff in 2012, Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary year, to lead the redesign of the national organization. As a member of the Executive Team, she works closely with the CEO, the National Board of Directors, and leadership across the country on the development and execution of Girl Scouts' national strategy–setting and governance work.

 

Nhadine has served in executive leadership positions in the nonprofit sector for over 15 years, including as the founder and chief operating officer of Living Cities, the country's largest and longest-operating multi-sector consortium of institutions investing in improving the lives of low-income people and the cities in which they live. She also led the Urban Assets Initiative at New Profit, a national venture philanthropy fund that invests in growing innovative, high-impact social enterprises. Prior to that, Nhadine practiced law at Weil Gotshal & Manges in New York and Warsaw, and was trained as an investment banker/currency trader, working for Manufacturers Hanover and Chemical Bank in New York.

 

Nhadine holds a joint juris doctorate/master of urban planning degree from New York University School of Law and the Wagner School of Public Service, a degree in international relations (Certificat d'Etudes Politiques or CEP) from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris ("Sciences Po"), and a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago.


Lisa Margosian, Chief Customer Officer

Lisa Margosian
Chief Customer Officer


As chief customer officer, Lisa Margosian works in partnership with the customer experience teams to create the strategy for developing compelling program experiences for girls, volunteers, and alumnae. Lisa came to Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) with 25 years of for-profit and not-for-profit management experience.

 

Lisa previously served as chief council relationship officer, working with her team to provide the vision and leadership that are essential for GSUSA to work effectively in service to and support of all 112 of Girl Scouts' independent councils across the United States, as well as the USA Girl Scouts Overseas communities around the world. Lisa was tasked with building general and specialty advisory services to support councils in developing capacity across their critical business areas, including a customer information support system to facilitate the gathering of client data and sharing insights.

 

Lisa joined GSUSA in 2014 after working at the KIPP Network of charter schools, the nation's largest charter school network and a pioneer in free college-preparatory schools in under-resourced communities. While chief program officer at KIPP, Lisa was responsible for driving the network's rapid and quality expansion from 58 to 141 schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Over the course of six years, she transformed local leadership capacity through innovative programming and services with the executive directors (equivalent to Girl Scout council CEOs) and their regional leadership teams, along with the local governing boards that oversee the regions.

 

Prior to KIPP, Lisa had an 18-year career at Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase, where she led global teams in sales, service, and implementation. Her accomplishments include creating a common customer experience globally through service and implementation professionals, as well as the development of a new service support platform.

 

Lisa received her MBA from Columbia University and her BA from Marquette.


Helen Morillo, Chief of Staff

Helen Morillo
Chief of Staff


Helen serves as chief of staff at Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the office of the CEO, Helen directly supports the planning and execution of policies and directives; communicates with GSUSA departments regarding organizational initiatives; and develops and maintains strategic and external partnerships to grow the reach of Girl Scouting.

 

Prior to joining GSUSA in 2015, Helen served in numerous roles within New York City government, most recently as chief of staff at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), where she was responsible for operations management and organizational strategy in partnership with the NYCHA's chair and CEO. In prior roles, she served as senior policy advisor to the president of the New York City Board of Education and as senior advisor in the mayor's office.

 

Helen earned a master of science degree from Hunter College and a bachelor of arts degree in public policy from Fordham University.


Angela Olden, Chief Financial Officer

Angela Olden
Chief Financial Officer


Angela Olden joined Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) as chief financial officer in September 2013. She oversees finance, purchasing, and the cultural resources department, which includes the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace and Edith Macy Conference Center.

 

Before joining GSUSA, Angela served as CFO of Federation Employment and Guidance Service, Inc. (FEGS), one of the largest and most diversified not-for-profit health and human services organizations in the United States, serving more than 100,000 people a year in New York City and Long Island. At FEGS, Angela managed a budget of $280 million with funding from more than 100 discrete sources, and had financial oversight of 14 for-profit and not-for-profit subsidiary corporations.

 

Previous to that, Angela served for 11 years as vice president and chief financial officer with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and as a financial executive in both the United States and Europe for FMC Corporation, a $4-billion, publicly traded industrial chemical and equipment manufacturer, where she was responsible for the financial operations of a $200-million division serving the pharmaceutical industry. Angela began her career as a staff auditor with Deloitte, Haskins and Sells.

 

Angela received her MBA in economics and marketing from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, and a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Elena Pak, Chief Development Officer

Elena Pak
Chief Development Officer

 

Elena Pak became chief development officer at Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) in 2015. Elena is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of the national fund development effort for the entire Girl Scout Movement under the umbrella of GSUSA’s $1B ToGetHerThere campaign, the largest fundraising campaign for girls in history. In partnership with the Office of Philanthropy team, she leads GSUSA’s fundraising activities through major gifts, planned giving, direct mail, and corporate partnerships.

 

Before joining GSUSA, Elena was senior vice president of resource development at United Way of New York City, where she was responsible for the corporate citizenship program, workplace giving, major gifts, donor engagement, and affinity groups. Prior to United Way, Elena held several executive positions at the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank in foreign affairs. She represented the council in New York City and oversaw board relations and individual and corporate membership programs. In 2009 and 2010, Elena served as the director for the Atlantic Council’s energy and economic forum in the greater Black Sea-Caspian region; between 2006 and 2010, she also worked as the U.S. director of the British-North American Committee, a forum of business, labor, and academic leaders from the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. Earlier in her career, Elena worked as a business development manager at Hyatt Regency Almaty, Kazakhstan, where she led a team of sales and marketing executives.

 

Educated in the United States and Kazakhstan, Elena holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Turan University in Kazakhstan and a master’s degree in communication from Western Kentucky University.


Natalye Paquin, Esq., Chief Transformation Officer

Natalye Paquin, Esq.
Chief Transformation Officer

 

As chief transformation officer, Natalye Paquin leads Girl Scouts of the USA’s (GSUSA) Office of Strategy and Advancement. Natalye is responsible for providing strategic direction and leading change management efforts to ensure innovation, alignment, and coordination of the Girl Scout Movement around a national strategy and core business plan.

 

Prior to joining GSUSA in 2015, Natalye, a lifetime member of Girl Scouts, served as CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) for five years. Before becoming CEO, she was a GSEP board member and board development committee chair, and a board member of one of its legacy councils. A lawyer by training, Natalye has spent more than 25 years in executive leadership and legal roles, primarily in the education sector, as a civil rights attorney with the U.S. Department of Education and in the nation's third and fifth largest school districts, respectively—Chicago Public Schools and the School District of Philadelphia. An engaged civic leader and 10-year director of a corporate board, Natalye serves on a national nonprofit board and has chaired a foundation board.

 

Natalye holds a juris doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law and a bachelor of science degree from Florida A&M University. She has also completed two executive education programs through Harvard Business School.


Joanne Rencher, Chief People Officer

Joanne Rencher
Chief People Officer


With more than 22 years of experience across the for-profit, nonprofit, domestic, and global arenas, Joanne Rencher brings a wealth of executive leadership experience to her role as chief people officer at Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). In this position, Joanne is responsible for talent acquisition, talent management, organizational development, and the Total Rewards program, as well as partnering with her Executive Team colleagues on organizational strategies and initiatives for the Girl Scout Movement.

 

Before joining GSUSA in 2014, Joanne served as chief people officer at the Greater New York American Red Cross. During her tenure, the volunteer population more than quadrupled through the design and implementation of a new volunteer database, a technology project Joanne co-led with the organization’s chief administrative officer.

 

Previously, Joanne worked on the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), building a global human resources unit from the ground-floor up and leading a matrixed team drawing from six countries on four continents. Funded by Bill Gates through his foundation, IAVI went on to establish a presence in over 23 countries, conducting numerous clinical trials in partnership with others in the field.

 

Joanne has served as a nonprofit consultant, advising senior leaders, board members, and staff at leading-edge educational, economic development, and social service organizations—among them College Possible (recognized by President Barack Obama for its innovative approach to coaching and support for low-income students seeking college admission), Room to Read, and the Children's Aid Society. This work, in addition to her time as the vice president of human capital for the New Teacher Project, brought Joanne that much closer to organizations leading bold change in social impact.

 

Joanne holds a BS in business, management, and economics from the State University of New York's Empire State College, and is a certified senior professional in human resources (SPHR).


Jennifer L. Rochon, General Counsel

Jennifer L. Rochon
General Counsel


Jennifer L. Rochon is the first-ever general counsel of Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), overseeing the legal affairs of the organization, including compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, protection of Girl Scout assets, and implementation of appropriate risk-management processes. Working closely with the Executive Team and the National Board of Directors, she provides legal counsel, guidance, and strategic advice on a wide range of matters, including contracts and transactions, trademarks and copyrights, employment and human resources, general corporate and governance concerns, nonprofit and tax issues, and litigation support.

 

Prior to joining GSUSA in 2013, Jennifer was a litigation partner at the law firm of Kramer Levin Naftalis and Frankel LLP in New York and the first woman to serve on the firm's Executive Committee. She litigated numerous commercial matters at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as in an arbitration context. Her law firm practice ran the gamut, from litigating sophisticated contract disputes to resolving regulatory matters to managing intellectual property, advertising, and employment disputes. Jennifer also chaired Kramer Levin Naftalis and Frankel’s Women's Initiative Committee, which focused on improving the recruitment, retention, and advancement of female attorneys; promoting women in leadership roles; and creating effective business networks for women.

 

Previously, Jennifer clerked for the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry on both the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. She has been repeatedly recognized as a leading lawyer by legal resources such as The Legal 500 United States and Super Lawyers.

 

Jennifer, who also spent time in the Peace Corps as a math teacher, received a juris doctorate from New York University School of Law and was a member of its law review. She received her bachelor's degree with dual honors from the University of Michigan.