Executive Bios

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Lidia Soto-Harmon, Chief Executive Officer

Lidia Soto-Harmon has a proven track record of success in the corporate, non-profit and government sectors. She was appointed CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital in 2010, after serving six years as the organization’s chief operating officer. Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital is the area’s preeminent leadership organization for girls, serving aproximately 90,000 members, girls in grades K-12 and adults. The Council covers the Greater Washington Region, which includes the District of Columbia and 25 counties in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

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Colleen Cibula, Chief Operating Officer

Colleen Cibula is the Chief Operating Officer for Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital. She is responsible for overseeing the day‐to‐day operations, including direct supervision of the Membership department, Program Services, Adult Volunteer Development and Camping Services. Ms. Cibula joined the Council staff in 2002 as a part-time employee to facilitate the delivery of Girl Scout programming to girls from low-income communities. She has held positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to joining the Council, Ms. Cibula spent 10 years in the non‐profit sector working with at‐risk youth, and an additional 10 years in corporate marketing and public relations. Colleen is a Girl Scout alumna, she served as her daughter’s Girl Scout Brownie and Junior troop leader.  Ms. Cibula resides in Montgomery County, MD.    


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Kavin Owens, Chief Financial Officer

Kavin Owens oversees Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital $15M annual operating budget.  He has a unique perspective of the Council with over 20 years of experience. He began his career at Girl Scouts as the accounting manager and progressively assumed positions of higher authority. Today, as the Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Owens directs the Finance department, Human Resources, Information Services, Product Sales, Office Services, Properties and Girl Scout Retail Operations. Prior to joining Girl Scouts he was an auditor with Bert W. Smith & Company a CPA firm. Mr. Owens is a member of the National Association of Black Accountants; Who’s Who in America designee; Ministry Officer and Youth Leader for Christian Way Baptist Church and PTO volunteer with Bowie, MD public school. He is a Norfolk State University graduate with a BS in Accounting. Mr. Owens resides in Prince George’s County, MD.