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Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital announced its new board members. The primary focus of the board is to advise the Girl Scout council on financial and policy issues that shape the council’s strategic plans, as Girl Scouts continues its historical mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

The new board members begin their three-year term on October 1, 2012. They were elected by Girl Scout membership at the council’s annual meeting in April 2012.  The Girl Scout Board reflects Girl Scouts strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, and includes a wide variety of talented professionals.

New board members:

Mozella Perry Ademiluyi, Potomac, MD

A professional speaker, social entrepreneur and international mountain hiker, Ms. Ademiluyi is passionate about empowering global thinking women and is a wealth literacy advocate for youth. She is a major donor to Girl Scouts, and participates in the Girl Scout mentorship program, Camp CEO. She is an attorney and earned her undergraduate and law degrees from Howard University.

Marjorie A. Auer, Alexandria, VA

A Veterans Law Judge on the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, Ms. Auer supports the rights of veterans and their families, serving as the final arbiter of claims for benefits. A lifelong Girl Scout and participant in Camp CEO, she is driven to inspire more girls to attain careers in law

Major General Sharon Dunbar, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland

The Commander, Air Force District of Washington, Major Dunbar is responsible for providing the single Air Force voice and component to the Joint Forces Headquarters-National Capital Region, as well as orgainizing, training and equipping more than 40,000 combat forces for the aerospace expeditionary forces, homeland operations, civil support, national special security events and ceremonial events.  A two-star general, she grew up as a Girl Scout and is very committed to supporting women in the military.

Natalie Givans, Vienna, Virginia

A Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, and a leader in Booz Allen’s Cyber Technology Center of Excellence, Ms. Givans is a cybersecurity expert leading teams in defense and health care markets.   She is the partner sponsor for the Girl Scout and Booz Allen Hamilton partnership that includes the Make the Connection and Environmental Leadership Institute Programs.  A lifelong Girl Scout, and participant in Camp CEO, she has been a champion of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) funding for Girl Scouts for many years, with a passion to inspire girls to choose STEM education and careers.

Dr. Badria Kafala, Dulles, VA

Mrs. Badria has been an active Girl Scout volunteer since 2006, founding one of the first troops at the Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS).  She currently serves as a member of the National Islamic Committee on Scouting and holds a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Montreal, Canada.

Girl Scout teen board members: (one year term)

Luisa Banchoff, Arlington, VA

Luisa is a senior at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia, where she is a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, and literary magazine staff. She earned her Bronze Award, Silver Award, Silver Trefoil Award, and is working on her Gold Award. As a Girl Scout Ambassador, she was an alternate delegate to the Girl Scout National Convention and has been active in Girl Scouts since first grade. She pursues her passion for social justice, global issues, and creative writing through Girl Scouting.

Abrar Omeish, Fairfax, VA

Abrar is a Girl Scout Ambassador and served as a delegate at the Girl Scout National Convention. She earned the Bronze, Silver and Silver Trefoil Awards and was awarded the President Ethel G. Harvey Award by the Girl Scout Council. Abrar was honored by the Washington Business Journal in 2010 as a “Girl Who Means Business.”  She is a twelfth grade IB diploma candidate at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, VA and is passionate about empowering the next generation of leaders.

To see the complete Girl Scout Council Board of Directors click here.

Posted: Oct 1, 2012

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