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Council Leadership

Girl Scouts of Central Texas is able to support our future leaders because of the dedication of our volunteers, staff and board of directors.

Executive Team

Paula Bookidis Chief Executive Officer
Jerry Spataro Chief Financial Officer
Meredith Clarke Chief Operating Officer
Kursten Mitchell   
Chief of Marketing and Communications
Sherry Wolfe Senior Director of Programs

Board of Directors

Our volunteer board of directors guides the Girl Scout Movement here in central Texas. They are community leaders from all walks of life who believe in the vision and mission of raising the next generation of leaders. We think they’re pretty cool!


Patricia ("Trish") Ferguson President / Board Chair (Term 2019/2020)
Rina von Frisch President-Elect / Vice Chair
Lisa Reifsnider Secretary
Lauren Peters Treasurer
Paula Bookidis     CEO
Tricia Berry Leslie Midgley
Shelley Clifford Brophy Hema Mullur
Karen Butler-Purry, Ph.D.
Nicole Schwartz Nett
Suzanne Copeland Sheema Patel
Ellen Fleming Paul Pulley
Amanda Hornyak
Kathy Rapp
Melissa ("Missy") Kittner Charmaine Smith-Winters
Pauline Lewis Sandra Trainor
Suzi Marshall Kimberly Watson-Hemphill

Advisory Board

Beverly Dale Emily Moreland
Jill Griffin Mary Scott Nabers
Stephanie Hamm Curtis Page
Carole Keeton Jare Smith

Board and Other Council Documents

Did you miss the annual meeting? Do you wonder how Girl Scouts of Central Texas is doing from year to year? What are the goals for the year? Access the documents below.