Board of Director Officers
A volunteer board of directors sets strategic direction for Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas. Board members represent the broad diversity of our council membership and the communities we serve. Members are recommended by a volunteer nominating committee and approved by the council delegates at the annual council meeting. A formal democratic process facilitates communication between the board of directors and the council's membership.
The volunteer board of directors is elected by GSSWT's membership to ensure that the council:
- manages its affairs according to state and federal law,
- complies with Girl Scouts of the USA charter requirements, and
- secures and allocates the resources needed to deliver the Girl Scout program throughout our jurisdiction.
Chair, Jeannie Frazier
Girl Board Chair, Irini Tsounakas
1st Vice Chair, Kelly Faglie
Honorary Cookie Entrepreneur Officer (CEO). Kelly is a graduate of Knippa High School and earned an Associate's degree at Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde. Prior to owning her own company, Kelly was host of "The Morning Show with Kelly". Through her work at the radio station, she became involved in the community and has served as president for the Uvalde area Chamber of Commerce. Kelly has been active with Relay for Life, Humane Society of Uvalde, Uvalde Area Development Foundation, Uvalde 1st, Rotary Club, Texas Agri-Women, City of Uvalde planning and zoning committee and the City Strategic Planning Board (a mayor-appointed position). In 2013, she was named Uvalde's Volunteer of the Year. Kelly has two children. Her daughter is married, lives in San Antonio and is an oncology nurse. Her son studies graphic art design at Texas State University. She was elected to serve as member at large for 2014-2016. Read more...
2nd Vice Chair, Mary Henrich
Secretary, William T. "Bill" Avila
Bill Avila has been a member of the board since 2007 and has served on the Board Development Committee (2009-2010), Executive Committee (2008-2009 and 2011-2012), Finance Committee (2007-2009) and Investment Committee (2011-2012) for GSSWT. He was a member of the Nominating Committee from 2005-2007. Bill is a Partner in the San Antonio office of the law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP. Read more...
Treasurer, Deena Clausen
Interim Chief Executive Officer, Jody Shaw Hernandez
Chief Development & Communications Officer, Stephanie A. Finleon
Interim Chief Operating Officer, Lisa Garcia
Chief Financial Officer, Blythe Simonson
Ex Officio Girl Board Members
|Girl Board Chair, Irini Tsounakas||Dayna Greene (Purple GO Team|
|Hayley Drozdick (Blue GO Team)||Rebekah Seal (Purple GO Team)|
|Sophia Solomon (Orange GO Team)||Amanda Gutierrez (Yellow GO Team)|
|Alyssa Pena (Pink GO Team)||Ashley Wright (Yellow GO Team)|
|Joanne Rios (Pink GO Team)|
Board Development Committee
Board development committee members are elected by GSSWT's membership to recommend candidates for the board of directors and the board development committee. The board development committee presents the following for delegate vote at every annual council meeting:
- a single slate of nominees for officers of the council;
- a single slate of nominees for directors; and
- a single slate of nominees for members of the nominating committee.
Every three years, the board development committee also presents a single slate of regional delegates and regional delegate alternates.
GSSWT accepts potential board member and nominating committee member referrals year-round for a single slate presented at our annual council meeting. We place a high priority on recruiting women and men from diverse geographic and racial/ethnic communities.
|Deena Clausen||Victoria Garcia|
|Heather Davis||Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin|
|Angelica Docog||Jennifer Moriarty|
|Leah D. Flores||Janet Putman|
|Ramon Flores||Dr. Marian Suarez|