Chief Operating Officer
Jackie comes to Girl Scouts of North East Ohio with over 20 years of professional non-profit experience. Prior to joining the Girl Scout’s executive staff she served as Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers of America - Danbury for 10 years, with a mission to improve adult and family literacy.
Jackie has also worked for United Way of Connecticut as a community liaison for the northwest region and served on many non-profit boards in various leadership roles. She was appointed as commissioner for the Governor’s Commission for National and Community Service and served this post for 3 years.
In 1999, Jackie joined the staff of Girls Scouts of Southwestern Connecticut as Director of Membership and Marketing. In 2002, she served the Council as Chief Operating Officer.
In 2005, Jackie accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer for the Girl Scout Council of Savannah, Georgia – the birthplace of Girl Scouts. She provided leadership to stabilize a declining membership and improve community relations. As councils across the country realigned Jackie served on the realignment committee for Georgia. Post merger, Jackie stayed in Savannah as the Girl Service Officer for the merged council, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, which serves 70 counties.
Her background includes a bachelor's of science in psychology from Temple University, Executive Leadership Certification from Case Western Reserve – Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations as well as CEO Certification from Edith Macy – Girl Scout’s national training center.
Jackie and husband Ken have relocated to Northeast Ohio and are looking forward to experiencing four seasons again. They have two sons; Sean who resides in Brooklyn, New York; and Ryan who is completing his Ph.D. at University of Wisconsin, Madison.
“I look forward to working with the volunteers and staff in Northeast Ohio to reach more girls and positively impact their lives. Working together we can live the mission and build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.”