Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland is governed by an efficient and effective democratic process that includes the core values of a representative democracy, access to decision-makers, and participatory involvement valued at all levels of the council.
Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland is a membership organization with volunteers, parents/caregivers, and girls actively engaged in the strategic policy direction of the Council.
Some board members bring a wealth of Girl Scout knowledge, while others bring expertise in areas such as strategic thinking, communications, experience in governance (audit, investments and finance) and decision-making.
Our volunteer board of directors guides the Girl Scout Movement here at Ohio’s Heartland. In addition to five executive officers and 16 members at large, our board also includes two girl members in grades 9-12.
Glen and Shakila Ahrens Family Foundation, President
First Vice Chair
Three Rivers East LLC, Principal
Second Vice Chair
Salesforce Managing Director, Industry Business Consulting
Porter Wright, Litigation Attorney
OSU Wexner Medical Center Chief Administration Officer, Hospital Division
JPMorgan Chase Bank Manager Director, Branch Review Executive
BBCO Design LLC, CEO & Architect
Kegler, Brown, Hill + Ritter, Attorney
FocusCFO, Business Advisor
AEP, VP & Chief Risk Officer
Nationwide, Chief Technology Officer
Kokosing Materials, Inc., Controller
Fifth Third Bank, Wealth Management Advisor
Sarah H. Martin
Abercrombie & Fitch, VP/Chief Audit Executive
DHL Supply Chain, President Transportation, North America
OhioHealth System VP, Marketing & Communication
Experience Hospitality Group, Founder
Cardinal Health, Pharmacist/Marketing
President & CEO
Tammy H. Wharton
Delegates and alternate delegates serve as a corporate member of the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council to communicate governance information between the board of directors and the service unit that elected them. Delegates and alternates represent the voice of the service unit to the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting of the council.
Each delegate and alternate is required to complete specialized training for the position. That training is found on gsLearn. Search for it in the content library. The information you will need can be found below and on gsLearn.
All meeting times: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, October 9, 2023
Mansfield Public Library, Community Room
43 W. Third St., Mansfield, OH 44902
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
33 E. Main St., Chillicothe, OH 45601
Monday, October 16, 2023
Zanesville Service Center
3230 Bowers Lane, Zanesville, OH 43702
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
GSOH Council Headquarters, Training Room
1700 Watermark Dr., Columbus, OH 43215
National delegates serve for three years and attend the National Council Session, a meeting of Girl Scouts nationwide, which happens every three years. They attend the session, elect the National Board of Directors and Board Development Committee, approve changes to the Constitution or Bylaws of GSUSA, and vote on various proposals as representatives of Girl Scouting. They also generally participate in discussion in the run-up to the National Council Session in order to better represent the Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland.
Each spring, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland holds its Annual Meeting. At the meeting, delegates and council members are invited to listen to a “state-of-the-council” address by our board chair and President & CEO, as well as vote on incoming board members, participate in feedback forums, and more. The 2023 Annual Meeting will take place April 15, 2023.