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2.4. Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board Officers
Deanna Litzenburg | Trenton | Board of Directors, Chair
Anne Haltenhof | Columbia | First Vice Chair
Steven Bushong | Waterloo | Second Vice Chair
Priscilla Jacks | Edwardsville | Treasurer
Norma Trimble | Robinson | Secretary

Girl Members

Abigail Brown | Edwardsville
Kaitlyn Olmstead | Jewett

At-Large Members
Julie Deien | Aviston
Kathryn Diak | Edwardsville
Kevin Doak | Edwardsville
Marianne Doll | Edwardsville
Paul Frazier | Carbondale
Amanda Highlander | Glen Carbon
Linda Manley | Highland
Elizabeth Shore | Marion
Robin Steinmann | Maryville
Gloria Sweida | St. Louis, MO

Board Development Committee
Steve Bushong | Waterloo
Julie Deien | Aviston
Anne Haltenhof | Columbia
Priscilla Jacks | Edwardsville
Janice Monroe | Neoga 
Elizabeth Shore | Marion

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is governed by a volunteer board of directors composed of a diverse group of community members, women and men, who believe in the value of Girl Scouting and the program's ability to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Board members are selected for their commitment to improving the lives of girls as well as their leadership, volunteer and nonprofit experience, and knowledge of the community. They are elected by the voting members of the Council. Board members can serve up to two three-year terms.

Board members represent our membership and reflect its diversity, including geographic, racial/ethnic, gender, age and socio-economic. The role of the Board of Directors is one of governance. Their responsibilities include strategic planning, fund development, appointment of the Executive Director, financial oversight, and interaction with the community. 

Questions, comments, or referrals for Board of Directors can be directed to Ashley Green-Bryant at

Are you interested in serving on the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Board of Directors or Committees? Request an application!

Board of Directors Meeting Agendas
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
Ex Officio Girl Board Member Application

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is seeking girls age 14 or older to be ex-officio board members. We currently have two (2) positions open. An ex-officio member can give input to policies and other governance matters, but does not have a vote. This position provides a great leadership opportunity for girls wanting to be more involved. All interested girls must review this position description and complete  this application.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a registered member of Girl Scouts.
  • Must be 14 years of age or older by the application deadline, April 1, 2021.
  • Must be willing to meet, in-person or via conference call for at least 90% of board meetings (6 total board meetings in 2021) and attend regional delegate meetings.
  • Must attend a teleconference interview with the Board Development Committee
Girl Scout Experience Fund Committee

Girl Experience Fund Committee


The Girl Scout Experience Fund Committee has been established in order to distribute funds as defined by the board of directors from the Girl Scout Experience Quasi-Endowment Fund. The fund was established by the board of directors as a result of sales of camps owned by the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSofSI) Council.   

The GSofSI board of directors will provide the committee with a total amount to be granted each fiscal year. Girls from the GSofSI Council will complete a grant request explaining the use of the requested funds and submit it to this committee for review and a decision.

The Girl Scout Experience Fund Committee shall:

  • Make decisions related to the distribution of board-allocated funds from the Girl Scout Experience Quasi-Endowment Fund to girls from the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois for GSofSI approved activities
  • Meet on a regular basis to review and make decisions on grant applications/request
  • Make a recommendation to the GSofSI board of directors on how excess funds not distributed to girls should be used in any given fiscal year

Click here for more information about the committee charge!

Interested in becoming a committee member? Apply today!