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Board of Directors

Across Tampa Bay, private sector to non-profit, our volunteer board of directors guides the Girl Scout Movement here in west central Florida. In addition to seven executive officers and 14 members at large, our board also includes two non-voting girl members in grades 9 – 12. We think that’s pretty cool. 

GSWCF  Board of Directors:


Executive Committee
Laura Webb, President
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Laura Webb is a native Floridian and grew up as a Girl Scout on the east coast. She now lives in Tampa, where she is the owner and President of Webb Insurance Group. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Special Education from Florida State University and worked as a teacher in Pasco County. Laura is currently President of the Board of Directors. She previously chaired the Board Development Committee and has also served on the Dessert First committee.

Laura is a Past President of the Tampa Bay chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and a Board Member of Leadership Tampa Bay. Her community involvement also includes the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the Tampa Bay Seminole Club.  She is also pursuing her pilot’s license.

Lavinia "Vinnie" Vaughn, First Vice President
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Lavinia “ Vinnie” Vaughn  has been a Girl Scout volunteer for many years, serving Girl Scouts of Suncoast Council and Girl Scouts of West Central Florida as a troop leader, consultant, and cookie program organizer for the Smiling Sisters Community. She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2012 and is currently the First Vice President. Vinnie chaired the Long Range Program and Properties Task Force, who recently completed an assessment of all of our property assets and recommended a long-term plan for enhancement to meet current and future programming needs. She serves on the council’s Properties Committee and has been invaluable to property transactions, providing legal and practical advice to council and the committee.

Vinnie lives in Tampa and works at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A. as an attorney and shareholder specializing in commercial real estate, finance and business law. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Spanish from Montclair State University, a Master of Arts in French from the University of Richmond, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond.

Abby Mackness, Second Vice President
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Abby Mackness was recently Secretary of the Board of Directors and member of the Fund Development and Board Development Committees.  Prior to moving to Tampa in 2015 she served six years on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC). During her Board terms, she has been a member of the Nominating Committee twice, a member of the Major Gifts Committee, a member of the Information Technology Committee, and the Juliette Low Society.  She is also a member of the Women’s Advisory Board (WAB) whose mission is to mentor and sponsor Gold Award girls.  Abby was the troop leader for her granddaughter’s Daisy and Brownie troops and is a lifetime Girl Scout member.  She also served as her Service Unit’s SHARE manager this past year, exceeding their SHARE goal.  During her time at Booz Allen and Hamilton, Abby started a ground breaking program called “Make the Connection” with a fellow Booz Allen principal, and fellow Girl Scout.  “Make the Connection” is a mentoring program to provide teen Girl Scouts with tools and techniques to make them successful in the business world.  “Make the Connection” celebrated its 10thanniversary last November and has mentored over 8,000 teen Girl Scouts in the Washington D.C. area to date.  

Professionally, Abby has more than 30 years of experience in the development, management, and maintenance of large-scale information technology programs, especially in the area of advanced biometrics and identity management.   Abby is a Project Management Professional (PMP) certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI).  Abby is President and CEO of Mackness & Poore Consulting.

H. Tyson Lykes, II, Third Vice President
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H. Tyson Lykes, II is also Chair of the Properties Committee and is on the Finance Committee as well.  He was a member of the 2010 CEO search team and was co-chair of the 2015 CEO Search Team. He served Girl Scouts of Suncoast Council as a Board member, officer, and as a member of many committees and task groups. He is also involved with numerous other social and charitable organizations in the Tampa area.

Tyson earned a BS degree in Business and Citrus from Florida Southern College which prepared him for the many years working in his family’s citrus groves and at other agricultural businesses.  Since then, he has been self-employed, primarily in agricultural endeavors. He owns and manages numerous timber tracts in Florida and Georgia. He is also a pecan farmer in South Georgia. Tyson developed a low-density housing development in Hernando County. Tyson lives in south Tampa with his family and attends Christ the King Catholic Church. In his spare time, Tyson enjoys visiting Western North Carolina with his family to hike, boat, and play tennis and spending time with his granddaughter, Emma Kate, and his grandson Tyson.

Kelly Flannery, Secretary
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Kelly Flannery, President and CEO of the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, was the 2017 BPW Foundation’s Women of the Year and is a two-time finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s BusinessWoman of the Year. She serves on the Executive Committee for the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals and is a member of the Community Support Council for MacDill Air Force Base. Kelly is a Lifetime member of Girl Scouts, has served on the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Board of Directors since 2015, and has been a part of the Board Development, Camp CEO and Strategic Planning Committees. A Tampa native, Kelly is a graduate of H.B. Plant High School and Florida State University with a degree in Political Science. Kelly and her husband, Jim, live in South Tampa and on weekends they like to explore their local community and spend time with their rescue dog, Zoey.

Gwin Londrigan, Treasurer
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Gwin Londrigan is currently Board Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee, and Chair of the Board Development Committee.  She is a Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Woman of Distinction.

Additionally, she was previously an operational volunteer with our Travel Pathway.  She is a member and past president of the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin, past president and a current board member of Random Acts of Flowers - Tampa Bay, a former board member of the Association of Junior Leagues International in New York, former board member and recruitment chair for Leadership Pinellas, and a former board member of the Dunedin Fine Art Center and the Clearwater Library Foundation.  In 2010, Publix Super Markets recognized Gwin for her philanthropy with the Mr. George Community Service Award. Gwin is currently the Manager of Customer Care and Social Media Analysis with Publix Super Markets, Inc.  Before this position, she spent 13 years supporting the Retail Operations Group as a Senior Business Consultant with Publix.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Multinational Business Operations from Florida State University, and is currently working on her MBA, She is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas and currently resides in Safety Harbor.

 
Girl Board Members
Jenna B.

Jenna B., a Juliette Senior in the Spring Mermaids Service Unit, has earned both her Bronze and Silver Awards and is planning for her Gold Award.  She is also a member of the CEO Girl Advisory Board.  Jenna is in ninth grade at F.W. Springstead High School where she is in the Marching Band, Beta Club, Interact Club, and the International Baccalaureate program. Jenna is looking forward to representing her fellow Girl Scouts and providing an insight to girls and their lives.

Chrissy P.

Chrissy P., a Senior in the Sunny Palms Service Unit, has earned her Bronze Award and completed two Silver Journeys.  She is in the process of completing her Gold Award project developing and teaching an academic curriculum for underprivileged students.  Chrissy is a tenth grader in Hillsborough County where she is a tutor at her school’s writing center and was recently elected to serve on the Community Service Council. Chrissy will use this Board opportunity to represent and engage troops, giving them the ability to have an interactive role in the Girl Scouts community as well.   


Members at Large
Jodi Avery (2018-2020)
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Jodi Avery was recently awarded Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Real Estate Business Woman of the Year for 2016. She is also the #1 Individual Real Estate Agent for Keller Williams (MC138) for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. She is on the board of the Answered Prayer Project, PBOD and ambassador at the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce, member of Working Woman of Tampa Bay, member of the Christian Chamber of Commerce, and oversight President of the Make Kindness Count Movement. She is well known as the creator of Jodi’s A-List Book, a network of local business owners with common values and a commitment to providing the highest level of customer service. Jodi recently released her Giving Matters initiative which helps local families and charities in need. Jodi ranks among the top 1% of all Realtors and was recently featured on the cover of Top Agent Magazine for her innovative business practices.

Jodi puts her faith and family first which keep everything else in her life aligned. She has four wonderful children: Hunter, Victoria, Elizabeth and Lily. She leads a full and active life as her passion is to help others and give back to the community.

Trimeka Benjamin (2019-2020)
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Trimeka Benjamin is the President of Swim Digital Group (Swim), a higher education consulting agency that works with colleges and universities to overcome challenges related to enrollment, retention and the student experience.

Trimeka’s extensive experience in higher education allows her to be the driving force behind Swim’s impact on the students throughout the country. Since beginning her career at NASCAR, Trimeka has had the opportunity to work with numerous clients to enhance the consumer experience – whether it’s the patients at one of the nation’s leading hospital networks or the students enrolling for their first term in college. Since founding the agency in 2009, Swim has worked with colleges and universities across the country, including St. Petersburg College, Broward College, Amarillo College, Morgan State University, University of South Florida, Rockland Community College, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, and Tulsa Community College.

In addition to helping students find success through the agency’s work, Trimeka is also devoted to the success of her community. She serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Spring of Tampa Bay, as well as serves on the executive board of Glazer Children’s Museum and on the boards for the Women’s Exchange and the NCAAW Final Four. Trimeka is also an active member of several organizations in Tampa Bay, including the Athena Society, Women in Leadership & Philanthropy program at USF, and the Junior League of Tampa. 

Susan S. Craig (2018-2020)
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Susan S. Craig is a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in Tampa, Florida.  Susan graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (Virginia) with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Minors in Economics and History in 1980. Susan began her career in the financial industry as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch in Norfolk, Virginia in 1983.  She left Merrill Lynch to relocate out of the country moving to Hong Kong and Taiwan for several years.   Susan was thrilled to return to the financial industry with Morgan Stanley.  Susan works primarily with high net worth clients.  Many of her clients are women, and she has a particular interest in helping women who are experiencing a change in their life’s circumstances through widowhood or divorce.  She has attained the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA™) designation to better align herself with her clients’ needs.  Her goal is to thoroughly understand your financial needs utilizing Morgan Stanley resources to create an investment strategy that is uniquely your own.  Giving back to others plays a large part in Susan’s life.  Susan’s volunteer commitments include being a high school mentor, volunteering with the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, the Lake Wales Arts Council and she has volunteered on 13 international medical missions with Operation Smile as a Medical Records team Leader.  

Renee Dabbs (2019-2021)
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Renee Dabbs lives in Tampa where she is owner and principal in a strategy, branding and project management firm. She was previously the Chief Operating Officer of The Victory Group where she managed the day-to-day operations of the company, the client interface, and production of television and radio spots. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida.

Renee is completing a two-year term as Second Vice President on the board and Executive Committee, and formerly chaired the Fund Development Committee. She is currently Co-Chair of the 2015 CEO search team. She has been a troop leader and consultant, chaired the Women of Distinction Luncheon committee twice and was on the Transition Nominating Committee in 2007.

Lauren Debick (2019-2020)
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Lauren Debick is the Director of Public Relations and Communications for Ocala Health and has been with the organization since May 2016. She earned her bachelor’s in communication arts from Gannon University in Erie, PA and went on to earn her Master of Professional Studies degree in Organizational Communication with a concentration in Marketing and Public Relations from the University of Denver. Lauren serves as president of the Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association and is a member of the Marketing and PR Committee with the United Way of Marion County and the Young Professionals of Ocala Marketing Committee. She is a recent graduate of the Leadership Ocala Marion program through the Ocala/Marion Chamber and Economic Partnership as well as LeadershipFPRA.

Deirdre Dixon (2019-2020)
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Deirdre Dixon was a lifelong girl scout and earned her Gold Award. She was recognized by the GSWCF in 2012 as a Woman of Distinction. Her daughters were both girl scouts with GSWCF, with one earning the Gold Award in 2014.

Deirdre believes that leaders at every level can continue to grow and develop.   After spending 22 years as an Army officer with experience in Iraq, she decided to apply her knowledge and practical leadership experience to teaching and designing leadership programs. Dr. Dixon is currently an Assistant Professor of Management and Associate Director of the TECO Energy Center for Leadership at the University of Tampa. Deirdre is a graduate of West Point, and she taught leadership there.  She earned her MBA from Duke University, and her PhD in management from Case Western Reserve University.  Her area of research interest is in extremis leadership, or leadership when the leader’s life is in danger, looking at military, police and firefighters.  Deirdre is also involved in the UT coaching program, where she trains business leaders to mentor MBA students.

Deirdre has served and continues to serve on numerous local non-profit boards, was a Sunday school teacher at HPUMC for seven years, and she was nationally elected as a Director to the West Point Association of Graduates Board. She is a member of the Leadership Tampa class of 2005. In 2015, Dixon was awarded the Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award by the Center for Creative Leadership and the International Leadership Association. Other community awards besides the Woman of Distinction from the GSWCF include Women of Distinction from American Association of University Women, Paul D. Adams Award from the Association of US Army, and the Bob Cutler Volunteer of the Year Award from the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, where she chaired the Military Affairs Committee for three years and has served there over 15 years. 

Cami Gibertini (2018-2020)
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Cami Gibertini has more than 28 years of retail banking experience in various leadership roles within a few institutions in the Tampa Bay market. With deep ties to the Brandon community, Mrs. Gibertini joined USAmeriBank in 2008 to lead the bank’s Brandon retail branch, which is consistently a market leader in deposit growth, loan production and sales and service. Mrs. Gibertini is also Director of Women Entrepreneurs, a women’s program for female business professionals that the bank launched in 2016. Mrs. Gibertini holds banking certifications from the University of Florida’s Florida School of Banking and University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Graduate School of Retail Banking. She also attended University of Central Florida’s RMA Commercial Lending School and will graduate from ABA’s Stonier Graduate Banking School at the University of Pennsylvania in June 2018 with a Warton Business School Certificate of Achievement.

An active member of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Mrs. Gibertini most recently served as chairwoman for 2016. In addition to her involvement with the Brandon Chamber, Mrs. Gibertini is a graduate and past alumni chair of Leadership Brandon, a graduate of Leadership Tampa and Leadership Tampa Bay and a past president of ECHO (Emergency Care Health Organization) of Brandon and remains an active Board member and is Chair of the Finance Committee. In 2011, she was the honorary mayor of Brandon. Mrs. Gibertini recently joined the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida in June 2017.  Mrs. Gibertini and her husband Scott live in Brandon where they raised their two children, Haley and Ryan, who are both in college.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, working out, fine dining, going to movies, and spending time with her best girlfriends. 

Felicia Harvey (2018-2020)
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Felicia Harvey is the Corporate Affairs Lead for Amgen’s newly opened Capability Center in Tampa and a current member of our board.  She is a graduate of Florida A&M University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.

As a child, Felicia was a Girl Scout Brownie in the USA Girl Scouts Overseas program in Germany.  While a student at FAMU, she was a troop leader with the Girl Scout Council of the Apalachee Bend. In 2013, Felicia was our first Woman of Promise, when we honored her along with our Women of Distinction for her achievements in the community.  Felicia currently serves as the chair of the United Negro College Fund Tampa Bay Leadership Council and is a member of the Florida Chamber Foundation Board of Directors, Athena Society, The Links, Incorporated and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Felicia knows first-hand the wonderful impact scouting has on the self-esteem and confidence of girls, and she wants to expand that to young ladies who may not have considered Girl Scouts as an opportunity for involvement.

Nicole DeLoach Hubbard (2019-2020)
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Nicole DeLoach Hubbard serves in many community roles as a mentor, an advocate for the voiceless and a catalyst for positive change. She embodies the modern woman balancing work, family and volunteerism. Nicole is the Co-Chief Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at one of the largest TeamHealth anesthesia practices in the country.  With 15 years at Tampa General Hospital, she not only represents 160 of her colleagues, but also serves on TeamHealth’s National Advanced Practice Council as one of five representing anesthetists nationwide.  She also serves on Tampa General’s Advanced Practice Clinician Executive Committee.  Nicole is a founding board member and Vice Chair of the Heart Gallery of Tampa.  She is Chair of The Heart Gallery Community Outreach Committee.  She was also appointed to the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women where she now serves as Vice Chair. Nicole is never too busy to volunteer at her children’s’ school where she chaired the school’s largest fundraiser that raised the largest amount of capital in school’s history.  Nicole has played a key role in all aspects of the Junior League of Tampa before becoming President in 2016-2017. As President, she spearheaded a community-wide human trafficking training and initiated the creation of the first human trafficking awareness mural in downtown Tampa.  This dynamic woman now serves on the Association of Junior Leagues International Governance Committee as 1 of 9 members representing 291 Leagues in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Grace Maseda (2019-2020)
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Grace Maseda, Vice President of Marketing with Helios Education Foundation, oversees the development and implementation of branding and communication strategies that further the foundation’s mission of enriching the lives of individuals by creating opportunities for success in postsecondary education.

Prior to Helios Education Foundation, Ms. Maseda was employed by Hillsborough County Public Schools where she led various marketing initiatives including the implementation of Edsby, the district’s parent communication platform. Additionally, Ms. Maseda enjoyed a tenured career at the Tampa Bay Times were she held advertising, marketing, and community relations roles.

Ms. Maseda has held numerous leadership positions including chair of the board of trustees for SERVE, Volunteers in Education; chairperson of the City of Tampa Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council, and chairperson of the board of directors for KidCity. Ms. Maseda is currently a member of the leadership council of LEAP, Tampa Bay's College Access Network, and serves as co-chair of the network's communications committee.

Ms. Maseda holds the designation of APR, Accredited in Public Relations, from the Public Relations Society of America, is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor’s degree in Management and also completed graduate studies at the University of South Florida obtaining a Master’s of Science in Management.

Stephanie Owens (2018-2020)
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Stephanie Owens, a current member of our board, is an external affairs executive with over 20 years in public service crafting public policy to improve the lives of Americans and their community.  She currently serves as a Principal with Dolphin Strategies, LLC a public affairs firm specializing in advocacy, lobbying, and public engagement. Stephanie served as an appointee of both President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton, holding senior positions with the White House; and the Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Commerce, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Stephanie also serves on the Boards of League of Women Voters St. Pete and the ACLU Pinellas. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and lives in St. Petersburg with her husband.

Shannon Reid (2019-2020)
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Shannon Reid, Senior Vice President, works closely with independent advisors and branch owners in the Northeast Region of Raymond James Financial Services to accelerate business growth, attract new branches and advisors to the firm and proactively manage risk.  She led the introduction of new financial planning software to the firm and has created award winning tools for advisors and their clients. Shannon joined Raymond James in June 2007 to lead the redesign of Raymond James cash management services. She also built the Private Client Group Strategy & Planning team where she led strategic development, marketing and management of initiatives and projects.

Prior to joining Raymond James, she was a vice president with Goldman Sachs where she led the firm’s efforts to develop an offshore strategy which resulted in the creation of GS India and managed the Southeast region of the private wealth management business which covered 10 states from Atlanta.

Shannon earned her M.B.A from Columbia Business School and her B.A. in political science and economics from Duke University. She currently lives in Tampa, FL with her husband and 12-year-old twins.

Marion Rich (2019-2021)
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Marion Rich was the leader of her daughter’s Girl Scout troop for 12 years. The troop spent five years producing a documentary about famous women who were Girl Scouts across the country. Marion continued her involvement with GSWCF by serving on the Board Development Committee, chairing the council’s 100thAnniversary Celebration, chairing Women of Distinction for three years, and she is currently Second Vice President of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Fund Development Committee. In 2002 Marion was recognized by the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida as a Woman of Distinction, in 2017 she was inducted into the Women of Distinction Hall of Fame, and in 2018 she was the Women of Distinction Presenting Sponsor.

Marion graduated from the University of Cincinnati with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communication Arts and Film Studies. She was an adjunct instructor in the Communications Department of St. Petersburg College for 10 years. She began her community volunteer work in 1990 with the Junior League of Clearwater Dunedin. Her training through the Junior League led her into the next 25 years of volunteering in the Tampa Bay region. Marion has served 211 Tampa Bay Cares (14 years and past board chairman), the Junior League of Clearwater Dunedin (past president), Film Foundation of Tampa Bay, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Ruth Eckerd Hall, and various other nonprofits over the years.  She is currently chair of the Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation Board, and serves on Lincoln Center Film Society Board of Trustees in New York City, and is member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation National Board of Trustees.  

Keith Smith (2018-2020)
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Keith Smith is a shareholder in Gray Robinson’s Lakeland office. Keith concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate law, estate planning, the representation of lenders and financial institutions and utilities law.  Keith commenced the practice of law in Florida at Citigroup Inc., in Tampa, Florida, where he served as a Senior Attorney and Vice President. At Citigroup, Keith provided legal support for a variety of transactions in the areas of real estate, technology, e-commerce and shared services. After returning to private practice as a shareholder of a Central Florida law firm, Keith continued to practice in the areas of banking and finance, real estate and corporate law. Keith has since expanded his practice to include estate planning, business succession planning and wealth preservation planning for business owners and individuals. As a part of his corporate practice, Keith acts as outside general counsel to multiple businesses, including Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative Inc., one of the largest rural electric cooperative utilities in the nation.


Board Development Committee:

The Board Development Committee (BDC) is responsible for partnering with the board to build a high performing board that is as effective as it can be.  The committee recruits and slates nominees for council leadership and works closely with the board to ensure board orientation, ongoing education and assessment.

Deirdre Dixon (2019-2021)
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Deirdre Dixon was a lifelong girl scout and earned her Gold Award. She was recognized by the GSWCF in 2012 as a Woman of Distinction. Her daughters were both girl scouts with GSWCF, with one earning the Gold Award in 2014.

Deirdre believes that leaders at every level can continue to grow and develop.   After spending 22 years as an Army officer with experience in Iraq, she decided to apply her knowledge and practical leadership experience to teaching and designing leadership programs. Dr. Dixon is currently an Assistant Professor of Management and Associate Director of the TECO Energy Center for Leadership at the University of Tampa. Deirdre is a graduate of West Point, and she taught leadership there.  She earned her MBA from Duke University, and her PhD in management from Case Western Reserve University.  Her area of research interest is in extremis leadership, or leadership when the leader’s life is in danger, looking at military, police and firefighters.  Deirdre is also involved in the UT coaching program, where she trains business leaders to mentor MBA students.

Deirdre has served and continues to serve on numerous local non-profit boards, was a Sunday school teacher at HPUMC for seven years, and she was nationally elected as a Director to the West Point Association of Graduates Board. She is a member of the Leadership Tampa class of 2005. In 2015, Dixon was awarded the Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award by the Center for Creative Leadership and the International Leadership Association. Other community awards besides the Woman of Distinction from the GSWCF include Women of Distinction from American Association of University Women, Paul D. Adams Award from the Association of US Army, and the Bob Cutler Volunteer of the Year Award from the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, where she chaired the Military Affairs Committee for three years and has served there over 15 years.  

Gwin Londrigan (2018-2020)
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Gwin Londrigan is currently Board Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee, and on the Board Development Committee, after previously chairing the committee a couple of years ago.  She has also served as a Member-At-Large.  She is a Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Woman of Distinction.

Additionally, she was previously an operational volunteer with our Travel Pathway.  She is a member and past president of the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin, past president and a current board member of Random Acts of Flowers - Tampa Bay, a former board member of the Association of Junior Leagues International in New York, former board member and recruitment chair for Leadership Pinellas, and a former board member of the Dunedin Fine Art Center and the Clearwater Library Foundation.  In 2010, Publix Super Markets recognized Gwin for her philanthropy with the Mr. George Community Service Award. Gwin is currently the Manager of Customer Care and Social Media Analysis with Publix Super Markets, Inc.  Before this position, she spent 13 years supporting the Retail Operations Group as a Senior Business Consultant with Publix.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Multinational Business Operations from Florida State University, and is currently working on her MBA, She is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas and currently resides in Safety Harbor.

Abby Mackness (2018-2020)
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Abby Mackness was recently Secretary of the Board of Directors and member of the Fund Development and Board Development Committees.  Prior to moving to Tampa in 2015 she served six years on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC). During her Board terms, she has been a member of the Nominating Committee twice, a member of the Major Gifts Committee, a member of the Information Technology Committee, and the Juliette Low Society.  She is also a member of the Women’s Advisory Board (WAB) whose mission is to mentor and sponsor Gold Award girls.  Abby was the troop leader for her granddaughter’s Daisy and Brownie troops and is a lifetime Girl Scout member.  She also served as her Service Unit’s SHARE manager this past year, exceeding their SHARE goal.  During her time at Booz Allen and Hamilton, Abby started a ground breaking program called “Make the Connection” with a fellow Booz Allen principal, and fellow Girl Scout.  “Make the Connection” is a mentoring program to provide teen Girl Scouts with tools and techniques to make them successful in the business world.  “Make the Connection” celebrated its 10thanniversary last November and has mentored over 8,000 teen Girl Scouts in the Washington D.C. area to date.  

Professionally, Abby has more than 30 years of experience in the development, management, and maintenance of large-scale information technology programs, especially in the area of advanced biometrics and identity management.   Abby is a Project Management Professional (PMP) certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI).  Abby is President and CEO of Mackness & Poore Consulting.

Isabella Wooldridge (2018-2020)

Isabella Wooldridge has been active with GSWCF since 2000 as a troop leader, community registrar, Area F co-chair and National Delegate.   She is a retired US Air Force veteran and currently works for the Department of the Navy as a supervisor and acquisition professional/logistician.  Isabella is also an advisor to sorority women at the University of South Florida and serves as the chapter's House Corporation President.  She is married and has two daughters who were both active in Girl Scouts throughout high school.  Isabella lives and works in Tampa.

Patricia Wooster (2018-2020)
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Patricia Wooster, an author, book coach and motivator, researches and writes about issues that are important to youth. She has written curriculum for a national personal development program for middle and high school girls and her books have been included in school curriculums, WeDay youth leadership events, and book clubs. As a coach, she assists business leaders and entrepreneurs plan, write, and publish their own nonfiction books. Patricia participated in the January 2018 Camp CEO and is excited to become more involved with the Girl Scout movement. She and her husband and their two sons reside in Pasco County. 

Lorrie Miller (2019-2021)

Lorrie Miller brings many years of Girl Scout experience as both a First Class Girl Scout (part of the Gold Award family) and a troop leader.  She was the leader of her daughter’s troop for many years, beginning in Daisies, and also stayed active in the Service Unit.  After her troop graduated from high school and bridged from Ambassadors to adult Girl Scouts, Lorrie became the leader for another Daisy troop at Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church, where she is an active volunteer currently serving as Chair of the Board of the Early Childhood Center.  In addition to her Girl Scout and service at church, she was a Cub Scout leader and an active PTA volunteer for 10 years.

Lorrie received her degree from Dartmouth College in psychology and her Masters from Johns Hopkins University in counseling and has worked as a Day Care Teacher, Christian Education Director, as well as youth and Family Counselor.  

Ellen Nastir, M.Ed., PCC (2019-2021)
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Ellen Nastir, M.Ed., PCC is a certified professional co-active and Positive Psychology coach with advanced training in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching. She received her coach training and certification from The Coach Training Institute, the first ever to be recognized by The International Coach Federation. She has a BA degree from the University of Florida and a Masters from the University of North Florida, both in Education.

Ellen focuses on the “people side” of professional performance within the corporate and nonprofit structure. Her expertise is in the development of employees’ people skills to complement their technical skills and abilities; increasing productivity and retention, communication skills, problem-solving and conflict resolution.

Ellen also is involved in her local community. She is an Executive Coach for University of Tampa’s Leadership Coaching Program since 2004, offering pro-bono coaching to their MBA candidates. In addition, she is a past Board Member of the Ophelia Project and the Boys Initiative and Tampa Jewish Family Services. Ellen is a member of the International Coach Federation, the governing body for Excellence in Coaching.

Since 2012, Ellen serves on the Board for Central Florida Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, helping to spread awareness.  She was honored to be asked to be part of the Florida Board of Trustees and completed that portion of her service several years ago, while remaining active locally.  She also serves on the Corporate Council for the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Tampa.

She’s happily married and the proud mom of 3 exceptional individuals, 2 who are recently married. And, also enjoys the love of her new grandpup, Tucker!