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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
Annabelle A.

Annabelle A. is an Ambassador in Crystal Waters Service Unit. She is earning her Gold Award by teaching business leaders American Sign Language (ASL) so they can communicate with deaf employees and clients. She is a junior at Calvary Christian High School and a member of the Varsity Cheer Team, Varsity Golf Team, the Calvary Choir, International Thespian Society, and was selected to sing in the Pinellas County All Women's Choir. She is a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, ASL Honor Society, Photography Club, and Calvary’s Film Society. Annabelle is President of the CCHS Key Club chapter, is a Student Ambassador, and a member of CCHS SHIELD Leadership team.

 

As a Girl Scout, Annabelle participated in Press Pass, the media-training program with the Tampa Bay Sport Commission for the 2019 NCAA Women’s Final Four. She is a MediaGirl, on the CEO Girl Advisory Board, and on Crystal Waters Scout Advisory Board. She enjoys leading journeys for younger Scouts, volunteering and participating in Girl Scout events and service projects, and attending Camp CEO. Annabelle is looking forward to volunteer at Girl Scout camps this summer and be on the board.  

Breana W.

Breana W. has been a Girl Scouts for 11 years and is currently a second year Senior in the Beautiful Waters service unit!   She has earned her Bronze and Silver Awards and is currently working on her Gold Award.  Breana serves on the CEO Girl Advisory Board, is a MediaGirl, and a Global Roundtable Delegate for the G.I.R.L. National Convention 2020. Her favorite Girl Scout activity is camping, especially exploring different parts of Florida such as Fort De Soto.  She is a sophomore in the medical program at Palm Harbor University High School where she is also an editor for the yearbook, Treasurer of the HOSA medical club, Secretary of the sophomore class, and a runner for the girl’s cross-country team.  Breana is excited to help girls find their voice and to play a more active role in her Girl Scout community.


Members at Large
Jodi Avery (2020-2022)
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Jodi Avery was recently honored as Top 100 people in Real Estate and featured on the cover of Top 100 Magazine ranking among the top 1% of all Realtors for her innovative business practices.  Jodi is also the #1 Individual Real Estate Agent for Keller Williams (MC138) for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.  In 2018, Jodi was awarded “Humanitarian of the Year” from the Florida Realtor Magazine and was awarded Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “Real Estate Business Woman of the Year” for 2016.  Jodi is a member of Working Woman of Tampa Bay and the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce. She is serving her second term as a Board Member for Girl Scouts of West Central Florida and is actively involved with Camp CEO.  Jodi is 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 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.

Susan S. Craig (2020-2022)
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Susan Craig is a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley in Tampa, Florida.  She graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (Virginia) with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Minors in Economics and History.  Susan began her career as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch in Norfolk, Virginia. She left Merrill Lynch to live in Hong Kong and Taiwan for several years.  After raising her children, Susan was thrilled to return to the financial industry with Morgan Stanley as a Financial Advisor in Winter Haven moving to the complex headquarters in Tampa in 2017.

Susan is a proponent of Morgan Stanley’s Lifeview™ Financial Planning and Goals Planning System (GPS).  The sooner you start down the right road, the better your odds may be of success.  With the right approach and the right advice, the process need not be onerous.  On the contrary, it can be empowering.  “A comprehensive plan including, but not limited to retirement, college planning, insurance, and estate planning, can provide clarity and a process to create the future the client desires,” Susan explains.  Many of Susan’s clients are women as she has a heart for helping women who are experiencing a change in their life’s circumstances through widowhood or divorce.  She has earned the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA™)* designation to better align herself with her clients’ needs. She prides herself on being detail oriented developing individualized comprehensive investment plans. Her goal is to thoroughly understand her client’s financial needs utilizing Morgan Stanley resources to create an investment strategy that will help build and provide financial security.

Much of Susan’s life revolves around serving others within the community of Lake Wales, Tampa, and in the world at large.  She currently volunteers with ICM – International Cooperating Ministries and Operation Smile.  She has participated in 14 international medical missions with Operation Smile as a Medical Records Team Leader.  Susan also enjoys her work as a member of the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Board of Directors and the WEDU – PBS for West Central Florida Board of Directors.  She has recently been asked to serve on the Vanguard School Board of Trustees in Lake Wales. 

Susan was a Brownie and Junior Girl Scout while living in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Berlin, Germany.  Overseas troops were formed under the guidance of Girl Scout USA TOFS – Troops on Foreign Soil.   She attended Girl Scout Camp Lachenwald outside of Frankfurt.  The Girl Scouts had a formidable impact on Susan’s life providing her first affiliation with girls-only goals-based programming.  Susan continued her life as a Girl Scout as a leader for her daughter’s troop in Lake Wales while also serving on the Heart of Florida Girl Scout Council Board of Directors for many years.

Susan lives in Lake Wales where she raised her three children.  She loves the outdoors and spends her free time playing tennis, cycling, and hiking.  She enjoys cooking and entertaining.  Susan developed wanderlust as the child of a career army officer and continues her exploration of the world through her travels with Operation Smile, ICM and with her family and friends.

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 (2020-2022)
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Lauren Debick is the Director of Public Relations and Communications for Ocala Health. 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 is a member of the Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association, sits on the Executive Committee for the United Way of Marion County and chairs their Marketing and PR Committee.  Lauren is also a member of Young Professionals of Ocala.  She is a recent graduate of the Leadership Ocala Marion program through the Ocala/Marion Chamber and Economic Partnership as well as LeadershipFPRA.  Lauren joined the GSWCF Board of Directors in 2019.  

Deirdre Dixon (2020-2022)
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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.  Deirdre joined the GSWCF Board of Directors in 2019.  

Lynn Jackson Dorman (2020-2021)
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Lynn Jackson Dorman thrived as a Junior and Cadette Girl Scout in a small parent-led troop in Baltimore Maryland in the 1970s.  By 1988, she traded her Girl Scout uniform for a US Army uniform and spent the vast amount of her adult life as a military officer until her retirement in 2015.   In 1988, Lynn joined the US Army and served for 27 years retiring as a Colonel. 

Professionally, Lynn has served as Executive Officer to the Director for Human Relations Policy for the US Army, Director of Personnel, Director of Diversity, and Director of Compliance.  In her last role as Assistant Chief of Staff for US Army Pacific Command, she led a mentoring and support initiative providing professional development and networking to all Department of Defense women serving in the Pacific Rim.  Lynn is a leader who spent her first career managing, directing and leading change in three distinct areas: diversity program management and leadership, human resource management with a focus in human relations program development, and compliance management fields such as operations, cyber security, and human resource management. 

Lynn’s second career is focused on giving back in a different way.  Currently, Lynn works as a Licensed Mental Health Therapist in Tampa working with those struggling with addiction, grief, marital problems, and issues of adjustment.  Today she works in a local practice focusing on mental health treatment for the city’s ex-offender population.  At the same time, she is working to build her own private practice in St. Pete.  Lynn has a Master of Counseling Psychology degree from Chaminade University of Honolulu, a Master of Education degree with a concentration in Higher Education Leadership and Supervision from Loyola University, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Notre Dame University of Maryland. 

Lynn has a profound interest in the mission of women’s service and charitable organizations.  She serves as a member of the vestry at St Andrews Episcopal Church leading the Helping Hands ministry.  She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.  She is a member of the Pierians Inc., a club of women arts enthusiasts, and serves as the President of the national organization’s foundation, which raises and donates money to underserved, minority children who demonstrate talent and interest in the arts.

She and her husband, Edward Dorman, live in South Tampa.

Cami Gibertini (2020-2022)
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Cami Gibertini has more than 30 years of retail banking experience in various leadership roles within a few financial institutions in Tampa Bay.  Currently, Mrs. Gibertini is the Vice President, Business Center Manager II -Tampa Market at Hancock Whitney Bank. She is responsible for the business development efforts along with overseeing the sales activities of the South Tampa and Westshore retail branches to grow market share in Tampa Bay.  Mrs. Gibertini recently served at the Director of Development at the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation leading National Sales and will continue to serve on the Tampa Fashion Committee as well as the Annual Sunshine Project Committee to support the nonprofit through creating fundraising and awareness opportunities.  She was the founder of the “Women Entrepreneurs” later re-named “Women in Business” program at Valley Bank and managed the program in the four states as the Director.

Mrs. Gibertini holds prestigious banking certifications from the ABA’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania with a Wharton Business School Certificate of Achievement.  She also graduated from the FBA’s Florida School of Banking at the University of Florida, BAI’s Graduate School of Retail Banking at the University of Wisconsin- Madison and RMA’s Commercial Lending School at the University of Central Florida.  She also completed a Rutgers Executive Leadership program with Valley’s “Leaders In Action”.

Mrs. Gibertini is a proud member of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida and is currently serving her second term.  She also serves on the Tampa Fashion Committee with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. She served as the past President and Treasurer of ECHO (Emergency Care Help Organization) and was on the Board of Directors for over 12 years. She served at the Chairwoman for the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce in 2016.  She was Brandon’s Honorary Mayor 2011-2012 and is a proud graduate of the Leadership Brandon (Class of 2000), Leadership Tampa (Class of 2004) and Leadership Tampa Bay (Class of 2015).  Ms. Gibertini also served on the Campo Family YMCA Board of Directors, was a member of the Brandon 86 Rotary Club and member of Brandon Kiwanis. 

Mrs. Gibertini and her husband Scott live in Tampa and are the proud parents of two grown children, Haley and Ryan.  In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family, read historical fiction, enjoys fine dining, great workouts and covets time with her girl-tribe.   

Michelene Everett (2020-2021)
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Michelene Everett, CMP is the Founder and Creative Director of Hyde Park Event Design, an event design and management company based in Tampa Bay.  She and her team create memorable events for local companies who want to establish indisputable brand loyalty and personal relationships.  As a Corporate Event Planner, Michelene has extensive meeting planning experience from large trade shows and conferences to executive committee meetings.  Her industry experience spans throughout pharmaceutical, medical device, software technology and non-profit sectors.  She is a graduate of the International School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  As an event expert, she currently serves on the Board of Meeting Professionals International, which is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide.  As the director of strategic alliance, she works with suppliers and event planners throughout Tampa Bay to help them achieve their business goals by sharing strengths and resources.

Michelene has served and will continue to serve her community through action.  She has served as President of The Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association and is currently an active committee member for the St. Pete Arts Alliance Shine Mural Festival, HK Partnership and Academy Prep (EOD) committees.

Michelene is a native New Yorker, but is proud to call St. Petersburg her home - where she resides with her husband, Dr. Farhan Malik.  

Nicole DeLoach Hubbard (2020-2022)
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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 (2020-2022)
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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.  She is recently completed her first term on the GSWCF Board of Directors. 

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.  

Stephen Ponzillo (2020-2021)
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Stephen Ponzillo is an Assistant Vice President & Community Relations Officer with Regions Financial Corporation.  Anchored by Regions’ mission to make life better, Stephen is privileged to build partnerships with nonprofit organizations across West, Central and South Florida – which allow the bank and its associates to focus their time, talents and financial resources toward causes that empower people through education, financial wellness and inclusive economic growth.

Prior to joining Regions, Stephen served for 17 years as a leader within high-performing nonprofit organizations in Tampa Bay, as well as in Northern Indiana and Washington, D.C. This included two years of post-graduate service as an AmeriCorps member in both south St. Petersburg and the nation’s capital.   He holds a Bachelor of Arts, as well as a Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) from the University of Notre Dame.

A passionate advocate committed to helping children and families overcome obstacles to success, Stephen is honored to champion the next generation of change-makers as a member of our board.  He lives in Hillsborough County with his amazing wife and their precocious daughter Caroline, a proud member of Daisy Troop 1843.  

Denise Reddick (2020-2021)
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Denise Reddick is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Brisk Coffee Roaster USA, a local gourmet coffee business that sells nationally, and was founded by her family in 1968.  She also recently opened a retail coffee shop and training center in Ybor City called 22nd Street Coffee.

Denise graduated from the University of South Florida and is active with the USF Alumni Association, Iron Bulls Club, and Delta Gamma House Corporation.  She is also a member of the Women’s Foodservice Forum and supports several local and national philanthropies.  Denise was selected as an Honoree for the 2019 Tampa Bay Business Journal Businesswoman of the Year, which honors Tampa Bay's most powerful and influential businesswomen.  Denise was a troop leader with Girl Scouts of West Central Florida.  She met her husband Steve while attending USF and they have two children, Miranda and Lucas.  

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 (2020-2022)
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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.

Cristina Abreu (2020-2023)
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Cristina Abreu is the Outreach & Engagement and Talent Acquisition Leader within Nielsen’s US Media Field Operations organization.  She received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Organizational Communication from Southeastern Louisiana University.  She joined Nielsen via their Emerging Leaders Program and rotated through various business units across the US.  Throughout her career at Nielsen, Cristina has held various roles based in the US and Latin America.  She served as the first Leader of the Hispanic Organization of Leaders in Action (HOLA) National Employee Resource Group (ERG) and Co-Leader of the Women in Nielsen (WIN) Southeast ERG chapter.  Cristina is a graduate of the National Hispana Leadership Institute Executive Leadership Program, CONNECT Florida "Under 40" Statewide Leadership Program, and Tampa Bay Public Leadership Institute.  She is a Past President of Tampa’s Hispanic Professional Women’s Association, and a past-appointed member of the City of Tampa Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council.  She is a board member of Enterprising Latinas and a member of the statewide Board of Directors for Prospera.  She is the recipient of the Tampa Bay Business Journal “Up & Comers Under 30” Award and Florida Diversity Council Multicultural Leadership Award.  Cristina is the proud daughter of Cuban immigrants.  Cristina married Chris in January 2020 and has an adorable pup, Oliver.

Deirdre Dixon (2019-2022)
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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.  

Lynn Jackson Dorman (2020-2023)
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Lynn Jackson Dorman thrived as a Junior and Cadette Girl Scout in a small parent-led troop in Baltimore Maryland in the 1970s.  By 1988, she traded her Girl Scout uniform for a US Army uniform and spent the vast amount of her adult life as a military officer until her retirement in 2015.   In 1988, Lynn joined the US Army and served for 27 years retiring as a Colonel. 

Professionally, Lynn has served as Executive Officer to the Director for Human Relations Policy for the US Army, Director of Personnel, Director of Diversity, and Director of Compliance.  In her last role as Assistant Chief of Staff for US Army Pacific Command, she led a mentoring and support initiative providing professional development and networking to all Department of Defense women serving in the Pacific Rim.  Lynn is a leader who spent her first career managing, directing and leading change in three distinct areas: diversity program management and leadership, human resource management with a focus in human relations program development, and compliance management fields such as operations, cyber security, and human resource management. 

Lynn’s second career is focused on giving back in a different way.  Currently, Lynn works as a Licensed Mental Health Therapist in Tampa working with those struggling with addiction, grief, marital problems, and issues of adjustment.  Today she works in a local practice focusing on mental health treatment for the city’s ex-offender population.  At the same time, she is working to build her own private practice in St. Pete.  Lynn has a Master of Counseling Psychology degree from Chaminade University of Honolulu, a Master of Education degree with a concentration in Higher Education Leadership and Supervision from Loyola University, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Notre Dame University of Maryland. 

Lynn has a profound interest in the mission of women’s service and charitable organizations.  She serves as a member of the vestry at St Andrews Episcopal Church leading the Helping Hands ministry.  She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.  She is a member of the Pierians Inc., a club of women arts enthusiasts, and serves as the President of the national organization’s foundation, which raises and donates money to underserved, minority children who demonstrate talent and interest in the arts.

She and her husband, Edward Dorman, live in South Tampa.

Kelly Flannery (2020-2023)
Kelly F

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.

Chandra Miller (2020-2023)
Chandra Miller

Chandra Miller is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law and a Shareholder at Thompson Miller.  Since joining the firm in 1998, Mrs. Miller has successfully litigated numerous cases at both the trial and appellate levels, concentrating her practice in the areas of first and third party insurance disputes as well as professional liability and general casualty litigation.  She is a member of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute and the St. Petersburg Bar Association.  She has repeatedly been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers magazine, first as a Rising Star, and then as a Super Lawyer.  In 2014, Mrs. Miller was recognized as one of Florida’s Legal Leaders in civil trial, as a winner of Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite and was a Lawyer of the Year award recipient in the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Mrs. Miller is also an invited member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and is the first female officer of the Tampa Bay Chapter.  She is currently slated to be president of that ABOTA chapter in 2020. 

 

In 2015, Mrs. Miller achieved the honor of Board Certification in Civil Trial Law. Board Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida.    

Chandra is a Girl Scout mom and troop helper to her daughter, currently a Cadette in her 9th year of Girl Scouting.  

Lorrie Miller (2019-2022)

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.  In addition to her Girl Scout service, 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.  

Ann Park (2020-2023)
Ann Park

Ann Park, M.D. is a women's psychiatrist and executive coach. She completed a double major in Chemistry and Psychology at Duke University, medical degree at the Emory University School of Medicine, and psychiatry residency at the Weill Cornell Medical Center - Westchester, where she was also Chief Resident. Ann subsequently did a specialty fellowship in the biology of mood disorders at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. In the corporate setting, Ann partners with the Eckerd College Leadership Development Institute in St. Petersburg to coach leaders in local and global organizations. An advocate for women, Ann is also the current Co-Chair for the Duke Tampa Bay Women's Forum. Ann and her husband have lived in Tampa Bay for the past eight years, and are proud to have raised three strong, independent Girl Scouts all of whom earned their Gold Awards.

Stephen Ponzillo (2020-2023)
Stephen Ponzillo

Stephen Ponzillo is an Assistant Vice President & Community Relations Officer with Regions Financial Corporation.  Anchored by Regions’ mission to make life better, Stephen is privileged to build partnerships with nonprofit organizations across West, Central and South Florida – which allow the bank and its associates to focus their time, talents and financial resources toward causes that empower people through education, financial wellness and inclusive economic growth.

Prior to joining Regions, Stephen served for 17 years as a leader within high-performing nonprofit organizations in Tampa Bay, as well as in Northern Indiana and Washington, D.C. This included two years of post-graduate service as an AmeriCorps member in both south St. Petersburg and the nation’s capital.   He holds a Bachelor of Arts, as well as a Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) from the University of Notre Dame.

A passionate advocate committed to helping children and families overcome obstacles to success, Stephen is honored to champion the next generation of change-makers as a member of our board.  He lives in Hillsborough County with his amazing wife and their precocious daughter Caroline, a proud member of Daisy Troop 1843.  

Michelle Sanchez (2019-2022)
Michelle Sanchez

Michelle Sanchez has been practicing in the public accounting profession in the Tampa bay area since 1994, is an Audit Member with Warren Averett, and is a leader of their Nonprofit Industry Service Team.  Michelle is primarily responsible for audits, reviews and compilations for broad-based clientele including nonprofit organizations, manufacturer firms, distribution companies and various service industry companies.  She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  Michelle is a board member of the Propeller Club of Tampa Bay, was Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Business Women of the Year Finalist in 2012, and FICPA Women of Watch Awards Experienced Leader Finalist in 2013.  She is a member of Leadership St. Petersburg Class of 2012, a Lutheran Church of the Cross Dayschool volunteer, and a Girl Scout Troop Leader since 2012.  Michelle resides in St. Petersburg with her husband of more than 25 years and has two children