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Meet the Board of Directors

It’s our pleasure to work with the local board of directors to help lead the Girl Scout Movement throughout 45 counties in central Indiana. Our volunteer board of directors guides strategic planning, advocacy, decision-making, partnerships and policy development/oversight. The board includes two girl members, represents the geographic area of the council, the diversity of central Indiana, and is elected by county representatives at the annual meeting.

We strongly believe in the Girl Scout Mission and truly enjoy serving as advocates in our community for all girls in central Indiana. Thank you for your continued support of our organization!

Board Officers

Stephanie Smithey, Board Chair
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart, P.C.

Catrina Tate

Catrina Tate, 1st Vice Chair
Teachers Credit Union


Monica Brownewell Smith, 2nd Vice Chair
Barnes & Thornburg LLP


Beth Forman, Treasurer
Deloitte and Touche


Jo Lynn Garing, Secretary
Roche Diagnostics

Danielle Shockey - uniform 1crop

Danielle Shockey, CEO
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

Board Members at Large
Bardhan-Akala, Debi

Debi Bardhan-Akala, Citizens Energy Group
Hamilton County

Dr. Stacy Atkinson

Dr. Stacy Atkinson, Ivy Tech - Noblesville
Hamilton County


Josephine Biggers, Country Mark
Hamilton County

Bolden, Hollin

Hollin Bolden , Cummins, Inc.
Marion County

Britt, Ken

Dr. Ken Britt, Marian University
Marion County


Mary Azar Callahan, Marian University
Board Development Chair, Hamilton County


Julie Carson, Marian University
Marion County

Cheeks, Christina

Christina Cheeks, Eskenazi Health
Marion County

Abel Contreras

Abel Contreras, Indianapolis Airport Authority
Marion County


Kelly Cropp, Edward Jones 

Dr. Chantee Eldridge

Dr. Chantee Eldridge, Strada Education Network
Marion County

Ghalawan, Arwa

Arwa Ghalawan, Infosys
Hamilton County

Poonam Gill Headshot

Poonam Gill, Midcontinent Independent System Operator

Olivia Hawbaker

Olivia Hawbaker, Citizens Energy Group
Marion County

Denisse Jensen Headshot

Denisse Jensen, GiGi's PLayhouse

Lee, Sheena

Sheena Lee, Etica Group
Hamilton County

Dr. Katheen Marrs

Dr. Kathleen Marrs, IUPUI
Marion County

Merrifield Wilson, Laura

Dr. Laura Merrifield WIlson, University of Indianapolis
Marion County


Jennifer Ping, Krieg DeVault
Marion County

Michele Richey

Michele Richey, American Honda Motor Company, Inc.
Hancock County

Smagala, Jenelle

Jenelle Smagala, Synthesis Incorporated
Marion County


Taryn Stone, Ice Miller LLP
Marion County

Susie Townsend HeadShot

Susie Townsend, Visit Indy

Emily Webber Headshot

Dr. Emily Webber, IU Health and Riley Children's Health

Ulm, Jason

Jason Ulm, Sogeti USA
Hamilton County