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Leadership Team and Board of Directors

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Patricia Page of New City, NY – Patricia Page assumed the role of the Interim Chief Executive Officer on February 16, 2017. Patricia joined Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc. in October, 2007 as its Director of Business Operations. In February of 2008, she assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In her role as CFO, Patricia is responsible for Business Operations, Information Technology, Retail and Product Sales, Property, Risk Management and Finance. She manages an annual operating budget of $6.5M.

Patricia joined Girl Scouts in 2003 as the Finance Manager for the former Girl Scouts of Westchester/Putnam Council.

She has over twenty-five years of non-profit financial experience.  Prior to her tenure at Girl Scouts, other non-profits that she has worked at are Volunteers of America, the American Lung Association, the Center for Community Services (CUCS) & the Rockland Economic Development Corporation. Patricia also served as Treasurer for the Rockland County Chapter of Jack & Jill of America.

Although she was never a Girl Scout, she is the mother of two former Girl Scouts and the grandmother of a current Brownie Girl Scout.

Patricia holds a Bachelor of Science from Pace University. She is married to Philip Page, a stock loan administrator for ING. They are the parents of three children, and the extremely proud grandparents of four.

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Leadership Team

Dorothy Forcina - Chief Marketing & Development Officer
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Dorothy T. Forcina, of Yorktown Heights, NY joined Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc. (GSHH) in February 2014 as the Director of Marketing and Communications.  In February of 2015, she assumed the role of Chief Marketing and Development Officer (CMDO).  In her role as CMDO, Dorothy has the responsibility for marketing programs, brand management, and corporate sponsorships, and other fundraising campaigns.

Prior to her tenure at GSHH, Dorothy was a Director at the Westchester County Association and spent 20 years on Wall Street in technology and operations.

Dorothy is currently a member of the Yorktown Central School District’s Audit Committee, a Sunday School Teacher and the Co-President of the Women's Group at Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church.  She was a Girl Scout in Queens and the assistant leader of her daughter’s troop.

Dorothy holds a BS in Computer Science from St. John’s University. She is married to Anthony and they are the proud parents of their college age daughter, Nicole.

Hada Reed - Chief Mission Delivery Officer
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In her current role as Chief Mission Delivery Officer and member of the Leadership Team for Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Hada enthusiastically leads a multidisciplinary team whose focus includes membership recruitment and retention, volunteer services, and program; resident and day summer camps; and program initiatives.

In 1999, Hada made the move from her home state of Texas, where she worked as a Membership Field Executive at the El Camino Girl Scout Council, to join the Girl Scouts of the USA National Team. There she held the position of Membership, Program and Diversity Consultant, providing support to more than 48 councils throughout multiple states.

During her tenure with GSUSA, she was appointed a member of the management team to lead the National Hispanic Initiative, one of the Girl Scouts most important initiatives. Implementing her cultivation and collaboration efforts, Hada expanded opportunities in Girl Scouting for Hispanic/Latina girls and their families. She led the development of Conexiones, the Hispanic Initiative tool kit, which earned an Association of Educational Publishers Award, as well as, the development of the Spanish section of the Girl Scouts of the USA website and the Girl Scouts National Latina Conference.

A true advocate for youth and families, Hada has more than 30 years of experience in the Youth Development and Family Services fields. She has served as Regional Director for the Illinois Migrant Council as well as the Director of Children and Youth Services Emergency Center in Texas. In 2003, she was appointed to serve on the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans founding Partners in Hispanic Education. Additionally, she has served as a member on multiple Boards of Directors, including Community Action Partnership (CAP), Heat and Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). Hada is also a member of the Association of Latino Professionals for America.

Although Hada, a lifetime member of Girl Scouts, has worked professionally in Girl Scouting for 23 years, she began her experience as a girl member in Texas. Hada has also served as the volunteer troop leader for her daughter.  In 2005, she joined Westchester/Putnam Girl Scout Council’s Management Team and in 2007 transitioned to Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson.

Hada holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Northwestern State University. Currently, she and her family reside in Putnam County.

Erik Andersen

Erik Andersen
President Board of Directors

Administrator (since 2004) and past board president of The Danish Home in Croton on Hudson, NY. Erik's past experience includes 25 years as professional institutional trader of feedgrain and hydrocarbon commodities, freight, fixed income, and currencies for Continental Grain Co., Morgan Stanley Capital Markets and AIG Financial Products.

Erik earned his BA in English Literature and Economics from Indiana University and holds an MBA in Marketing from NYU.  

A Lifetime member of Girl Scout Movement since 2003, Erik has served GSHH in a variety of board positions since the council's inception. He followed in his wife and daughter’s Girl Scout footsteps, and has not found a better investment of time or money than supporting Girl Scouting.

His greatest pleasure derives from seeing a positive impact on girls' courage, confidence, and character through council programming and the contributions of adult volunteers.

Officers:

Erik Andersen
President

Susan Thrope
Vice President

Anna May Wiede
Vice President

Fay Casatuta
Treasurer

Susan Doering
Secretary

Members at Large 

Catherine Corbin
Nancy Garber Kenney
Victoria Reilly Lehning, Esq. 
Marie Manning
Madeline McCall
Dr. Josephine Moffett
Susan Pulcare
Randi L. Rios-Castro
Roosevelt Travell Summerville
Tara Venkatadri
Carol Vergara

Patricia Page
Acting Chief Executive Officer, Ex-Officio