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Leadership Team and Board of Directors

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Marie Reger - Effective April 2, 2018, Marie was named Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson.

Marie has over twenty years of non-profit experience.  Prior to Marie joining GSHH, she was the Controller for the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty where she oversaw all accounting and budgeting operations during which time she re-organized staff to help streamline their operations and better utilize their skills.

Before that, Marie was the Executive Director for Eva’s Village, Inc. where she supervised more than twenty integrated programs including Behavioral Health Services, a Community Kitchen, Culinary School and the expansion of a Medical Clinic.  

Marie has been nominated for and been a finalist of various awards including the Leading Woman Entrepreneur/Intrapreneur, Emerging Nonprofit Leader Award at the FDU Center for Excellence and was a finalist for the CFO of the Year Award and is a former member of the Vistage Executive Network.

Marie earned her Masters of Business Administration from Iona College’s Hagan School of Business in New Rochelle, NY and her Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from Siena College.

Both Marie and her mother are Girl Scout Alumnae.  She has been keeping the Girl Scout mission alive with her daughter, who is a Girl Scout.  Marie and her family live in Chestnut Ridge, Rockland County. 

Leadership Team

Patricia Page - Chief Financial Officer
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Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson from February 2017 to March 2018 . Patricia joined the organization in October 2007 as its Director of Business Operations. In February of 2008, she assumed the role of Vice President of Finance and in September of 2009 she was appointed 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 Junior 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.

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.

Dorothy Forcina - Chief Marketing & Communications 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.

Deb Bogdanski - Director of Development
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Deb Bogdanski served as the General Manager for the Hudson Valley markets with Frontier Communications.  She oversaw the operations and customer service in conjunction with field technicians and technical supervisors.

Prior to joining Frontier in November 2007, Deb was the Vice President of Government Initiatives and Special Projects for the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, and also worked as the Chief of Staff and Legislative Aide to former NYS Assemblywomen Mary McPhillips.  Deb earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Empire State College.

Deb has served on several local boards, most recently Pattern for Progress and Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation, in addition to having served on the United Way Board and Chair of the Workplace Campaigns, Dispute Resolution Center, and until 2008, Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson.  Through Girl Scouting, she served as a Troop Leader, Service Unit Recruiter, and was also a trainer with the American Red Cross and certified Instructor of Trainers through Girl Scouts of the USA.

Deb was inducted into the Leadership Orange Hall of Fame in 2011, recognized in 2005 as a Woman of Achievement in Business, named as the Women in Business Advocate of the Year in 2003 by the US Small Business Administration, and acknowledged by the Child Care Council of Orange County in 2000 as a friend of Child Care.  Deb lives in Orange County. 

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Erik Andersen
President Board of Directors

Executive Director and past board president of The Danish Home in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Erik's past work experience includes 25 years as professional institutional trader of feed grain and hydrocarbon commodities, freight, fixed income, currencies, derivatives and asset management for Continental Grain Co., Morgan Stanley Capital Markets and AIG Financial Products.

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

Erik has served GSHH in a variety of board positions.  Erik and Eva are lifetime members of Girl Scouts, members of the Juliette Gordon Low Society, and proud to follow the lead of Dianne Belk and Lawrence Calder in issuing the Erik and Eva Andersen Planned Giving Challenge, which was taken on by 110 of the nation’s Girl Scout Councils.   Support Girl Scouts’ impact to girls' courage, confidence, and character!

 

Officers:

Erik Andersen
President

Catherine Corbin
First Vice President

Susan Thrope
Second Vice President

Sue Pulcare
Treasurer

Anna May Wiede 
Secretary

Members at Large 

Arden Hauck
Victoria Reilly Lehning, Esq. 
Marie Manning
Dr. Josephine Moffett
Randi L. Rios-Castro
Colleen Stapleton
Roosevelt Travell Summerville
Carol Vergara

Marie Reger 
Chief Executive Officer, Ex-Officio