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Leadership Team and Board of Directors

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 Tappan, Rockland County. 

Fay Casatuta

Fay was elected as President of the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson's Board of Directors in April 2019.

She is a registered lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of the USA. She was a girl member for seven years and has been an adult member since 1993. As an adult member, Fay was a Troop leader and held many positions on the New Oaks Service Team, including Service Unit Manager, Registrar, Webmaster, and Events Coordinator. On the Council level, she was a Council and National Delegate, representing Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc. (GSHH) at 2008, 2011, and 2017 National Conventions. In addition to chairing many New Oaks Service Unit events, Fay chaired the GSHH Centennial Celebration held at Dutchess Stadium the Fall of 2011. She was also active in the Dutchess County Legacy Council as a National Delegate in 2005 working on varied task forces and committees such as the Strategic Planning Committee, Gold Award Committee, and WOW Committee. Fay also served on the Council Realignment Committee. She is a recipient of the Thanks I and Thanks Badge II.

Previously, Fay served on the GSHH Board of Directors from 2012 – 2018 and has remained active on GSHH Committees including Finance and Strategic Planning.

Fay Casatuta worked at IBM for over 32 years as a software engineer/information developer. Originally, from Kingston, NY, Fay began her IBM career in Austin, TX and then moved to the Danbury, CT Lab before moving to the Poughkeepsie Lab. Fay holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. 

She resides in Wappingers Falls, NY with her husband and her dog Shiloh.

Leadership Team

Hada Reed - Chief Mission Delivery Officer
Hada

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.

Deb Bogdanski - Chief Development Officer

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. 

Officers:

Fay Casatuta
President

Catherine Corbin
First Vice President

Christina Ho
Second Vice President

Susan Pulcare
Treasurer

Victoria Reilly Lehning, Esq. 
Secretary

Members at Large 

Carolyn Hohl
Dr. Josephine Moffett
Dr. Harriette Mogul 
Randi L. Rios-Castro
Calista Sassalos
Roosevelt Travell Summerville
Anna May Wiede

 

Marie Reger 
Chief Executive Officer, Ex-Officio