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Leadership Team and Board of Directors

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Marie Reger was named Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson in April 2018.

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, a 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 was elected as President of the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson's Board of Directors in April 2019. She was first elected to the Board in 2012, serving for two terms, and re-elected in 2019.  Prior roles with the Board include that of Treasurer, Board Development Committee Chair, Strategic Plan Committee Chair, as well as service on the Governance, Audit, and Investment committees.  She is a Lifetime Member who first joined Girl Scouts as a Brownie.  Fay served as a National Delegate in 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017, and 2020.  She is the recipient of the Thanks Badge, Thanks Badge II, and Heart of the Hudson Award.

Fay spent over 32 years with IBM, where she specialized in software engineering and information development.  She is an experienced technical communications professional with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industries.  Throughout her career, her accomplishments were recognized with multiple technical and leadership awards, as well as President’s Service Awards for her volunteer work within the community. 

She is a past Board Member of the Green Chimneys Board of Directors and past President of the Green Chimneys Parent Association.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Technical Writing from Northeastern University, Boston, MA.  Fay resides in Wappingers Falls, NY with her husband. 

Leadership Team

Hada Reed - Chief Operating Officer

Hada Reed is the Chief Operating Officer 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.