Leadership Team & Board of Directors
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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.

Board Officers:

Fay Casatuta
President

Catherine Corbin
First Vice President

Christina Ho
Second Vice President

Susan Pulcare
Treasurer

    Barbara Londa     
Secretary

Members at Large 

Kim Barnett

Jolene Borell

Nicole Canada

Christine Drasba

Lisa Gariolo

Dr. Josephine Moffett

Cassandra Moss

Kaitlyn Nolan

Randi L. Rios-Castro

Carol Vergara

Jean Zappia

 Marie Reger 
     Chief Executive Officer, Ex-Officio

 

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Leadership Team

Hada Reed - Chief Operating Officer
Hada

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.

Monica Bourgie - Chief Development Officer

Monica Bourgie – was named Chief Development Officer of Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc., in January 2020. 

Monica has 15 years non-profit experience, and 16 years for-profit experience.  Most recently, she was the Chief Advancement Officer for Laurel House, Inc., a mental health recovery organization located in Stamford, CT.  Before that, she was the Chief Advancement Officer for YWCA Greenwich.  During her 11 years at YWCA Greenwich she raised 35% of the operational budget annually through well executed fundraising programs and strategies; substantially increasing the number of major and new donors; significantly increasing the number of grants awarded; exceeding capital and annual campaign goals; helping to build the endowment and executing several major, financially successful, complex events each year.

Prior to working in the non-profit industry, Monica had an extensive sixteen-year career in Sports, Facility and Event Management.  She began her professional career in 1992 in the Marketing Department for the New York Giants.  A position she left to attend Graduate School.  After graduating, she was hired as the Manager, Event Administration and an Event Manager for Madison Square Garden.  Where she oversaw and implemented event policies and procedures for over 700 events a year.  She was hired in 2001 by Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Connecticut, now Webster Bank Arena, as the Booking Manager.  It is her background in Event Management that led her to the non-profit industry.  

Monica resides in Putnam Valley, New York with her husband Mark and their two children.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Manhattanville College and a Master of Science degree in Sports and Facility management from St. Thomas University in Miami.