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Council Governance


Board of Directors

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is governed by a board of directors, which provides strategic leadership, advocacy, decision-making, partnerships and policy development/oversight. It also includes three non-voting girl members, who are part of the Girl Advisory Committee.

Interested in sharing your talents with GSWPA? Complete the Board Application Form today!

Lois Kuttesch, Board Chair (Cranberry Township)
Mary Beth Taylor, First Vice Chair (Pittsburgh)
Tinsy Labrie, Second Vice Chair (Pittsburgh)
Dot Brookes, Treasurer (Cranberry Township)
Victoria Kush, Secretary (Cranberry Township)
Pat Burkart, GSWPA Chief Executive Officer (Pittsburgh)

Amy Lynn Haller (Pittsburgh)
Dana Pascarella (Pittsburgh)
Dawn Williams Zabicki (Presto)
Denise Sabolcik (Moon)
Dennis Lindberg (Ridgway)
Elizabeth Lamping (Mars)
Hilliary Creely (Indiana)
John Colburn (Pittsburgh)
John Polacek (Johnstown)
Kelly M. Ryan (Clarion)
Mary D Kohler (Wexford)
Michelle Maccagnan (Gibsonia)
Missa Murry Eaton (Sharon)      
Sarah Shaffer [Ex-Officio] (Pittsburgh)
Nicole H. King (Zelienople)

Girl Advisory Committee
Ava Nachman
Regina Seath
Laura Shope

Council Delegates

Members 14 years and older may serve as council delegates and participate in the council democratic process. Delegates provide guidance and input to the board of directors on major issues and policies affecting the future of the council and communicates those issues and policies to Service Unit members.

Delegate Position Description
Delegate Election Procedure
Delegate Guide
Blue Book of Basic Documents

For more information about becoming a board delegate, please contact