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Leadership

GSGLA Governance
GSGLA is governed by our membership. Any individual 14 years of age and older who is a member of the Girl Scout Movement and who is currently registered through the council is a voting member of Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles.

Annual Meeting
The GSGLA Annual Meeting, which takes place every spring, is when we all work together to provide exceptional programs and experiences for girls. The event features the board chair report and the state of the council address from our CEO, as well as council updates, important votes, and wonderful peer-to-peer networking. Plus, you can get a first-look at the annual report.

Theresa Edy-Kiene, Chief Executive Officer

Theresa Edy-Kiene was appointed chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles in September 2019. As CEO, Theresa provides direction and vision for the development and achievement of the organization’s mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. 

She comes to GSGLA from Fuller Seminary as the Vice President of Strategic Planning and Change Management in the President’s Office where she was responsible for the development of a new institution-wide strategic plan, developing a new education business model to position the institution for greater financial sustainability and the management of the planning and design for Fuller’s new Pomona campus. Simultaneously, she continued to serve as the Executive Director for the Thrive Center for Human Development, a role that brought her to the seminary in 2017 to leverage applied research in the area of positive youth development in order to inspire young people for social change.

Prior, Edy-Kiene was an entrepreneur who co-founded and led two consumer food brands, raising capital financing and growing both into national brands. Before that, she had a successful career as a television executive at Lifetime Television, Warner Bros., and Fox, and developed the hit shows, The X-Files and Six Feet Under. She also sits on the board of the Human Trafficking Legal Network and chaired the Water Committee for the California Small Business Association.

As a lifelong Angeleno who was shaped by the core values of Girl Scouts throughout adolescence, Theresa is thrilled to be leading the next chapter of GSGLA.

GSGLA Board of Directors

Officers

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Shelley Thompson – Board Chair
Attorney

Shelley, a Girl Scout alumna from her Brownie days, chaired the "Invest in Girls" task force for GSGLA's strategic plan. In addition to chairing the GSGLA Board, she chairs the executive and fund development committees. Shelley is an attorney, wealth advisor, and banking executive. She practices law in the area of trusts and estates. She attended UC Hastings College of the Law and UC Santa Barbara.

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Cheryl Hundley – Vice Chair
Senior Director, Head of Tax, Blackline, Inc.

Cheryl is the head of tax for Blackline (NASDAQ: BL), a leading provider of cloud software with a mission to modernize accounting and finance for greater operational agility, accuracy and effectiveness in companies worldwide. She oversees all aspects of the company’s global corporate tax function. Cheryl chairs GSGLA's board development committee and sits on the executive committee.

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Jana Monroe – Secretary
Vice President, Global Security, Herbalife

As vice president of global security, Jana Monroe is responsible for all security functions throughout the company, including executive security; events, employee, facility, and property security; IT security; and any other special security projects. Jana sits on GSGLA's executive, board development, and fund development committees.

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Michelle Wroan – Treasurer
Partner, KPMG LLP

Michelle, audit partner at KPMG LLP, co-leads the LA chapter for KPMG’s Network of Women (KNOW). She also leads KPMG’s Executive Leadership Institute for Women, a program focused on leadership training and coaching for women in the LA business community. Michelle attended UCLA and serves on the finance/investment committee. She also chaired the "Reach More Girls" task force for GSGLA's strategic plan.

Directors

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Michelle Reagan Attalla
Vice President, Senior Business Banking Relationship Manager, City National Bank

Michelle is a vice president, senior business banking relationship manager for City National Bank located in West Los Angeles. She is a business specialist servicing credit and other banking needs for companies of the Greater Los Angeles area. She has more than 25 years of experience in finance, investment management, and treasury operations. Prior to banking, she was the assistant treasurer for Mattel Inc., and worked at AIG SunAmerica and Coopers & Lybrand. Michelle is a member of GSGLA's finance/investment committee.

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Hayley Blockley
Managing Director, JLL

Hayley holds a B.A. with highest honors from the School of Film and Photography at Montana State University, which informs her love of media, culture, and design. In 2013 she was named to the JLL Leadership Council Advisory Board and as one of Southern California’s Top Leasing Brokers by Real Estate Forum. Hayley was honored by Bisnow in 2014 as one of their Los Angeles Power Women and was invited to participate in the JLL’s 2016 Women’s Summit. She and her partner were also recently featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Who’s Brokering Los Angeles.” Hayley sits on GSGLA's property committee.

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Mia Britel
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Mia is a C-suite advisor with experience in delivering strategic enterprise-wide capabilities for global Fortune 500 companies. With 25-plus years of experience in Big Four Consulting working with a wide range of clients and industries, she brings deep experience in global sales, strategy, portfolio management, budgeting, contract and supplier management. Mia also has a passion for developing future women leaders and it is that passion that has brought her to GSGLA, where she is a member of the fund development committee.

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Tod A. Burnett, Ed.D.
Executive Vice Chancellor, Brandman University

At Brandman University, Tod oversees advancement and special projects expanding strategic partnerships that benefit the university and enhance student success. Tod was also president of Saddleback College and vice chancellor of the California Community Colleges, and has served in the administrations of a U.S. president, government, and mayor. He was also director of state and local government relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Tod is passionate about promoting educational opportunities and economic prosperity for all. He sits on GSGLA's fund development committee.

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Erin Dawkins
Vice President, Brand Operations, House of Taylor

At House of Taylor, Erin serves as the primary operations lead related to Elizabeth Taylor's lifestyle brands, including developing purpose-driven business strategies benefiting The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. Before serving in her role with House of Taylor, Erin was a Senior Division Director of the Office of the Senior Vice President (OSVP) at NYU Langone Medical Center, one of the nation’s premier academic medical centers. Erin has designed and managed capital campaigns ranging from $10 million to $350 million for national and international non-profit organizations. She is passionate about issues related to women & girls and underrepresented communities, and continues to serve as a volunteer in this capacity.

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Juanita Dawson
Senior Manager, Raytheon

Juanita is a senior manager in the information technology security, risk, and compliance organization within the Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems business, a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government, and cybersecurity solutions. There, she provides the vision and leadership for developing and supporting initiatives critical to governance and compliance practices in information technology. Juanita is a member of GSGLA's audit committee.

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Monique Earl
Assistant General Manager, Administration & Field Operations, Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Monique is the assistant general manager over administration and field operations at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). She has over 20 years of experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors—most notably in the area of public finance. Currently, Monique spearheads the financial strategy at LADOT, which includes budget, accounting, risk management, procurement, and facilities.

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Denise Gutches
Chief Financial & Operating Officer, FilmL.A., Inc.

Denise has more than 30 years of experience in strategic, financial, and operating management and leadership. Prior to FilmL.A., Inc, she served as CFO/COO at Marlborough School and Willows Community School. Since 2004, Denise has also owned and operated DKG Consulting, Inc., specializing in comprehensive strategic planning, business management, project management, and executive consulting services for nonprofits. Denise sits on GSGLA's property and board development committees.

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Sue Callaway Kelly
Entrepreneur, Journalist, Author & Media Marketer

Entrepreneur, award-winning journalist and author, media marketing pioneer, and automotive insider, Sue has built and transformed global brands for Time Inc., Wenner Media and Hearst, co-founded Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit and innovated marketing and content platforms for brands from Esquire and Jaguar to TrueCar and THE AUTO 100.

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Megan L. Martin
Vice President, Intellectual Property, Warner Bros. Entertainment

Megan, vice president of intellectual property counsel at Warner Bros. Entertainment, began Girl Scouts in second grade and earned her Silver and Gold Awards. She is a member of GSGLA’s property committee. Megan served as a girl board member for Ocean County Girl Scouts Council, representing the organization at the 1993 Girl Scout National Convention.

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Bill Nelson
Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Bill joined Westfield, LLC in 2011 and is currently responsible for providing leadership and direction to the U.S. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield organization on all matters relating to people. Prior to joining Westfield, he held a variety of executive human-resource roles in diverse industries, living and working in countries across Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States. He has been an active supporter of many community-based programs including work with the American Red Cross, various veterans’ initiatives, and now with GSGLA. Bill co-chairs GSGLA’s executive compensation committee and sits on the fund development committee.

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Erin Oremland
Senior Vice President, Administration, ICM Partners 

Erin Oremland is Senior Vice President, Administration, at ICM Partners, one of the largest talent agencies in the world, a role she has held for 17 years. Her purview includes business operations, contract and accounting management, and strategic planning processes across the agencies’ 18 divisions. She is passionate about developing future female corporate leaders and devotes considerable time to mentorship across the entertainment business. Erin attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and lives in Sherman Oaks with her husband and three sons.

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Andy Park
Tax Partner, Private Client Services, Ernst & Young 

Focused primarily on private, family-owned and high growth businesses, Andy has extensive experience leading and coordinating cross-functional tax teams. His clients span a broad range of industries such as Technology, Retail and Consumer Products, Media and Entertainment, Healthcare, Financial, Automotive, Manufacturing, and Real Estate. In addition to his role serving clients, Andy serves as one of the co-directors of the Greater Los Angeles EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program that promotes and celebrates innovation, ingenuity and entrepreneurship in the market.

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Ellen E. Swarts
Senior Director of Finance & Controller, Teledyne Controls, LLC

Through her drive to excel and dedication to her team, Ellen has led El Segundo-based avionics company Teledyne Controls in double-digit growth over the last four years. Ellen has worked in the accounting arena for more than 30 years, 25 of which have been at a managerial level. Her career has taken her coast-to-coast in such industries as chemicals, golf, printing, and land development. She has an MBA from Pepperdine University and serves on GSGLA’s audit and fund development committee.

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Jim Niemiec
Senior Vice President, Procurement, Beachbody

Jim, chief procurement officer at Beachbody, has over 20 years of experience leading global procurement for tech, retail, and manufacturing with multinational companies. He has held leadership roles with McKinney, MGM Resorts, HP, and Live Nation Entertainment. Currently, Jim resides in La Cañada with his wife and two Girl Scout daughters.

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Tania Van Herle
Managing Principal, Harley Ellis Devereaux

Tania chairs GSGLA’s property committee and sits on the executive committee. She also chaired the "Developing High Quality Programs" task force for GSGLA's strategic plan. She is managing principal and corporate treasurer for Harley Ellis Devereaux, serving their board of directors since 2006. Her degrees include Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in civil engineering, and Master’s of Architecture from UCLA. She’s also an American Institute of Architects member and Girl Scout alumna.

Board Development (Governance) Committee

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Chuck Carroll
Vice President, Citizens Business Bank

Chuck Carroll is a vice president for Citizens Business Bank. He is the manager for the community benefit organizations department, which specializes in providing banking and investment services to primarily 501(c)(3)s throughout California. Chuck is a community member of GSGLA’s board development (governance) committee.

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Cheryl Hundley – Vice Chair
Senior Director, Head of Tax, Blackline, Inc.

Cheryl, GSGLA's vice chair, is the head of tax for Blackline (NASDAQ: BL), a leading provider of cloud software with a mission to modernize accounting and finance for greater operational agility, accuracy, and effectiveness in companies worldwide. She oversees all aspects of the company’s global corporate tax function.

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Denise Gutches
Chief Financial & Operating Officer, FilmL.A., Inc.

Denise has more than 30 years of experience in strategic, financial, and operating management and leadership. Prior to FilmL.A., Inc, she served as CFO/COO at Marlborough School and Willows Community School. Since 2004, Denise has also owned and operated DKG Consulting, Inc., specializing in comprehensive strategic planning, business management, project management, and executive consulting services for nonprofits. She sits on GSGLA's property and board development committees.

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Honorable Sandra R. Klein
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California

Sandra R. Klein serves as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge. Before her appointment to the bench, Judge Klein worked for thirteen years at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), including as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney prosecuting bankruptcy fraud and other complex white-collar crimes, and as the Acting Chief of the U.S. Trustee Program’s Criminal Enforcement Unit. Judge Klein is Chairperson of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Community Outreach Committee and an active board member of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. She has received many awards including the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Distinguished Service Award, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Public Outreach Award, and the GSGLA Honor Pin.

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Jana Monroe – Secretary
Vice President, Global Security, Herbalife

As vice president of global security, Jana Monroe is responsible for all security functions throughout the company, including executive security; events, employee, facility, and property security; IT security; and any other special security projects. Jana sits on the executive, board development, and fund development committees.

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Kathy Richards
Marketing & Advertising Executive

Kathy, a community member of GSGLA’s board development (governance) committee, is a former Girl Scout and troop leader. As an advertising and marketing professional, she has served as a keynote speaker for LADMA & SoCalDMA, and has served on the boards of the Organization of Women Executives and Coalition for Engaged Education.

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Stasia Washington
Managing Director, First Foundation Advisors

Stasia has over 25 years experience in the financial services industry advising high-net-worth individuals and their families, business owners, and corporate executives on the management of their liquid assets, financial planning, estate, and tax planning. She is a graduate of Pepperdine University, George Graziado Business School, MBA. Stasia serves as a community member of GSGLA’s board development (governance) committee.