Elected by delegates from the council membership, the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia establishes policy, approves budgets, sets direction for the council and monitors progress.
Ellen Marie Hess, Chesterfield
Ellen Marie Hess is the retired commissioner for the Virginia Employment Commission. She was previously appointed deputy commissioner at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. She has more than 25 years of experience in policy and regulatory functions in state government. She has been the director of labor and employment law at the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry and a staff attorney with the Virginia Department of Taxation. She earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond. Ellen Marie was a member of Girl Scout troops on military bases in the United States and in Europe.
Dr. Paula Young, Henrico
Dr. Paula Young is the Medical Director, Community Health Access and Richmond Community Hospital/ Pediatrician, Care-A-Van/ Clinical Ethicist for Bon Secours Mercy Health Richmond Market. She received her medical degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine and her Masters in Health Care Ethics from Creighton University. She completed her Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship at Emory University, her Clinical Ethics Fellowship at Bon Secours Healthcare System, and her Pediatric Internship and Residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering degree is from Tulane University. Dr. Young is a Fellow of the American Board of Pediatrics and has published research. She is a member of Rho Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Vice President of The Society, Inc Richmond Chapter. She is a Girl Scout alum and has great memories of Girl Scout programming.
Rebecca Snavely, Hanover
Rebecca Snavely is a retired Certified Public Accountant. She retired from Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, where as Director of Accounting from 2006-2019 she oversaw all areas of accounting operations. Prior management positions include Director of Finance with Williams Mullen.
Rebecca previously practiced public accounting with a focus on tax following a brief career as an educator with the Richmond Community Action Program. She has an AB in History from The College of William & Mary and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University. Rebecca is a Girl Scout alum and served as a troop leader when her daughters were Girl Scouts.
Patricia Titus, Hanover
Patti Titus is the Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer at Markel Corporation. A seasoned executive with more than 20 years of security experience in multiple security disciplines, she has designed, implemented, and enhanced information security organizations and programs for over a decade. She has held executive and C-level positions in both the public and private sector, including financial services and technology companies and maintains the highest trust positions within these industries.
Her work in senior sales, marketing, operational and engineering positions offer a balance of security, technical and business acumen to round out her experience. She has lived and worked in countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. She has served on several boards, including Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, and holds membership in several professional and civic organizations, such as the National Association for Professional Women, Women’s Executive Forum, and Ponemon Institute-Distinguished Fellow. Patti is a Girl Scout Lifetime Member.
Chief Executive Officer
Molly T. Fuller, Richmond
Molly T. Fuller has more than 25 years of experience in youth-serving organizations with the majority of her career in the Girl Scout Movement. She began her Girl Scout career as a membership director, accepting progressively responsible senior executive positions until she achieved her goal of serving as a chief executive officer. Molly has a proven track record in strategy execution including growth strategies, membership acquisition and retention, philanthropy and innovative programming. Molly earned her bachelor's degree. from Marquette University in communications and marketing with an interdisciplinary degree in women's studies. Currently a lifetime member, Molly was a girl member and remembers enjoying many new experiences including camping. Molly believes in the power of Girl Scouts to change the life of a girl.
Sylvia Buffington-Lester, Henrico
forensic scientist, retired from Virginia Department of Forensic Science
Elissa Ecker, Henrico
human resource executive, retired from TemperPak
Angela C. Jones, Richmond
accountant/audit staff at Ernst & Young
Lauren Zaller Moore, Richmond
president and CEO at Children's Hospital Foundation
Dr. Jan Nelson, Richmond
executive coach, global HR practitioner, and graduate level professor at University of Richmond
Xavier Richardson, Spotsylvania
senior vice president and chief development officer for Mary Washington Healthcare and president of Mary Washington Hospital and Stafford Hospital Foundations
Genevieve Roberts, Henrico
CEO & owner of GR Leadership Coaching LLC
Sarah Sladek, Midlothian
founder and CEO of XYZ University & Membership University
James H. Taylor, Henrico
chief financial officer, retired from Hamilton Beach Brands
Linda Tissiere, Henrico
chief executive officer, retired from YWCA Richmond
Girl Board Members
Madisyn D., Fredericksburg
Ananya N., Henrico
The updated edition of our Blue Book of Basic Documents contains important information and source documents, including the Constitution of Girl Scouts of the United States of America, bylaws, policies, credentials criteria and standards for councils and our Congressional Charter.
A 990 Form, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, for Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia is filed annually.
These are the current bylaws of Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia.