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Board of Directors

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.

Executive Committee


Scott Merithew, Henrico

Scott serves as Chair of the GSCV Board of Directors. He is currently an Executive Director in the Richmond office of Ernst & Young LLP and a Certified Public Accountant. He is a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans (Master of Pastoral Studies) and Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee (B.S. Accounting).  Scott and his wife, Mary Virginia, live in Henrico County with their son and two daughters (both Girl Scout alumnae).  Scott is a lifetime Girl Scout member. 


Vice Chair
Ellen Marie Hess, Chesterfield

Ellen Marie Hess is currently the Commissioner for the Virginia Employment Commission. She also chairs the Virginia Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Policy Committee. Ellen Marie was previously appointed Deputy Commissioner at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) by Governor 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 also gained private sector experience at Heilig-Meyers Furniture Company. She received 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 U.S and in Europe.

Liz Bryant

Elizabeth W. Bryant, Richmond

Liz Bryant is the President of Liz Bryant Business Etiquette in Richmond.  She is a former award-winning television journalist and has a B.S. and M.S. in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University. In her more than three decades of work in team, leadership, and executive-level positions in the corporate, government, and non-profit sectors, she became known and respected for the examples she set in workplace decorum and professional civility. Liz launched her consultancy to share her life’s knowledge of best professional etiquette practices to help others gain the confidence to be successful in their professional endeavors. She is trained and licensed by the Protocol School of Washington®.  Previously, Liz was Director of Development for Visual Arts Center of Richmond and the Capital Campaign Manager and Manager of Major Gifts with Richmond SPCA. Her strengths include strategic thinking, creative problem solving, and leadership development and she has served on several boards.  She has also been a VCU adjunct instructor in Mass Communications.  Liz was a Brownie through Junior Girl Scout.

Colleen Quinn

Colleen Quinn, Richmond

Colleen is an attorney and partner of Locke & Quinn practicing in the areas of employment law, personal injury, and adoption & surrogacy. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors and has over 150 presentations and publications. She has been recognized as one of Virginia’s Legal Elite and as a Super Lawyer in multiple years.  She won Entrepreneur of the Year for the 2016 Women of Excellence Awards by the Richmond chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).  Her board service includes Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association, NAWBO, YWCA, and GSCV.  A lifetime Girl Scout member, she was instrumental in forming the NAWBO-Girl Scout mentorship relationship beginning in 2011 and has consistently sponsored the Girl Scout Recognition table at the NAWBO Enterprising Women of Excellence Awards since 2012.  She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia and B.A. in English and Philosophy from William and Mary. 


Chief Executive Officer
Molly T. Fuller, Richmond

Molly 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 received her B.A. 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.

Members at Large

Chamise Bellamy, Midlothian
Marketing Manager, Supplier Marketing, McKesson Medical-Surgical

Elissa M. Ecker, Henrico
Retired Director of Human Resources, TemperPack

Judy Jennings, Beaverdam
Systems Analyst, Virginia Premier Health Plans

Tiffany Owens, Richmond
System Safety Engineer, Department of Defense

Demerst B. Smit, Manakin-Sabot
Principal, DBS Consulting LLC

Ponnette Smith, Midlothian
Employee Relations Administrator, Chesterfield County Public Schools

Patricia Titus, Montpelier
Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer, Markel Corp.

Micah White, Richmond
CEO, MW Enterprises LLC

Dr. Angela B. Wilson, Emporia
Assistant Professor/Director of Teacher Education, Mary Baldwin University

Dr. Paula Young, Henrico
Pediatrician and Clinical Ethicist, Bon Secours Health System

Girl Board Members
Abby K.



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.  Download PDF.


A 990 Form, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, for Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia is filed annually.  Download PDF.

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These are the current bylaws of Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Download PDF.