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Our Leadership

When Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts in 1912, she understood that dedicated and dynamic leaders were vital to helping girls develop their full potential. Today, the Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ is led by the Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors, volunteers and professional staff in nine New Jersey counties. With the support, vision, and commitment of these role models, girls have the opportunity to find—and become—leaders in their communities and the world.


GSCSNJ Board of Directors

Carolyn Rutsky Chair
Hugh Regan, Jr., CPA
Vice Chair
Barbara Casey, Esq.
Vice Chair
Lita Abele Secretary
Jennifer Romond Treasurer
Ginny Marino CEO




  • Charletta Ayers, MD                  

  • Lauren Beetle

  • Joanne Connor

  • Beth Davies                                    

  • Leslie Fehrenbach

  • Noreen Giblin, Esq.                     

  • Rachel Holland                         

  • Rhonda Holland                            

  • Michelle Perry-Thompson

  • Kathleen Larkin                             

  • Shelley Sylva

  • Margaret Smith                            

  • Smita Varia, Ph.D.



Girl Representatives of the Board

  • Madeleine Freundlich

    Journei Hutchings

  • Amanda McNally

    Mia Pangasnan

    Varnita Prakash


Carolyn J. Rutsky
Board Chair

Carolyn J. Rutsky brings almost 20 years of executive level experience to the Girl Scoutsof Central & Southern NJ. She is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Parker McCay P.A., a mid-size law firm serving the diverse legal needs of New Jersey clients for 100 years. In her current role, Carolyn oversees daily operations of the firm's accounting, information technology, human resources, facilities and marketing departments. She also guides the strategic plan for the firm's three locations and 160 attorneys and staff.

Carolyn previously served as Executive Director of the Mercadien Group in Hamilton Township, N.J. Prior to that position she managed hedge fund operations and alternative investment accounting teams as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs and Company for their Hedge Fund Strategies Division. Carolyn earned her Master's degree in Accounting from Rider University and has an undergraduate degree in Finance.

Carolyn has served as board member for the Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ since 2010 and has held several volunteer roles including troop leader and treasurer, service unit team member and council delegate. She was honored in 2009 by GSCSNJ as a Woman of Distinction and has presented financial workshops at the annual Girl Leadership Summit.

Carolyn was actively involved with the Central NJ Boy Scout Council and served as treasurer for her local troop, committee member, and merit badge counselor. In addition, Carolyn was also involved with the Robbinsville High School F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Team and was a member of the Partners Investing in Education for Robbinsville School District. Carolyn resides in Hamilton Township with her family.