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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

Rachel Holland Chair
Lauren Beetle Vice Chair
Shelley Sylva Vice Chair
Bob Pantaliano Treasurer and Secretary
Ginny Hill CEO


  • Karen Archambault
  • Fatema Basrai
  • James Carl
  • Grace Chow
  • Patricia Claybrook
  • Danielle Esser
  • Erick Ford
  • Valarie Gilbert
  • Nicole Gillespie
  • Amy Gopshes
  • Kim Kleasen
  • Cathleen Lewis
  • Marla Meyers
  • Stephen Persche
  • Anne Williams



Girl Representatives of the Board

  • Kavita Amin
  • Kashish Arora
  • Trisha Nakka
  • Diya Ramesh
  • Kejal Shah
  • Prisha Venu

Rachel Holland, Board Chair

Rachel Holland 2018 (1)

Rachel Holland, owner of Rachel Holland Special Events, has been planning events in New Jersey for over 18 years. She began her career in government, planning and coordinating daily events for and personally accompanying the Governor of New Jersey. She expanded her expertise in event planning as Media Events Manager for NJ TRANSIT, the third largest transit organization in the United States. She founded Rachel Holland Special Events in 2005 after several people came to her for independent help with social and corporate events. Rachel has also kept her hand in local and grassroots government and politics by coordinating and consulting for corporate issue campaigns and smaller political races. Currently, RHSE works with association management clients on their organizational needs, corporate clients with their grassroots communication needs. Rachel has a BA in Political Science from Drew University and a Masters in Governmental Affairs from the Fels Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Rachel has been an active member of the community serving as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey for whom she also has chaired their Fund Development Committee and their annual Women of Distinction Event, Immediate past Chair of the Young Professionals Foundation Board at Robert Wood Johnson/ Barnabas University Hospital Hamilton, Chair of the Hamilton Area YMCA Board of Directors where she also chairs their Annual Campaign and the Vice-Chair of the Board of Lakeview Child Center. She was an initial member of the Biz 33 Hamilton Business Networking Group and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Hamilton Partnership. She has served on the Marketing Committees for both the Hamilton Area YMCA and the Mid Jersey Chamber of Commerce and is currently serving on the legislative committee of the Princeton Mid Jersey Chamber. She recently Co-Chaired of the Hamilton Township transition committee for the newly elected Mayor Jeff Martin. She has also served on the Hamilton Township Zoning Board was a former member of the Hamilton Township Democratic Committee. Rachel lives in Hamilton Township with her husband Kevin Drennan and daughters Eva and Jacqueline.