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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

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




  • Lauren Beetle, Esq.            

  • Joanne Connor, Ed.D. 

  • Beth Davies, AIF., CPC.,ERPA.

  • Leslie Fehrenbach                               

  • Gina La Placa

  • Kathleen Larkin, MBA., CPA.

  • Manuela Morais                   

  • Michelle Perry- Thompson, Esq.                  

  • Jill Ross 

  • Smita Varia, Ph.D.                         

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    Girl Representatives of the Board

  • Madeleine Freundlich

    Journei Hutchings

  • Amanda McNally

    Mia Pangasnan

    Varnita Prakash


Jennifer Romond
Board Chair

Jennifer Romond is the Vice President-Business Development and Ambulatory Surgery Center Operations. In this role she is responsible for the operations and financial oversight of the statewide network of Virtua Ambulatory Surgery Centers. She serves in a critical role supporting strategic growth and development of physician relationships through Virtua’s joint ventures and serves on many of the Boards for these businesses. In addition, she collaborates with the management teams of the joint ventures to assure the highest level of operational and financial results along with highest level of quality to patients. She has been with Virtua for 32 years and has had numerous positions in a financial capacity supporting ambulatory and physician strategy.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Glassboro State College and a Masters in Business Administration from Rowan University. She was an active volunteer with the Girl Scouts with her daughter’s troop, where she watched her daughter become the strong leader she is today. She has been a Board Member of Girl Scouts of Central and Southern NJ since its inception in 2007, currently is the Board Treasurer, and has served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Jennifer is also a member of the Juliette Gordon Low Society.