Volunteer Experience Team
Responsible for providing leadership and ongoing oversight in the implementation of all aspects of the Council’s volunteer engagement strategy, including screening, placement, development, retention and recognition of volunteers.
Recruitment, Product Program, and IT Support Coordinator for Districts 501/508/509/510
Emily Poirier has been a Girl Scout since Brownies and is proud to be a Lifetime Girl Scout. Many experiences through Girl Scouting have given Emily courage, confidence, and allowed her character to shine through! Prior to joining staff at GSGWM, Emily has worked as a model and as a make-up artist in both theatrical and film applications. She has a knack for planning events, has a number of philanthropic endeavors, and is looking forward to meeting more people across our council. She and her husband love to travel and are frequently planning their next excursions.
Phone: 888.872.5887 x4302
Community Engagement Manager for Districts 501/508/509/510
A First Class and Gold Award honoree, Mary spent a decade as a girl member and four years as a volunteer. She has served as a GSGWM staffer since 2014. Mary says she gets immense satisfaction from being able to start new troops in places where they previously didn’t exist. She also loves meeting new people and seeing their faces light up when they share their own Girl Scouts memories. A graduate of Wheaton College, Mary enjoys reading, gardening, and creating art. She lives in Richmond, VT with her husband, their three teenage children, their two cats, and their dog.
Phone: 888.474.9686 x4308
District Manager for Districts 502/505/506
A Girl Scout for over three decades, DeeDee has fond childhood memories of times spent in a troop for military families in the San Francisco Bay area. The proud mom of a Gold Award recipient, she led her daughter’s Girl Scout troop for 13 years and also served her community as a Service Unit secretary and Service Unit Manager. DeeDee has served on staff since January 2003. During that time, she’s held six staff positions: all of them centered on membership development, volunteer support, and management. She says she truly enjoys watching girls develop into independent and confident leaders, and feels incredibly grateful to the dedicated team of fellow volunteers that help make that happen. DeeDee holds a degree in Human Services from Concord Community College. She serves as a volunteer for the NH National Guard Family Program: her efforts earned her a National Volunteer Award. When she’s not working or volunteering, DeeDee enjoys spending time with her big Italian family, fresh- water kayaking, taking fitness classes like Zumba, and traveling. To date, she’s visited more than 40 states and has lived and spent time in 16 different countries. DeeDee lives in Loudon with her husband of 32 years.
Phone: 888.474.9686 x4172
Community Support Manager for Districts 502/505/506
The mother of teenage twins, Erin has worked for the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains for over five years. She previously worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters, where she also volunteered as a mentor to a young woman. Erin, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, has worked in non-profits for well over a decade. In her spare time, her sons keep her busy: both boys are active in various sports, as well as their school chorus.
Phone: 888.474.9686 x4171
Community Engagement Manager for District 503
Ceara Hunt has been a Manager of Membership Growth and Community Development since May 2013. She came to work for Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains after 2 years in a volunteer position. Her professional background includes 16 years in restaurant management and 5 years in supervisory roles in the retail industry. Ceara’s interests include spending time with her family, camping, paper crafts, and cooking.
Phone: 888.474.9686 x4350
District Manager for Districts 504/507
A Girl Scout staff member for nearly a decade, Linda is always looking for ways to improve the volunteer experience in her current position as Volunteer Retention Manager. She previously worked as our Membership Program Specialist, Membership Development Specialist, and Day Camp Coordinator. A longtime Girl Scout and adult volunteer, Linda previously led a troop from Daisies through Seniors, and served in many community capacities. All three of her daughters were involved in the Girl Scouts growing up, and two of them even earned the Gold Award. Linda is also a licensed massage therapist, Reiki practitioner, and instructor of infant massage. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, swimming, kayaking, sailing, biking, and walking her dog, as well as ghost-hunting with her friends.
Phone: 888.474.9686 x4177
Community Support Manager for Districts 504/507
A 12-year girl member, Chris earned her Girl Scout Gold Award before serving as an adult volunteer for over two decades. She currently leads a Cadette troop in Goffstown, as well as a summer Brownies troop in Bedford. Chris previously served as Volunteer Support Coordinator for Community 317. She came on as staff Community Support Manager in 2014, where she loves helping volunteers achieve their goals. Her daughter often calls her the “Manager of Happiness,” due to her tendency to keep everyone happy. A 1994 graduate of Alfred University in New York, Chris enjoys hiking, sailing, and being outdoors when she’s not working. She lives in Goffstown with her husband and daughter.
Phone: 888.474.9686 x4145
Community Engagement Manager for Districts 504/507
Amanda’s history with Girl Scouting spans nearly two decades: she was a longtime girl member and an adult volunteer before joining GSGWM’s staff in 2010. A native of Illinois, she served active duty in the U.S. Air Force for 8 years and attended American Military University. Having lived all over the world, Amanda says she loves her current position as it allows her to witness girls growing, discovering, and becoming more confident. When she’s not working she enjoys kickboxing and spending time with her husband and adult daughter. Amanda lives in Allenstown, NH.
Phone: 888.474.9686 x4151
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