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Here’s to inspiring girls with courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place.

Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to support the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania’s Take the Lead 2021, and we celebrate the great achievements of this year’s honorees. Dona File Corporate Safety Director, L.F. Driscoll Nicole Marquis Founder & CEO, HipCityVeg Charmaine Spence Rochester DHA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA Chief Financial Officer, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Leslie Stiles Board President, Pennsylvania Conference for Women

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We would like to start 2021 with a message of gratitude to you, our committed supporters. Over the past year, the pandemic has changed a lot in a relatively short time and we are grateful for your continued support and for helping us celebrate our 35th annual - and first virtual - Take the Lead! This past year, we shifted quickly to remain engaged with the girls, their families, and our volunteers by creating innovative virtual programs and events including Girl Scouts at Home, Camp at Home, and most recently our virtual Cookie Program! We are thrilled to recognize the leadership of our outstanding 2021 Take the Lead honorees: Dona File, Nicole Marquis, Dr. Charmaine Spence Rochester, and Leslie Stiles, who represent women’s leadership and provide the example that will encourage our girls to continue to effect change in themselves, in our communities, and our world. Take the Lead is our largest fundraising event and more important this year than ever before. By participating in this virtual event, you share our commitment to raise critical funds for Girl Scouting in Eastern Pennsylvania. Our goal is to provide all girls in our region, regardless of barriers, real or perceived, with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) and to be able to share opportunities to learn and thrive in a girl-led, all-girl environment where girls feel empowered to explore their full potential and discover a strong sense of self. As in previous years, our Girl Scouts are excited to participate in the festivities and serve as event hosts, presenters of awards to our fantastic honorees, chorus singers, and event curators. Take the Lead would not be possible without their months of hard work and preparation. Girls who participate in Take the Lead gain valuable skills in leadership, project and time management, networking, and presentation skills. Take the Lead participants have the confidence to see themselves at colleges and in professions that encourage their growth while making the world a better place. Thank you again for your support,

Deborah Hassan Chair, Board of Directors Deloitte & Touche LLP, Ret.

Kim E. Fraites-Dow Chief Executive Officer Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

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Dear Friends, Welcome to Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania’s Take the Lead 2021. This year, it is our privilege to honor four strong women: Dona File, Nicole Marquis, Dr. Charmaine Spence Rochester and Leslie Stiles. Each woman demonstrates by her leadership and achievement what it means to be a Girl Scout and we thank you for joining us in celebrating their courage, confidence, and character. We are proud to be Take the Lead co-chairs and strongly believe in the value the Girl Scouts provide in our community, in our country, and around the world. This past year has been filled with challenges. Thanks to the dedication of Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, our girls were able to stay connected during this unprecedented year. Girls participated in virtual troop meetings, earned badges online, attended Camp at Home, and flexed their entrepreneurial skills, setting up virtual cookie booths for the first time ever! Even though our Girl Scouts have been dealing with the pandemic and all its challenges, they have continued to find ways to give back to their communities. Girls have made masks for frontline healthcare workers, wrote letters to isolated elderly people in retirement facilities, and organized food and supply drives for the increased number of families with economic challenges. Your support of Girl Scouts through Take the Lead creates opportunities for girls to learn and grow while gaining experience as empathetic leaders along the way. Thank you for your support and for attending our first ever virtual Take the Lead. Your involvement and commitment to our mission underlines the enduring impact Girl Scouts has in building the next generation of women leaders who are changing the world for the better. Sincerely,

Jackie Cuddeback Philadelphia Phillies

Hilary Hannan Saylor Stradley Ronon

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ideas ideals impact Glenmede congratulates the 2021 Take the Lead Honorees and is proud to support the

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TAKE THE LEAD PHILADELPHIA 2021 COMMITTEE MEMBERS

CO-CHAIRS

Jackie Cuddeback Philadelphia Phillies

Hilary Hannan Saylor Stradley Ronon VICE CHAIRS

Deborah Hassan Deloitte, Ret. Chair, Board of Directors Kim E. Fraites-Dow Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania Chief Executive Officer Terri Boyer Villanova University Rev. Bonnie Camarda The Salvation Army Clare Freimuth BB&T Irene Horstmann Hannan Faith in the Future Rosella Harvey NorthStar Owners Representation

Kathy Killian Philadelphia Phillies Charisse R. Lillie CRL Consulting LLC Rev. Dr. Lorina L. Marshall-Blake Independence Blue Cross Cindy Matje Citizens Commercial Bank Cathy Engel Menendez, APR Community Volunteer Hon. Diane M. Welsh (Ret.) JAMS Dalila Wilson-Scott Comcast Alex Wysocki Blank Rome, LLP

2021 AWARDS SELECTION COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS Shelley Smith Archer Trish D. Wellenbach Please Touch Museum

VICE CHAIRS M ary Stengel Austen Tierney Brandi Baldwin Millennial Ventures C arolina DiGiorgio Congreso de Latinos Unidos E ileen McDonnell Penn Mutual Insurance Company L ori Reiner Eisner Amper = Board Member  = Past Honoree


The future is brighter thanks to you You made a big difference for a lot of children, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. Because of your involvement, the first step in a child’s journey through life is that much easier. Bank of America recognizes you for your dedication and involvement. Visit us at bankofamerica.com/local.

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TAKE THE LEAD 2021 EVENT PROGRAM

CEO THANK YOU Kim E. Fraites-Dow Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania GIRL SCOUT PROMISE AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Girl Scout Color Guard "STAND TALL" – JULIE AND THE PHANTOMS Girl Scout Chorus PRESENTING SPONSOR REMARKS Nicole LeVine Vice President, Electric Operations PECO GIRL SCOUT VIDEO THANK YOU FROM THE CO-CHAIRS Jackie Cuddeback Hilary Hannan Saylor AWARD PRESENTATIONS & CAMPERSHIP AUCTION CLOSING

Deborah Hassan Chair, Board of Directors Retired Partner, Deloitte & Touche, LLP "MAKE NEW FRIENDS" Girl Scout Chorus

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TAKE THE LEAD 2021 AWARDS PRESENTATION

GIRL SCOUT EMCEES Alyssa L. Troop 4781 Emma S. Troop 2105 TAKE THE LEAD HONOREES AND GIRL SCOUT PRESENTERS Dona File, M.S. Corporate Safety Director L.F. Driscoll Presented by

Devyn S. Troop 7188 Nicole Marquis Founder & CEO HipCityVeg Presented by

Diamond M. Troop 5565 Dr. Charmaine Spence Rochester, DHA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA Chief Financial Officer Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Presented by

Alexandra B. Troop 9517 Leslie Stiles Board President Pennsylvania Conference for Women Presented by

Grace J. Troop 4058 CAMPERSHIP LEAD Layla C. Troop 97234 11


Day & Zimmermann is proud to support the next generation with the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA’s annual Take the Lead event. Congratulations to the 2021 Honorees!

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Mentoring leaders. Thank you to Dona File for inspiring and supporting women in construction, and congratulations to all Take the Lead honorees!

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TAKE THE LEAD 2021 AWARD RECIPIENT

Dona File, M.S. Corporate Safety Director L.F. Driscoll

Dona File has been a union carpenter for 40 years, working for the L.F. Driscoll Company since 1987 and as Corporate Safety Director for LFD since 1992. In her tenure, she has developed and sustained three OSHA Voluntary Protection Program jobsites and six OSHA Partnership sites. She has been the champion of LFD’s behavior-based safety culture known as Safety 360. In her career, she has served on several ANSI committees and assisted in writing chapters in the pre-eminent book on fall protection: 4th edition of Introduction to Fall Protection, by Nigel Ellis, Ph.D. Dona is the Founder and first ten-year President of the Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Council, which started with 3 members and now touts over 203! She is an American Society of Healthcare Engineers Certified Healthcare Constructor, Curriculum Director of LFD 30 Hour Healthcare Construction Course and OSHA 30 Hour Construction Instructor. Dona is the recipient of OSHA’s Region III Coin for Safety Achievement, Commitment and Professionalism. Dona obtained her associate degree in Construction from Spring Garden College, her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Slippery Rock State College (now University), and her graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Organizational Dynamics. Dona was a Girl Scout, starting as a Brownie. She continued on through Seniors and Campus Girl Scouts, earning her First Class, now known as the Gold Award. In 2005, Dona was recruited to serve on the Girl Scouts of Philadelphia Property Committee. As the Councils merged, Dona stayed on the Property Committee, assisting in selecting the Owner’s Representative, Architectural Firm and Contractors for the Camp Development phase. In 2013, Dona became a Board Member of GSEP.

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“ WHEN YOU CAN’T FIND SOMEONE TO FOLLOW, YOU HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE.” - Roxane Gay

Congratulations to all of tonight’s honorees for Taking the Lead: Dona File, Nicole Marquis, Charmaine Spence Rochester and Leslie Stiles.

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TAKE THE LEAD 2021 AWARD RECIPIENT

Dr. Charmaine Spence Rochester, DHA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA Chief Financial Officer Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

Charmaine Spence Rochester, DHA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA, is the Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Chief Financial Officer. She joined Lancaster General Health (LG Health) in November 2020. Dr. Rochester provides executive oversight for the health system’s financial strategies and initiatives. She joined LG Health from Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital (CCH), where she served as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance since 2017. During her tenure at CCH, Charmaine was a key partner in strategic plan development, budgeting, forecasting, and operational efficiency for the hospital. She ensured the hospital’s financial integrity, while also overseeing the organization’s fiscal services, revenue cycle and patient access professionals. Prior to joining Penn Medicine, she served as the CFO for the Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System in Suffolk, VA. Collectively, Charmaine brings more than 28 years of financial experience, including over 16 years in health-care financial leadership. She is board-certified in health-care management and a Fellow of both the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (FHFMA). She earned her Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) degree from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. Charmaine earned her undergraduate degree in accounting from Howard University, Washington, D.C.

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TAKE THE LEAD 2021 AWARD RECIPIENT

Nicole Marquis Founder & CEO HipCityVeg

Nicole Marquis, Founder and CEO of HipCityVeg, was born and raised in the Philadelphia area, is a graduate of Temple University, and studied theater at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. In April 2012, after years of comprehensive preparations, Nicole opened the first HipCityVeg in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square, a concept that has now grown to 8 locations. HipCityVeg offers plant-based American Classics, with some innovative twists, making delicious plant-based food convenient and affordable. The brand’s national expansion began with the opening of the first Washington, D.C. location in Chinatown in June 2016, its second in Dupont Circle in 2019, and will continue with a third coming to DC’s Navy Yard neighborhood soon. Nicole also created two full-service plant-based restaurants, the sexy cocktail lounge and small plates restaurant, Charlie was a sinner., and Bar Bombón, a Latin-inspired restaurant reminiscent of Old San Juan (a nod to her Puerto Rican heritage), both located in Philadelphia. Nicole and HipCityVeg have won several notable business awards including Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Hispanic Business of the Year in 2019, Star Chef Rising Star Award Winner for Best Concept in 2019, threetime Best of Philly award winner, and Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Award for Nicole in 2017.

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TAKE THE LEAD 2021 AWARD RECIPIENT

Leslie Stiles Board President Pennsylvania Conference for Women

Leslie Stiles is currently President of the PA Conference for Women, an event she initiated to broaden the outreach to women across the Commonwealth. Now in its 17th year, this day of personal and professional development welcomes over 11,000 attendees and has become the premiere event for women in the State. From January 2003-February 2011, Leslie served as Executive Director for the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. Appointed by the Governor, she acted as state government’s advocate for all issues as they impacted women and girls. Leslie used her innovative and creative leadership style to promote PCW priority issues such as healthcare, economic stability and education. Prior to her appointment as Executive Director, Leslie served as Director of Marketing for the National Constitution Center; Vice President Marketing at First Union Bank and Corestates Bank; and President of Stiles and Co. Her affinity for the Girl Scouts began with her daughter’s membership but grew during her four years participating at Camp VIP. As ED of the PA Commission for Women, she partnered with GSEP to initiate a Women Vote Campaign that became Scout the Vote. Girl Scout Councils across the State have partnered with the PA Conference for Women since its inception, and Girl Scouts are seen in abundance at the event. Leslie served on GSEP’s Board of Directors as well as its Executive Committee. Leslie currently serves on the board of the PA Breast Cancer Coalition and the Marion Anderson Honorary Board. She has also served on many other non-profit boards including: the Philadelphia Marion Anderson Award, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the American Heart Association’s Go Red Leadership Team, PCAR’s Vision of Hope Executive Board and Chair of the Mayor's Commission on Literacy. Leslie is also a member of the Forum of Executive Women.

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GIRL SCOUT PRESENTERS

Devyn S. Presenter for Dona File Troop 7188 Villa Maria Academy 10th Grade Devyn has been a Girl Scout for ten years, has earned her Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards, and is working toward her Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. She has also earned her Community Service Bar and Service to Girl Scouting Bar, and has served as an Alternate Delegate to the National Council Session.

Alexandra B. Presenter for Charmaine Spence Rochester Troop 7940 Upper Merion Area High School 10th Grade Alexandra has been in Girl Scouts for eleven years. She has earned both her Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards. For her Silver Award Take Action Project, Alexandra hosted a Martin Luther King Day of Service for her community. Participants could create bags full of art supplies for kids at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, support Meals on Wheels, create veteran cards, and much more.

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Diamond M. Presenter for Nicole Marquis Troop 5565 Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr 10th Grade Diamond has been a Girl Scout for ten years. She has earned her Girl Scout Bronze Award. Outside of Girl Scouts, Diamond founded the Anti-Racism Social Activism Club, and hopes to pursue a career as a juvenile defense attorney.

Grace J. Presenter for Leslie Stiles Troop 4058 Episcopal Academy 10th Grade Grace has been a Girl Scout for eight years and has earned her Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards. For her Silver Award, Grace ran a school supplies drive for children whose mothers struggled with homelessness. She is a Black belt in American Kenpo Karate and is SCUBA-certified.

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GIRL SCOUT EMCEES

Alyssa L. Emcee Troop 4781 Villa Joseph Marie High School 9th Grade Alyssa has been a Girl Scout for nine years and has earned her Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards. She is passionate about animal rights and has been invited to be an animal lobbyist. She received a citation from State Senator Hughes recognizing her for service contribution and her actions to stop the inhumane treatment of animals.

Emma S. Emcee Troop 2105 Pennsbury High School 9th Grade Emma has been a Girl Scout for nine years and has earned her Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards. For her Silver Award, Emma sewed more than two hundred hats for premature babies. She has also earned her Community Service Bar and Service to Girl Scouting Bar. Her favorite parts of Girl Scouting are outdoor adventures and being a leader.

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Layla J. Campership Lead Troop 97234 Central High School 9th Grade Layla has been a Girl Scout for seven years. She has spent many of her summers at Girl Scout camp and was recently a Program Aide. Outside of Girl Scouts, Layla is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and is the captain of her swim team.

Delaney H. Girl Co-Chair Troop 2153 New Foundations Charter School 12th Grade Delaney has been a Girl Scout for eleven years, has earned her Girl Scout Silver and Gold Awards, and has served as Counselor in Training and Program Aide. For her Gold Award, Delaney designed a website and social media pages that taught the importance of wearing a mask and social distancing in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19. After high school, Delaney plans to study Biology and pursue a career in the medical field.

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GIRL SCOUT CHORUS LEADS

Maia L. Chorus Lead from Philadelphia Troop 4029 The Montgomery School 6th Grade Maia has been a Girl Scout for seven years and has earned her Girl Scout Bronze Award. For her Bronze Award, Maia, her sister Girl Scouts, and her classmates recorded themselves reading books for younger students to watch on YouTube. She loves Girl Scout Camp and everything she has been able to experience there, including paddle boarding.

Sydney V. Chorus Lead from Philadelphia Juliette Home School 6th Grade Sydney has been a Girl Scout for seven years and has earned her Girl Scout Bronze Award. For her Bronze Award, Sydney worked to better the relationship between police and the community by supplying the police department with books to share with the community, while being an advocate for literacy. Sydney is a percussionist and is the Percussion Section Leader for the Young Musicians Debut Orchestra.

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TAKE THE LEAD 2021 GIRL PARTICIPANTS

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 SPONSORS

PRESENTING

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EVENT PRODUCTION

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BROWNIE Becker & Frondorf The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Citizens Bank Day & Zimmerman, Inc. Diversified Search Group Essential Utilities Fox Rothschild LLP Health Partners Plans LF Driscoll

Charisse R. Lillie Eileen McDonnell NJM Insurance Group NSM Insurance Group Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company Philadelphia Insurance Companies PNC Bank TD Bank Villanova University WSFS Community Foundation

DAISY Duffy + Fulginiti, Philadelphia Lawyers Deborah Hassan Andrea R. Kramer, Esq. The Leslie Miller and Richard Worley Foundation PJM Interconnection Stephanie Resnick Leslie Stiles Vault Communications, Inc. Diane M. Welsh, Ret.

BENEFACTOR Im Ja Choi of Penn Asian Senior Services (PASSi) Lisa Detwiler Irene Horstmann Hannan Haverford Trust Company The Honickman Foundation NFP Hilary Hannan Saylor Jill B. Steinberg

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PAST TAKE THE LEAD AWARD RECIPIENTS

Hon. Lynne Abraham

Della Clark

Melissa Weiler Gerber

Abigail Adams

Anne-Marie Corner

Nancy Gillboy

Carol Aichele

Patricia A. Coulter

Constance B. Girard-diCarlo

Renee Amoore

Dorothy F. Cousins

Jane Golden

Cathy M. Andruzzi

Elsie Y. Cross

Nancy Goldenberg

Denise McGregor Armbrister

Helen Cunningham

Juliet J. Goodfriend

Mary Ann Arty

Cheryl Cutrona

Agnes Gowdy

Edna L. Astley

Tracy Davidson

Rosemarie B. Greco

Mary Stengel Austen

Joanne R. Denworth

Carol Williams Green

Dr. Brandi Baldwin

Denise L. Devine

Tina Sloan Green

Ernesta D. Ballard

Nance K. Dicciani, PhD

Gloria Guard

Elva L. Bankins

Helen O. Dickens, M.D.

Dr. Amy Gutmann

Patrice Banks

Janet S. Dickerson

Barbara Hafer

Christine S. Beck

Carolina Digiorgio

Penny Hammrich PhD

Hon. Phyllis W. Beck

Elena M. DiMaggio

Irene Horstmann Hannan

Madeline Bell

Faye Z. Dissinger

Hon. Sarah Hargrove

Romona Riscoe Benson

Mary K Dougherty

Anne d’Harnoncourt

Sarah A. Bernhardy

Elizabeth A. Dow

Dr. Ann Weaver Hart

Mariska Bogle

Lucinda Bromwyn Duncalfe

Rosella Harvey

Gloria Bonila-Santiago

Barbara Ann Durham

Rashidah Hassan

Laura Borsdorf, PhD

Maria P. Dwyer

Janet Brutschea Haugen

Joyce L. Bresee

Dr. Beverly Emanuel

Faye Ellison Heller

Jenne K. Britell, PhD

JoAnne A. Epps

Eleanor Jean Hendley

Joan Myers Brown

Claire Fagin PhD

Mamie Hicks

Karen D. Buchholz

Vera King Farris

Evelyn Marcha Hidalgo

Lufay Butler

Carmen Febo-San Miguel

Susan M. Hilferty

Laurada B. Byers

Valerie Ferguson

Lynne Honickman

Rev. Bonnie Camarda

Risa Vetri Ferman

Curtis Howard, PhD

Yvonne Carrington

Ann Thornton Field

Vicki Huber

Joan Carter

Loretta P. Finnegan, M.C.

Cynthia Hudson

Dorothy D. Chacko

Ellen T. Fisher

Jean Chamberlin

Melissa Fitzgerald

Hon. Rennee Cardwell Hughes (Ret.)

Margaret M. Chin

Nikki Franke

Cora Ingrum

Gloria Twine Chisum, PhD

Carol L. Franklin

Gayle Tomika Isa

Im Ja P. Choi

Dr. Anne Gaffney

Janice Jacovini, RN

Eva Christian

Janet J. Gaudin

Teresa Jaynes Hon. Roxanne Jones

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Clare Kahn PhD

Linda Wright Moore

Hon. Dolores K. Sloviter

Sheila M. Katz, M.D.

Darragh Muldoon

Shelley Smith, Esq.

Catherine M. Keating

Elizabeth Murphy

Athena Sophocles

Kathy Killian

Stephanie Naidoff

Shelly J. Spiegel

Nancy D. Kolb

Lisa Johnson Nutter

Helen S. Spigel Sax

Kathryn Kolbert

Carol A. Ogelsby

Judy A. Spires

Margaret Kuo

Ruth Patrick PhD

Dawn Staley

Ann Lagos

Rosalie Peirsol

Doris W. Stettler

Phyllis S. Larson

Jane G. Pepper

Suzzanne Stilwell

Merianne Leagans

Sharon Pinkenson

Audrey C. Talley, Esq.

Sophia Lee

Jessie B. Powell

Susan C. Taylor, M.D.

Meryl Levitz

Rita E. Prescott

Donna B. Torrisi

Susan Liberace

Mary H. Purcell

Chief Judge Petrese Tucker

Sr. Mary Liguori

Thelma Reese PhD

Carolyn A. Walter, Ph.D.

Charisse R. Lillie

Lori Reiner

Marisa C. Weiss, Ph.D.

Susan K. Lior

Patricia D. Wellenbach

Adele Poses Magner

Hon. Blondell Reynolds Brown

Josephine C. Mandeville

Ann F. Rhoads, Ph.D.

Pamela Browner White

Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall Blake

Michele Ridge

Judy Wicks

Louise A. Riker

Dr. Joan S. Wider

Angela Martinez

Emily C. Riley

Joyce S. Wilkerson, Esq.

Alba Martinez-Velez, Esq.

Marilyn Hillian Rivers

Helen Sigel Wilson

Sharmain Matlock-Turner

Hon. Annette M. Rizzo

Dalila Wilson-Scott

Rebecca Matthias

Suzanne Roberts

Delilah Winder

Marciene Mattleman

Dorothy Roth

Carol Wong

D.C. Maxwell

Shelly D. Yanoff

Eileen McDonnell

Katalin E. Roth, M.D. Trudy Rubin

Jami Wintz McKeon

Maureen S. Rush

Lorraine McGlinn

Jane Scaccetti, CPA, MT, PFS

Kyra McGrath

Susan Schick

Mary McLaughlin

Sister Mary Scullion

Dr. Afaf I. Meleis

Dianne Seminsgon

Diane Melley

Elizabeth S. Sennott

Mia Mendoza

Fred Shabel

Leslie Anne Miller, Esq.

Jen Shillingford

Madeline R. Moffett

Laura Shubilla

Penny B. Moldofsky

Anna Maria Skalka PhD

Hon. Diane M. Welsh

Lynn Yeakel Lily Yeh Cecilia Moy Yep Ahmeenah Young

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Supporting visionaries. We are proud to support the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and their annual Take the Lead event.

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2020–2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND GIRL ADVISORS

OFFICERS Deborah Hassan Board Chair

Loraine Ballard Morrill Vice Chair

Kim E. Fraites-Dow CEO*

Maria Kraus First Vice Chair

Rick Perkins Treasurer

*ex-officio, non-voting

Ann Donley Vice Chair

Deb Walters Secretary

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE Anne Baum Marlene Beers Harris Bock Terri Boyer Fusun Bubernack Jennifer Dempsey Fox Clare Freimuth

Joann Gonzalez-­ Generals Stephanie L. Kosta Rita Lee Sophia Lee Nicole LeVine

Susan Mucciarone Kathryn Nordick Deborah E. O’Brien Shelley Smith Alison Snyder Emily Turner

Joanne McFall

GIRL ADVISORS TO THE BOARD Paris G. Mikayla H. Rachael T.

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CHORUS SING-ALONG

"MAKE NEW FRIENDS" Traditional Girl Scout Song

Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold. A circle is round, it has no end. That's how long I will be your friend.

We’re right around the corner. And always in yours. For nearly 200 years, WSFS Bank has stood for one thing: Service. We’re committed to doing what’s right and helping the communities where we live, work and play. That’s why we’re honored to support the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. Congratulations to the 2021 Take the Lead honorees!

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THANK YOU TO ALL 2021 TAKE THE LEAD HONOREES FOR MAKING OUR COMMUNITIES STRONGER Stephanie Resnick

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"Bryn Mawr Trust believes in the power of strong minds and character. Here’s to GSEP and brighter futures with strong female leaders for tomorrow." – Bryn Mawr Trust "Providing encouragement, guidance, & confidence to help grow young women into leaders falls in-line with the goals of our community initiatives!" – Apex IT Group "The Chamber believes inspiring the next generation of women leaders to blaze new trails ensures the future growth and success of all of Greater Philadelphia." – The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia


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YOU ARE MADE READY OF LEADERSHIP, GIVING BACK AND A PROUD TRADITION Congratulations to the 2021 Take the Lead Honorees! Citizens is proud to support the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania’s annual Take the Lead event.

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Congratulations to the 2021 Take the Lead Honorees!


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Villanova University and its

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Some set the bar. Others raise it. We’re proud to support the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania’s Take the Lead event. Congratulations to the 2021 honorees, and thank you for going above and beyond to make our community a better place.

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CONGRATULATIONS, 2021 TAKE THE LEAD HONOREES! DIVERSIFIED SEARCH GROUP IS A PROUD SUPPORTER OF THE GIRL SCOUTS OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA ANNUAL TAKE THE LEAD EVENT.

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Health Partners Plans is honored to Partnerup with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania.

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Do you know someone who – Exemplifies extraordinary civic, professional, and philanthropic leadership and achievement? – Acts as a positive role model for girls and is committed to making the world a better place?

– Showcases the Girl Scout values of courage, confidence, and character? – Lives or works in Greater Philadelphia? (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties)

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Nominations due August 11, 2021 gsep.org/takethelead


HOW TO BUY GIRL SCOUT COOKIES DURING A PANDEMIC

Please support Troop 98010 (GSBB) through the 2021 Cookie Program. The Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program supports girls whose mothers were or are incarcerated in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. GSEP believes that all girls should have access to the life skills education, mentorship, and job training opportunities that are part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, regardless of each girl’s background. Supporting this troop through the Cookie Program gets them closer to these opportunities. Thank you for your support!

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GIRL SCOUTS OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA and congratulate the 2021 Take the Lead honorees and salute our partner and former Girl Scout Kathryn Sutton

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Dona File, Nicole Marquis, Charmaine Spence Rochester, and Leslie Stiles Take the Lead 2021 honorees Independence Blue Cross is proud to support the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania’s Take the Lead 2021 event, and recognizes the honorees for their commitment to making a difference in the community. Now more than ever, Independence remains steadfast in its support of community organizations dedicated to improving the lives and health of the people in our region. We’re all in this together.

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Powering partnerships. At PECO, we recognize that great leaders grow where diversity is

celebrated and people are empowered. That’s why we contribute more than $6 million each year to diverse programs that promote education, the environment, arts and culture, and community enrichment—like Camp Shelly Ridge and STEM programs for our

region’s Girl Scouts—giving girls the tools to make an even greater impact in their communities.

PECO is proud to partner with Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania in celebrating Take the Lead Greater Philadelphia 2021.

© PECO Energy Company, 2021