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Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains install new board members

Tara Pacht (Center) is joined by Sue Manning (Left), former president of GSGWM's Board of Directors, and Patricia Mellor, CEO of GSGWM. Tara was installed as the new President of the Board of Directors in December.

Tara Pacht of Thetford, Vermont, is new president

BEDFORD, NH | Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (GSGWM) installed a new board of directors in December, with Tara Pacht of Thetford, VT, moving from first vice president to president of the board. GSGWM is the council which serves girls in Vermont and New Hampshire. Tara has been active in Girl Scouting for many years, including serving as a National Council delegate, troop leader, and Camp Farnsworth volunteer. She manages Long Wind Farm, an organic tomato farm in Thetford.

Other members are as follows:

First Vice President: Martha Manley of Peterborough, NH. Martha has been active in Girl Scouting for more than 50 years. She served as a troop leader and trainer in three different councils, and had a troop and Girl Guide unit in Liberia. She is a CPA, has served before on the GSGWM board, is a member of the Friends of WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts) USA committee, and a retired newspaper publisher.

Second Vice President: Katelyn Hudson of Jericho, VT. Katelyn is a lifetime Girl Scout who has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award and Silver Award. She helped create the Girls Rock the Capitol program, and helped troops as an assistant leader, mentor and delegate. She is a teaching fellow at Bond University in Queensland, Australia.

Treasurer: Eric Carlson of Manchester, NH. Eric is the building site manager for Oracle in Nashua, NH, and Cambridge and Marlborough, MA. He plans to continue Oracle’s commitment to actively partner with local agencies and the communities where its employees live and work.

Secretary: Susan Manning of Manchester, NH. Sue is a lifelong Girl Scout and has been a camp counselor and troop leader. She is Vice President of Strategy at Catholic Medical Center. She was most recently president of the GSGWM Board of Directors.

Members at Large: Eleanor Dahar of Manchester, NH; Maura Grogan of Williston, VT; Ronald Haenchen of Keene, NH; and Denise Vaillancourt of Concord, NH.

Girl Representative: Julia Tilton of Amherst, NH, an 11th grader at The Derryfield School and an Ambassador Girl Scout.

Also on the board of directors is Patricia Mellor, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains.

About Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains: Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is recognized throughout New Hampshire and Vermont as a leading expert on girls. Our Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with proven results. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that helps girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world. Through our exciting and challenging programs, Girl Scouts not only participate but also take the lead in a range of activities—from kayaking, archery, and camping, to coding, robotics, financial literacy training, and beyond! Serving more than 10,000 girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Visit