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Council Leadership

The Board of Directors is the governing body for Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road and serves as the advising management on financial and policy issues that shape the Council's strategic plans.

Executive Committee

Kathleen Regan

Kathleen Regan, President

Lexington —  Wood Environment & Infrastructure, Inc. 

Kathleen Regan is a Highest Award First Class Girl Scout who grew up in the Wilderness Road Council, starting as a Brownie in second grade and continuing through her senior year in high school. In 2012, she joined the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council. As an Alum of both Camp Judy Layne and Camp Shawano, she is a staunch advocate of GSKWR’s camp properties and programs. An environmental engineer, she also stays passionate with her involvement in STEM education programs. Kathleen is a role model and mother of two of her very own Girl Scouts.

Sandra McCain

Sandra McCain, 1st Vice President

Lexington — Lexmark

Building upon her wide range of experiences in managing, engineering and technology development, Sandra McCain manages EP Technology Development in Lexmark’s Research and Development organization. She is a mentor in the Lexington community and volunteers to promote STEM careers. She has worked with United Way, chairing the 2011 Lexmark United Way campaign, and UBMS (Upward Bound Math-Science program). Serving on the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Board since 2012, Sandra is a member of the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Science Center and Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Project. 

Karen Greenwell

Karen Greenwell, 2nd Vice President

 Richmond — Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, Partner

Karen Greenwell is a Girl Scout Alum and a partner at the law firm of Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP concentrating on the mineral and energy industry. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association, where she serves as the Chair of its legal committee. Karen is an adjunct professor at the University of Kentucky – College of Law teaching Energy Law and Policy. She is a frequent speaker and author for her broad knowledge of energy-related topics.

Courtney Hampton

 

Courtney Hampton, Secretary

Lexington — McBrayer PLLC, Associate

Courtney Hampton is an attorney specializing in Family Law and Estate Planning at McBrayer PLLC. She is a member of the Women’s Network, a political women’s organization, and served as a campaign manager for Kentucky State Representative Susan Weston in 2012. Courtney works with organizations devoted to genealogy and the study and preservation of American history. She is a legacy Girl Scout, staying with same troop from Daisies in kindergarten through her Senior year in high school.

Gail Widmer

Gail Widmer, Treasurer

Georgetown — Breeding Henderson & Hord PLLC, Audit Partner & CPA

Gail Widmer is an audit partner at Breeding Henderson & Hord PLLC in Lexington. Gail’s primary focus relates to the accounting and auditing of nonprofit organizations.  She loves the Girl Scouts because she believes “they provide the support and programs to give girls the confidence and skills to become successful. In my profession, many of the top leaders are still predominantly male, and I want to help other girls realize they can also reach their goals with hard work and dedication in any career path they choose.”

Eileen

Eileen O'Brien, Past President

Lexington — Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC, Attorney

Eileen O’Brien is an attorney practicing in Lexington with Stoll Keenen Ogden.  A former Girl Scout, Eileen also serves on the boards of the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, Chrysalis House and the Kentucky Nonprofit Network. 

Members-At-Large

Carol Beirne

Carol Beirne

Fort Mitchell — Beechwood Indpendent Schools

 

Carol Beirne currently serves as the Director of Alumni Relations and Development at Beechwood Independent Schools. She has spent much of her career working in the field of public education from Lexington, Kentucky to Cincinnati, Ohio. Carol is a Past President of Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council. Her community service also includes service on the boards of Kentucky Educational Television (KET) Friends and Ft. Mitchell Country Club, and she is the former President of the MS Society. She continues to be a lifelong volunteer for her church, Immanuel United Methodist Church in Fort Mitchell.

Jeanne Berger

Jeanne Berger

Florence — Huff Realty

Jeanne Berger is an experienced realtor with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. A mother of three daughters, Jeanne enjoys giving back to the community through her involvement with the Beechwood Independent Schools Board of Education, where she sits as a chair member. Along with her many community contributions, she is a member of the Covington Rotary Club.

Chad Bilz

Chad Bilz

Villa Hills — Gartman & Bilz Insurance & Risk Managment 

Chad Bilz is a lifelong resident of Northern Kentucky and currently lives in Villa Hills with his family. A causality and commercial property insurance professional, Chad started Focus Insurance and Risk Management Solutions in 2015. In January 2020, Focus Insurance partnered with Gartman Insurance to form Gartman and Bilz Insurance & Risk Management, focusing on general commercial insurance, personal insurance, life insurance, commercial and personal risk management, as well as insurance consulting.

Karen B

Karen Bowie

Louisville — LGE-KU

 

Karen Bowie is an enthusiastic engineer who works in the Performance and Air Quality Control Department for LGE-KU’s Corporate Generation Engineering unit. A graduate of the University of Kentucky – College of Engineering in 2009 with a BS in Chemical Engineering, Karen’s varied job experiences include many years in the finance and insurance industries, internships at Toyota Motor Manufacturing of America and Ceradyne Inc., and employment as an engineering technician at the University of Kentucky’s Center for Applied Energy Research. The fourth of eight siblings, she is a history buff who plays violin and sings. Karen shares, “I am a product of the inner city and, without dedicated people volunteering their time, I would not be the woman I am today.”

Diane Curry

Diane Curry

Lexington — Community Volunteer

 

Diane Curry is a Girl Scout Alum and lifelong resident of Lexington and Stuart, Florida. She is a community volunteer who has served on the board of Chrysalis House since 1984. Diane’s other involvement includes the Advisory Board of the Triangle Foundation and the Kentucky Equine Humane Center in Lexington, as well as Children’s Hibiscus Center in Stuart, Florida and past board member of the Heart Foundation of Martin County, Florida.

Caryl Pfieffer

Caryl Pfeiffer

Lexington — LGE-KU

Caryl Pfeiffer joined Kentucky Utilities in August 1980 and is currently the Director of Corporate Fuels and By-Products for LGE-KU Energy LLC. Prior to her position in Fuels, Caryl served in several capacities with the latest being the Director of Environmental Affairs from 1998 to 2003. Before coming to Kentucky Utilities, Caryl worked for Columbus & Southern Ohio Electric Company as an Environmental Specialist from 1977 to 1980, and was with the University of Illinois from 1976 to 1977 as a Research Assistant.

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Rachel Roberts

Newport — Kentucky House of Representatives & Entrepreneur 

Rachel Roberts is a successful business owner and community leader in Northern Kentucky. Holding the House District 67 seat, she represents the people of Campbell County. She is the owner of The Yoga Bar, a locally founded center for mindfulness, and the co-owner of RAKE Strategies, a brand strategy firm. Rachel conducts training for Fortune 500 companies and leads mindfulness retreats around the globe. She serves on the board for the Newport Business Association and Mental Health America, Kentucky.

Teen Board Members

Kaitlyn Burton

Richmond

Kaitlyn Burton has been a Girl Scout since Kindergarten where she began as a Girl Scout Daisy in the peak of Cookie Season. Although she felt a little behind the rest of her troop, she still remembers the satisfaction of getting her hand on the prize frog plushy at the end of the year. As a Girl Scouts, she has been able to participate in opportunities that others have not, such as spending the night in tents overlooking a giraffe enclosure, experiencing behind the scenes events at aquariums and visiting the birthplace of Girl Scouts in Savannah, Georgia. During her journey, Kaitlyn has earned the Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards and is working toward earning her Gold Award in the future.

Ellie Rice, Verona

Ellie Rice

Verona

Ellie has been a Girl Scout since 2008, beginning as a Girl Scout Daisy. She started with a troop in Florence then moved to Delaware, where she continued as a Brownie. Upon her return to Northern Kentucky, she joined a very large multi-level troop, Troop 116, with which she has participated since. She and her troop participated in a pilot for the Think Like an Engineer journey, which fueled her interest in engineering.  In addition to numerous National Proficiency badges, Ellie has earned additional awards such as the Senior Community Service bar, World Thinking Day award and Global Action award. She also earned her Bronze, Silver and Gold awards all before the end of her sophomore year. Ellie plans to continue with Troop 116 next school year as an Ambassador Girl Scout earning additional badges, encouraging her Sister Girl Scouts to complete their Gold awards and serving the community in which she lives.