2016 Adult Recognition Award Recipients
Congratulations to our 2016 recipients of national and council awards! 183 adult volunteers, listed below, were recognized this year for their accomplishments, service, commitment, and membership with Girl Scouts. Our dedicated volunteers are one of the key reasons for our continued success, and Girl Scouts of Northern California is fortunate to have so many individuals who share their time, talents, and skills to be a positive influence in the lives of others.
The Appreciation Pin is a GSUSA award for volunteers whose service is above and beyond the expectations for the position held and made an impact on one geographic area within the council’s jurisdiction.
|Abigail Plemmons, SU302||Jackie Hewins, SU127||Paola Lancellotti, SU387|
|Adriane Peterson, SU710||Jane Stevens, SU604||Patti Eichhorn, SU309|
|Alicia Leonard, SU730||Jannet Benz, SU307||Paula Pedro, SU602|
|Angie Whigham, SU382||Jayne Riley, SU332||Ramona Guilleman-Mesner, SU127|
|Anne Holmes, SU393||Jeanne Marie Carr, SU722||Rebecca Scalf, SU303|
|Anne Oertli, SU389||Jeannie Lyle, SU661||Rhea Wisherop, SU310|
|Audrey Perrott, SU308||Jennifer Talley, SU640||Rick Haller, SU630|
|Becca Burke, SU332||Julie Buonserio, SU324||Roberta Friar, SU710|
|Bhawana Kamil, SU625||Juno Szalay, SU608||Rory Pace, SU604|
|Brenda Maxwell, SU384||Jyothi Tammineni, SU630||Sara Elkin, SU608|
|Carey Grandt, SU303||Karen Taylor, SU730||Sarah Boyd, SU127|
|Cari Schofield, SU718||Karen Zengel, SU309||Selicia Ellis, SU125|
|Carol Ahmann, SU327||Kari Ramirez, SU640||Shannan Gaston, SU320|
|Carolyn Wong, SU602||Katie Vanderwall-Cook, SU730||Shannon Martin, SU735|
|Cathryn Bruno, SU301||Kelly Bugos, SU392||Sharon Ransom, SU604|
|Chandler Land-Ramirez, SU625||Kelly Ruiz, SU735||Stacey Archbell, SU323|
|Cheryl LaSalle, SU107||Kim Colantuono, SU308||Stacy Romero, SU604|
|Cheyenne Schaad, SU133||Kristin Billingsley, SU207||Susan Johnston, SU392|
|Constance Gordon, SU207||Kristin Fraser, SU121||Susan Miller, SU625|
|Debee Olson, SU710||Leeanna Hammer, SU604||Susan Wreden, SU347|
|Deborah Reynolds, SU133||Linda Brooks, SU661||Suzanne Kasso, SU608|
|Delores Pickford, SU604||Liz Venkat, SU602||Tamera Fairfield, SU722|
|Elisabeth Geer, SU623||Loren Blunkall, SU730||Tanya Parmelee, SU326|
|Elsa Vera, SU107||Lorinda Rodrigues, SU630||Tiara Moske, SU393|
|Eric Ramirez, SU625||Mary Ballin, SU332||Tiffany Hoiberg, SU604|
|Erica Lundmark, SU608||Megan Ducker, SU392||Tiffany Murphy, SU310|
|Erika Paiz, SU301||Michelle Vassel, SU128||Tina Storrey, SU722|
|Erin Tator, SU207||Nancy Monsen, SU608||Tori Doyle, SU620|
|Eve Carvalho, SU604||Nichole Costa, SU661||Tracy Kaspar, SU107|
|Geri Zerbini, SU604||Nicole Vaillancourt, SU730||Trish Gregovich, SU326|
|Ha Phan, SU643||Pam Smith, SU608||Valerie Wilson, SU620|
The Outdoor Trailblazer Award recognizes volunteers who make outdoor experiences in Girl Scouts possible and provided creative, recreational, and educational outdoor opportunities for girls. Service can go beyond a troop experience to make the outdoor experience available to a wide number of girls.
|Carol Bassett, SU630||Cybelle Beaulieu, SU302||Evelyn Todd|
|Catherine Brown, SU309||Deborah Rodriguez||Genella Williamson, SU390|
|Heather Vlcek, SU604||Linda Coensgen, SU302||Patricia Hargreaves, SU321|
|Joyce Steakley, SU630||Lori Nielsen||Patty Frankson, SU309|
|Kamela Wright||Lynn Shinn, SU309||Sally Ann Rudd, SU601|
|Karen Rodriguez||Maria Dolan||Sharon Torrano, SU389|
|Karen Sheppard, SU382||Margo Tschirky, SU309||Twila Guthrie, SU625|
|Laura Andrews, SU309||Mary Claudino, SU302|
|Leslie Carmichael, SU608||Melinda Waller, SU604|
The President’s Award recognizes the efforts of a service delivery team or committee whose exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience surpassed team goals and resulted in a significant, measurable impact toward reaching the council’s overall goals.
Operation Relaxation Committee:
|Bev Graham||Georgia Acaccia||Linda Hart|
|Carol Myers||Jacquie Peterson||Susan Mills-Gabler|
|Eugenia Rendler||Judy Rowlee||Tanna Parker|
|Gail Glenn||Leslie Burchyns||Victoria Chang|
SU133 Crescent City Service Unit Team:
|Cheyenne Schaad||Lisa Sedgwick||Tracy Marks|
|Deborah Reynolds||Pamela Wilder|
|Katie Wakefield||Star Blackburn|
SU308 Spring Fling Event Coordinators:
|Amanda Farmer||Martha Bratton||Yan Dan Ouyang|
|Elizabeth Smith||Martha Mossayeb|
|Leslie Pestana||Susan Sequeira|
SU710 Trinity Service Unit Team:
|Adriane Peterson||Cathy Black||Roberta Friar|
The Heritage Award recognizes individuals who are knowledgeable of the history of Girl Scouting and promote that history through artifact preservation, restoration, and sharing and by planning and attending heritage events.
|Ardith Lynne Armstrong, SU303||Carol Horaitis, SU362||Jerie Campi, SU625|
The Honor Pin is a GSUSA award for volunteers whose service is above and beyond the expectations for the position held and made an impact on two or more geographic areas within the council’s jurisdiction.
|Amanda Johnson-Reed, SU127||Jonnie Cardwell, SU722||Patty Bannon, SU307|
|Carey Livingston, SU718||Kimberly Donovan, SU608||Rita Thomas, SU324|
|Corrine Sutliff, SU107||Lamar Haggart, SU608||Sandy Furuichi, SU608|
|Donna O'Brien, SU107||Miriam Leung, SU324|
|Erika Austen, SU324||Pamela Suess, SU301|
The Chris Arkley Significant Impact Award recognizes those who perform at a level that exceeds the expectations of the position held, significantly impacted one area of council operations or policy, and had continued outstanding service for three years after receiving the Appreciation Pin.
|Anna Loughman, SU730||Joanne Louie, SU307||Sandra Hillman, SU608|
|Elaine Farley, SU620||Kathee Tyson, SU388|
|Elizabeth Smith, SU308||Malee Morrison, SU643|
The Maud Whalen Continued Exceptional Service Award is given to volunteers who previously received the Honor Pin and have significantly contributed to meeting council goals in two or more areas over a sustained period of time. They consistently perform at a level that exceeds the expectations of their position and serve as an exceptional role model for other adults and girls.
|Ann Wettersten, SU601||Jan Krzesinska, SU309|
The Eleanor Thomas Exemplary Leadership Award recipients serve as exceptional role models for girls and adults and have had an extraordinarily profound impact on girls’ lives through their empowerment of those girls. They provide the girls with exceptional leadership opportunities through exemplary implementation of the girl-led model for at least five years.
|Cindy Carrasco, SU390||Petere Miner, SU608||Sarah Jimenez, SU722|
The Ruth Robertson Commitment to Excellence Award recognizes volunteers who actively practice Girl Scout values and demonstrate a high level of volunteer commitment in various fields through at least ten years of service that essentially changes the organization for the better.
Corinne Alexander, SU722
The Circle of Empowerment Award recipients empower others to deliver the Girl Scout mission and share their passion and vision for the Girl Scout movement in a way that lights a flame in others to serve girls. They have given at least ten years of service and serve as an exceptional role model, mentor, and coach whose guidance enables others to realize their full potential in Girl Scouting.
|Audrey Slaughter, SU324||Leslie Pestana, SU308|
|Kate Tennant, SU602||Peggy Foster, SU722|
The Thanks Badge is a GSUSA award given to volunteers whose outstanding service is significantly above and beyond the call of duty and resulted in outcomes that benefitted the entire council or Girl Scout organization.
Edie Wilson, SU722
The Thanks Badge II is a GSUSA award for volunteers who have received the Thanks Badge and performed service that benefitted the entire council or Girl Scout organization. Their service is so significantly above and beyond the call of duty that no other award would be appropriate.
Ardith Lynne Armstrong, SU303