Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland is comprised of a diverse group volunteers who are community leaders and professionals. They ensure that the Girl Scout mission is carried out in our 80 Kansas counties. Board members are selected for their commitment to improving the lives of girls as well as their leadership, volunteer and nonprofit experience, ability to secure financial contributions to Girl Scouts, professional and educational background, and knowledge of the community. They are chosen by the Board Development Committee and elected by the voting members of the Council. Board members can serve up to two three-year terms.

The role of the Board of Directors is one of governance. Their responsibilities include strategic planning, fund development, appointment of the Executive Director, financial oversight, and interaction with the community.


Arnold Hudspeth, Chair – Wichita
Don Keller, 1st Vice Chair – Hutchinson
Wayne Chambers, 2nd Vice Chair – Leon
Terri Schmitz, Secretary – Parsons
Mary Legge, Treasurer – Wichita

Members At Large

Jamie Blackwell – Wichita
Rebecca Chisholm – Hutchinson
Beth Eckert – Parsons
Paula Fried, Ph.D. – Salina
Elaine Hudson – Parsons
Barb Davis – Wichita
Sommer Keplar – Wichita
Martha Brewer – Colby
Abi Griffin – Wichita
Nathanial Foreman – Liberal
Carolyn Peterson – Salina
Susan Swift – Emporia


Liz Workman – Wichita

Click here for the > Bylaws 2011

Board of Directors

Questions, comments, or referrals for Board of Directors or Board Development Committee can be directed to the Office of the Chief Executive Officer here.