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Mary Eisele Slack, Chair
Mary’s Girl Scout career started as a Brownie in Waterloo, Iowa. After she earned her First Class Award, she led and volunteered with troops through her 20s. Mary was a trainer/facilitator for Greater Minneapolis/River Valleys for many years. Currently, Mary volunteers for special projects and is a National Volunteer Partner.
She is clinical faculty at the University of St. Thomas in the Management Department and owns a consulting business, Eisele and Associates, Inc. Her areas of expertise are leadership, management, human resources, process improvement, project management, team dynamics and strategic planning. Mary and her husband, Dave, have two grown sons and they all love to spend time at the lake.
Kris Klos, Alumnae engagement and SIGs
Kristine is a Lifetime Girl Scout who proudly earned her Gold Award as a girl. She is a founding member of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Alumnae Chapter and has volunteered her time in different roles at the service unit level and at council and alumnae events. Kris has already teamed up with another alumna as “co-leaders-in-waiting” for the time when her daughter is old enough to be a Daisy Girl Scout.
Juliann Nelson-Duffy, Treasurer
Juliann began her Girl Scout journey as a Brownie and Junior Girl Scout. As an adult, she led both of her daughters’ troops and was a member of the North Pines Service Unit Team, earning the Outstanding Volunteer Award for her service. She is a founding member of the STEM Special Interest Group. She joined the RVAA Leadership Team as Treasurer in 2014. Juliann worked as an actuary for Securian Financial Group for 39 years and retired in 2016.
Jan Johnson, Adult Awards
Now a Lifetime member, Jan was a leader of her daughter’s troop in 1990-2001 and was co-service unit manager and service unit treasurer. She is one of the founding members and is still active with both Caddoodles Camp (volunteer run Caddie training) and Spookamaga (older girl and public event) and serves on the adult awards review committee and Forever Green awards and breakfast teams.
Mary Selby, Communications
Mary’s connection to Girl Scouts began when she agreed to become a leader for her youngest daughter’s 1st grade Brownie Troop. She lead that troop until they graduated from High School. Since that time she has continued volunteering with the Rosewood and Roseville Service Units as a member of the Core Team. She has served many roles on the team including SU Cookie Manager, SU Events Coordinator and Digital media manager. She joined the RVAA Leadership Team in 2013 as Events Coordinator and has served for many years as the Forever Green Breakfast Chair.
Mary and her husband, Denny, have two grown daughters, five grandchildren (all three granddaughters are registered Girl Scouts with their mothers as their leaders). She retired from her Medical Records duties in 2015 and in her retirement enjoys quilting and many other hand crafts.
A.J. Steinbring, Forever Green Liaison
A.J. Steinbring has been a Girl Scout since she was in 1st grade and earned her Silver and Gold Awards. After attending Camp Northwoods for a decade as a camper, she spent seven glorious summers working there and now serves as the chair of the Camp Northwoods Alumnae Association. She also volunteers on the council’s Caddie Committee and Forever Green Scholarship Committee and is an outdoor trainer.
She graduated from Metropolitan State University with a double BA in Research/Information Studies and English Literature, and now works as an administrative assistant for General Mills. She married the love of her life in April 2020 during the COVID-19 state shutdown. She spends her free time caring for a balcony garden and a growing collection of houseplants, competing with a trivia team and being an “Auntie” to friends’ kids.
Tish Bolger, Council Liaison
Tish has been CEO of Girl Scouts Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys since 2015. She has had a long career in nonprofits, including other positions at the council, before that.
The GSRVAA Leadership Team is scouting for a new board members. For more information, please email us.