Council Leadership

Executive Team

Cynthia H. Breunig
Chief Executive Officer and President
Cynthia became President and CEO of the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council in 2011.  She was a 10-year Mariner Scout and is a Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts.  Cynthia credits Girl Scouts with establishing her leadership and business skills through the cookie program; her passion for the arts, which began with Girl Scout field trips to museums; and her Girl Scout community service work with high-poverty children for opening her heart and mind to the needs of children -- our most vulnerable citizens.  Under Cynthia’s leadership, the council increased membership by over 29%; is first in the nation in Girl Scout cookie boxes per girl sold; and has taken the lead nationally in reaching out to girls from low-income families and Hispanic communities.  With support of the Board of Directors, GSSGC purchased Camp Skyland Ranch in late 2016.  Cynthia has noted, “I could see all of the possibilities of the Skyland Ranch property and am proud that we elected to purchase it and become its stewards for generations to come.”  Before joining GSSGC, Cynthia served for 13 years as President and CEO of Inner-City Arts in the heart of Los Angeles’ Skid Row, and enjoyed a 25-year career in museum management, opening what is today the Autry National Center in 1988.   Cynthia holds advanced degrees in Museum Studies and Education Administration, and attended Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program and the international Getty Leadership Institute. 

Nancy Perdue
CFO&Chief Operating Officer
Nancy joined GSSGC as its CFO in July 2006, where she has successfully imposed stringent financial controls and implemented the Financial Edge enterprise accounting system.  Under her direction, the Council’s financial performance has been recognized with excellent findings from independent audits for the past seven years.  Yet, whenever a mission-related initiative needs financial support, Nancy and the Board Finance Committee finds a way to fund it.  During her long career in finance, Nancy has managed financial accounting operations for manufacturing and distribution companies, before moving to the nonprofit sector 13 years ago.  A native of rural Minnesota, she studied financial accounting at the University of Minnesota and then at the University of Redlands, where she graduated with a degree in management and a concentration in accounting.  A Lifetime member of Girl Scouts, Nancy  is a co-leader for a Daisy/Brownie troop in Highland for her great granddaughter, Brooklyn, who is an active G.I.R.L (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk Taker, Leader) TM

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Chuck MacKinnon
Chief of Development
Chuck oversees fund development, marketing and graphic design services, external relations and communications, and GSSGC events production.  Joining GSSGC in 2011, revenue from fundraising has nearly quadrupled and Girl Scout visibility in the Inland Empire has been raised significantly.  Communications to GSSGC stakeholders and the community at large has benefitted from a robust and vibrant social media presence.  Chuck embarked on his nonprofit career in 2004 after retiring as Senior Director for Worldwide Administration at Herbalife International. In a varied career, he has also been a writer, editor, project manager, business analyst, and department head of a 100-person information technology department. Before joining Girl Scouts in 2011, Chuck worked with House of Hope Foundation and Inner-City Arts in Los Angeles. A Vietnam veteran and former Army Medical Service Corps officer, he graduated from Boston University with a degree in English and completed extensive graduate level coursework in business administration. Chuck is proud to be a Lifetime Girl Scout.

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Elizabeth Locke-Thomas
Chief of Mission Delivery

“E” joined GSSGC nine years ago, after years of service as a volunteer for this Council.  A proven leader and revenue turnaround specialist in sales-related for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Elizabeth brings expertise in developing successful growth strategies and training both individual representative and team leaders, increasing customer service, morale and satisfaction. “E” left her for-profit world to further her beloved Girl Scouts. “E” is known for creating dynamic marketing/brand strategies that engage consumers. The product and retail sales organization has flourished under her leadership, increasing the cookie sale by over $6 million in five years and taking the Council per-girl-average from 155 boxes to a national high of 355 boxes in 2016. She presides over all Council programs, which includes not only the Cookie Program, but also Camps, expanded Outdoor programming, enhanced offerings with STEM and Classroom to Career. Elizabeth is an accomplished chef and caterer and the creator of two nationally marketed products in her own rights.  She is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University, and has served on several task forces for Girl Scouts of the USA.

Linda

Linda Dominguez
Chief of Community Partnerships
A 19-year Girl Scout staff veteran, Linda came to GSSGC in 2011 from the Greater Los Angeles Council.  Her primary focus is on community development and partnerships that offer Girl Scout opportunities to all girls.  With a focus on connecting socio-economically challenged communities to Girl Scouting, Linda serves as a board director for several organizations focused on at-risk-youth and adult women development.  Her passion for outreach to underserved girls has been instrumental in the attainment of several grants that have represented building blocks for the development of sustainable troop programs in socio-economic challenged areas.  Linda is the recipient of a fellowship with The Gallup Organization, where she acquired skills she utilizes in her interactions with staff and the communities she serves.  She graduated from Imperial Valley College, worked for the State of California, Department of Corrections and was a Civil Processor.

Board of Directors

Officers

Michele Branconier
Board Chair
Western Region Director, American Camp Association

Debbie Barrera
First Vice Chair
President/CEO, Prospectors Federal Credit Union

Richard Aquino
Second Vice Chair
Retired Public Affairs Officer, Defense Finance and Accounting Service

Beth Sari
Secretary
President & CEO, D.T. Sari Co., Inc. dba DT Metal Services

Cathy Paredes
Treasurer
Vice President, Enterprise and Business Community Engagement, Bank of America

Members-At-Large

Ann Marie Allen
Senior Director, Growing Inland Achievement Initiative

Andy Avery
Retired Deputy Coroner Investigator, San Bernardino County

Melinda Dougherty
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Hadley, Inc.

Debbie Gradias
Realtor, RE/MAX Advantage

Lolla Long
Senior Sales Advisor, BBVA Compass Bank

Sandra L. Mayo, Ed.D.
Vice Chancellor, Educational Planning & Services, Yuba Community College District

Yves Mombeleur
Vice President & Community Outreach Officer, Banner Bank

Patricia Nickols-Butler
President & Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Partnership of San
Bernardino County

Mary Perry
Public Information Officer, Desert Sands Unified School District

Lisa Reece
Vice President, Client Development, HDR, Inc.

Irene N. Rodríguez
Executive Director, Cabot’s Pueblo Museum

June Yamamoto
Retired Dean of Career Education and Human Development, Crafton Hills College

Ex Officio Members

Cynthia H. Breunig
President & CEO, Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council