Jill Dashner, Chair, Cedar Falls
Jill lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and is the Assistant County Attorney for Bremer County. Jill is an active member of St John Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls. When time allows, she enjoys fostering rescue dogs and being active in her neighborhood. She belongs to a book club, and loves camping, hiking, cooking, and spending time with her family. In her line of work, Jill sees many young people follow the wrong path simply because it is the only path presented to them. She is proud to represent organizations like Girl Scouts, with the ability to empower young women to envision a different direction.
Jill Dashner, Chair, Cedar Falls
Teresa Colgan, Vice Chair, Burlington
Teresa is the Chief Clinical Officer for Great River Medical Center in Burlington, Iowa, and has been volunteering with Girl Scouts for 35 years, starting as the camp nurse at Camp L-Kee-Ta. She did a wide range of volunteer roles and in 1999, began her tenure as a member of the Board of Directors for Shining Trail Council. She became Shining Trail Council President in 2003. Teresa co-chaired the Realignment Committee during our realignment and continued offering her leadership on a multitude of projects including strategic planning and performance excellence. Our council has prospered under her creative, strong and steady leadership.
Mary Ann Brown, Treasurer, Burlington
Mary Ann Brown retired as a district court judge in the 8th Judicial District of Iowa after 20 years on the bench. She continues to work on a part time basis as a senior judge. Prior to her retirement she also served as the Chief Judge of the 8th Judicial District for 9 years . Before taking the bench she served as a prosecutor in the Des Moines County Attorney’s office and was in private practice with the firm of Bauer, Schulte, Hahn, Swanson and Brown, in Burlington, Iowa.
Over the years she has volunteered for several local community organizations such as the Burlington Library Board of Trustees, Burlington/West Burlington United Way, and Burlington/West Burlington Chamber of Commerce. She has also served on several Iowa Bar Association and Iowa Supreme Court committees.
Mary Ann is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts. She was a girl scout as a child. As an adult she has served in many volunteer positions over the years including Cadette troop leader, long time member of the board of directors for Shining Trail Council and president of the board for six years. She most recently has served on the by-laws and finance committees for GSEIWI.
Anne Ryerson, Secretary, Geneseo
Anne is the Manager of Product Safety and Compliance for John Deere’s Intelligent Solutions Group. In this role she leads a global team of engineers working to ensure safety and compliance of John Deere electronic products. An electrical engineer, Anne has experience in product development, electronics design, and product safety in her 20 years at John Deere. She is a Gold Award recipient, lifetime member of Girl Scouts, and has been a member of the GSEIWI Board of Directors since 2013.
Anne is passionate about volunteering and giving back to the community. She has many years of experience leading STEM outreach and youth programs, including FIRST Lego League, John Deere Inspire, and the Society of Women Engineers. A mother to three boys, she is also a Cub Scout den leader.