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Board of Directors

Elected by delegates from the Council membership, 16 women and men serve on the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast Board of Directors. They establish policy, approve budgets, set direction for the Council and monitor progress.

Current Officers

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    Carolene Goodwyn-Harris, Chair

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    Barbara Tierney, Vice-Chair

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    Carolyn Pittman, Treasurer


Board Member Biographies

Carolene Goodwyn-Harris
Carolene Goodwyn-Harris is a sales and marketing professional with broad-based general management experience in soliciting new business and client experience development. She has a background in corporate and operations environments, with a focus on profitable business development, corporate giving and fundraising, client value management, and service excellence.

Carolene is currently employed as the High School Admissions Coordinator at Bryant & Stratton College (Virginia Beach Campus) and is responsible for growth, development and oversight of campus and market. As an enrollment professional, she acts as a consultative resource and provides students, parents and high school personnel with information about the degrees offered at the college. Prior to joining Bryant & Stratton College, she was the director of operations for Affinity Realty and Germel Inc. located in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Carolene is also a small business owner. In 2005, she launched Special Moments by Carolene Event Planning. She is a Lifetime Member of the Girl Scouts of the USA, and holds membership in the Friends of Hampton Roads, and the Executive Women’s International Hampton Roads Chapter.

She has served on the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast Board of Directors since 2011, serving on the Board Development and Philanthropy committees before taking the position of Chair Elect in 2015. She was elected Board Chair in 2017 for a two-year term. She resides in Suffolk, Virginia with her husband.


Barbara L. Tierney
Barbara L. Tierney graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh, with concentrations in finance and law. She pursued a multi-faceted financial career with several major financial institutions, banks and Wall Street firms. She returned to her hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia in 2005 to become a hometown banker at TowneBank in Suffolk, Virginia. Barbara retired in 2014 as a Senior Vice President.

Barbara began her lifelong participation in Girl Scouting as a Girl Scout Brownie and has earned the Girl Scout Curved Bar, the highest award in Girl Scouts at that time. The Tierney Family prides itself on having four generations of Girl Scouts! Barbara’s experience on the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast Board of Directors began in 2014. She has served on the Finance, Audit and Philanthropy committees. She was elected Vice-Chair in 2017 for a two-year term. Barbara resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and has two granddaughters who are active Girl Scouts.

Carolyn Pittman
Carolyn Pittman is vice president and chief financial officer for Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, located in Newport News, Virginia.  Named to this position in 2011, she is responsible for business management functions, including accounting, financial reporting and planning, analysis, rates and budgets, and program cost control.

Carolyn came to Newport News Shipbuilding from Northrop Grumman's Enterprise Shared Services organization, where she served as vice president and chief financial officer. Since joining Northrop Grumman in 1995, she has held a number of senior leadership positions, including corporate vice president of internal audit and chief audit executive, and vice president and controller of the Integrated Systems sector, now known as Aerospace Systems.

Carolyn has a bachelor's degree in accounting/data processing from the University of Arkansas and an MBA in finance from Dallas Baptist University. She is a certified public accountant and a certified information systems auditor.  She also is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Woman’s Society of CPAs, Financial Executives International, Information Systems Audit and Control Association. Additionally, she has served as a Menttium executive mentor for many years, was an inaugural recipient of the Northrop Grumman Chairman’s Award for Excellence, and was twice honored as a finalist for International Quality and Productivity Council’s shared Service Leader of the Year Award.



Members at Large

Tracy Ashley

Dr. Ann Campbell

Maria Chenault-Herbert

Amy Coyne

Theresa Dozier

Tricia Hudson

Lucinda (Lu Ann) Klevecz

Catherine Magill

Michael Mendelsohn

Maria Mills

Ellis Pretlow

Rachel Szechtman

Carletta Waddler


Upcoming Meetings

June 21, 2018

August 16, 2018

October 18, 2018

December 6, 2018