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Board of Directors - Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast

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

  • carolene-goodwyn-harris-DWP_6988

    Carolene Goodwyn-Harris, Chair

  • barbara-tierney

    Barbara Tierney, Vice-Chair

  • megan-poppe

    Megan Poppe, 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 director of operations for Affinity Realty and Germel Inc. located in Chesapeake, Virginia. She assists with daily business and personal tasks, in addition to planning many of the social occasions and events fashioned both personally and professionally by the companies.

In 2005, Carolene 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.

Megan Poppe
Megan Poppe has worked at Old Point National Bank for 12 years in various departments and currently holds the position of senior vice president & controller. Among other duties, she is responsible for the bank's financial reporting and works regularly with the bank's internal and external auditors. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Christopher Newport University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Megan is also a graduate of the Virginia Bankers Associations’ School of Bank Management and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

Megan has served on the Council’s Finance Committee since March of 2011 and on the Audit Committee since 2013. She was elected as Board Treasurer in 2017 for a two-year term.


Members at Large

Avery Berge

Dr. Ann Campbell

Maria Chenault-Herbert

Tricia Hudson

Lucinda (Lu Ann) Klevecz

Catherine Magill

Michael Mendelsohn

Maria Mills

Lara Overy

Carolyn Pittman

Ellis Pretlow

Marie Vesely

Carletta Waddler


Upcoming Meetings

October 19, 2017

December 7, 2017

January 18, 2018