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Senior Leadership

By nurturing innovation and developing leadership skills, we believe it's important to prepare girls to overcome challenges and advocate for their new ideas now and later. 

Jennifer Bartkowski, CEO
Jennifer Bartkowski

Jennifer K. Bartkowski
Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer Bartkowski serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. Ms. Bartkowski has been with GSNETX since 2009, when she joined the council as Chief Development Officer. During her tenure, GSNETX has seen significant growth in its annual and capital fundraising campaigns. When she moved into the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer role, she added focus and innovation to new programming initiatives, mission delivery, and the Girl Scout Cookie Program for the 32-county organization.

Today, as CEO of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Jennifer is leading an organizational transformation for the business, program and culture of Girl Scouts. With a strategic focus on membership growth, record fundraising and innovative programming, Jennifer has developed the local council into a model for national success. Jennifer led the development of the Girl Scout STEM Pledge, a major national initiative to put 2.5M girls through a progressive STEM pipeline by 2025, a $70M campaign that will change the workforce pipeline for this country. A foundational piece of this Pledge is the $14M STEM Center of Excellence in southwest Dallas, a living laboratory for girls to explore science, technology, engineering and math. Today, the STEM Center serves as a 21st century program facility for 4,000 local Girl Scouts and as a field trip destination for students throughout North Texas. The innovative programs designed by this council and offered at the facility, are providing leadership development, STEM skill building, excellent programming and access to mentors for girls who have never had similar opportunities before.

Before joining Girl Scouts in 2009, Jennifer served as the Senior Vice President of Workplace Campaigns for United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, responsible for leading an annual campaign of more than $50 million. Jennifer’s career began after receiving a Master of Public Administration, with a nonprofit management focus, at Texas A&M University. She has worked with a variety of organizations including the American Lung Association of Texas, United Way/Capital Area, private start-up Charitygift, and as an independent consultant.

Jennifer is a graduate of Leadership Dallas, Class of 2016, and is an active member of the Leadership Dallas Alumnae Board. She recently completed the CCC Leadership Program for Women, an accelerated version of the Power of Self program. She is also a graduate of the Dallas Public Voices Greenhouse program, a national initiative to dramatically increase the public impact of our nation’s top and most diverse thinkers.

Jennifer is the recipient of the Dallas Business Journal’s 2017 Women in Business Award and was named a finalist for the Tech Titans Technology Advocate Award.  Through her leadership, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas was recognized in 2016 as the Nonprofit of the Year by Dallas-based CNM Connect, and with The Dallas Business Journal Creative Financing Award for its work with the New Markets Tax Credit financing package of the STEM Center of Excellence.

Jennifer is the mother of two children, and is the proud recipient of the Girl Scout Silver Award as well as the Girl Scout Honor Pin, recognizing her outstanding achievements as an adult member of Girl Scouts. 

Debbie Roling, CFO & CAO
Debbie Roling

Debbie Roling
Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

Debbie serves as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. She is responsible for managing council infrastructure functions including finance, technology, customer care, retail and properties.

Before joining Girl Scouts, Debbie was Sr. Manager of International Financial Reporting at YUM Brands, where she coordinated reporting consolidated results for company and franchise KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut restaurants.  Debbie also has accounting, internal audit, planning, business development and market research experience from working in various roles at LG&E Energy for over 13 years.

Debbie is a native of Louisville, Kentucky.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the University of Kentucky and holds an MBA from the University of Louisville.  She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.  Debbie was honored as non-profit CFO of the year in 2015 by the Dallas Business Journal.

Debbie is a member of the Financial Executives Institute, AICPA and Dallas Woman’s Forum.  She currently serves on the GSUSA Technology Strategy Steering Committee and Financial Forecasting Taskforce. Debbie enjoys gardening, playing the piano, working on genealogy with family members and has served as an assistant troop leader.

Kim Robinson, COO
Kim Robinson

Kim Robinson
Chief Operating Officer

Kim serves as the COO for Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.  She is responsible for ensuring that organizational systems and processes support the successful execution of the Girl Scout mission.

Prior to joining Girl Scouts in 2016, Kim spent 18 years in senior brand management, innovation, and operations roles with various organizations in Dallas, including Frito-Lay, Dean Foods, Highland Homes, and was an independent consultant for four years.  She also served several years as an Information Technology Analyst for Hallmark Cards in Missouri.   

Kim earned a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Oakwood University and a Master of Business Administration from The Ohio State University.  She is a member of the Network of Executive Women and National Black MBA Association.

Kim is the mother of three children, including a Girl Scout Junior and has served as a Daisy and Brownie troop leader. 

Ashley Crowe, VP, Girl Experience
Ashley Crowe

Ashley Crowe
Vice President, Girl Experience

As Vice President of Girl Experience, Ashley oversees the Programs, Community Programs, and the Outdoor Leadership  and STEM Education Departments.  Ashley has also been instrumental in leading the Customer Engagement Initiative with Girl Scouts of the USA and Strategic Learning.

Before leaving the corporate world to pursue her passion for Girl Scouts, she served as Chief Marketing Officer for a student housing development company and Marketing Director for a real estate firm. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Baylor University and currently serves on the board of the Frisco National Charity League. Ashley first came to Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas as the Director of Programs in 2012.

As a Girl Scout, she went on to earn her Girl Scout Silver Award. In addition to being a long-time Girl Scout volunteer to two troops, Ashley also has two daughters who are Girl Scouts who are currently in the process earning their Silver and Girl Scout Gold Awards.

Amanda Duquette, VP, Marketing
Amanda Duquette

Amanda Duquette
Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Amanda serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications with a goal to aggressively share the Girl Scout story.  Her aim is to broaden awareness of the value Girl Scouts provides to all girls.

Amanda has more than ten years of experience in nonprofit administration and communications. Prior to joining GSNETX in 2016, Amanda served as the Sr. Director of Communications for Big Thought, where she led a strategic rebranding effort of the agency. Previously, Amanda managed the SLANT 45 project with the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, and worked as an account executive with The Reeds Public Relations managing marketing, fundraising and special events for several Dallas-based nonprofit organizations.

She holds a bachelor's degree in communications from East Carolina University, and a master's degree in public administration and nonprofit management from the University of Memphis. Amanda is a member of the Public Relations Society of America– Dallas Chapter.

Amanda was both a Brownie and a Junior Girl Scout.  She is a proud mom to three boys and volunteers as a team leader for Selah, a ministry serving the needs of young single mothers.

Frank Garcia, VP, Technology & Facilities
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Frank Garcia
Vice President, Technology & Facilities

Frank serves as the Vice President, Technology & Facilities for Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.  He is responsible for ensuring all technology systems and amenities are maintained according to the Girl Scout vision and mission.

Prior to joining Girl Scouts in 2014, Frank worked with Texas Health Resources as an Information Technology Manager for different facilities and hospitals in north Texas and Louisiana.  

When he's not working, Frank enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters (future Girl Scouts), and is an avid Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks fan.

Amanda Rainey, VP, Fund Development
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Amanda Rainey
Vice President, Fund Development

Amanda Rainey serves at the Vice President of Fund Development, with the goal of increasing philanthropic revenue for GSNETX.

Prior to joining GSNETX in 2015, Amanda served as the Vice President of Advancement at Parker University for three years where she successfully expanded the reach of corporate sponsorships for the university. Amanda has also served as the Vice President of Advancement at the University of Dallas and the Executive Director of Development at Saint Louis University, where she had the opportunities to greatly expand individual gifts and spearhead capital campaign projects.

Amanda originally hails from southern Illinois and earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Southeast Missouri State University and a Master of Science in Higher Education from Indiana University. Amanda also earned the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) certification in 2012.

Outside of work, Amanda is a co-founder of the PAWS for Irving Animals rescue organization and spends most of her free time organizing animal rescue. Though she has adjusted to Texas life, she will always remain a St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Kristin Wear, VP, Membership
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Kristin Wear
Vice President, Membership

Kristin has been with GSNETX since 2007, focusing on developing membership across all levels of the organization. As the Vice President of Membership, Kristin leads all efforts to recruit, engage and retain girls, adults and volunteers throughout Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. She oversees the Recruitment and Retention departments as well as the GSNETX formal adult recognition program. 

Prior to joining Girl Scouts, Kristin worked for Delta Zeta Sorority, traveling across the country and focusing on recruitment, programs and risk management with chapters as a consultant. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a focus on public relations from Marshall University and continues to volunteer on the national level with Delta Zeta. She also is a very active contender with Camp Gladiator throughout DFW.

Kristin’s family is full of a long Girl Scout tradition. Kristin was a Brownie and Junior Girl Scout as were her sister, mother and grandmother.