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Council Leadership


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

Jennifer Bartkowski, CEO
Jennifer Bartkowski

Jennifer Bartkowski
Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer Bartkowski serves as the very proud CEO of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. During her tenure, the council has led the Girl Scout Movement as it transforms to best serve the girls and volunteers of today. With a focus on membership growth and building for the future, Jennifer is leading the development of a $13M STEM Center of Excellence in southern Dallas to build a pipeline for female leaders in science, technology, engineering and math.

Jennifer began her Girl Scout career in 2009 as Chief Development Officer of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and led the organization to record annual and capital fundraising results. In 2013, Jennifer was appointed to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the council where she added focus and innovation to new programming initiatives, mission delivery, and the Girl Scout cookie program.

She is one of two CEOs nationwide appointed to the National Movement Strategy Committee for Girl Scouts of the USA.  As a Girl Scout herself, Jennifer was the recipient of the Girl Scout Silver Award, and received the Honor Pin for outstanding service by an adult member. Jennifer is the proud mother of two children, including a Girl Scout Cadette.

Debbie Roling, CFO & CAO
Debbie Roling

Debbie Roling
Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

Debbie Roling joined Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas in October 2004. She is responsible for managing council infrastructure functions including finance, technology, customer care, retail and properties.

Prior to joining Girl Scouts, Debbie was Senior Manager of International Financial Reporting at YUM Brands, where she coordinated consolidation of financial reporting results from over 100 countries where YUM Brands had company or franchise restaurants for KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, A&W and Long John Silvers.  Debbie also has accounting, internal audit, planning, business development and market research experience from working in various roles at LG&E Energy for over thirteen 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 has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Louisville.  She is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Public Accountant.

Debbie serves as an assistant troop leader for a Cadette troop and is a member of the Dallas Woman’s Forum. She enjoys gardening, playing the piano, working on genealogy with family members and ongoing home remodeling.

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 Retention 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.

Amanda Rainey, VP, Fund Development

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

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.