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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
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Jennifer 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 and served as Chief Development Officer and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer before assuming the role of CEO.

Today, Jennifer is leading an organizational transformation for the organization. With a strategic focus on membership growth, 21st century programming and brand, Jennifer is committed to ensuring that Girl Scouts is relevant to today’s girl and her parents. With a commitment to changing the workforce pipeline of North Texas, Jennifer chairs a national STEM initiative that was built on the success of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas’ $14M STEM Center of Excellence in southwest Dallas. This 92 acre campus is 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, as a field trip destination for students throughout North Texas and as a model for the Girl Scout movement.

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 Bachelor of Arts degree and 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 is also a board member and passionate advocate for Carson’s Village. Jennifer is the recipient of the Dallas Business Journal’s 2017 Women in Business Award and was proud that Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas was recognized in 2016 as the Nonprofit of the Year by Dallas-based CNM Connect.

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

Debbie Roling, CFO & CAO
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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.

Amanda Duquette, CMO
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Amanda Duquette
Chief Marketing Officer

Amanda serves as the Chief Marketing Officer, overseeing the marketing and membership divisions, 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 with a goal to change the lives of even more girls through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience program.

Amanda has fifteen 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 and was recognized with two Pegasus Awards. 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.  In 2017, Amanda was named as a Dallas Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree. 

Amanda was both a Brownie and a Junior Girl Scout.  She is a proud mom to three boys and volunteers in her church’s children’s ministry.

Ashley Crowe, CPO
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Ashley Crowe
Chief Program Officer

As the Chief Program Officer, 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.

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 Site Manager for different facilities and hospitals in north Texas and Louisiana.  He also hold a Master’s of Science in Systems & Engineering Management from Texas Tech.

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

Kristin Neel, VP, Membership
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Kristin Neel
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.