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Say “Hello” to Angela Woods,  our CEO.

angela_woods Girl_Scouts_Feb2014 Angela H. Woods joined Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council on January 15, 2014 as its Chief Executive Officer. She brings over 17 years of combined not-for-profit and for-profit leadership experience to Girl Scouts. In her role as CEO, Angela provides leadership, strategic direction and vision for staff and adult volunteers to position Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council as a premiere voice for girls. Angela works to ensure the council’s relevance in communities throughout the eight-county footprint, promoting Girl Scout visibility and strengthening the public perception of the Girl Scout image through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Prior to leading Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council, Angela served as the Chief Executive Officer for Girl Scouts Heart of the South in Memphis, Tennessee. In Tennessee, Angela was responsible for a 59-county coverage area, which served over 17,500 girls and volunteers. Before this appointment, Angela served as the Interim Chief Executive Officer and COO of the United Way of the National Capital Area (UWNCA) in Washington, D.C. During her tenure, she led both internal and external operations for UWNCA, including finance, resource development, marketing and communications, community impact, information technology, and human resources. Additionally, she worked for United Way of Central Carolinas where she served as the Senior Vice President of Community Building & Administration. Preceding that, she worked at Bank of America in the areas of institutional trusts, retirement planning and investments, and global finance recruiting. A native of Detroit, Angela grew up in Albany, Georgia and earned her bachelors degree in psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta. She also earned a Masters of Business Administration in finance from Clark Atlanta University and earned a law degree from the University of Georgia. Angela retains an active membership in the State Bar of Georgia. Currently, she is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Charlotte Chapter of the Links, Inc. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for three not-for-profit organizations, Charlotte Merchants Foundation, P.R.A.Y. (Programs of Religious Activities with Youth), and Apparo. Recently, Angela was selected as a winner of SmartCEO’s Charlotte 2016 Brava Award. In 2015, the Mecklenburg Times named her as one of 50 Most Influential Women in Charlotte. Angela is also a licensed Zumba Fitness © & Mixxed Fit instructor and has her AFAA ( Aerobics & Fitness Association) group exercise certification. She is married to Daemon Savoy Woods and has two step children, Rebecca and Jason.

Prior work experience:
  • Immediate past CEO of Girl Scouts Heart of the South (2010-2014)
  • Interim CEO and COO, United Way of the National Capital Area (UWNCA) in Washington, DC (2007-2009)
  • JD, University of Georgia
  • MBA, Finance, Clark Atlanta University
  • Bachelor of Psychology, Spelman College


Say “Hello” to our wonderful staff.

Thanks to a great group of dedicated full- and part-time staff members, Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council is able to serve over 17,000 girls and adults throughout our footprint. Have a question? Find out whom to contact below.


Council Operations
Chief Executive Officer Angela Woods 704-731-6586
Governance Coordinator and Executive Assistant to Angela Woods, CEO Tricia Schepp email 704-731-6586
Director of Human Resources Libby Palmer email 704-731-6502
Human Resources Administrative Coordinator Gina Brundick email 704-731-6590
Membership & Volunteer Services
VP of Membership, Program, and Property Christine Le Clair email 704-731-6554
Director of Membership Sena Sweargen email 704-731-6524
Girl Scout Account Specialist Lynzie Shuford-Clark email 704-731-6500
Girl Scout Account Specialist Denise Grennell email 704-731-6500
Girl Scout Account Specialist Devoria Thorpe email 704-731-6500
Girl Scout Account Specialist Tiffany Johnson email 704-731-6500
Community Specialist – Montgomery/Stanly County Melody Thompson email 704-731-6500
Community Specialist – York County Pamela Bilton email 704-731-6500
Onboarding Specialist Tiffany Bryant-Jackson email 704-731-6500
Onboarding Specialist Carolyn Hicks email 704-731-6500
Onboarding/Product Program Specialist Samantha Kerr email 704-731-6500
Troop Support Specialist for Mecklenburg Sydney Crouch email 704-731-6500
Troop Support Specialist for Cabarrus and Union Wanda Moonie email 704-731-6500
System Analyst Jonathan Lequire email 704-731-6500
Girl Scout Leadership Experience
Program and Adult Development Manager Taryn Rimland email 704-731-6518
Program Specialist Kaity Scruggs email 704-731-6540
Program and Adult Development Specialist Melanie Wilson email 704-731-6500
Direct Program Specialist Melisa Tate email 704-731-6548
Direct Program Specialist Alexandra Garcia email 704-731-6562
Direct Program/Latina Initiative Specialist Lucia Gonzalez email 704-731-6510
Customer Care
Customer Care Specialist Heidi Brown email 704-731-6500
Customer Care Specialist Willmarie Davila email 704-731-6500
Reservations Specialist Bailey Reidinger email 704-731-6500
Outdoor Program and Property Manager Stephanie Anderson email 802-236-8680
Outdoor Program and Training Specialist Emily Diehl email 704-731-6574
Dale Earnhardt Environmental Leadership Campus at Oak Springs Ranger Johnny Jenkins email 704-546-2259
Property Specialist Angela Johnson email 704-731-6504
Brand Marketing & Product Program
VP Brand Marketing and Product Program Colleen Young email 704-731-6520
Product Program Manager Beverly Nazloo email 704-731-6546
Onboarding/Product Program Specialist Samantha Kerr email 704-731-6528
Marketing & Communication Specialist Kailey Miller email 704-731-6564
Senior Marketing & Design Specialist Nancy Nguyen email 704-731-6530
Council Advancement
VP Council Advancement Gayle Sims email 704-731-6536
Manager of Grants and Alumni Affairs Catherine Foster email 704-731-6560
Database Specialist Karen Starkey email 704-731-6532
Community Relations Specialist, Cabarrus Zee Holmes email 980-781-1049
Chief Financial Officer Carmen Hopkins email 704-731-6582
Accounting Jill Palmer email 704-731-6542
Accounting Janet Morrow email 704-731-6578
Council Store
Store Manager Terri Triplett email 704-731-6526
Store Assistant Kathy Robinson email 704-731-6608