06.09.2014

Patricia Carroll named CEO of Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey

June 09, 2014

Contact:

Bruno Tedeschi

908 591 3631

 For Immediate Release

Montclair - Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) today announced it has selected Patricia Carroll as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Carroll, a lifelong New Jersey resident, has been a leader in the state’s healthcare industry for 25 years. Most recently she was Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. Prior to that she held executive leadership positions in the St. Barnabas Healthcare system including Senior Vice President of Operations at St. Barnabas Medical Center and Executive Director of Irvington General Hospital.

Recently awarded the rigorous quality certification Six Sigma green belt, Carroll has a long record of putting quality practices to work to improve processes, build better teams, improve morale and, ultimately, deliver excellent programs to those she serves.

Carroll will start her new assignment on June 30, 2014.

“Pat has hands on experience building strong teams focused on delivering measurable, high quality programs” said Nancy Faulks, Chair, GSHNJ Board of Directors. “She has served the communities where our girls and volunteers live and understands the issues facing their families.   Pat was a Girl Scout and a troop leader. So we welcome her back and look forward to putting her strong leadership and deep management experience to work for the girls, volunteers and staff of Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey.

“I feel so privileged to be able to add my skills and energy to those of the staff and the 10,000 adult volunteers of the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey” said Carroll. “Together we will continue to offer exciting, fun and meaningful experiences that will help us achieve the Girl Scout mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.  And together we will seek to bring this leadership experience to even more girls in our communities. ”

GSHNJ serves over 22,000 girls, ages 5-17 and 10, 000 adult members in the counties of Hudson, Essex, Union, Somerset, Hunterdon, southern Warren and parts of Middlesex.

GSHNJ provides leadership development for girls at all age levels through programs that include: science, technology, financial literacy, health, the arts, and outdoor and environmental awareness.

For more information about volunteering or donating, visit www.gshnj.org.