Meet the Vision Thrive Committee

As your Vision Thrive committee, we are volunteers who represent you. We want to know what your volunteer experience is like, and how we can help improve it. We come from all over the council, and we want to hear from you!

Reach out to us at with questions or concerns about GSHCC’s move to digital registration for adult and girl members.

Branda Calbreath

Branda represents service units 613 Vintage Grove, 615 North Rose, 623 Fox Grove, 625 Scenic Modesto, 645 Golden River, 655 Del Puerto and 675 Three Rivers, covering North Merced County and Stanislaus County, including Ceres, Crows Landing, Denair, Hickman, Hilmar, Hughson, Keyes, Knights Ferry, Modesto, Newman, Oakdale, Patterson, Riverbank, Salida, Turlock and Waterford. She has a combined 17 girl and adult years of experience with Girl Scouts. In addition to leading three troops, she also serves as a service team coordinator, PA coordinator and mentor trainer.

Carrie Atkinson

Carrie represents Girl Scouts in Placer county including 49er and Northern Mines service units. The area encompasses Alta, Applegate, Colfax, Lincoln, Meadow Vista, Sheridan-Wester Placer Unified School District and Weimar. She has been a Girl Scout member for seven years. She serves as a troop leader for one troop, and as an assistant leader for two other troops.

Claudine Niski

Claudine has a combined 18 years experience in Girl Scouting. She represents Placer County service units 137 Sierra Creek, 139 Sierra Rose, 142 Placer Gold and 143 Granite Hills, covering Antelope, Granite Bay, Roseville and Rocklin. She is a current troop leader; in the past she has served on the service unit cookie team, the recruitment team and has led service unit events.

Jean De Lange

Jean represents Colusa County, Glenn County, Sutter County and Yuba County: Beale AFB, Marysville, Olivehurst, Wheatland and Yuba City.

Kara Joseph

Kara has 12 years’ experience in Girl Scouting, including her current positions as troop leader for two troops, service team coordinator, mentor, community liaison and service unit representative. She represents Sacramento County and San Joaquin County, and the cities of Elk Grove, Galt, Laguna, Rancho Murieta, Walnut Grove and Wilton. Her past Girl Scout experience includes serving as PA Coordinator, SU event coordinator and SU manager.

Katie Arroyo

Katie has served five years as a Girl Scout leader. She represents San Joaquin County: Escalon, Isleton, Lathrop, Lincoln School District, Lodi, Manteca, Rio Vista, Ripon, Stockton and Tracy. In addition to her troop leader role, she serves as SU registrar.

Keira Palmer

Keira represents El Dorado County, including the cities of Cameron Park, Camino, Diamond Springs, El Dorado Hills, Georgetown, Latrobe, Placerville, Pollock Pines, Rescue, Shingle Springs and Somerset. She currently serves as a troop leader and SU event coordinator, and has 16 years combined Girl Scout experience. Her many volunteer roles have included SU cookie manager, SU magazine and nut manager, Registrar, SU representative, recognitions manager, organizer, PA coordinator and Juliette coordinator.

Kathy Provenzano

Kathy has 17 years of Girl Scout experience as an adult member. She represents east, south, and west Sacramento County and Yolo County including Clarksburg, Courtland, downtown Sacramento, Florin, Fruitridge, Greenhaven, Land Park and Meadow Vista. While she has served in many SU volunteer roles, she is currently the service team coordinator.

Sarah Cuthill

Sarah represents Alpine, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties, and the cities of Angels Camp, Groveland, Jamestown, Murphys, Sonora and Valley Springs. She has five years of Girl Scouting experience, including serving as event coordinator in SU 106.

Tina Faulks

Troop co-leader Tina Faulks represents Amador county and parts of Calaveras and Sacramento counties, including the cities of Folsom, Ione, Jackson, Plymouth, Rancho Cordova, Rosemont and Sutter Creek. She has 25 years of adult Girl Scout experience and has served as a cookie cupboard manager, SU product sales positions and as an orientation specialist.

Valerie Lease

Valerie represents SU 156 Bear River and SU 159 Mc Bean in Placer county, including Auburn, Cool, Forest Hill and Loomis. She has nine years of Girl Scout experience and currently serves as a troop leader and SU representative.

Yolanda Jimenez

 PA Coordinator Yolanda represents North Sacramento County areas of Antelope, Del Paso Hts., Elverta, Foothill Farms, Natomas, North Highlands, Rio Linda and Robla.

 Toni Rubin

A member of the GSHCC Board of Directors, Toni has 22 years of service in Girl Scouting. In addition to her board duties, she has served as a troop leader, planned council events and served on nearly every SU volunteer position.

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