Chief Executive Officer
Megan Ferland is the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Western Washington, whose organizational mission is to develop girls of confidence, character, and courage who make the world a better place. Serving over 25,000 girls with the support of over 12,000 volunteers, Girl Scouts of Western Washington is known for its innovative programs to meet the needs of girls facing unique challenges through programs such as Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, serving the daughters of women incarcerated in the state’s corrections facilities, Fostering A Future serving girls in foster care, Girl Scouting in the School Day, a partnership with schools serving predominantly children in poverty, and numerous programs at low income housing facilities and communities serving girls from immigrant populations. Girl Scouts also operates four camp properties in Western Washington offering year-round after school, weekend and summer camp programs.
Megan has prior Girl Scout CEO experience, as well as experience as a CEO for other youth-serving non-profits. She was, most recently, the CEO of Girl Scouts of Colorado, and has served as the CEO of the Colorado Children’s Campaign, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that uses research and policy to advocate for the needs of children, the CEO of Texas CASA, Inc., a statewide non-profit agency that advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system, and as the chief of the Texas Attorney General's Juvenile Crime Intervention Division.
As a parent of a 9-year-old Girl Scout, Megan has a personal appreciation for the positive impact Girl Scouting can have on the lives of girls.
Board of Directors
Pacific Crest School
Catherine Gelband has been a member of the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Western Washington since 2007 and currently serves as the Chair of the Board. Catherine was active in the Girl Scouts as a girl in Milwaukee and served as a leader for her daughter’s junior and cadette troops. Catherine is director of admissions at Pacific Crest School and has served on its Board of Directors since 1990. She also serves as Board President of Ayni Education International, an international non-profit that builds and equips schools in Afghanistan. Catherine received her B.A. from Yale College and her J.D. from Northwestern University.
Members at Large
|Tina Lee Johnson
Tacoma School District
Washington FIRST Robotics
Sr. Services of Snohomish County