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Baldwin Resident Re-Elected to GSNC Board

Baldwin, NY May 29, 2012 – Wanda Jackson, a resident of Baldwin, has furthered her dedication and commitment to supporting, empowering and mentoring future generations of women that she has shown year after year. Wanda Jackson has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc. as a Member-at-Large on May 21, 2012, at the 47th Annual Meeting held at The DeMatteis Center. Ms. Jackson joins other Board Members in their mission to provide leadership, innovation and constant support to the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Council.

“Wanda has and continues to be a great addition to our Board of Directors,” said Diane M. McFarlane, Esq., President of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Board of Directors. “We believe this is an appropriate recognition for the work that she has done in the past. With Wanda serving on our Board again, we are confident that she will continue to bring strong leadership and help us fulfill our mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.”

Wanda Jackson is Senior Vice President, Human Resources for the National Urban League. In addition to her Human Resource responsibilities, she manages programs and activities in corporate diversity, employment, and corporate volunteerism. She is a graduate of Boston University’s College of Communications and received an M.S. in Human Resources Management from the New School.

As a member of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Ms. Jackson serves as Troop Cookie Manager for two Cadette Troops. She was nominated to serve a second term as a Member-at-Large of the Board of Directors, and previously served a two-year term on the Council Nominating Committee. An active community volunteer, she is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, a public service sorority, and Jack and Jill of America, and has served as the Commissioner of Girls Rookie Basketball for the Baldwin Police Activity League. Ms. Jackson is also a member of the Diversity and Disparities Committee for the Eastern Region of the American Cancer Society.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouting in Nassau County creates an accepting and nurturing environment, which gives girls a chance to build character and develops leadership skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them throughout their lives, like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. With almost 21,000 girl and 7,000 adult members, Girl Scouts of Nassau County has become the preeminent organization and leading authority for girls. The organization, now in its 100th year, continues to make the world a better place one girl at a time.

For more information on the Girl Scouts of Nassau County call Donna Rivera Downey 516 741-2550 at ext. 260, or visit


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