MASSAPEQUA, NY (June 22, 2021)— Girl Scouts of Nassau County recently elected its Board of Directors Officers, Board of Directors Members-at-Large, and Board Development Committee for the 2021-2023 term during its 56th Annual Meeting. Board Members include incumbent Lisa Gardner, Esq. who was elected to serve as treasurer. The new board consists of life-long Girl Scouts, community leaders, nonprofit and corporative executives, and many other board veterans. In her role, Ms. Gardner will continue serving the mission to provide leadership, innovation, and constant support to the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Council.
"We are very grateful to have many of our past Board of Directors join us for another term and welcome aboard several new members who we believe will make wonderful additions," said Randell M. Bynum, CEO of Girl Scouts of Nassau County. "This outstanding group of professionals will be invaluable to our organization as we continue to improve the lives of Girl Scouts in Nassau County."
A resident of Massapequa Park, Ms. Gardner is a family law attorney at Donohoe Talbert LLP. She earned her law degree at Hofstra University School of Law, with a concentration in Child and Family Advocacy, and her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.
In her family law practice, Ms. Gardner has hosted complimentary legal support groups and focused on family law issues, which are open to the community. She has been a presenter at continuing education workshops for mental health professionals on issues concerning custody, parenting time, the supreme court, and family court. In 2016, Ms. Gardner was a co-presenter on New York Family Law for Hofstra Law School’s Continuing Legal Education Program.
Ms. Gardner’s time as a Girl Scout growing up in Michigan taught her the importance of community involvement and friendship with other women. She carried those values with her in college as a member of the executive board of her sorority. Her dedication to advocacy of women’s issues continued in her role in fundraising for the chapter’s national philanthropic cause, domestic violence awareness.
At Hofstra Law School, Ms. Gardner participated in the Child Advocacy Clinic, aiding in the representation of children in family court. She also volunteered for the Courtroom Advocates Project, assisting victims of domestic violence.
Ms. Gardner has been recognized for the work in her field and in the community. In 2016, she was awarded Hofstra University School of Law Outstanding Women in Law and the Millennial Award by Long Island Business News. In 2015, she was awarded Top 50 Women by Long Island Business News.
To learn more about Girl Scouts of Nassau County, visit www.gsnc.org/.
We’re the Girl Scouts of Nassau County: We’re 21,000 strong – more than 16,000 girls and 5,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ from Nassau County to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout Troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs in Nassau County, across Long Island and throughout the United States and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.