MELVILLE, 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 Valerie Terzano who was elected to serve as Vice President. The new board consists of life-long Girl Scouts, community leaders, nonprofit and corporative executives, and many other board veterans. In her role, Ms. Terzano 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."
Since 2019, Ms. Terzano has served as Vice President on the Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s Board of Directors. In addition, she has served as a member-at-large for three terms from 2013–2019, on the Nominating Committee from 2016-2018, and the Board Development Committee from 2018-2020.
Starting her career as a nursing supervisor at NYU Langone Hospital–Long Island (formerly NYU Winthrop Hospital) in 1982, Ms. Terzano has served as the chief nursing officer since 2000. She currently serves as the Vice President for nursing and patient care services, responsible for an operating budget of approximately $170 million, overseeing over 2,100 registered professional nurses and unlicensed ancillary staff personnel. Her areas of responsibility include inpatient medical/surgical as well as specialties including orthopedics, bariatrics, oncology, neurosurgery/neurology), critical care, telemetry, and maternal/child health (4,800 deliveries), level I trauma center emergency department (82,000 visits/year), cinical education & professional development, nursing research, magnet program development, inpatient wound care, bed utilization coordination, central staffing office, discharge callers, and clinical alert team.
She holds a Master of Science degree in nursing administration from Adelphi University and is currently seeking a Ph.D. in nursing from Molloy College. In 2008, Ms. Terzano received the Nursing Spectrum Excellence Award for Advancing and Leading the Profession.
Her professional memberships include the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, American Nurses Association, Emergency Nurses Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, and she is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as Nurse Executive, Advanced. Ms. Terzano serves on the Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council Nurse Executive Committee, the Molloy College School of Nursing Advisory Board, and the Curriculum Advisory Committee for Farmingdale State College. She is also an NYS Licensed Massage Therapist. She resides in Melville with her family.
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.