Council Leadership

Rande has been the Chief Executive Officer for the Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) since 2017.  A third-generation Girl Scout, Rande brings decades of experience enhancing the efforts of nonprofit organizations. Early in her career, Bynum was the Program and Adult Development Director at GSNC.  The Girl Scout Council serves about 12,500 girls and 5,000 adults. Rande led GSNC through the pandemic, ensuring that girls had Girl Scouts when they needed it the most. Under Rande’s leadership in 2022, Girl Scouts of Nassau County was one of 29 Girl Scout Councils to receive a large, unrestricted grant from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott. The transformational funding will allow GSNC to accelerate its mission and expand access through diversity and innovation, allowing all girls to participate in the Girl Scout experience.  

Before returning to GSNC four years ago, Bynum was a content designer and editor with various organizations, media entities, and corporations. As an independent contractor, she elevated content to meet the target audience’s needs best, supporting professional development efforts and ensuring consistency and sustainability. Before that, Rande was the Publishing Director of Family and Community Engagement at Scholastic Inc. She was responsible for developing all resources supporting engagement for schools and community organizations and ensuring student achievement. Before her work at Scholastic, Rande was the Senior Director, Outreach and Partnerships at Sesame Workshop. Rande managed all engagement activities for Sesame Workshop’s Emmy Award-winning, The Electric Company. This work included community events, partnerships, and literacy materials development for children and educators.

Rande has 30-plus years of experience working with youth and families in various settings. She also worked at the Girl Scouts of the USA, where she was responsible for implementing The Dove Self-Esteem Fund corporate partnership and developing the Girl Scout/Dove self-esteem program. She co-authored Dove’s true you!, Sometimes I Feel Ugly and Other Truths About Growing Up workbook for mothers and daughters. Rande received a Master of Social Work with a program planning, administration, and research concentration from Stony Brook University and holds a B.A. from Binghamton University.

Denise Ingenito, LCSW

Chief Community Impact Officer

Jamie Tortorella

Chief Financial Officer

Marilou Owens

Chief Membership & Diversity Officer

Laura Bissett-Carr

Senior Director, Operational Risk Management & Special Programs

Theresa Aulman-Viola

Chief Employee Experience & Strategy Officer