Auburn’s Jennifer Johnson Named Girl Scouts National Council Delegate

by | Sep 4, 2020

Jennifer Johnson [submitted photo]

Jennifer Johnson, Clinical Director for CareScout and Medical Service Corps Officer for the United States Air Force Reserves and Auburn resident, has been selected as one of six delegates to the Girl Scouts of the USA 55th National Council Session to attend this important meeting as delegates voting on behalf of GSCWM. Originally slated to take place in October 2020 in Orlando, Florida, the National Board held a special meeting and voted to hold a one-time virtual session for the 55th National Council Session in October 2020.

Johnson is a current member of the GSCWM Board of Directors. Jennifer is a registered nurse with diverse experience in the field of Healthcare. She began her career as a caregiver providing hands-on care and companionship support to the senior population in her community. Today she oversees the multidisciplinary teams within CareScout that assess the needs of elderly clients throughout the United States then provide education and locate care and/or resource recommendations. Jennifer is a Medical Service Corps Officer for the United States Air Force Reserves where her focus is on all aspects of the patient care across the military health system and clinical medical readiness. She is an U.S. Air Force trained Six Sigma Green Belt and is a member of the International Nurses Association. She resides in Auburn with her husband and children.

Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts delegates will attend the National Council Session virtually where they will elect the GSUSA National Board of Directors, provide input on strategy, and vote on measures as representatives of GSCWM. They participate in sessions in the run-up to the National Council Session in order to better represent all GSCWM members. GSCWM delegates will deliberate on six proposals that will impact the entire Girl Scout organization as well as GSCWM board leaders for the next three years.

GSCWM is planning a COVID-19 compliant local event where the delegates can plug into the National event together and still have a convention experience. According to GSCWM CEO Pattie Hallberg, “Girl Scouts are trailblazers and by gathering delegates from across the country virtually to discuss and debate topics about the future direction of Girl Scouts we are making history and preserving Girl Scout’s democratic process. It is critical to creating a strong and vibrant future for our organization and the girls we serve.”

Additionally, five other CMass and WMass Girls Scouts delegates have been named, including four four girl members:

Bridget Lord, rising senior at Westborough High School and a Westborough resident.

Rachel Martin, rising 10th grade student at Westborough High School and a Westborough resident.

Esme Powers, rising senior at Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School and Holyoke resident.

Addison Witkes, rising 9th grade student at Wachusett Regional High School and Rutland resident.

Dr. Shirley Konneh, Assistant Director at the Center for Career Development at the College of the Holy Cross and Worcester resident.