In addition to serving as ambassadors and advocates for Girl Scouting in Orange County, the board governs the council through functions that include strategic planning, policy development, and fiduciary oversight. The board is comprised of talented business and community leaders from across Orange County, as well as three current Girl Scouts who serve as advisory members, giving a voice to our nearly 15,000 girl members.
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Christine Scheuneman is an independent corporate board director and strategic advisor to national and international private and public companies. An award-winning leader in innovative and strategic advice and published author on corporate governance and finance, Christine is a Board Leadership Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). She also serves on the Board of the NACD Pacific Southwest Chapter.
Christine’s other Board commitments include serving on the Board of Directors of Farmers and Merchants Bank of Long Beach; Advisory Board of Simpluris Inc; Advisory Board at UCI’s Paul Merage Business School Center for Real Estate; Serenbetz Institute for Women’s Leadership, Social Responsibility and Global Awareness; and Orange County United Way. She is a member of the Corporate Directors Roundtable of Orange County and serves as its Chief Financial Officer. She is the former Chair of the Board of Trustees of Cottey College.
Christine has served on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of Orange County since 2012 (most recently as 1st Vice Chair) and is Chairman of its Audit Committee. An active Girl Scout from the Brownie level through college as a camp counselor, Christine is a Gold Award Girl Scout and honored member of the Tribe of the Silver Arrow.
Christine recently retired as a senior partner with the law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kansas, and an Associate of Arts degree from Cottey College.
1st Vice Chair
Christine Mueller of Yorba Linda is Vice President and Director of Operations and Engineering for The Capital Group, overseeing facility and property management for Capital’s Norfolk, VA, Carmel, IN, San Antonio, TX, and Irvine, CA locations, as well as the Global Engineering team. She is a member of the global leadership team and responsible for department business administration and training/development.
Christine holds the Facilities Management Administrator designation with the Building Owners and Managers Association and is a LEED-accredited professional by the United States Green Building Council. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton and Master of Science in Organizational Development from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School.
Christine has been a Girl Scout for 46 years, earning both her Girl Scout Silver and Gold Awards. She has been a member of Girl Scouts of Orange County’s Board of Directors for several years and serves on its Gold Award Support Team. She is a proud mom to high school senior Madelyn and college senior Samuel.
Lisa Perrine, Ed.D.
2nd Vice Chair
Dr. Lisa Perrine’s career as an experience designer and organizational strategist spans 30 years and includes more than 1,000 consulting engagements. Unique in her commitment to co-creation, Lisa uses design thinking methods to engage her clients in creating innovative business strategies and implementing organizational change. Lisa’s recent clients include The Gates Family Office, PeaceHealth, University of California Irvine, and University of California San Francisco.
After earning an undergraduate design degree, Lisa began her career creating corporate communication environments. In 1991 she became the CEO of Cibola Systems, a systems integration firm in Southern California. She completed her MBA studies at Pepperdine University shortly thereafter. More recently Lisa earned a doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership at Pepperdine, where her research focused on multidisciplinary teams in healthcare environments.
Lisa is committed to supporting the underserved and vulnerable in her community. It’s her honor to have served on the boards of Mission Hospital, St. Joseph Hoag Health, St. Joseph Hospital, the Orange County United Way, Girl Scouts of Orange County, and the School of Social Ecology at University of California, Irvine. Lisa and her colleagues also volunteer their professional services for many Southern California charities.
Jeff Winston has 40 years’ experience defining information services and technology strategies in addition to designing and implementing enterprise solutions for Fortune 500 companies across several industries. Jeff was most recently Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Allergan, Inc., a global pharmaceutical and medical device company headquartered in Irvine, California.
Jeff is an active volunteer in his community. He is a member of the Dean's Advisory Councils for both the Schmid College of Science and Technology and the Fowler School of Engineering at Chapman University. These boards serve the deans by providing advice and counsel on the colleges’ vision and direction. They are comprised of business, community and academic leaders with a shared commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and research in the areas of science, technology and engineering.
As an active congregant for over 40 years at Temple Beth Sholom of Orange County, Jeff served on the Board of Directors for 20 years and is a Past President. He also chaired the Living Legacy Campaign which raised over $7.5M to redesign and reconstruct the facility following a devastating fire in early 2014. Past positions include Temple President, Executive Vice President, VP of Administration and Finance Committee. More recently, Jeff joined the Board of Trustees of The Laguna Playhouse and now serves as the board secretary.
Jeff is proud to have served as a board member for the Girl Scouts of Orange County for the past eight years. He is a member of the GSOC Executive Committee, Finance Committee and Fund Development Committee and supported the INSPIRE team during design and development of the system for the Argyros Girl Scout Leadership Center in Newport Beach, CA. Jeff also serves as a trustee for the Friends of the Girl Scouts Trust.
A native of New York, Jeff holds a bachelor's degree in Applied Physics and Mathematics from Hofstra University. He is married, has three grown sons, three lovely daughters-in-law and six adorable grandchildren. He and his wife Caron live in Yorba Linda, California.
Azeem Dhalla has over 20 years of consulting, accounting, and tax advisory experience in a variety of industries, ranging from construction and real estate to professional services, health, and fitness. Prior to forming Dhalla CPA in 2010, Azeem had over 10 years of Senior Management experience in a top 100 National Accounting firm.
Azeem's clients have ranged from startups to those with $30+ million in annual revenues, which have achieved significant growth with the help of his financial analysis and reporting. More recently, Azeem helped his clients successfully navigate the challenges of the 2020 pandemic.
Azeem's strengths lie in his ability to effectively communicate with his clients. He enjoys taking a complicated topic and making it easy for his clients and employees to understand. His passion lies in helping others achieve their goals.
Azeem is a family man with a 15-year-old daughter who is a Girl Scout Cadette and Silver Award Recipient, wife Zeena who is a Girl Scout Troop/Service Leader and 2018 Celebrate Leadership Honoree, and his furry dog friend, Luna.
Azeem has volunteered and donated to numerous organizations over the years and continues to assist with Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity Foundation, Ladera Ranch AYSO Region 1455, Girl Scouts of Orange County, CASA of Orange County, and Pratham USA.
In his free time Azeem, enjoys playing soccer as a goalkeeper and coaching up and coming goalkeepers. He also enjoys Angels Baseball, Rams Football, and USA Men’s and Women’s Soccer. Azeem is an avid astronomy lover, purveyor of Star Wars movies, fan of 80’s music, and Corvette enthusiast. His favorite books include: “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, “The 4 Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferris, and “World in My Eyes” by Richard Blade.
Vikki Shepp, Ed.D.
CEO of Girl Scouts of Orange County
A collaborative trailblazer, lifelong Girl Scout, and enduring champion of girls’ and women’s causes, Vikki Shepp brings deep understanding of the youth leadership market and evolving needs of today's girls to her role as CEO of Girl Scouts of Orange County, a position she has held since January of 2018.
Over her decade-long career with Girl Scouts of Orange County, Vikki has held numerous leadership positions, including Director of Volunteer Management, Vice President of Fund Development, and Vice President of Mission Operations, where she oversaw all aspects of volunteer engagement and management, girl program, member services, and member recruitment.
A creative and collaborative leader, Vikki is sharply focused on ensuring transformative leadership development experiences for nearly 15,000 Girl Scouts across Orange County. With an annual budget of approximately $12 million, 150 staff members including seasonal staff, and nearly 10,000 adult members and active volunteers representing every OC zip code, Vikki leads her team in helping girls develop the vital skills they need to live their best lives.
Growing up in Seal Beach, CA, Vikki earned the Girl Scout First Class Award (now the Girl Scout Gold Award), the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Today, she co-chairs GSUSA’s Alum and Lifetime Committee and serves on the GSUSA Cookie Steering Committee. Vikki speaks to organizations about the power of volunteer leadership. She serves on the boards of P.R.A.Y. and MTS, two youth ministry-based organizations, is part of the L’Arche Wavecrest Future Planning Committee, and a member of the Council for Exceptional Children. Vikki earned her Ed.D. in Organizational Change and Leadership at the University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education.
Vikki is on a quest to ensure that all girls have access to the life-changing opportunities Girl Scouts provides. Leading by example, she is guiding a vibrant, forward-looking leadership development organization—nearly 25,000 girls and adults representing every zip code in Orange County who believe that every girl can change the world.
Dr. Amin obtained his MD degree at Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, and later completed his internship and residencies in internal medicine, including a chief residency at UCI. He also earned a healthcare MBA at UCI. Dr. Amin is the first Hospitalist to be named Chief of a Division of GIM, and subsequently the first Hospitalist nationally to be named Chairman of a Department of Medicine.
Dr. Amin started his career as a Biomedical/Process/Implementation Engineer at Cholestech, designing the drying machine and package insert for an office-based cholesterol measuring device. He also served as co-Founder, Board of Director, and Chief Financial Officer of Power Savers Electronics for three years. Throughout his medical career, Dr. Amin has been innovative in clinical, quality, and educational program development. He advised the Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, Qatar on Quality Improvement efforts across eight hospitals under the national health ministry council. He has also developed processes to improve patient care delivery, exploring ways to reduce readmission and avoidable admissions, as well as make improvements in length of stay, mortality, and customer service. Dr. Amin is an expert in implementation science and measuring outcomes to improve long-lasting sustainable results. He is founder of UCI’s Empowering Patient Progression initiatives and applies information technology to improve the delivery of care through development of projects such as NHCPlus, eConsults, Apps for Safe Anticoagulation Use, VSS Covid-19 Risk Stratification Tool, and others. Dr. Amin is a co-founder and Associate Director for ITEQC, Program of Research in Translational Technology Enabling High Quality Care.
Ara graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in Accounting and Minor in Spanish. She began her career in Public Accounting. Ara grew up in Orange County and participated in Girl Scouts in Huntington Beach.
Ara’s passion for impacting her community and providing opportunities is evident in her personal life as well. She has served on her children’s school board, PTA, and volunteered with Orangewood, to name a few. Her greatest joy has been serving as a Girl Scout troop leader and watching her troop grow over the years. She is looking forward to paving the way for all Girl Scouts in Orange County in these unprecedented times.
As a female financial advisor in a male-dominated business, Cathy naturally attracts female clients, specifically women who find themselves in unfamiliar situations, such as going through a divorce or becoming newly widowed. Her calm and patient style helps clients feel confident and relaxed.
Cathy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and minor in Economics from the University of New Hampshire. Growing up with a father who was an accountant and mom who was a nurse, Cathy has a head for numbers and a heart for people! She believes in giving back to the community and is active in many organizations. She was a Girl Scout Troop leader for 11 years and serves on the Board of her firm’s annual charity golf tournament. Over the last 25 years, TFG has raised millions of dollars for charity. She is a former fundraising committee leader for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). Cathy and her husband Pat have two adult children and live in south Orange County. On weekends, you can find Cathy gardening, spoiling her pets, and spending time with family.
Dr. Holland enjoys spending time with her family and pets, a mixed breed dog named Teemu and a senior cat named George, and is a member of a book club. Her entire family loves to travel and are all big sports fans with a passion for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Anaheim Ducks. Darla likes to walk, play pickleball, and play Mah Jongg. She often volunteers to cook and serve for Mitzvah Meals, an organization that feeds the hungry in Orange County, and is a Court Appointed Special Advocate
Professionally Michiko is currently the Director of Development at
the Buddhist Churches of America Endowment Foundation, one of the
only family focused national Buddhist organizations in the US with
over 60 affiliate temples and fellowships. She also spent time
developing resources for Keiro Senior Healthcare, the largest
provider of retirement and end of life care especially designed for
seniors in the Japanese American community.
Michiko is currently a board member of the Orange County Buddhist Church where she serves on the Youth Department. She relaxes by training for another half marathon while spending as much time with her high school and middle school kids as she can, before they leave the nest. She enjoys working with the GSOC leaders to support girls of all ages and backgrounds thrive and find ways to be their best selves.
She has more than 28 years of dedicated service at JPMorganChase and predecessor organizations, starting her career in Detroit. Maggie’s experience includes roles in business development, credit, special credits, and multinational corporations, with a focus on building successful diverse teams that provide opportunities for clients and employees. Prior to her current role, she established the multinational business on the West Coast, leading a specialized coverage team focused on US subsidiaries of foreign multinational corporations.
Maggie believes in strong community relationships that align with the values of JPMorganChase, as well as her own, and prioritizes time to engage with the community. Her service includes acting as co-chair of Women United and Board Secretary for the Orange County United Way, Executive Board member for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and Board member of Girl Scouts Orange County.
Maggie earned her Master of International Business degree from the University of South Carolina, and her Bachelor’s degree in History from the Honors College at Michigan State University. She is also a Certified Treasury Professional.
She is a native of the Midwest, but now resides in Orange County, California where she enjoys exploring the area and getting outdoors with her two daughters.
After earning her Bachelor degree from California State University, Long Beach, Kendra attended Syracuse University, College of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctorate and graduated Cum Laude. Kendra is now an associate at Holland & Knight LLP, where she practices commercial litigation. In her free time, Kendra enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, and giving her six month old Golden Retriever as many cuddles as possible.
Todd’s expertise includes advocacy, community outreach, issues and crisis management, and media relations. Prior to launching TP&A, he served as Vice President for a local public affairs firm in Orange County, in addition to holding key leadership roles with the Orange County Business Council (OCBC), Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC), California Grocers Association, and others.
Todd studied Political Science and Adult Learning Behavior at California State University, Long Beach. He is an avid collector of Native American art and pottery and resides in Corona del Mar, CA and Santa Fe, NM.
Michele has more than 30 years of leadership experience in a variety of fields including advertising/marketing, organizational development, sales and human resources, including over 15 years managing her own consulting practice. In addition to Girl Scouts Orange County she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Western Fairs Association, Travel Costa Mesa, and OC Sports Commission and is the Chair of the California Fairs Alliance.
Prior to her role at Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), Gabriela worked as a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton and the Clinton Presidential Foundation and subsequently worked in corporate giving at Merrill Lynch’s Global Philanthropy Department. Gabriela first served St. Joseph Health as executive director of the St. Joseph Health Foundation from 1998 to 2002.
Gabriela earned a Bachelor’s degree in history and political science. Shortly after graduating, she pursued a Master’s degree in urban and regional planning, both at the University of California at Irvine. She later earned an MBA from New York University and Master of Arts in Health Care Mission from Aquinas Institute of Theology. Gabriela serves on the Boards of Southern California Grantmakers and Health Movement.
Clarissa has firsthand utility and energy industry knowledge, working at
SoCalGas and previously at West Basin Municipal Water District and AES generating stations. She has spent her entire career in public affairs and has a proven track record in community and stakeholder engagement, social responsibility, and connecting her organization with surrounding communities.
Clarissa also takes time to give back and has volunteered at a variety of non-profits, including women’s services, food banks, and community clean-ups. She is also active in her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop.
She became a strong advocate for Girl Scouts after seeing the powerful impact it has had on her older daughter and her troop. The friendships, relationships, sisterhood, and experiences will last a lifetime. She has also seen the impact it has on communities and hopes that every girl, regardless of zip code, gets the opportunity to participate and thrive within the Girl Scout ecosystem.