Meridith Maskara is Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. In this role, she provides leadership to the Council in achieving its vision of being the premier leadership organization for girls in New York City; creates more by girls, for girls opportunities and programs; grows membership, particularly among girls from under-resourced schools, homeless shelters, and low-income communities; and expands leader training and adult development opportunities.
Meridith, a 3rd generation Girl Scout, has served in positions across the organization – as a girl member, troop leader and parent volunteer, and employee. She is committed to help create a world where all girls can achieve their dreams and to ensuring that every girl in every corner of New York City has access to leadership development programs that will help them to secure a successful future and achieve their goals.
Between 2015 – 2017, Meridith was Chief Operating Officer (COO) and VP of Product and Retail Sales at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. As COO, Meridith helped launch Troop 6000 and partnered with the city to expand the program to more family homeless shelters. She also facilitated a data and technology upgrade. As VP of Product and Retail Sales, she created the Cookie Executive Committee program that gives girls a deeper, richer experience and helped increase cookie sales by 19%. She also developed the council’s first retail shop.
Prior to joining the staff at Girl Scouts of Greater New York, Meridith volunteered for the organization. She started a troop for her daughter in Sunnyside Queens, growing its membership from 3 to 150 and served in multiple other volunteer positions.