New Boston woman appointed as chief operating officer for Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan

By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor


Roxanne Brinkerhoff. Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan.

Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan announced Monday that they appointed New Boston resident Roxanne Brinkerhoff as their new chief operating officer.

Brinkerhoff, 47, comes to GSSEM from The Guidance Center where she was senior director in the downriver area, having more than 15 years of administrative and organizational leadership experience.

“Roxanne’s vast experience managing and leading youth and family serving programs will prove quite valuable in ensuring that our day to day operations meet our members’ needs, from membership recruitment and retention to the customer service aspects of supporting troop and Council administration volunteers,” said Denise Dalrymple, CEO of GSSEM.

In her previous role, Brinkerhoff was responsible for oversight of operations for The Guidance Center’s childhood development and advocacy, program innovation and adult and family services programs and locations, servicing 21 communities. Prior to becoming senior director, Brinkerhoff held multiple positions with the organization.

“More than 30,000 girls and adults from various communities in our region participate in Girl Scouting. Roxanne’s experience serving diverse youth and adults will be a great asset,” said Dalrymple.

Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan is the local council chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to facilitate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, designed to help girls develop leadership skills through three key elements—Discover, Connect and Take Action.

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