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Welcoming New G.I.R.L.s to our Board of Directors


We are extremely proud to announce the election of four new members to the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Board of Directors. These four G.I.R.L.s  are groundbreakers, big thinkers, and role models. They are ready to take the lead like Girl Scouts because being go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders is in their DNA!

Please join us in welcoming Nicole Brown, Angela Burmeister, Jennifer Gjerde, and Lisa Reese Parish to the board and to our Girl Scout family!

Nicole Brown of Omaha was a Girl Scout as a youth and earned her Gold Award. She served as a student advisory board member for the Girl Scouts Goldenrod Legacy Council. She is a Girl Scout co-leader for a troop of 50 girls at Harrison Elementary, and serves as president of the school’s PTA. Nicole earned a bachelor’s degree in design and visual communications from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She previously worked for the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and HDR, Inc., and created her own company, Redroom Productions.

Angela Burmeister of Omaha grew up Beavercreek, Ohio, where she was involved in Girl Scouting. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Creighton University Law School. Angela is a managing partner with the law firm Berkshire and Burmeister. She is a member of the Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas Bar Associations, the Omaha Judiciary Committee, Unauthorized Practice of Law Commission, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, and a fellow with the Nebraska State Bar Association. She also served as president of the Board of Directors for Fontenelle Forest.

A lifelong Girl Scout, Jennifer Gjerde of Lincoln earned the Silver Award, worked as a Camp Maha counselor, was a YWELead mentor, served on the North Platte Girl Scouts Community Advisory Board, and is a member of the Lincoln Girl Scouts Community Advisory Board. She volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association, planning its annual statewide gala. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and history from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She worked as a television reporter in North Platte and Lincoln, and is the marketing manager for the Nebraska Tourism Commission.

Prior to joining the board, Lisa Reese Parish of Kearney was a fund development director for several Girl Scout councils in Iowa, Ohio, and Nebraska. She is a lifetime Girl Scout member and earned her Gold Award. A graduate of Kearney State College, Lisa is a Rotarian, a Kearney High School Band Parent, a P.E.O. International member, and a member of First Lutheran Church. Previously the executive director of United Way of the Kearney Area, she is now the executive director of the Kearney Public Schools Foundation.