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Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council welcomes new members to board of directors


Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC), one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the U.S., welcomes five new members to its board of directors: Tony Canales, Darcie Durham, Michele McNichol, Helene Sheena and Katherine Warren. The new board members began serving a two-year term June 1. 

Tony Canales is president and general manager of Telemundo 47 Houston/KTMD, the NBCUniversal-owned television station that serves Spanish-language viewers in the Houston market. Since being named to his role in 2012, Tony has been responsible for managing the station’s news, sales, marketing, engineering, finance, human resources and community relations operations. He proudly supports his daughter in all her Girl Scout activities. She joined Daisy Troop #125076 in 2016.

Darcie Durham is senior director of national strategy for Boeing in Houston. Prior to this position, she served as the chief of staff to the CEO at Boeing in Seattle and a federal lobbyist for Boeing in Washington D.C. Darcie was a member of Girl Scouts as a girl. As a member of the board of directors, Darcie hopes her experiences in her career will help encourage girls to explore STEM careers and provide opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have.

Michele McNichol is chief executive officer of Wood Group Asset Life Cycle Solutions – West and serves on Wood Group’s executive leadership team. She is responsible for more than 11,000 employees who provide projects and modifications, operations and maintenance, industrial, pipeline and decommissioning services throughout the Americas. Michele has two daughters, Keely and Megan, who have been active in Girl Scouting. Megan is currently a Cadette in Troop #17425, and Michele serves as the troop cookie manager.

Helene Sheena is a pediatrician at Kelsey-Seybold's Tanglewood Clinic and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She teaches community pediatrics to medical students at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas A&M Medical schools. A lifetime member of Girl Scouts and Hadassah, Dr. Sheena is an avid volunteer and an active parent. She is also the recipient of Girl Scouts’ highest honor, the Gold Award.

Katherine Warren is a partner at Boxley Group, a Houston-based consulting firm focusing on the energy industry. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the energy industry including upstream O&G, oil field services and power. She is the co-leader of Girl Scout Troop 123004 at Wilson Montessori HISD and currently serves on the Finance Committee for GSSJC. She is the third generation of Girl Scouts in her family and her daughter is the fourth.