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Seaford Resident Elected to GSNC Board


Garden City, NY May 29, 2012 – JoAnne Bonke, a resident of Seaford, has furthered her dedication and commitment to supporting, empowering and mentoring future generations of women that she has shown year after year. JoAnne Bonke has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc. as a Member-at-Large on May 21, 2012, at the 47th Annual Meeting held at The DeMatteis Center. Ms. Bonke joins other Board Members in their mission to provide leadership, innovation and constant support to the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Council.

“JoAnne will be a great addition to our Board of Directors,” said Diane M. McFarlane, Esq., President of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Board of Directors. “We believe this is an appropriate recognition for the work that she has done in the past. With JoAnne now serving on our Board, we are confident that she will bring strong leadership and help us to continue our mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.”

Ms. Bonke is a seasoned Operations Executive with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She offers a unique blend of business acumen, global team building, and strong operations improvement. 

Currently, Ms. Bonke is a Sr. Operations Project Manager at Bank of America. She previously worked at JPMorgan Chase in the Home Finance division and managed a customer escalation unit that focused on building, restoring and improving service and customer relationships. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Ms. Bonke resided in Frankfurt, Germany and worked for American Express Military Bank.

Throughout Ms. Bonke’s career, she has been an active volunteer and mentor. She has a strong desire to add value and improve relationships, and she is committed to service excellence.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouting in Nassau County creates an accepting and nurturing environment, which gives girls a chance to build character and develops leadership skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them throughout their lives, like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. With almost 21,000 girl and 7,000 adult members, Girl Scouts of Nassau County has become the preeminent organization and leading authority for girls. The organization, now in its 100th year, continues to make the world a better place one girl at a time.

For more information on the Girl Scouts of Nassau County call Donna Rivera Downey 516 741-2550 at ext. 260, or visit


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