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Girl Scouts of Nassau County Salutes Glen Head Resident For More Than A Decade's Worth of Service

Garden City, NY May 11, 2012 – Susan Caruso, Glen Head resident, recently announced her plans to retire in May of this year after more than a decade’s worth of commitment to the Girl Scouts of Nassau County as Director of Human Resources.

"I accepted Susan’s decision, knowing that our staff is losing a trusted colleague," said Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. "We will miss Susan very much. I know that she has continued to work a number of years past her original “retirement target” and so I am grateful for the additional years of service given to Girl Scouts of Nassau County. There are new adventures ahead for Susan, and we wish her every happiness."

Ms. Caruso was a Girl Scout growing up in Manhasset, where she and her twin sister competed for how many badges they could earn. She returned to Girl Scouts as an adult when she was a member of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Board of Directors from 1985 to 1993 and joined the staff as Director of Human Resources in February 1999. Under her leadership, she has ensured that the Council has been in compliance with appropriate state and local law, has seen that the Human Resources Committee has stayed current in their review and adjustments to our Human Resource policies, and has been an exceptional “shopper” working to see that the Council and the staff have the best possible health insurance coverage at the best prices available.

In addition under Ms. Caruso’s leadership, the Girl Scouts of Nassau County received recognition for their “family friendly” workplace from Family and Children’s Services Association here on Long Island. They were also named one of the “Fifty Best Workplaces” in the United States by AARP, and again recognized among the “Top Fifty Workplaces” in the whole country by NonProfit Times.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County builds girls of courage, confidence and character. Girl Scouting in Nassau County creates an accepting and nurturing environment, which gives girls a chance to build character and develop 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. In order to get girls there, Girl Scouts has declared 2012 the Year of the Girl in a move to rally the nation around the cause of girls' leadership. 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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