2020-2021 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OFFICERS
Shirley grew up in the SF Bay Area, but has lived in Tokyo, Manila, and Singapore over the past 20 years. She got involved in Girl Scouts when her girls were in elementary school and was so inspired that she volunteered to help lead a troop. She has previously served on the Executive Committee as Web Editor and Secretary.
Prior to becoming a mom, she worked as a corporate securities lawyer in Tokyo and currently works as a consultant at the Singapore Academy of Law. She is passionate about helping girls grow up to be strong, independent women while working together to "make the world a better place." She appreciates the international community of Girl Scouts and all the goodness they share with her two Ambassadors. Outside of Girl Scouts, she enjoys exploring all the beautiful PCN trails that connect our diverse community.
Jennifer is an American who has been living in Singapore since 2011. Jennifer is the owner of White Glove Pte. Ltd., an employment agency in Singapore. She formerly served as the Chair for USAGSO Singapore (Girl Scouts) for three years. Jennifer is an attorney and member of the California Bar Association.
Prior to becoming an attorney and living overseas, she worked as a course developer and instructor for financial services and software companies in New York City and Silicon Valley. Jennifer is passionate about helping girls and women become strong and independent. Her top priority is raising two independent daughters to follow their dreams and passions.
Ouiyoung is in her fourth year as a Girl Scout leader; this year she leads second-year Brownies. She was a Junior back in the United States and she has reignited her passion for fun and adventure through leading her daughter's troop. She volunteers as a guide at the NHB heritage walking tour and is also a docent at The Peranakan Museum. Ouiyoung and her two daughters are passionate about nature exploration and sports, and they enjoy cooking and baking. Having lived 15 years in Singapore, particularly working in CBD at Raffles Place and Telok Ayer, she has become a history and culture enthusiast. Besides planning for an epic Brownie year, Ouiyoung hopes to train for a half marathon and perfect her Peranakan cooking.
Sudha is new to Girl Scouts, as a Daisy parent, troop leader and Executive Committee member.
Michelle Reeb has had three daughters in the program and has been a leader for almost two decades. She currently leads our Senior/Ambassador troop. She has held many jobs within Singapore Girl Scouts including Secretary, Treasurer, and Overnight Camp Director. Michelle is the recipient of The Thanks Badge, the highest honor an adult can receive.
Reena is from Seattle, USA, grew up in Chennai, India and now calls Singapore home since 2015. A Digital and Data Leader by profession, she is very involved in all aspect of raising her two “Third Culture” daughters. She has been a troop leader since 2019, when her daughters joined as Brownies. With stepping into the Asst Registrar role, she plans to contribute further to USAGSO Singapore community. She is a STEAM Educator, a wellness coach and an art enthusiast and enjoys her time with family, friends and food.
Melinda Murphy Heimstra
Melinda is the Trainer for USAGSO (Singapore), and was formerly the Chair and Secretary here. This is her ninth year to co-lead Troop 82. Melinda also serves as a Master Global Facilitator for USA Girl Scouts Overseas, training leaders across Asia. Additionally, she serves as a National Volunteer Partner in the US and sits on the Council of Advisors for USAGSO. She has a lifelong passion for Girl Scouts, earning her First Class distinction as a girl (equivalent of today's Gold Scout). As an adult, Melinda has been recognized with the Thanks Badge, Honor Pin and Appreciation Pin. Currently, she works as the General Manager of the American Association of Singapore and a media trainer for VanMedia Group. In the United States, she had a long career in television, working as a producer and on-camera reporter including a stint as a network correspondent for CBS News. Her most important roles are as a wife and mother of two: her Cadette Girl Scout and sports-crazy son.
Patches & Pins
Sabrina Lim is the Coordinator for Patches & Pins for USAGSO Singapore. Her involvement in the council started in 2014 when her daughters joined Girl Scouts and she stepped up to be a troop leader. She subsequently undertook the role of Patches and Pins Coordinator in 2015 and has been in the Executive Committee ever since. Prior to being a full-time mom, Sabrina was a Public Relations Practitioner for 10 years in the industry. She now divides her time between being a mom, wife, Girl Scouts volunteer, and doing freelance work for a jewellery business. She appreciates being part of a wonderful community and the leadership opportunities that her daughters have benefited from Girl Scouts.
Nadhasha was in the Middle East and India before she moved to Singapore in 2018. This is her third year as a troop leader and her second year as the Web Editor for the GS website. She owes her many first-time experiences to Girl Scouts.
During her free time, Nadhasha likes to read books, binge watch her fav sitcoms, play tennis, explore Asian cuisine, and hang out with family and friends.
Susan is the USAGSO Singapore's Communications Chair, entering her second year as an adult Girl Scout. She co-leads Brownie Troop 21, an amazing group of second graders. She grew up in rural New York, and lived in NYC, Washington DC, and Baltimore before relocating to Singapore. When she’s not having fun with her daughter, Claire, working with her troop, or volunteering with the PTA, Susan enjoys sewing, crafting, and traveling. She has a background in communications, graphic design and law.
Lakshmi was born and brought up in Canada, but has lived the last 22 years in Singapore. She was a Girl Guide in Canada. She was formerly the Chair for USAGSO-Singapore. She also led Troop 57 and was Overnight Camp Director for two years. Lakshmi is recognized with the recipient of The Appreciation Pin. She worked for 15 years at Hewlett Packard and now is part of a startup marketing and branding company. She has found a passion in mentoring girls and women and volunteers in a professional mentoring organization.
Dr. Nisa Masood
Nisa helps USAGSO-Singapore with the Highest Awards. She leads Troop 63, an Ambassador troop. Professionally, Nisa is a medical doctor. While she's very busy in her career, she's thankful she can give back to the community, and spend meaningful time with her daughter.
Mariana is from Portugal, and has been living in Singapore for the past 4 years. She is a teacher at Stamford American International School and her 3 children also attend this school. She has been involved in Girl Scouts for the past 3 years, first as a parent, last year as a Troop Leader, and now as the SAIS representative. Her daughter Mimi will be a second year Junior this year. Mariana is passionate about working with children and also loves to travel, meet new people from different cultures, and reading. She really appreciates how Girl Scouts help to promote girls' independence and exposes them to lots of different experiences.
Farah is the Singapore American School Representative for USAGSO-Singapore and is the leader of Daisy Troop 11. She was born in Singapore, but has lived overseas for most of her life. She has lived in Sweden, Indonesia, Australia, and Thailand. In 2012 Farah and her husband returned to Singapore to raise their daughter. She worked in Business Administration and Social Services prior to becoming a mom. Her passion for 'giving back' has led her to volunteer for USAGSO-Singapore. Farah is currently working towards a Master of Clinical Psychology and in her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Radhika is a Brownie troop leader. She has been a leader with Girl Scouts for two years since her daughter joined as a Daisy and shares a special bond with her troop. She calls Singapore her second home having stayed here since 2010. A Software Engineer by profession who took a break from work and pursuing her passion as a Yoga Instructor specializing in Yoga Therapy and Kids Yoga. She loves to dance, travel, learn new languages and experience different cultures.