2020-2021 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OFFICERS
Jennifer is an American who has been living in Singapore for almost five years. She has been a troop leader for Cadette Troop 64 for the past two years and formerly served on the Executive Committee as the trainer for new leaders. 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. Most recently, she worked at Stamford American International School as the Music Administrator and is currently a Field Consultant at CS Mobility. Jennifer was a Brownie and Girl Scout in elementary school and 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.
Katrina grew up in the Chicago suburbs where her favorite Girl Scout memory was when her mother was the cookie chair for her troop and the living room was filled to the brim with cases of cookies. She has lived in Singapore for three years and before that lived in France, the US, Venezuela, and Colombia. Prior to moving to Singapore, Katrina taught marketing at the University of Illinois and the University of Arizona and wrote case studies for INSEAD in France.
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.
Melinda Murphy Heimstra
Melinda is the Trainer for USAGSO (Singapore), and was formerly the Chair and Secretary here. She has co-led Troop 82 for eight years and is proud of her Cadettes who earned their Bronze Award and are working on their Silvers. Melinda also serves as a Master Global Facilitator for USA Girl Scouts Overseas, training leaders across Asia. She also 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 a journalist for Expat Living. In the United States, she had a storied career in television working as a producer and on-camera reporter including a stint as a network correspondent at CBS News. Her most important roles are as a wife and mother of two: her Cadette Girl Scout and Webelo Cub Scout.
Shirley is the Secretary for USAGSO Singapore. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area but has mostly lived overseas since 2000. She worked as a corporate securities lawyer in Tokyo, an adjunct professor in SF and enjoyed being a stay at home mom in Manila. She got involved with Girl Scouts when her girls were in kindergarten and was so inspired that she volunteered to lead Troop 40. She was also the USAGSO Singapore Web Editor for two years. Outside of Girl Scouts, she works at the Singapore Academy of Law as a consultant, enjoys playing tennis, and furiously vacuuming the house.
Ouiyoung is in her third year as a Girl Scout leader; this year she leads first-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.
Sabrina Lim is the Coordinator for Patches & Pins for USAGSO Singapore. Her involvement in Girl Scouts started in 2014 when her three daughters joined the organization and she stepped up to be a leader for Daisy Troop 68 and Junior Troop 64. She is currently a troop leader for Cadette Troop 64. 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 leader, and a freelance consultant helping expatriates locating from other countries to settle into Singapore. She appreciates being part of a wonderful community and the leadership opportunities that her daughters have benefited from Girl Scouts.
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.
Nadhasha was in the Middle East and India before she came to Singapore in 2018. She soon became involved with Girl Scouts when her daughter joined Girl Scouts as a Junior. Impressed with all that Girl Scouts offers to young girls, Nadhasha volunteered to become a GS leader a year later. This year as the Web Editor, she hopes to channel her skills as a technical writer and her passion for content and writing into the GS website. She also hopes to inspire more girls towards STEM. During her free time, she likes to help with her mom's business, read books, 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.
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.
Nisa helps USAGSO-Singapore with the Highest Awards. She leads Troop 63, a Senior 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.
Ann grew up in St. Louis, Missouri but has lived outside of the USA for the past 16 years. She was a teacher in Hong Kong and Japan before committing full-time to the inappropriately named role of stay-at-home mom. She has been the leader of Daisy Troop 69, Brownie Troop 16, Junior Troop 16, and Cadette Troop 16. In her free time, Ann enjoys eating her way through South East Asia and running.
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.