Girl Scouts of Maine announces that Vinitha Nair of Rockland was recently elected to its Board of Directors.

Board members are selected for their commitment to improving the lives of girls as well as for their leadership, philanthropy, volunteer and nonprofit experience, professional and educational background, and knowledge of the community.

Nair is co-founder and the executive director of Platform Shoes Forum, a nonprofit focusing on digital learning networks for youth. The organization is currently developing curriculum around understanding and decreasing cyber-bullying behavior. Nair is also co-creator of the nationally recognized and award-winning, digital learning platform, Zoey’s Room, a site designed to encourage girl’s interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). She is a Leadership Team Member of the Maine Girls Collaborative Project and has been a committee member of the Maine Women’s Network.

“My nonprofit has collaborated with Girl Scouts of Maine on several projects and I admire how they develop leadership skills in girls,” said Nair in a news release. “They excel in promoting STEM programs that will provide gender equity in the workforce and boost economic security for girls.”

“Our board members promote the heart of the Girl Scout mission – to make the world a better place,” said Joan McDonald, CEO, Girl Scouts of Maine. “We are delighted to welcome Vini; she is an energetic professional with a unique background that is certain to add to the depth of our already remarkable board of directors.”

Girl Scouts of Maine provides services and support to almost 16,000 girl and adult members statewide. For more information, visit girlscoutsofmaine.org.