Trish Coghlan was named Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama in July of 2009.
She has a wide variety of management experience with local, state, national and international non-profit organizations.
Trish’s most recent experience was serving as the Executive Director for the Alabama/Germany Partnership also known as the “AGP” based in Birmingham whose mission is to develop and support relationships and friendships between organizations and individuals with ties to Alabama and Germany. During her tenure at AGP, she had the opportunity to meet and work with Government officials, Corporate Presidents and CEO’s and community leaders locally, throughout the state, nationally and internationally.
Trish also worked as the Executive Director of Amistad Mission with outreach to Bolivia through a medical mission in a remote Andean village and an Orphanage in Cochabamba, Bolivia. She also served as the Human Resource Liaison with the Leeds Economic Empowerment Program providing technical assistance in strategic planning, community and program development.
Trish’s other experience includes serving as the director of the Metropolitan Birmingham Services for the Homeless and as a caseworker/social worker with the American Red Cross working with military families and disaster victims. In her early career she served as an officer in the U.S. Army as patient administrator, maintenance officer, planning, training and operations officer in a MASH.
In addition, Trish has worked alongside her husband with their family owned aviation company providing a variety of aviation services since 1994.
In order to prepare for these adventures, Trish received a Bachelor’s Degree at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UAB in Birmingham. She also holds a bachelor social work license in Alabama and lives in Irondale with her husband and two children.