USAGSO-Singapore Executive Committee

Lakshmi Ramachandran
Executive Committee Chair (

Lakshmi was born and brought up in Canada but has lived the last 22 years in Singapore. She was a girl guide in Canada, for USAGSO-Singapore she has been a leader for Troop 57 for the last 4 years and was overnight camp director for the last 2 years. 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.  

Melinda Murphy 

Melinda is the Secretary of USAGSO Singapore, the immediate past Chair and the leader of Junior Troop 82. Melinda also serves as a Global Facilitator for USA Girl Scouts Overseas, training leaders across Asia. She has a lifelong passion for Girl Scouts and was a First Class Scout as a girl (equivalent of today's Gold Star). Her father was a Scout Master and her brother an Eagle Scout. Currently, she works as the Executive Producer over video content for Expat Living magazine. 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 Junior Girl Scout and a second year Cub Scout.
Zenaida Bharucha
Treasurer (

Zenaida is the Treasure of USAGSO-Singapore and joined Girl Scouts one year ago as the leader for Troop 51. She is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has over 20 years experience as a Financial Controller in listed and private limited companies in Australia. She moved to Singapore 3 years ago and since then has been a full time mum to her 13 and 9 year old - one of whom is a second year Brownie. She is passionate about giving back to the community by being involved in Girl Scouts and making new friends.

Ann Chow
Registration Committee Chair ( 

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 and now Brownie Troop 16. In her free time, Ann enjoys eating her way through South East Asia and running.