Leadership Team

While studying mathematics at Portland State University, Mary noticed firsthand how women are underrepresented in many fields. Having worked with kids for 10 years and specifically all-girl programs since 2016, Girls Count launched to fill the gaps of traditional education that leave many students behind. She hopes that collaborative, project-based programming will give girls confidence in themselves to become strong, opinionated, educated members of their community.

Mary Hlastala

Founder and Executive Director


Brittany Schuetze

Program Director


Brittany has a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with endorsements in math and science. She taught middle school math and science for 6 years and has a passion for looking at education creatively and facilitating experiences that get learners to think independently. When not thinking about new programming for Girls Count she is playing with her 2 kids outside, baking bread, and planning her next adventure. 

Board of Directors

Mark Parrish


Breana Whittington


Benita Joseph


Stephanie Renfro


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Girls Count is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Federal Tax ID #84-3078754


1514 SE 44th Ave

Portland, OR 97215