YWCA Greater Green Bay

Board of Directors

Pooja Agarwal

Associate Lecturer, Austin E. Cofrin School of Business: UW-Green Bay

Pooja Agarwal is a lecturer for the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business at UW Green Bay. She received a BS from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University in 1997. She received an MBA from HIMCS in 2000 and an ME from Kent State University in 2001. Pooja's teaching interests include Computer Applications, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, and Statistics. Her research interest is in the area of the scholarship of teaching and learning. She is currently teaching undergraduate Human Resource Management, Marketing, Statistics, and Management Information Systems/Quantitative Methods.

Gwen Baumel

Vice President of Human Resources, Aurora Health Care

Gwen serves as Vice President of Human Resources for the North Market Group of Aurora Health Care. In the role of Vice President Human Resources, Gwen provides strategic direction for human resources functions within the market group and is also responsible for ensuring human resources strategies and practices align and effectively support the achievement of the organization’s objectives and mission. Other groups important to Gwen are the Greater Green Bay Health Care Alliance which is a consortium of health care employers, colleges and universities and the Workforce Development Board. Gwen has co-chaired a Clinical Placement sub-committee with the Health Care Alliance for over three years. Gwen has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and a Master’s of Science in Management and Organization Development from Silver Lake College. Health and wellness are important to Gwen; in her spare time, she enjoys biking and exercising. Travel is also a favorite past time. Gwen also spends time visiting her daughter and family in Raleigh, North Carolina and her son who is currently in a traveling role where ever he happens to be.



Juliet Cole

Community Leader & Volunteer

Juliet Cole holds a Bachelor’s degree in social change and development and a master’s degree in cross-cultural counseling from UW-Green Bay. In addition, she holds a Cambridge University Certificate in Modern Management/ Administration, Jersey, Britain. Juliet is involved in several Green Bay- and Fox Valley-area committees and organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Green Bay, Green Bay School District Equity in Education Committee, African Heritage Inc., Appleton, MLK celebration planning committee and chairs the MLK Contest committee. She is currently a staff of the Wisconsin Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network (DTAN), serving as a Co-coordinator for the DPI Collaborative Conference and a co-facilitator for Beyond Diversity (Courageous Conversation about Race). She is also a trained facilitator for Diversity Circles (Every Day Democracy). She is passionate about diversity and inclusion and she’s an active member of the community. 


Robyn Davis

President and CEO, Brown County United Way

Robyn Y. Davis is President and CEO of Brown County United Way. Robyn began serving in that role in May, 2017. Prior to joining Brown County United Way, Robyn led Freedom House Ministries, Inc. Robyn is a member of Management Women and is the 2017 recipient of Management Women’s Nancy A. Felhofer Leadership Award. She is a member of the Northeast Wisconsin Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Weidner Center Presents, Board of Directors and the Governing Board of the Brown County Homeless and Housing Coalition. Robyn is also a long-standing member of Living Hope Church in Green Bay. The oldest of five children, Robyn was born and raised in New York City, New York. She has been a resident of Green Bay area for the past 15 years and has lived and worked in Washington, D.C., Rhode Island and Michigan.   Robyn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hofstra University in English and Sociology as well as a Juris Doctor from the George Washington University School of Law. Robyn has leveraged her education and professional experience over a varied spectrum of leadership opportunities, including the practice of law, retail management and ministry. Robyn is an avid tennis and basketball fan, loves reading, jigsaw puzzles and music.



Gina Evans

Vice President, Private Banking, Johnson Bank

As a VP of Private Banking, Gina Evans is a part of the Wealth Management team at Johnson Bank. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Human Resources. Gina has served on the boards of various non-profit organizations including Literacy Green Bay, the March of Dimes and Management Women and she is currently a Board Member and Membership Chair for the Green Bay Rotary Club.  An avid basketball fan, Gina is also very active in the Purple Aces Youth Basketball Organization. Gina has stated that her most rewarding Board experience has been the 5 years that she has served on the YWCA Board.  She believes strongly about making the community that she lives in a strong, inclusive place to live and believes that it is every community member’s responsibility to help work toward that goal. 



Sandy Fragale

CEO, Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists of Green Bay

Sandy Fragale is a graduate of UW-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and she is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Sandy currently serves as CEO at Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists of Green Bay, SC. An active volunteer, Sandy is currently the Board Chair for Bellin Orthopedic Surgery, a committee member for NEW Arthritis Foundation and a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters.


Johanna Garrigan

Purchasing Supervisor, KI

Johanna Garrigan holds a Bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College. Johanna is currently the Purchasing Supervisor for KI’s Bonduel division with over 19 years of experience in purchasing, continuous improvement, supply chain management and procurement. An active community member, Johanna is involved at St. Bernard Parish as part of the 6:30 Sunday Night Worship Band and serves as president of their Altar Rosary Society. Johanna and her husband Mark, are long-time residents of the Green Bay area. All four of her daughters have attended YWCA's child care, and are learning to swim at the YWCA.

Gail Garrity-Reed

Inter-Government Affairs, FACC-PTAC (Tribal Procurement Technical Assistance Center)

Gail Garrity-Reed joined FACC/PTAC after working in the offices of both Congressman Steve Kagen and Mayor Jim Schmitt. Gail is a graduate of St. Norbert College with a degree in history. She has been active in a number of organizations including the Women’s Fund, the Mayor’s Beautification Committee, Service League, Holy Family School and Notre Dame Academy. 


Mackenzie Hanus

KHROME Agency, Account Executive

Mackenzie Hanus is an Account Executive at KHROME Agency, where she manages a diverse portfolio of clients’ advertising campaigns and social media content. A graduate of St. Norbert College, Mackenzie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Media Studies. Mackenzie also serves as the Vice President of the American Advertising Federation Fox River Club, and enjoys engaging with the community through volunteering. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, attending concerts, and being outside.



Tori Kluess

Partner at Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C

Tori Kluess is a partner at the Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C. She has over 26 years of experience practicing in the areas of Intellectual Property Law, computer and internet law, commercial and business law, estate planning and charitable giving. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Production and Operations Management from UW-Whitewater, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and her Law Degree from Marquette University, also graduating Magna Cum Laude. Tori has served on the boards of various organizations, including: Chairman of the Board and Vice Chair of Government Affairs for the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, the Brown County Ethics Board, the Advisory Board for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, the Corporate Striders Committee for the American Cancer Society’s Health Trek, the Brown County United Way Campaign Cabinet, Acts 1:8 Ministries, the Fox Valley Lutheran High School Foundation and The Family (Christian Radio). She is also involved in many professional associations and organizations. 

Tanessa Klug

Director of Development, Regional Campuses, for the Medical College of Wisconsin Medical School

Tanessa is a certified fund raising executive with a strong desire to build Wisconsin families and communities through the power of philanthropy.  Her background in for-profit marketing began with The Mark Travel Corporation in Milwaukee and continued with a role in strategic marketing for The Carver Boat Corporation in Pulaski.  Wanting to make a meaningful impact in a greater sense, Tanessa entered the fundraising profession in 2009 by leading the development efforts at Cerebral Palsy, Inc (CP Center) for five years. Tanessa is now leading the philanthropic campaign to launch the state's newest medical school campuses with the Medical College of Wisconsin: MCW-Green Bay and MCW-Central Wisconsin. In addition to this role with the YWCA Greater Green Bay Board, Tanessa is a past board president for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter and a member of the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce's Partners in Education. She resides in Pulaski with her husband Joe, their children Isabella and Landon, and dogs Tiko and Charlie.



Eileen Littig

Television Producer, NEWIST/CESA 7

Eileen Littig is an independent television producer and the former director of Northeastern Wisconsin In-School Telecommunications (NEWIST/CESA 7). With Wisconsin Public Television, she has produced numerous television programs for children, teens and has been recognized with numerous awards including a Corporation for Public Broadcasting Gold Medal and two Midwestern Emmys. She worked with Producer Dean Leisgang on a documentary on environmentalists Roy and Charlotte Lukes and artists Jeanne and David Aurelius of Door County.

Eileen has received many community awards including an Athena Award in (2007). She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Casa ALBA, Melanie, and serves on the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board, Madison.

Eileen's passion is "eliminating racism and empowering women." She is a member of Migration Advocacy, AAUW and is currently working on an exhibit with the Neville Museum in May, 2017 entitled Estamos Aqui. She has been married to David Littig for fifty-five years. They have two children, Melissa and Marco and five grandchildren. Eileen received her BA from Ripon College in Drama and Speech and her MS in Speech from UW-Madison.


Lisa Maas

Director, Talent Management, NWTC

Lisa Maas received her Master’s degree in Business Administration. She has spent the past 25 years in human resources leadership, including 22 years in nonprofit and six years in public sector education. Lisa has two college-aged daughters and has been enjoying spending time in the recent years giving back to her community. She has served on the Human Resources committee at St. Elizabeth Seton Church for 15 years has volunteered at numerous events in support of her children and the community. She looks forward to continuing to share her skills and time with the YWCA.


Sr. Melanie Maczka

Director, Casa ALBA Melanie

Sr. Melanie is a member of a religious community, Society of Sisters for the Church. She was born and raised in Chicago but has spent most of her adult life in Wisconsin. She holds a Bachelor's degree in education from De Lourdes College in Des Plaines, Illinois and a Master's degree in Religious Education from Fordham University in New York. She has been a junior high teacher, a parish director of religious formation, a diocesan consultant for religious formation, a pastoral associate at St. Willebrord Church for 33 years. Sr. Melanie began learning Spanish in 1992 and continues to develop this skill in her current roles. Melanie organized a 24/7 immigration emergency hotline which lasted for three years and assisted many families. She was a board member of Legal Aid and Catholic Charities in the past and currently serves as a board member for ADRC. She is also a member of the Migration Advocacy Network.


Rebecca A. McCormick

Becky is a First Vice President with Graystone Consulting, a business of Morgan Stanley. Becky has over 31 years of industry experience, including 22 years at Morgan Stanley, having joined Graystone Consulting in 1994. Becky has been a part of the Green Bay community her whole life. For fun and relaxation, she enjoys boating, gardening and spending time with her dogs. She is passionate about the well-being of animals and volunteers her time working with no-kill animal shelters and supporting local organizations   such as the Bay Area Humane Society and Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary. 


Gail McNutt

CEO, Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes

Gail McNutt joined the Girl Scouts in 2010 after a long career in the corporate world. Her extensive resume includes management positions with Schneider National, Tec Systems and Schreiber Foods. Gail is a graduate of UW – Whitewater. Her many community volunteer activities include serving on the Boards for the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay and the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and as the Co-chair for the Better by the Bay initiative. 


Grace Meyer

Manager, Hospitality Services for Aurora BayCare Medical Center

Grace Meyer is a Manager of Hospitality Services for Aurora BayCare Medical Center managing a combined non-medical staff of 65 in multiple locations. In her role, Grace is charged with creating and implementing procedures for each department that she manages as well as facilitating customer service retreats and conducting group presentations. Grace feels very strongly about giving back and is very involved in the com-munity. She is serving her third term as President of the De Pere Rotary Club, she is the Vice President of the St. Norbert Alumni Board, and the Treasurer of the Packers Women’s Association. Grace has done extensive volunteering including Board involvement for Literacy Green Bay, and the CP Center among others. Grace received her Bachelor’s degree in International Business from St. Norbert College and her MBA from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Rebecca Pruess

Rebecca is a 2011 graduate of Santa Clara University with a BS in Psychology. Since graduation she has worked at the American Foundation of Counseling Services, Schneider National, and is currently the Director of Marketing and People Operations at Flexagon. Rebecca has been involved in the community with the Neville Museum Foundation, The Volunteer Center, the East High Fine Arts Institute, and the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay.


Tori Szkodzinski

Senior Tax Manager, Wipfli LLP                                                                                                               

Tori Szkodzinski holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from St. Norbert College and a Master of Taxation degree from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. With over ten years of experience, Tori Szkodzinski is a senior tax manager at Wipfli and provides the highest-quality service to both individuals and corporate clients. Though she serves a wide variety of clients, her emphasis is on the manufacturing industry. Tori is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants, she was also the treasurer of Management Women, Inc.