YWCA Greater Green Bay

Board of Directors



 Tori Szkodzinski
Senior Tax Manager, Wipfli
Board President

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 fifteen 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 (AICPA) and Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA), she was also the treasurer of Management Women, Inc.

Tori and her husband, Mike have three children: Megan, Trevor, and Travis. They keep busy while her husband is the Head Hockey Coach and Athletic Director at Lawrence University.



Grace Meyer
Manager, Hospitality Services for Aurora BayCare Medical Center
                            Vice President

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 also feels very strongly about giving back and is very involved in the community. She is currently 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 also done extensive volunteering including Board involvement for Literacy Green Bay, and the CP Center among other things.

A very positive, fun loving person, Grace is an avid reader, an extensive traveler, enjoys attending sporting events and spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life”. “I love how it reminds us that we all play an important role in each other’s lives, whether or not we are aware of our impact on one another! It truly IS a Wonderful Life!”

Grace received her Bachelor’s degree in International Business from St. Norbert College and her M.B.A. from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


 Gwen Baumel

Vice President of Human Resources, Aurora Health Care                                          Treasurer 

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 children in Raleigh, North Carolina and San Jose, California.



Gina Evans
Secretary, Private Banking, Johnson Bank

Gina Evans holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Gina is on the Board of Directors of the Green Bay Rotary Club and is currently the Membership Chair. She is a member of Management Women, Inc. and serves on the Scholarship Award Committee. She also serves as a coach for her daughter’s basketball team.

She and her husband Lane have two children, Gehret who attends UW Madison and is seeking an Engineering Degree, and Brehna who is in high school at West De Pere. Both kids are very active in multiple sports, which is fun and keeps the whole family busy all year!


  Pooja Agarwal
Associate Lecturer, 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.

Ms. Agarwal’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. Ms. Agarwal is currently teaching undergraduate Human Resource Management, Marketing, Statistics, and Management Information Systems/Quantitative Methods.

Pooja lives in De Pere with her husband and two children.


 Juliet Cole
Interim Director of the Institute for Learning Partnership, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

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.

She 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 and she is a member of NWTC President’s Diversity Council. She had served on the United Way Board and the Children and Families Impact Council. She is currently the Interim Director of the Institute for Learning Partnership at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She is 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.




Robin Davis (new board member)



 Sandy Fragale

Administrator, 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 administrator 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. Sandy joined the YWCA Board because she believes in the YWCA’s mission of empowering women and children and feels she can help move the organization forward in a positive way.

She and her husband, Scott, live in Wrightstown.



Johanna Garrigan
Senior Buyer, KI

Johanna Garrigan holds a Bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College. Johanna is currently a Senior Buyer at KI and has over 16 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 as well being as officer of the Alter Rosary Society.

Johanna and her husband Mark, are long term residents of the Green Bay area. All four of her daughters have attended YWCA’s childcare. 



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

Gail Garrity-Reed joined FACC/PTAC on October 2011 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.

She and her husband Mike have three children, Michael, Caitlyn, and Bridget.


 Mackenzie Hanus (new board member)
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 23 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. Tori is looking forward to serving on the YWCA board and promoting its mission within the community.

Tori lives in Wrightstown with her husband, and they have two children. In her spare time, Tori enjoys watching her children’s various sporting endeavors (golf, basketball and softball), kayaking, fishing, swimming, buying wine and enjoying the great outdoors of the North Woods. 




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

Tanessa graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2002 and went to work for The Mark Travel Corporation in Milwaukee. She was responsible for promoting vacations to warm weather destinations. It didn't’t take long for the travel company to recognize Tanessa was a super star; she was soon promoted. She decided to move to Green Bay and took a job at Carver Boat Corporation focused on product development, market research and strategic planning. The only marketing person in an engineering-focused company, Klug not only met their marketing needs but she was pivotal in helping the executive team determine their destiny. While working in the travel and yacht industries had their perks, Klug felt she was destined for something else.

“I knew I was good at what I did but I wanted to make a difference for my neighbors,” she said. “Career-wise, my most important achievement has been taking the steps necessary to make my day-to-day work meaningful in a greater sense.” In 2009 Klug joined the non-profit world as Director of Development for the Cerebral Palsy (CP) Center.


 Eileen Littig

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 is now working with Producer Dean Leisgang on a documentary on environmentalists Roy and Charlotte Lukes and artists Jeanne and David Aurelius of Door County. Currently she is a producer with Therese Barry-Tanner and her daughter Melissa Godoy for a documentary entitled Will I Be Next? It is the story of three people with a family history of Alzheimer's disease (AD) who take part in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention (WRAP) -- the largest family history research study on Alzheimer's disease in the world based out of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute at the UW-Madison.

Littig 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, Educational Television Productions of Northeastern Wisconsin (ETP-NEW) 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 four 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, Human Resources Services, 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 7 months in public sector education. Lisa has served on the Human Resources committee at St. Elizabeth Seton Church for 15 years and is also a volunteer for Notre Dame Cross Country and the Transplant Games.

Lisa has two daughters and feels she is at stage in her family life and career that it is time to begin to give back to her community. She looks forward to sharing her skills and time with the YWCA.


 Sr. Melanie Maczka
Director, Casa ALBA Melanie, Hispanic Community Resource Center
Coordinator of Hispanic Ministry Formation, Catholic Diocese of Green Bay

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 or religious formation, a diocesan consultant for religious formation, a pastoral associate at St. Willebrord Church for 33 years. She began learning Spanish in 1992 and continues to develop this skill in her current roles. Melanie organized a 24/7 immigration emergency hot line 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.


 Becky McCormick (new board member)







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, Tech 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.

Gail and her husband have four grown children.



Rebecca Pruess (new board member) 





  Brittany Zaehringer
Human Resource Director for Brown County

An Akron native, Brittany has been active in the Akron community through service in over 30 non-profit boards, committees and affiliations, including her recent appointments to the Summit County Children's Services and Akron Civic Theater board of directors. In early 2016 Brittany relocated to Green Bay to join her husband, who works with the GB Chamber of Commerce.

Brittany’s most recent role was with the GAR (Galen A. Rousch) Foundation. Since joining the foundation in 2013, Brittany has worked to advance the foundation's strategic funding priorities through grant-making and convening in the areas of education, basic needs and independence, civic enhancement, and arts and culture. Brittany also spent time working with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio Council, as the Chief Operating Officer. Brittany is also actively involved in the Delta Sigma Theda Sorority. Brittany has a BA in Sociology from the University of Michigan, an MSSA in Social Science Administration from Case Western Reserve University, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law, also from Case Western Reserve University.

Brittany is currently the Human Resource Director for Brown County, and is eager to begin her tenure with the YWCA Board of Directors.




Board Committees

Finance Committee

Sandy Fragale- Chair

Inga Arendt

Gina Evans

Gwen Baumel

Tori Szkodzinski

Staff: Kris Neveau 

Investment Sub-Committee

Sandy Fragale 

Heather Karcz- Community Volunteer

Patti Chase- Community Volunteer



Board Development

Gail McNutt- Chair

Gina Evans

Grace Meyer 

Staff: Kay Baranczyk

Fund Development

Johanna Garrigan, Chair

Tori Kluess

Tanessa Klug

Brittany Zaehringer

Lisa Maas

Staff: Alyssa Matelski 

Community Services/Programs

Pooja Agarwal-Chair

Eileen Littig

Juliet Cole

Gail Garrity-Reed

Sr. Melanie Maczka

Tori Szkodzinski 

Natalia Sidon- Community Volunteer

Staff: Rotates



Tori Szkodzinski-President 

Grace Meyer-Vice President

Gina Evans-Secretary

Gwen Baumel-Treasurer 

Gail McNutt

Johanna Garrigan

Pooja Agarwal

Staff: Kay Baranczyk