Who We Are

Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes saves tiny lives by collecting, pasteurizing, and dispensing donor human milk to premature babies and pediatric patients.

As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit member of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America, we are proud to serve over 75 hospitals and thousands of families throughout Wisconsin and Illinois.

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Customer Care Team

About Milk Bank WGL

Board of Directors

Summer Kelly, RN, MS, IBCLC
Summer Kelly, RN, MS, IBCLCExecutive Director
As a nurse, lactation consultant, childbirth educator, and researcher, Summer is passionate about the amazing bioactive properties in human milk. She holds a BSN from Rush University and a MS in Biology from Northeastern Illinois University. In 2011, Summer helped develop the first donor human milk hospital program in a Chicago-area Level III neonatal intensive care unit. In 2017, Summer and the research team developed the milk bank’s in-house microbiology laboratory, Lennon’s Lab.
Marissa Grossenbach
Marissa GrossenbachBoard President
Marissa delivered her son prematurely in a Chicago area hospital. During his NICU stay, she began to look for alternatives to formula. She found that donor milk was not available locally and set out to assemble a team to create a milk bank. She has over 15 years of experience in project management and is currently a member on the Board of Education for Illinois School District 103.
Anne Eglash, MD, IBCLC, FABM
Anne Eglash, MD, IBCLC, FABMMedical Director
Dr. Eglash is Medical Director of Milk Bank WGL, Co-Founder of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and medical director of the University of Wisconsin Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic. As a board certified family physician, she practices medicine in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin and serves as a clinical professor with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. She is also the founder and president of the Institute for the Advancement of Breastfeeding and Lactation Education (IABLE).
Krystal Revai, MD, MPH, FAAP, FABM
Krystal Revai, MD, MPH, FAAP, FABMBoard Vice President
Dr. Revai is a pediatrician with 15 years private practice experience, with a concentration in breastfeeding and lactation management. She is a fellow trained in Academic General Pediatrics, and received a Masters in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Krystal is a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and a member of the Illinois chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Maura McDonald, RN, BSN
Maura McDonald, RN, BSNBoard Treasurer
Maura is an OB/GYNE nurse and La Leche League Leader. She has a decade of corporate credit and lending experience in recovery & restructuring, media & telecom, and securitization, and general middle market enterprises.
Jequeatta Upton Smith, MPH
Jequeatta Upton Smith, MPHBoard Secretary
Jequeatta serves as a Director in a busy Chicago hospital. In graduate school she trained with Mary Rose Tully, one of the founding members of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America.
Katherine Mowen-Matz, CPA
Katherine Mowen-Matz, CPABoard Member
Katherine is an Information Security professional with a passion for process efficiency and effectiveness. She has a background in IT, Operational, and Financial Auditing and is a registered CPA, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. Katherine is a former milk donor and is thrilled to be able to continue to support the milk bank as a Board member.
Ann Conway, RN, MS, MA
Ann Conway, RN, MS, MABoard Member
Ann was formerly the Executive Director for the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care & the Perinatal Foundation. She also holds her MS in Nursing and MA in Public Policy & Administration.

Our Mission

The Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes provides pasteurized donor human milk to premature and critically ill babies, supports moms who donate milk after loss, and distributes reduced cost or free donor milk to chronically ill middle and low income children.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions about Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes and our operations, please complete the form or reach out to us directly at the number and email address below.

Contact us at 847-262-5134 or info@milkbankwgl.org.