Who We Are

As our region’s only nonprofit milk bank, Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes (Milk Bank WGL) is proud to serve over 90 hospitals and thousands of families throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. We are registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit and we are an accredited member of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. 

Milk Bank WGL’s ethical, sustainable model maximizes utilization of a natural resource while supporting breastfeeding/chestfeeding promotion and duration. We are a passionate and mission-driven group, dedicated to providing our community with equitable access to donor milk and leading scientific research.

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Our Mission

Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes saves tiny lives by collecting, pasteurizing, and dispensing donor human milk. We provide pasteurized donor human milk to premature and critically ill babies, distribute donor milk to outpatients, and support donor families, including those who are donating after loss.

Our Vision

Leading safe and innovative milk bank programming to save tiny lives and improve pediatric health.

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, BS
Marissa Grossenbach, BSBoard 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, CHIE
Krystal Revai, MD, MPH, FAAP, CHIEBoard 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, BSN, RN
Maura McDonald, BSN, RNBoard 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, MAcc
Katherine Mowen, MAccBoard 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.
Kevin Hoey, RPh
Kevin Hoey, RPhBoard Member
Kevin is the owner of Hoey Apothecary, where he is also a pharmacist. The apothecary is home to one of the milk bank’s first donor milk dispensaries, making donor milk available in the community.
Susan Lampert Smith, BS
Susan Lampert Smith, BSBoard Member
Susan is a science writer and journalist, with expertise in media relations and teaching. After retiring from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she now owns LAMPSMITH, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in science and medical writing.

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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.