Our Leadership

Executive Director

Summer Kelly, RN, MS, IBCLC
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 Kasia (Research Assistant) developed the milk bank's in-house microbiology laboratory, Lennon's Lab.

Board President

Marissa Grossenbach
Grossenbach 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 16 years of experience in project management and is a member of the Board of Education for Illinois School District 103.

Medical Director

Anne Eglash, MD, IBCLC, FABM
Dr. Eglash is Medical Director of the Milk Bank, Director of the Milk Mob, Co-Founder of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and the Mothers' Milk Association of Wisconsin. As a board certified family physician, she practices medicine in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin and serves as faculty at UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Co-Medical Director

Kathleen Marinelli, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP
Dr. Marinelli is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, is a neonatologist and Director of Lactation Support Services at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Past Chair of the United States Breastfeeding Committee.

Board Vice President

Krystal Revai, MD, MPH, FAAP, FABM
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

Founding Board Members, 2011
Jennifer Anderson, Anne Eglash, Marissa Grossenbach, Summer Kelly, Maura MacDonald, Nancy Mohrbacher, Jeannae Zeutzius

Board Members

Maura McDonald, RN, BSN
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 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 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.