Senior Level Staff
Gail McNutt, Chief Executive Officer
Gail McNutt has served as chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes (GSNWGL) since 2010. Prior to joining GSNWGL, she held the positions of vice president of human resources and senior vice president of finance at Schneider National. Gail is deeply rooted in the Green Bay community, where she has held board and volunteer positions with several organizations including the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, Greater Green Bay Branding Initiative, American Foundation of Counseling Services, Bellin Foundation, Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Green Bay Area Community Foundation. Gail also completed Marquette University’s prestigious social innovation training. Gail’s personal mantra comes from Margaret Mead who said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Gail lives in Green Bay with her husband and dog and enjoys fitness, keeping up on the adventures of her grown children, and making community connections.
Jodi Dahlke, Chief People Officer
Jodi Dahlke joined the GSNWGL team in 2014 as our Chief People Officer and brings with her over 20 years of experience in human resources, teaching and small business management. She has a passion for training and development, recruiting and employee relations. Her interim as Regional HR Director for Festival Foods provided a unique training ground for our multi-county staff structure. Jodi holds a BS in information technology and MBA’s in business management and human resource management. She holds memberships in Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Women in Management, National Association of Professional Women, and Servant Leaders of Wisconsin. When not wearing her GSNWGL hat Jodi enjoys cottage time with her husband of 24 years, water-related recreation and keeping in touch with her two grown sons. Jodi is inspired to constantly strive for improvement by this Benjamin Franklin quote, “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.”
Patti Denton, CPA, MBA, Chief Financial Officer
Patti joined Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes in 2015 bringing her extensive financial experience in the non-profit industry to the organization. Her leadership helps guide our Council’s future beyond crunching numbers, by developing and implementing financial strategies and goals aligned with the GSNWGL mission. She also provides effective stewardship, control, and oversight of GSNWGL’s finances. Patti fondly remembers her own Girl Scout days as both a Brownie and an adult volunteer as a Girl Scout leader and Service-Area Cadette advisor for several years. The Fox Cities community has benefited from her volunteer engagements with Institute of Management Accountants Board of Directors, FVTC Accounting Advisory Committee, FIRST Robotics NEW Apple Corps team mentor, President of Appleton Noon Optimist Club, Mid-Day Women’s Alliance,to name just a few. Patti is also a member of the AICPA and WICPA. While her two adult children are spreading their wings, she and her husband reside in Appleton; her daughter, a former Girl Scout, is a computer software engineer and her son, an Eagle Scout, is a chemical engineer on the trail to his PhD. This Optimist Creed line embodies Patti’s strengths, “…to think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.”
Andy Heuer, Chief Development Officer
Andy brings a wealth of experience and passion to our leadership team. He is responsible for overseeing all development and communications efforts for our Council. Andy has a significant record of accomplishment in nonprofit fundraising; his past experience out of Middletown, Connecticut includes Director of Development and Fundraising for MARC: Community Resources, and Community Resources Development Director for Middlesex United Way. Throughout his career, Andy has worked with a variety of nonprofit organizations supporting youth, social justice, and individuals with cognitive disabilities. Well-versed at providing strategic frameworks that link vision to mission, Andy’s passion for diversity, inclusion, and fostering innovation and partnerships ensure we are able to make our mission a reality.
Amy Schultz, Chief Operating Officer
Amy Schultz is GSNWGL’s chief operating officer and has worked with Girl Scouts since 1998, overseeing membership, programming, property, and outdoor programming. As a Girl Scout growing up, she has many fond memories of her summers as a camper and program aide. Prior to the nation-wide Girl Scout council realignment in 2008, Amy worked for Woodland Council, based out of Wisconsin Rapids, as a camp director, program director, assistant executive director, and interim CEO. Amy has a degree in environmental education from UW-Stevens Point, a certificate in nonprofit management, and a professional credential in volunteer administration. Prior to her career in Girl Scouting, she worked in nature centers and museums. She is a past board member of the Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum, former board president of Portage County Alliance for Youth, and was active with Portage County AODA Coalition, Planned Giving Portage County, and Leadership Portage County. Amy is also a grant reviewer for the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board and a founding board member of the Wisconsin Nonprofits Association. She has been active with committees and vision teams of the United Ways in Portage County, Wisconsin Rapids, and Marshfield. She lives with her husband and son in Plover and in her free time, enjoys canoeing, cross-country skiing, reading, and spending time at their northwoods cabin.
Board of Directors 2014-2015
Karen Kollmann, Board Chair
Karen is the director of fuels management for Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business and her master’s in business administration at Lakeland College in Sheboygan. Karen was a Girl Scout through high school as a part of Ship 99, was a national delegate in 2008, and attended the National Council Session in 2011. She has served on the board of directors since 2008, holding positions as secretary and first vice chair prior to her position as board chair. She has also been a member of the finance committee and chaired the long-range property planning committee. In her free time, Karen enjoys reading, downhill skiing, gardening, and spending time up north at her cottage.
Chair: Karen Kollmann, De Pere, WI
First Vice Chair: Judy Nagel, De Pere, WI
Second Vice Chair: Diane Roundy, Greenleaf, WI
Treasurer: Patrick Puyleart, Wausau, WI
Secretary: Joanne Weber, Green Bay, WI
Directors at Large
|Mariah Bockin- girl member, ex officio||Mondovi, WI|
|Victoria Dietel – girl member, ex officio||Stratford, WI|
|Barb Dulmes||Cadott, WI|
|Kayci Gruening||Lake Tomahawk, WI|
|Deb Kunkel||De Pere, WI|
|Bala Mallela||Appleton, WI|
|Susan McFadden||Appleton, WI|
|Gail McNutt, CEO, ex officio||Appleton, WI|
|Lynn Moon||Marquette, MI|
|Maureen O’Hern Hahn||Appleton, WI|
|Simone Okray||Plover, WI|
|Chris Olsen||Wausau, WI|
|Joanne Weber||Green Bay, WI|
Board Development Committee
|Lisa Alexander||Merrill, WI|
|Linda Beauchamp||Escanaba, MI|
|Mary Grace||Appleton, WI|
|Sherry Jasper||Chippewa Falls, WI|
|Karen Kollmann, BOD Chair, ex officio||De Pere, WI|
|Kathy LaValley||Eau Claire, WI|
|Gail McNutt, CEO, ex officio||Appleton, WI|
|Robyn Morin||Menomonie, WI|
|Carol Romback, Chair||Negaunee, MI|
|Linda Stoll||Menasha, WI|
|Lisa Vanden Avond||De Pere, WI|
The democratic process allows GSNWGL members to influence major decisions affecting our Council. While not every member can vote or make final policy decisions, this process ensures that each member is informed about Council issues and needs and can provide input to our board of directors.
Become a Board Member
The members of our Council’s board of directors and board committees provide direction and leadership to GSNWGL’s operations. Members of the board and board committees must be recommended by another person.
Girl Board Members
Girl Scouts are eligible to serve on our board of directors or a board committee. Girls serving on the board must be 16-18 years of age, and for a board committee must be 14-18 years of age. Girls interested in applying may fill out the girl application form.
Recommending a Board Member
If you would like to recommend someone to our Council’s board of directors or a board committee, please fill out the following forms as appropriate.