Staff & Board

Senior Level Staff

Gail McNutt, Chief Executive Officer

Gail McNuttGail 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.

Amy Flanders, Chief Development Officer

Amy Flanders has served as our Council’s chief development officer since 2011, overseeing the Fund Development and Communications Departments. Amy has 15 years of nonprofit management experience and has held several leadership positions with responsibility for fundraising, marketing, branding, public relations, and planning. Prior to joining GSNWGL, Amy raised funds for a medical association with an endowment of $8.1 million, and she worked at the Social Development Commission, the largest anti-poverty agency in Milwaukee County. For two years, Amy served as the facilitator of the Wisconsin Community Action Programs (WISCAP) Planning Roundtable, and in 2008 she was on the Wisconsin Community Action Program Association statewide planning committee for the Poverty Matters! Conference. Amy is a board member of newVoices (formerly White Heron Chorale) in Appleton, past president of Friends of St. Catherine Residence in Milwaukee, and volunteered with the American Cancer Society in Milwaukee. Amy is a member of the Rotary Club of Appleton, Association of Fundraising Professionals, American Marketing Association (AMA), and BoardStar. Amy holds an MBA in marketing from UW-Whitewater, a BS in business from Mount Mary College, and a BA from UW-La Crosse. She also earned a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from the Helen Bader Institute for nonprofit management, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Amy lives in Appleton and enjoys gardening, biking, and renovating her home.

Sharon Pickering, Chief Financial Officer

Sharon Pickering joined GSNWGL as chief financial officer in 2008, overseeing finance, product program, retail, IT, and systems integration. Sharon holds an MS in management and organizational behavior from Silver Lake College and a BS in business administration from Michigan Technological University. Prior to her work with GSNWGL, Sharon held a variety of positions at Hoffman LLC in marketing, human resources, project management, and finance, giving her a unique perspective for nonprofit leadership. Sharon has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Aldo Leopold Community School, and has served as a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Fox River Girl Scouts, and as a cabinet member for United Way Fox Cities. Sharon is also a graduate of Leadership Fox Cities. A life-long Girl Scout, Sharon is thrilled to work for the organization that gave her so much as a girl. Sharon lives in Appleton and spends her free time enjoying the outdoors, biking, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.

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.

Officers

Chair: Karen Kollmann, De Pere, WI
First Vice Chair: Susan Miller, Waupaca, WI
Second Vice Chair: Diane Roundy, Greenleaf, WI
Treasurer: Patrick Puyleart, Wausau, WI
Secretary: Carol Romback, Negaunee, MI

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

Governance

Democratic Process

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.

Adult Recommendation- GSNWGL Board of Directors/Board Committee

Girl Recommendation- GSNWGL Board of Directors/Board Committee