McGaw YMCA names new board chair, members


The McGaw YMCA has added six new members and a new chair to its board.

Recently-appointed chair Pat Maunsell joined the board in 2011, and has served as vice chair, secretary and chair of the Development/Nominating Committee prior to her new role. Professionally, she runs her own consulting firm and has spent more than 25 years working for nonprofit organizations focused on improving education and outcomes for young people.

Maunsell said she is excited to help the McGaw YMCA as it both plans for its long-term future and supports its current efforts to support youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

“At 131 years and counting, the McGaw YMCA has so much to be proud of,” Maunsell said. “Last spring, our Board approved a Master Plan to help ensure McGaw will continue to support our community into the future.  What makes us great is a strong commitment to our core values while growing and evolving to meet the needs of our community.”

The new board members are:

  • Bob Corbett, an associate director and executive coach with Ernst & Young LLP. He has more than 20 years of executive-level coaching, consulting, and human resources experience across multiple industries and countries. He has a B.A. in Psychology, M.S. in Industrial Relations, and M.S. in Organization Development from Loyola University Chicago.
  • Leslie Granchalek, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She says her commitment to the YMCA began as a toddler taking swimming lessons. Growing up, the Y provided her with a framework and foundation, and now it serves a similar role for her children.
  • Neal Moglin, a partner and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in 1985 and J.D. in 1988.
  • John Pratt, the founder and CEO of Boomerang Information Services, Inc., a mergers and acquisitions due diligence firm. He previously worked for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, The Alford Group, Inc., and the Indiana State Democratic Party. He received his undergraduate degree and his MBA from Indiana University.
  • Todd Swortzel, president and chief executive officer of Presbyterian Homes. Todd obtained an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Averett University and an M.S. in Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • James Wright, the chief administrative officer at VOA Associates Incorporated, an international architecture and design firm. He also serves as a coach and board member for the Rogers Park AYSO and as timekeeper for the McGaw YMCA Swim Team.

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