our leadership team

Katrina Graczyk, MBA

Synergist & Line Leader

Katrina is Girlology’s Supergirl Friday, keeping all aspects of the organization connected and running smoothly. From the get-go she’s been passionate about connecting with young people. She grew up involved in an international youth group, with highlights including a speaking engagement in front of thousands of students at World Youth Day in Denver and performing and speaking at international congresses and gatherings in Italy and New York. She is happy to continue that mission with Girlology. “It’s exciting to work for a company that reaches out to young people and encourages them to make healthy, positive choices in life,” she says.

Katrina earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a minor in music from Rutgers University. She worked for AIG in Philadelphia for two years before returning to Rutgers for a master’s degree in business administration. She then felt the call of the West and moved to California, where she continued a career in sales, got married and started a family.

Since 2011 she and her family have made their home in Greenville, SC. She spends her time reading, volunteering, nurturing her love for all types of music, searching for fountain Pepsi in the South and, most of all, keeping her kids — ages 9, 7, 5 and one on the way — entertained.

Katrina Graczyk, MBA
Synergist & Line Leader

Melisa Holmes, MD, FACOG

Co-Founder

Melisa Holmes, MD, FACOG is a creative soul with an academic mind who credits her business style to many years of cheerleading. An Atlanta native, Melisa is a graduate of The University of Georgia (with an art degree in drawing & painting) and earned her MD from the Medical College of Georgia. Following her Ob-Gyn residency at The Medical College of Virginia, Melisa joined the faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where she held joint appointments in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Pediatrics.

As a passionate teacher for residents, medical students and her patients, Dr. Holmes was awarded numerous honors for education including the University-wide Educator-Mentor award and a national award from the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists for patient education. As an excellent clinician respected by her peers, she was also named among the Best Doctors in America.

She served as director of the MUSC Teen Clinic and created a clinic for sexual assault survivors. As a nationally recognized advocate for adolescent health, she has served on the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on Adolescent healthcare and worked with the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. Locally, she is on the Board of Directors for the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and works on the Advisory Board for Amaze.org, a global sexuality education project. In addition to co-authoring the Girlology series of books, she has written numerous scientific papers and textbook chapters as well as articles and guest blogs.

Currently, Melisa divides her time between seeing patients as a Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecologist at Greenville Health System, growing Girlology and Guyology, and spending time with her husband and three children in Greenville, South Carolina. When she's not in ``work`` mode, she enjoys painting, cooking, playing with her pre-teen daughter, and getting facetime calls from her college daughters.

Melisa Holmes, MD, FACOG
Co-Founder

Trish Hutchison, MD, FAAP

Co-Founder

Trish Hutchison, MD, FAAP is an ex-band-geek valedictorian turned chatty sex-educator. She graduated from the College of Charleston and earned her MD at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). After completing her Pediatrics residency at Vanderbilt University, Trish returned to Charleston, where she was in private practice for 10 years and was a sought-after and trusted physician for adolescent girls and boys. She subsequently founded and directed a young women’s health center for the Department of Adolescent Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. As an expert on adolescent development, teen sexuality, and parenting, she has been listed among the Best Doctors in America.

Currently, in addition to leading Girlology and Guyology programs, she practices in the Student Health Center at the College of Charleston. Working in college health gives Trish more than enough exposure to the issues facing teens today. Her years of clinical practice and her warm and non-judgmental approach have made her a highly trusted and respected physician among kids, college students, and parents alike. Additionally, she provides the same level of care and concern as a medical mission team leader on regular trips to underserved countries. Trish and her family have developed a special connection with a village in Honduras where they deliver hope, empowerment and medical services.

When she’s not seeing patients or leading programs, Trish is helping to train other physicians to take Girlology and Guyology programs to their communities. She enjoys hanging out with like-minded folks and also just being social. Outside of work, Trish spends time boating, spinning, attempting basic yoga poses, and creating new dishes in the kitchen with her two teen daughters and her husband in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Trish Hutchison, MD, FAAP
Co-Founder

Betsy Wallace

Community Liaison

Betsy Wallace is Girlology’s newest team member and enthusiast for the organization. She joins us as our Community Outreach Champion with plans to expand the work and reach of Girlology & Guyology, especially for under-resourced families. She works with new hospitals and physicians, and also links community organizations with our programs through sponsorships and grant funding. She joins us with almost 20 years of outside sales experience in healthcare and a passion for marketing and brand development. Although she’s new to the non-profit sector, her heart has always been there.

Betsy hails from Manning, SC and attended the College of Charleston. After a short stint in Jackson, Wyoming, she spent her years in sales in Charlotte, Asheville, Columbia, and Charleston. She and her husband moved to Mt. Pleasant in 2003 where they are living Girlology & Guyology every day with a child, a tween and a teen. If you see Betsy outside of Girlology or without her kids, she’s likely running, volunteering at church or school, or visiting with family.

Betsy Wallace
Community Liaison

our staff

Jessica Ma
Communications Intern

our board of directors

Beth Cairns
Account Director, Meredith Corporation
Atlanta, GA

Ayana Clunis
Securities Operations VP, Goldman Sachs
New York, NY

Melisa Holmes, MD
Co-Founder
Greenville, SC

Trish Hutchinson, MD
Co-Founder
Charleston, SC