Gina M. Pruski was appointed Training Director in 2004. Gina has been with the SPD since 1992, starting her legal career as a staff attorney in the SPD’s Fond du Lac Trial Office and then later becoming the agency’s Deputy Legal Counsel where she performed the legislative liaison duties on behalf of the agency.
Gina received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989 and her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1992. She is also a 2000 graduate of Duke University's Strategic Leadership for State Executives Program. In February 2015, Gina was elected Vice-Chair of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association’s National Alliance of Indigent Defense Educators Committee and will serve as Chair in 2016-17.
She is currently a member of the National Association for Public Defense’s Education Committee, the Wisconsin State Training Council (for which she served as Vice-Chair in 2009 and Chair in 2010) and Wisconsin’s Task Force on Children in Need. Gina previously served on the Child Welfare Executive Steering Committee and was a state reviewer for the Federal Child and Family Services Review in August 2003.