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2022-2023 Board of Directors

CAROLYNN FRIESCH, PRESIDENT


Carolynn Friesch is the Chief Executive Officer at United Way of Kenosha County. She was named to this role in May 2021. Carolynn previously worked for Carthage College as director of foundation and corporate relations. She has extensive professional experience in higher education and is skilled in relationship development and fundraising. Carolynn is an active community member in both Kenosha and Racine counties. She currently serves as president of TEMPO Racine, is a member of the Board of Directors for Kenosha Area Family & Aging Services, Inc. (KAFASI) and Kenosha County Food Bank, and is an ambassador for Greater Racine County. Carolynn holds a Master’s in Higher Education Leadership and Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. 

JENNIFER EASTMAN, PRESIDENT-ELECT

Jennifer Eastman is President & Eldercare Advisor with Assisted Living Locators of Southeastern Wisconsin.  She is a proven business executive and natural entrepreneur with over 20 years of success.   She takes pride in serving as a trusted, transparent communicator- approaching challenges with openness and positive energy.  Jennifer uses her passion and experience to help seniors and their families navigate thru the often confusing and overwhelming process of finding senior care.  As a leader, Jennifer’s focus is on building relationships. Other strengths of Jennifer’s include the ability to combine a strategic vision with solid project management skills and innovative, collaborative problem-solving.

This is also true of her active community involvement including leadership on non-profit boards; she is passionate about working together to make our world a better place for all. She also enjoys spending time with her family, travel, and is on a mission to do at least one hard thing each day.

LYNELLE SAUNDERS, TREASURER 


Lynelle is a co-owner of Compassionate Peer Support and Training, LLC, and is a wife and mother of two grown children.  She has been a mental health advocate for over 15 years. In 2013 Lynelle brought her accounting, management, fundraising, and program and development skills together with her passion for supporting those living with mental illness to the Racine Friendship Clubhouse where she served as the Executive Director. Working directly with Clubhouse participants offering hope and opportunities for a meaningful, purposeful life has led Lynelle to her current passion of providing compassionate peer support and building the peer specialist profession.   

LYNDA KNUTSON, SECRETARY

Lynda received her undergrad degree is sports and fitness management from UW Parkside.  With 29 years in the fitness industry Lynda has been an instructor, personal trainer, fitness director and center director. She is now owner of LyndaFit.  Her current clientele includes cancer patients and survivors, Parkinson’s patients, and people who just want to live a healthier life, but can’t seem to find the time.  She empowers clients to be as healthy and strong as they can be so they can live life abundantly. 

LIZ POWELL, MEMBERSHIP CHAIR