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2021-2022 Board of Directors


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 is an ambassador for Greater Racine County. She also serves as PTA Vice President at her daughter’s school, Goodland Montessori, in Racine. Carolynn holds a Master’s in Higher Education Leadership and Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. 


Andrea is a life-long Racinian and has great pride in her community and the wonderful people in it! Andrea is an Employee Benefits Consultant with USI Insurance, and is enjoying working with local employers on providing robust and affordable health care plans and benefits for increased employee satisfaction, attraction, and retention, as well as improving/maintaining employee health.  Andrea is the Past President of TEMPO Racine, serves on the United Way of Racine County Campaign Cabinet, is an Ambassador for Greater Racine County, and serves as Ambassador in the local Racine/Kenosha SHRM chapter. She is a graduate of both UW-Parkside and Leadership Racine, holds several insurance licenses, and is a long-time holder of the Certified Insurance Counselor designation. Andrea is the owner of AndreaKR Wellness, LLC, and is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. Her greatest joy is in serving others, such as identifying synergies within her network of people doing good work and connecting them to each other for their mutual benefit.


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.   


Liz grew up in Racine and proudly attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Work. After moving away for a time, she returned to Wisconsin in 2000 and began working with children and families in treatment foster care. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has also worked as a school counselor, outpatient mental health therapist and Executive Director at Family Service of Racine. Liz now owns her own outpatient solo practice in town.  She and her husband enjoy travel, gardening and reading in their free time.