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Board of Directors, 2020-2021


Andrea is a life-long Racinian and has great pride in her community and the wonderful people in it! She is a graduate of UW-Parkside, holds several insurance licenses, and has earned her Certified Insurance Counselor designation. Andrea is the owner of AndreaKR Wellness, LLC, is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. She is currently putting her leadership skills and wellness knowledge to good use in serving employers in the Racine, Kenosha and Northern Illinois communities on behalf of Aurora Health Care.

Carolynn Friesch
President Elect

Carolynn serves as the Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations for Carthage College where she works to increase the College’s visibility among regional, state, and national private foundations and businesses. She is passionate about equity and excellence in education and workforce development. Carolynn is an avid reader, and usually has a least one book with her at all times. Carolynn lives in Mount Pleasant with her husband, Tim, and  daughter, Madelyn. 

Lynelle Saunders

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 Hanson-Will

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 and, in addition to eight years in the foster care system, have worked as a school counselor and in private practice. She joined the Family Service of Racine team in December 2016 and became the Executive Director in February 2018.

Liz Powell