Board of Directors

FREEDOM FARM FOR VETS OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

13391633_882149838596098_4877897469798678628_oJohn Ress-Founder-Bio Coming Soon

14444591_954544481356633_4658806915043436725_oCassandra Mason-Treasurer-Bio Coming Soon

16252033_10158166069995078_5747988235747703500_oAmber Hirsch-Secretary-Born and raise in the heat of Arizona, my family and I relocated to the Midwest to get out of the big city life and in to the country. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology, as well as half of a Master’s Degree in Special Education under my belt.  I am an ESL teacher to preschool and kindergarten children overseas.  I’m at my happiest when I’m on the farm hanging out with the horses or digging around in the gardens. I am married and have 3 boys and my dog lady.

14107657_1097476980306327_2569825218672209153_o  Lisa Macarra- Executive Director- She is a highly trained professional working most of her twenty-five year career in project management in logistics operation.  Lisa is avid about supporting our military members, both active and veterans, and their families, in our communities.  Being a board member allows her to fund and drive growth for this wonderful support system.  Lisa grew up in Waukegan, Il and holds a BA in Psychology from Illinois State University.  She is an active supporter of the Kenosha chapter VFW 1865, as well as other animal, mental health, and special needs support organizations. She lives in Kenosha with her husband of over twenty years and many, many fur babies.

12019877_10153628658304666_8910645930117594683_n Doug Wilson-Board Member-has a strong belief in supporting our military members, and their families both active and veterans.  He found the Freedom Farm to be a supportive, quiet environment that provides support to those at their own pace.  Being a Board member allows him the ability to help a local organization grow while it provides a support system to our military and their families.  Doug Wilson and his wife of over 30 years are both life residents of Lake County.  Doug has over 30 years working in the automotive and insurance industry.   He is an active supporter of the local stage actors and the theater in Kenosha, as well as animal rescue organizations.  Doug’s dog Yogi is a rescue dog.  He and his wife have provided a safe place for rescue dogs until they find their new home.

13512058_10208266888504381_5837428750496179108_n Suzanne Willett-Board Member- Suzanne received her undergraduate degree from UW Madison.  She then went on to graduate from NIU law school in 1990 and began her career at the Lake County State’s Attorney Office where she progressed through all divisions of the office and in 2000 became supervisor. She was supervisor of Drug Prosecutions and Asset forfeiture division and is currently the supervisor of the Specialty Courts Program. She has prosecuted all types of cases and is currently the program leader for Court House dogs as well as the certified handler for facility dog, Hitch who is a fully trained service dog. Aside from being a Freedom Farm for Vets board member, she is also a board member for Arden Shore, a member of National Police facility dog association, and a volunteer for k9s4u dog rescue.  She is married with 3 children and lives in Beach Park.

11403507_851089071611787_4797450268814344418_n Keena Roberts-Board Member-Bio coming soon

13925155_10157217347570527_1272536051031338300_n Sara Laws-Board Member-Bio Coming Soon

21271111_1390857871033374_4709363597726446483_n Dana Matthews-Board Member-Bio Coming Soon

15252734_1003862116424869_8519004569927527474_o Mike Michalak-Board Member-Bio Coming Soon

Bob Ochsner-Board Member-Bio Coming Soon

Josh Hecker-Board Member-Bio Coming Soon

Shawn Heaton-Board Member-Bio Coming Soon

Mona Lewis-Board Member-Bio Coming Soon

 

 

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