Our Team

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(608) 755-4123

LEADERSHIP TEAM

KANDU’s 100+ staff members — led by an 11-person leadership team — are dedicated to empowering our clients in employment, social, and daily activities in order to give them the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential and independence.

Kathy Hansen

Kathy Hansen

Executive Director

Julie Smith

Julie Smith

Client Services Director

Jake Reed

Jake Reed

Operations Director

Linda Diedrich

Linda Diedrich

Marketing Director

Linda Ross

Linda Ross

Fund Development Director

Denise Schardt

Denise Schardt

Finance Director

Carmen Jones

Carmen Jones

Day Services Program Manager

LYNNE SUMPTER

LYNNE SUMPTER

Human Resources Manager

ISAIAH VANCE

ISAIAH VANCE

Client Services Compliance Director

DEBBIE BAYREUTHER

DEBBIE BAYREUTHER

Community Employment Program Manager

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The KANDU Board of Directors and Endowment Board of Directors are accomplished and dedicated community leaders who guide, support, and advocate for the KANDU mission.

Joel Chappelle

Joel Chappelle

President

Food Industry Counsel

Michael C. Davis

Michael C. Davis

Vice President

Nowlan Law LLP

Matt Bordwell

Matt Bordwell

Treasurer

Summit Accounting Group

Kim Hesgard

Kim Hesgard

Secretary

Exact Sciences

Aron Bussan

Aron Bussan

First National Bank & Trust

Ethan Lee

Ethan Lee

City of Janesville

Betsy Nelson

Betsy Nelson

Parent Advocate
Board Emeritus

Amanda Pellizzi

Amanda Pellizzi

Prent Corporation

Tracy Pierner, Ph.D.

Tracy Pierner, Ph.D.

Blackhawk Technical College

Rick Wilson

Rick Wilson

A-Team, Parent Advocate

MICHAEL PROSSER

MICHAEL PROSSER

President of Henrici’s Management Corporation

Endowment Board

Pat Lyons

Pat Lyons

President

Lycon

Prudence Harker

Prudence Harker

Vice President

LifeCircle

Jenna Anacker

Jenna Anacker

Treasurer

Summit Accounting

Gina Erickson

Gina Erickson

Shannon Kennedy

Shannon Kennedy

SASid

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Grab your Grapes and Hops tickets today! https://tinyurl.com/y27wbdej

Can you help us set up Grapes & Hops 2024? Give back to your community by donating a few hours of your time to help KANDU Industries prepare for our biggest fundraising event of the year! Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054CADA822A6F49-48454595-grapes#/

Bidding closes tomorrow! Take a look at the inventory and place your bids for moving auction items today: ...https://www.beloitauction.com/auctions/detail/bw119432?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR06uc03fCUu44BSnE7vRtOc19uKf4EKj1Nk83C2iqEzLcqF--ZRcNP2KeE_aem_AYcmXYrVN57UeyN9PtTQgwRzTMAKrL_r5B7JRmFeEZHmKeYLqp4uIohmgG4-FcPOpw8HqxBWsHxpRJ0ihjxjIfCy

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Kandu Industries, Inc. Moving Auction - Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Kandu Industries, Inc. is moving. This liquidation auction features hundreds of new and like new items from their kitchen, catering business, and...

www.beloitauction.com

Livin' and Learnin' went to their annual Beloit Sky Carp game at ABC Supply Stadium recently. They enjoyed ballpark snacks and a visit with Poopsie, the Sky Carp's goose mascot. The Sky Carp ended up winning in extra innings! It was a very fun and exciting afternoon. ⚾

Clients in ISP and Livin' and Learnin' went to Pacesetter Alpacas last month. Clients got to feed and pet the alpacas and learned how their wool is spun into yarn. We are thankful to the Pacesetter farm for welcoming us and giving clients such a wonderful learning experience. Not to ...mention the alpacas are so cute and soft!

Meet Allie, KANDU's Senior Client Services Manager

“From the outside, working at KANDU may look like just a job, but it’s so much more than that. Each staff member at KANDU is forming unique bonds with our clients. That’s something I didn’t know when I first started, and I ...didn’t expect to form such deep connections,” said Allie.

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A CAREER-CHANGING INTERNSHIP: SENIOR CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER ALLIE TOLSON - Kandu Industries %

Allie was introduced to KANDU Industries through Blackhawk Technical College where she majored in human services. Allie’s professor recommended...

www.kanduindustries.com

In preparation for our upcoming move, KANDU is hosting an online auction through Beloit Auction & Realty. This auction features hundreds of new and like-new items from the KANDU kitchen, catering business, and warehouse.
💥BID NOW: www.beloitauction.com/auctions/detail/bw119432
Items... include food, kitchen supplies, restaurant equipment, small wares, tools, furniture, and more! The auction closes on Tuesday, May 14 @ 7:07pm.

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Kandu Industries, Inc. Moving Auction - Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Kandu Industries, Inc. is moving. This liquidation auction features hundreds of new and like new items from their kitchen, catering business, and...

www.beloitauction.com

Save the date! 📅 Grapes & Hops 2024 is just 3️⃣ weeks away!
Join us for KANDU's most anticipated fundraising event of the year, where we gather to support our mission of empowering individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential through meaningful experiences, ...connections, and job opportunities. Your participation makes a real difference in our community, so mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable evening! Grab your tickets today: https://www.kanduindustries.com/event/grapes-hops/