Bridging the Gap for Individuals with Special Needs in Central PA

Sarah Lynn Strohman Foundation

2016/2017 bOARD


President           FRANCINE STROHMAN

Vice President   dianne Kenes
Secretary          Elizabeth kenes
Treasurer          OPEN POSITION
Directors:         DAVID AURAND                         

Francine Strohman assists the board in determining the focus and direction the foundation will take.  Francine is no stranger to the special needs area, having raised her daughter, Sarah, who was autistic and had mental, physical and behavioral challenges. She hopes to help the foundation grow into an organization that Sarah would be proud of. Outside of the foundation, Francine works full time with Global Data Consultants as an IT Consultant.

Elizabeth Kenes is currently employed as a Residential Supervisor for The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties (CPARC). She has worked with individuals with special needs for over 10 years who have different levels of abilities and really enjoys what she does. Elizabeth is originally from the Blair County area, but has lived in Mechanicsburg for over 7 years.  Elizabeth volunteers as President of the Sarah Lynn Strohman Foundation.


Dianne Kenes retired 7 years ago, but worked for 32 years with Verizon prior to retirement.  She loves working with people and making a difference in our community.   She has been helping with Sarah Lynn Strohman Foundation for a few years and has taken on a Leadership role this year.  She enjoys distributing blankets and Elmos to schools, hospices, and ambulances. 

​Dave Aurand works as an analyst for Godiva Chocolate in Reading, PA.  Dave enjoys spending time on his motorcycle and has helped to organize the foundation's motorcycle ride fundraiser.  Dave currently serves as Director on the board of the foundation.


If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, please contact president@sarahlynnstrohman.org!