Board Members

Marc Schlesinger

President, Term ends June 30, 2020

Marc and his family have vacationed in Summit County for more than 30 years, and owned property in Silverthorne for 20. Originally from Chicago, Marc and his wife Joelle moved to the county permanently in 2008. Marc was active in numerous medical staff positions, including Chief of Staff, and has served on boards for the Illinois County and State Medical Societies, the Illinois delegation to the AMA, the non-profit board for a retirement community, and others. After a 29-year career as a general internist and hospitalist, Marc spent his last 10 working years as a hospitalist at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center. He and Joelle enjoy skiing, cycling and golfing in Summit County as well as traveling.

Doug Ryan

Vice President, Term ends June 30, 2021

Doug and his wife Janeen have owned property in Summit County since 2005, but only recently moved here full-time after their retirement in 2016. They previously lived in Aurora, where they raised their two children. Doug has an engineering degree from the University of Illinois and spent 36 years working for Xcel Energy. He has volunteered with several community organizations over the years, including Catholic Charities, the Rocky Mountain Optimist Club, the Aurora Leadership Program and the Boy Scouts of America. Some of his favorite activities as a Summit Senior include skiing, hiking, golfing and the Loosey Goosey club.

Marty Sheets

Past President, Term ends June 30th, 2020

Marty is originally from Littleton but has owned property in Frisco for more than 20 years. Her career primarily focused in telecommunications and healthcare consulting, although she and her husband had most recently owned a security company. She has held board positions with the Lupus Foundation of Colorado, CU EMBA Association and the SkiMeister organization. Her work with Summit Seniors includes projects at the Community Care Clinic and volunteering for the Winter Games and Holiday Home Tour.

Norb Chehak

Treasurer, Term ends June 30, 2020

Marty is originally from Littleton but has owned property in Frisco for more than 20 years. Her career primarily focused in telecommunications and healthcare consulting, although she and her husband had most recently owned a security company. She has held board positions with the Lupus Foundation of Colorado, CU EMBA Association and the SkiMeister organization. Her work with Summit Seniors includes projects at the Community Care Clinic and volunteering for the Winter Games and Holiday Home Tour.

Helen Gerstein

Secretary, Term ends June 30, 2021

Helen started volunteering throughout Summit County shortly after moving to Frisco in 2012. She has been involved with many community organizations throughout her career as a teacher, including UNICEF, Toys for Tots and the National PTA. She and her husband of 37 years, Don, have two sons and four grandchildren. Helen’s motto, adopted from John F. Kennedy’s famous speech, is: “Ask not what your community can do for you; ask what you can do for your community.”

Bob Cardwell

Board Member, Term ends June 30, 2021

Bob has lived in Summit County for the past 12 years. Before retirement, he spent most of his career as a sales engineer and manager for companies like Honeywell and The Trane Company. Today, he and his wife Kathy enjoy skiing, hiking, golfing, boating and volunteering at Lake Dillon Theater. Some of is favorite activities as a Summit Senior are presenting at Great Decisions and participating in the Loosey Goosey club.

Carol Hess

Board Member, Term ends June 30, 2020

Originally from New Hampshire, Carol moved to Colorado in 2017 to be closer to her children living along the Front Range but after falling in love with life in the high country, chose to call Frisco home. Carol’s professional background is in law, with experience as a trial lawyer, mediator and conflict-resolution specialist. She has served and held memberships at several non-profits throughout her life and brings a passion for creating a healthy community through her current role on the Senior Center Board.

Bill Kellstrom

Board Member, Term ends June 30, 2020

Bill is originally from Omaha, but has been visiting Summit County for nearly 40 years. He was previously an executive in the energy industry but now enjoys his retirement playing bridge, golfing, skiing and walking. He currently lives in Silverthorne and has two children and five grandchildren living in Denver.