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Friendship Centers Announces Two New Board of Governors Members

(Sarasota, FL) – June 12, 2017 – Friendship Centers’ Board of Governors announces two new members to join regional community leaders from five counties to govern Senior Friendship Centers and Senior Friendship Centers Foundation.

“Friendship Centers is fortunate to have so many dedicated and respected community members serving on our Board,” said Friendship Centers’ Board Chair, Kevin Maisch. “I am honored to be part of this esteemed group of people, and pleased to welcome Tom Rice, representing Charlotte County and Christine Fenn, representing Lee County, as the newest members of the Friendship Centers’ Board of Governors.”

Rice is the former CEO and administrator of Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, FL. He earned a Master’s Degree in hospital administration from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA and a Master’s Degree in business administration from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Rice lives in Charlotte County and volunteers on the boards of several community organizations. He is past president of United Way Charlotte County and the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce.

Fenn has worked in the senior care industry for her entire career as a corporate senior manager of a continuing care community, a case manager for the Area Agency on Aging in Illinois, director of senior nutrition, assisted living community director and was the chairman of the Village of Schaumburg, IL Committee on Aging. Fenn earned her degree in Gerontology from Roosevelt University in Chicago and currently volunteers for Friendship Centers in the Adult Day Service program and the Friendship at Home program in Ft. Myers. She lives in Lee County.

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About the Friendship Centers
Friendship Centers serves older adults in Sarasota, Charlotte, DeSoto, Lee and Collier Counties. Its mission is to promote health, dignity and quality of life throughout the journey of aging.  Since 1973 the organization has served persons 50 and older with programs and services that include medical and dental clinics, activity centers, lifelong learning, meals at centers and delivered to the homebound, caregiver support, adult day services, and case management.  More than 800 volunteers give their time valued at more than $3 million annually. For more information, visit or call 941.955.2122.