Kinship of Cumberland and Turtle Lake Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Thomas McCarthy, President
Phil Flottum, Vice President
Penny Runberg, Treasurer
Jamie Wickstrom, Secretary

Board Members

Sarah Fox
Ann Smith

Advisory Committee

Lindy Anderson
Jennifer Howe
Deb Tempesta

Professional Staff

Amanda Williams, Executive Director


Board President, Thomas McCarthy

My wife and I grew up in Cumberland, left for college, and moved back to Cumberland the first chance we got. I thoroughly enjoyed growing up here and wanted my kids to have the same experience. I have been on the board with Kinship since 2016 and have spent the last few years as President of the organization. For work, I am a lender at a local bank. In my free time I enjoy hunting, fishing, and spending time with my wife and three children.

Phil Flottum Board Vice President, Phil Flottom

My name is Phil Flottum and I was born and raised in Cumberland and graduated from Cumberland in 1976. I continued my studies at the University in River Falls, WI and earned a degree in teaching.  After graduation I moved and became a department store manager at Carson Pirie Scott in Minneapolis, Minnesota until finally moving back to Cumberland and taking a teaching position in Barron. I taught in Barron for two years and then in Cumberland for the remainder of my career. I retired from the Cumberland School District in 2014. Cumberland is a great town and I volunteer in many capacities to benefit our community. I have been on the board of Kinship for 16+ years and have appreciated my time volunteering this great program.


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Hello, my name is Jamie Wickstrom and I’ve been part of the Kinship board for a number of years. My family consists of my husband Brian and our two boys, Landon and Tucker plus our furry family members-Daisie, Lulu, Millie and Fluffy.  I have been a registered nurse for 17 years now, working at Cumberland Healthcare in the surgery department.  When I’m not at work, you can find me watching my boys’ sporting events, shopping, traveling, reading and scrapbooking.  We also enjoy camping when time allows.

Lindy Advisory Committee, Lindy Anderson

My name is Lindy Anderson. My husband’s name is Josh, and we have two children Owen and Maci. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors hiking, fishing, snowshoeing, and kayaking.
I am honored to be a part of an organization whose main focus is to improve the quality of life of the youth in our community. I love that Kinship helps create lifelong bonds and friendships, not only for the children involved but also for its mentors.

Ann Smith Board Member, Ann Smith

Hello, my name is Ann Smith.  I was formerly a Capra and grew up in Cumberland!  I have two boys Dominic and Jackson.  We also have a couple dogs and are getting one more!  We have pugs and absolutely love them!  I work at the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce and have been there for a year!  Previously, since 2003 I was a CAN in various departments from a Nursing Home, to Oncology to a regular medical floor!  I am also currently on the Barron County 4-H Dog Program Board of Directors.  In my spare time I like to go for walks, read and I love to cook (but not bake)!  My oldest son is also in Marching Band, so I love to go to the parades and field show competitions Cumberland is in!

Board Member, Sarah Fox

I joined the Kinship Board of Directors in 2021 and I’m excited to be a part of such an awesome program to support the youth in our community. My husband Shelby and I live on a crop farm outside of Cumberland with our kids- Ashton, Kiera and Owen, our two dogs- Lucy and Indy, and our six chickens. I am self employed as a marketing director at Real Estate Solutions, I’m a substitute teacher in the Cumberland School District, teach Faith Formation at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, sit on the board of directors for the Northwoods Figure Skating Club and coached soccer for seven years. When I’m not busy with community and kid activities, I enjoy travelling, fishing, helping on our farm, everything outdoors, reading and being with my family.

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