Community Link Welcomes 3 New Members to Board of Directors

June 17, 2024

Breese, IL – Community Link is pleased to announce the addition of Jerry Albers, Pamela Buehne, and Teresa Sudholt to the Board of Directors at Community Link.

Jerry Albers has been connected with Community Link for many years. His son attends the Community Link day program and their family has been active with the organization for decades. He has served on the board previously in 2012 and is also a former village of Germantown trustee. He is a Special Olympics Athletic Director and is dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Pamela Buehne is a Product Consultant for Wells Fargo Advisors and brings a wealth of knowledge in finance, marketing, and human resources to the organization. She has also worked with individuals with disabilities an instructor at Chakota Riding Center.

Teresa Sudholt recently retired as a branch manager of Scott Credit Union in Breese. Sudholt has served her community as the treasurer of Aviston 150 organization, for 4 years on the Aviston school board, as a youth ministry coordinator, and as chairman of the market day school fundraiser. She is also the niece of Mike Schrage, who has been a participant of Community Link since its founding in 1972.

John Huelskamp, Community Link executive director stated, “Community Link welcomes Jerry, Pamela and Teresa to the Board of Directors as each offers such a diverse blend of knowledge and experience. All three individuals add value to the organization’s leadership team and Community Link appreciates their willingness to serve our mission.”

Community Link, a non-profit organization and proud United Way member agency, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities through a person-centered approach that promotes self-directed living choices and community integration opportunities. The mission of Community Link is to offer opportunities for growth and independence for people with developmental disabilities. For more information, please visit our website at