Lynn Matzke’s 30 Year Anniversary with Homes for Independent Living (HIL)

Lynn is our Executive Director and holds the third longest tenure of over 900 HIL company owners. Lynn started at HIL with the intention that it would be a short-term gig to help get through college. Instead, she made working at HIL her life long career!

She began working as a direct care staff in Fort Atkinson in 1992. In 1999, she moved to Green Bay to develop much needed support services in Brown County. She purchased or built properties, completed assessments and admissions, recruited and hired her own staff, created the regional infrastructure, developed relationships with funders, families, and our licensing body. She was instrumental in developing protocols, processes, and quality assurance standards. Lynn set the stage for HIL’s solid reputation of providing high quality support for people with complex physical and behavioral support needs in the greater Green Bay area.

In 2005, Lynn became an Area Director, overseeing and supporting the Regional Directors in the northern regions. She was promoted to the Director of Operations and later the Executive Director for the northern half of the company in 2012 and she became the Executive Director for all of HIL in 2016.

Lynn’s contributions to make HIL a successful company are endless! She advocates for the people we support, creates new service lines, adapts to the ever-changing environment of the human services world, forges relationships with funders to the benefit of HIL and our clients, and leads and supports, HIL’s growing team.

Lynn’s passion is evident in everything she does, and it is contagious to those around her. She truly is a cornerstone and champion of HIL.

Lynn, we celebrate your tireless hard work, your achievements that have helped make HIL successful, your many talents, and we celebrate you. Thank you, for leading with grace and conviction and for being an inspiration to others. Thank you, for dedicating your career to people who deserve to be seen as more than just their disability and to the people who care for them. We look forward to your leadership for many more years! Happy Anniversary!

Lynn Matzke, 30 Year Anniversary with Homes for Independent Living (HIL) a MyPath Company