Meet Our Staff at Bear Creek Services


Linda Driessen --- Executive Director

Linda Driessen

Executive Director

Ashley Barenek

Ashley Beranek

Program Director

Independent Living Services

Diane Sellner

Program Director

Group Homes

Sunday Odeyinka

Sunday Odeyinka

Program Director - Group Homes


Brian Hale

Marketing & Development Director

Todd Devine

Finance Director

Emmy McCoy

Human Resources Director

Pam Alberts

Events & Volunteer Coordinator


Allison Alberts

Scheduling Coordinator

Sharon Love

Training Coordinator

Angie Froisland

Administrative Assistant

Connie Wendt 2

Connie Wendt

Payroll & Accounts Payable Specialist

Neil Witzel

Health Services Director

Katie Hughes

Katy Hughes

NorthWest House
& Cedar Hills House

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Karen Jenkins

Park Hill House
& Fryer Hill House

Pam Mulhall

Administration Assistant


Desiree Michaelson

Westchester Manor House

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Lisa Volkman


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Century Heights House & Mary Ridge Apartment

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Barton Place 2


Emily Snyder

Allendale House

Melissa Fogarty

Melissa Fogarty

Meadow Lakes House & Oxford House


Vanessa Kamara

Program Director

Independent Living Services

Open Position

Kelly D’s House


Wendy Klemmer



Dana Alsup

Westberry House


Larry Graham

Facilities Coordinator

Board of Directors:


Brenda Benitez

Dunlap & Seeger


Tara Gosse

Mayo Clinic


Roxanne Hellickson

MBT Bank


Alan Johnsrud

Retired - School Teacher

Laura Martin

Community Volunteer

Luke Meyer

Fox47 TV

Brian Moser

Titan Industries


Mouny Ouldali

Century High School

Laura Quest

M&M Productions, USA

Pete Roseboom

Carlson Capital Management


Mike Snyder

Think Mutual Bank


Mary Wellik

Former Public Health Director of Olmsted County






LIC seal

Bear Creek Services has been certified as a "Best In America Charity" by Independent Charities of America.

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January Happenings at BCS!

31 January , 2019

In 2014, Bear Creek Services adopted twelve shared values that were created with input from staff, pare... Learn More

Holiday presents for people we support

10 December , 2018

Our goal is for everyone in our programs to have gifts on Christmas morning. Community volunteers will w... Learn More

Linda's Blog: September 2018

28 September , 2018

The Walk N’Roll event was created due to feedback we received from many different sources. Indiv... Learn More

August 2018 Blog from Linda Driessen

31 August , 2018

At Bear Creek Services, we take great pride in being person-centered. This concept means that we liste... Learn More


Walk and Roll

Thank you to our event sponsors!!! Click here to register for the Walk ... Learn More

Lunch With A Purpose

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Bear Creek Services Office

You are invited! "Lunch with a Purpose" explains what Bear Creek Services does, and how the... Learn More

Wines of the World

March 1, 2019

Rochester International Event Center

This event is sold out for 2019! --- More than 200 wines from around the world --- Additional beer... Learn More

Bear Creek Cookie Classic

December 8, 2018

Bear Creek Services Building

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO BAKE! We are looking for volunteer bakers (individuals and groups)! Last ... Learn More