Meet Our Staff at Bear Creek Services


Linda Driessen --- Executive Director

Linda Driessen

Executive Director

Colleen Haffner

Colleen Haffner

Program Director

Diane Sellner

Program Director

Neil Witzel

Health Services Director


Brian Hale

Marketing & Development Director

Todd Devine

Finance Director

Emmy McCoy

Human Resources Director

Pam Alberts

Events & Facility Coordinator


Allison Alberts

Scheduling Coordinator

Sharon Love

Training Coordinator

Angie Froisland

Administrative Assistant

Connie Wendt 2

Connie Wendt

Payroll & Accounts Payable Specialist

Katie Hughes

Katy Hughes

NorthWest House
& Cedar Hills House


Vanessa Ulrich

Barton Place

Nikkie Haas

Nikkie Hass

Park Hill House
& Tower Hill House

Sunday Odeyinka

Sunday Odeyinka

Allendale House


Desiree Michaelson

Westchester Manor House

Lsa V

Lisa Volkman


Amanda Bale

Amanda Bale

Century Heights House & Mary Ridge Apartment

Ashley Barenek

Ashley Barenek

Program Director

Diane Drugg

Diane Drugg

LPN – Allendale House

Melissa Fogarty

Melissa Fogarty

Meadow Lakes House & Oxford House

Barton Place 2

Barb Holmes

Barbara Holmes

Kelly D’s House

Stacey Luokkanen

Stacey Luokkanen


Westberry House


Larry Graham

Facilities Coordinator

Board of Directors:


Daniel Dogo-Esekie

Mayo Clinic


Marilyn Fryer

Retired – Nurse


Kate Heins

Century High School


 Roxanne Hellickson

MBT Bank


Alan Johnsrud

Retired - School Teacher

Laura Martin

Community Volunteer


Brian Moser

Titan Industries


Pete Roseboom



Mike Snyder

Think Mutual Bank


Mary Wellik

Retired - Olmsted County Administrator






LIC seal

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

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2016 Annual Report Financials

25 April , 2017

   Bear Creek Services is independently audited each year by Smith Shafer & Associates. &n... Learn More

Lines from Linda -- April 2017

23 April , 2017

 On March 15th I had the opportunity to participate in a collaborative effort to imagine what a &ldqu... Learn More

Thoughts from the Executive Director

28 March , 2017

 Happy Spring As we get closer to being able to get outside and appreciate the fresh air I though... Learn More

Thoughts from Linda --- February 2017

28 February , 2017

     In 2014 we began the journey into 245D.  This is the state statute that directs the ... Learn More


Walk and Roll

     Click here to register for the Walk and Roll  (coming soon) Come walk or... Learn More

Community Presentations

Click the link for dates!

Bear Creek Services Office

  You are invited to attend a free community presentation that explains what Bear Creek Services ... Learn More

Wines of the World

March 3, 2017

Rochester International Event Center

Enjoy from a wide selection of more than 200 wines from around the world - not to mention additional beer... Learn More

Bear Creek Cookie Classic

December 10, 2016

Bear Creek Services Building

  Event Information Saturday December 10 2016 from 9 AM - 12 PM at the Bear Creek Service... Learn More