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

Karen Jenkins

Park Hill House
& Tower Hill House

Pam Mulhall

Administration Assistant


Desiree Michaelson

Westchester Manor House

Lsa V

Lisa Volkman


Patrick NahPatrick Nah

Century Heights House & Mary Ridge Apartment

AH1Anh Pham

Barton Place 2


Emily Snyder

Allendale House

Melissa Fogarty

Melissa Fogarty

Meadow Lakes House & Oxford House


Ashley Beranek

Program Director

Independent Living Services

Open Position

Kelly D’s House


Wendy Klemmer



Dana Alsup

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

Former Public Health Director of Olmsted County






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

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February 2018 Happenings at Bear Creek Services

27 February , 2018

"All of us is better than any of us." --- Anonymous That is a great quote about why teamwork is so inc... Learn More

January 2018 Happenings at Bear Creek Services!

31 January , 2018

At the final Bear Creek Guardian and Parent meeting of 2017, I shared that our greatest challenge go... Learn More

Holiday Wish List For Our Residents

12 December , 2017

In past years, a local church has provided many Christmas presents for individuals who have disab... Learn More

Thoughts from the Executive Director - November 2017

22 November , 2017

As we come to the end of another year, it is only right to look upon the blessings we have received ... Learn More


Walk and Roll

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

Community Presentations

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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 3, 2017

Rochester International Event Center

--- More than 200 wines from around the world --- Additional beers and craft spirits --- Delicious food... Learn More

Bear Creek Cookie Classic

December 9, 2017

Bear Creek Services Building

Volunteer Cookie Bakers Needed! Last year, we sold out of cookies in just 2 hours!!!! We ar... Learn More