Meet Our Staff at Bear Creek Services


Linda Driessen
Executive Director

Ashley Beranek
Program Director
Independent Living Services

Nikkie Hass

Nikkie Hass
Program Director
Group Homes

Sunday Odeyinka
Program Director
Group Homes

Vanessa Kamara

Vanessa Kamara
Program Director
Independent Living Services

Brian HaleBrian Hale
Marketing & Development Director

Lyss Schell 1Lyss Schell
Human Resources Director

Todd DevineTodd Devine
Finance Director

Kelly Adamson
Program Director

Cassidy KavitzCassidy Kavitz
Training Coordinator

Office Manager

Hanna Botz

Hannah Botz
Payroll & Accounts Payable Specialist

Volunteer & Event Coordinator

Allie Alberts 1
Allison Alberts

Staff Support Specialist

Wayne Norrie
Facilities Director

Emily SnyderEmily Snyder
Residential Nurse

Jenna BandelJenna Bandel

Lisa Volkman

Lisa Volkman

Patrick Nah
Century Heights House & Mary Ridge Apartment

Katy HughesKaty Hughes
Northwest House

Traci Hussong

Traci Hussong
Manorwood House

Jasmine Phury
Westchester Manor

Meadow Lakes House

Kelly D’s House

Lacey Krell
Program Manager - BCILS

Anna Stinson

Anna Stinson
Program Manager - BCILS

Brian Sewall
Program Manager - BCILS

Board of Directors:


Brenda Benitez
Anderson Law Firm

Nate Cote
MBT Bank

Jeff Gross
U.S. Bank

McKenna Hansen
Custom Alarm

Kinza Hyder
Century High School

Alan Johnsrud
Retired - School Teacher

Laura Martin
Community Volunteer

Tyler Kaczmarek
Kraus Anderson

Luke Meyer
Fox47 TV

Laura Quest

M&M Productions, USA

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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Holiday Gift Wish List --- 2021

25 October , 2021

Thank you for viewing the holiday wish list for Bear Creek Services! Present drop-off loca... Learn More

November 2020 Happenings at Bear Creek Services!

29 October , 2020

Words from Linda Driessen; Executive Director The wheelchair accessible van we recently purchased f... Learn More

Participate in the "10 Days To Make A Difference"

30 September , 2020

"10 Days To Make A Difference" with the Walk N Roll takes place from October 1st – October 10t... Learn More

September 2020 Happenings at Bear Creek Services!

09 September , 2020

Essential: crucial; absolutely necessary; indispensable; extremely important. That is the definiti... Learn More


Walk and Roll

LINK TO PARTICIPATE in the Walk N Roll! Walk or roll to show your support for a loved one or ot... 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

May 13, 2022

Rochester International Event Center

Wines of the World will be an in-person event in 2022! Sponsorship Opportunities: As a fundraiser for... Learn More

Bear Creek Cookie Classic

No 2020 Event

Bear Creek Services Building

2021 Update:CLICK HERE to learn about what's happening with the 2021 Cookie Classic! We are lookin... Learn More