Meet Our Staff at Bear Creek Services


Linda Driessen --- Executive Director

Linda Driessen

Executive Director

Ashley Barenek

Ashley Beranek

BCILS Program Director

Independent Living Services

Nikkie Haas

Nikkie Hass

Program Director

Group Homes

Sunday Odeyinka

Sunday Odeyinka

Program Director - Group Homes


Brian Hale

Marketing & Development Director

Todd Devine

Finance Director

Lyss Schell

Human Resources Director

Pam Alberts

Events & Volunteer Coordinator


Allison Alberts

Staff Support Specialist

Cassidy Kavitz

Training Coordinator

Dawn Reichert1

Dawn Reichert

Office Manager

Connie Wendt 2

Connie Wendt

Payroll & Accounts Payable Specialist

Theresa Elwood
Theresa Elwood

Nursing Director

Katie Hughes

Katy Hughes

NorthWest House
& Cedar Hills House

Denise D

Denise Drogemuller

Park Hill House

Oxford House

Jasmine Phury

Westchester Manor House

Lsa V

Lisa Volkman

Residential Nurse

Patrick NahPatrick Nah

Century Heights House & Mary Ridge Apartment

Hannah Hobbs

Program Manager - BCILS


Emily Snyder

Residential Nurse

Anna Stinson

Program Manager - BCILS


Vanessa Kamara

BCILS Program Director

Independent Living Services

S Bass
Solomon Bass

Kelly D’s House

Kelsey Shoden

Program Manager - BCILS

Ashley Westberry


Ashley Huepenbecker

Westberry House

Jenna Bandel
Jenna Bandel

Residential Nurse

Board of Directors:


Brenda Benitez
Dunlap & Seeger

Roxanne Hellickson

Alan Johnsrud
Retired - School Teacher

McKenna Hansen

Laura Martin
Community Volunteer

Luke Meyer
Fox47 TV

Brian Moser
Titan Industries

Mike Musch
Mayo Clinic

Laura Quest
M&M Productions, USA

Pete Roseboom
Carlson Capital Management

Vedha Somashekar
Century High School

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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Meet Dawn Reichert - the new Office Manager for Bear Creek Services!

31 December , 2020

Hello everyone!I moved recently from Bangor, Wisconsin. While I was there, I worked with Gundersen Healt... 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

CLICK HERE to register for the Walk N Roll! Walk or roll to show your support for a friend, lov... Learn More

Lunch With A Purpose

Click the link for dates!

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

April 30, 2021

Rochester International Event Center

Due to social distancing precautions, the traditional Wines of the World will be changed for 2021. P... Learn More

Bear Creek Cookie Classic

No 2020 Event

Bear Creek Services Building

Note: CLICK HERE to learn about what's happening with the 2020 Cookie Classic! We are lookin... Learn More