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

Scheduling Coordinator

Cassidy Kavitz

Training Coordinator

Position currently open

Office Manager

Connie Wendt 2

Connie Wendt

Payroll & Accounts Payable Specialist

Christina Wilson
Christina Wilson

Health Services Director

Katie Hughes

Katy Hughes

NorthWest House
& Cedar Hills House

Position Currently Open

Park Hill House

Pam M
Pam Mulhall

Administration Assistant

Jasmine Phury

Westchester Manor House

Lsa V

Lisa Volkman


Patrick NahPatrick Nah

Century Heights House & Mary Ridge Apartment

Hannah Hobbs

Program Manager - BCILS


Emily Snyder

Allendale House

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


Job Esekhade

Westberry House

Jenna Bandel
Jenna Bandel

Oxford House

Board of Directors:


Brenda Benitez
Dunlap & Seeger


Roxanne Hellickson
MBT Bank


Alan Johnsrud
Retired - School Teacher

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.

CLICK HERE to 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

Covid-19 Response Plan

29 June , 2020

Click here to view / print this plan in PDF format: Updated COVID-19 BCS Preparedness Plan Bear C... Learn More

Summer Drawing for Bear Creek Services!

22 June , 2020

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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

February 28, 2020

Rochester International Event Center

Tickets are on sale! Click here to get your tickets now! --- More than 200 wines from around th... Learn More

Bear Creek Cookie Classic

December 14, 2019

Bear Creek Services Building

We are looking for volunteer bakers (individuals and groups)! Last year we sold out of cookies in 2... Learn More