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

Emmy McCoy

Human Resources Director

Pam Alberts

Events & Volunteer Coordinator


Allison Alberts

Scheduling Coordinator

Cassidy Kavitz

Training Coordinator

Angie Froisland

Administrative Assistant

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

Tracy Miller

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



Mayo Clinic


Roxanne Hellickson

MBT Bank


Alan Johnsrud

Retired - School Teacher

Laura Martin

Community Volunteer

Luke Meyer

Fox47 TV

Brian Moser

Titan Industries


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!


Legislative Update - Funding & Policy Changes

04 June , 2019

Hello everyone,For the past several months, Bear Creek Services has been working with state legislatures ... Learn More

March Happenings at Bear Creek Services.

01 April , 2019

It seems that each year during the legislative session, I create a blog discussing how we need your sup... Learn More

January Happenings at BCS!

31 January , 2019

In 2014, Bear Creek Services adopted twelve shared values that were created with input from staff, pare... Learn More

Holiday presents for people we support

10 December , 2018

Our goal is for everyone in our programs to have gifts on Christmas morning. Community volunteers will w... 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

March 1, 2019

Rochester International Event Center

Tickets go on sale beginning November 1st! --- More than 200 wines from around the world --- Addit... Learn More

Bear Creek Cookie Classic

December 8, 2018

Bear Creek Services Building

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO BAKE! We are looking for volunteer bakers (individuals and groups)! Last ... Learn More