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


Program Manager - BCILS

Ashley Westberry


Ashley Huepenbecker

Westberry House

Jenna Bandel
Jenna Bandel

Residential Nurse

Board of Directors:


Brenda Benitez
Dunlap & Seeger

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 participate in the Walk N Roll -- now a virtual event for 2021! Walk or roll to s... 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

April 30, 2021

Rochester International Event Center

Thank you to everyone who made 2021 a success for Wines of the World - Covid Style! Look to this page... 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