President & CEO
Serving ODC Since 2011
MBA in Operations from Carlson School of Business
MBA in Hospital & Healthcare from the University of Minnesota/School of Public Health
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator
June Schelde has spent her career pursuing the financial and compliance success of organizations while supporting those who focus on the needs of the underserved. Prior to accepting her position with the ODC, June served as a board member where she discovered ‘the best-kept secret in northern Minnesota.’ June then became fully invested in ODC’s success as an organization.
Vice President of Business Development & Operations - Bemidji
Serving ODC since 2oo4
Bachelor’s Degree in Technology Management from Bemidji State University
Associates Degree in Marketing & Management from MSU-Bottineau
Lane Young was drawn in by the Occupational Development Center’s mission and it has been his driving force ever since. Lane enjoys watching individuals with disabilities perform meaningful work and be active in their communities. Lane would like to see ODC focus on niche products and services that will enhance ODC’s marketability and allow for further investment in employees and the communities ODC serves.
Vice President of Human Resources - Thief River Falls
Serving ODC since 1989
Human Resources Development from University of Minnesota
Accounting Certificate from Moorhead Vocational & Technical College
Nancy Cota joined the Occupational Development Center in 1989 as a temporary employee in the finance department. Due to the growth of ODC at the time, a permanent position was available in the human resources department and Nancy has held her role ever since. Nancy enjoys the joy each client brings to the lives of everyone at ODC and hopes ODC can mitigate all the legislative changes by securing diversified employment opportunities that will continue to provide structure and training to enhance ODC clients knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Chief Financial Officer - Thief River Falls
Serving ODC since 2018
MBA from the University of Phoenix/Salt Lake City Campus
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Westminster College
AAS Degree in Accounting from Pikes Peak Community College
Mari Chambers spent her career managing finance departments in the corporate world. While searching for a company/industry that helps the communities in which they are located, Mari found the ODC. Excited to be working with the ODC to achieve their mission, Mari also looks forward to working with the staff and persons served to continue ODC’s success and longevity.
Vice President of Programs
Serving ODC since 2015
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with emphasis in Leadership, Special Education, and Communication from Minnesota State University Moorhead
Tori Peterson has several years of experience in human services and came to the Occupational Development Center after working for Social Services. Tori was no stranger to ODC’s mission and wanted to be part of creating and strengthening ODC’s programs that are offered both in-house and in the communities that ODC serves. Tori’s goal is to ensure the delivery of high-quality person-centered care while achieving long and short-term goals for both the person served, and the organization.