Kassandra Ziska to lead program staff and strengthen bonds with community partners
We are delighted to have recently welcomed Kassandra Ziska to the team! She has taken on the role of program specialist for our Bemidji division, where she will be instrumental in the direction of program staff and services.
Kassandra brings a wealth of experience in various human services roles over the years, including positions at a county jail, treatment facility, county social services, and most recently for Inter-County Community Council. She possesses a B.A. in criminal justice from Minnesota State University Moorhead, and believes her varied experiences give her a unique insight into the programs provided and clients served by ODC.
As program specialist, Kassandra will lead and mentor program staff as services transition into a community-based model of employment support. “I have a real passion for people and for human services,” she said. “I’m looking forward to building a great team.”
Born and raised in Roseau, Kassandra loves the experiences and beauty that northern Minnesota provides. She would like to grow the Bemidji ODC to better serve individuals with disabilities, assisting clients with finding community employment, goal setting and leading more independent lives.
ODC is a nonprofit organization specializing in offering employment training and support for populations of individuals with diverse disabilities and vocational needs. Working in partnership with community businesses, we help provide options for inclusive and sustainable employment that results in greater independence.