Stacy McCollum takes on role of Program Specialist
We are excited to announce the recent promotion of Stacy McCollum to Program Specialist. This role includes program oversight for both our Thief River Falls and Crookston locations.
Stacy has nearly 20 years experience working with people with disabilities, 16 of which have been with ODC performing in various capacities to support the organization’s mission of providing sustainable employment opportunities for these individuals. Most recently she served as HTC Lead Instructor.
“I am looking forward to increasing my knowledge about the different programs the ODC has to offer,” Stacy said, adding that a solid work ethic, ability to be flexible and a willingness to learn has contributed to her readiness for this position.
Much of this can-do attitude and adaptability comes from the over 15 years she has dedicated to the Red Lake Falls Volunteer Ambulance Association as an EMT, where she also participates as a board member.
Growing up in Red Lake Falls, Stacy got her start with a part-time job aiding adults with disabilities while still in high school, working alongside her mother at Prairie Community Services (PCS). After moving to a full time position at PCS and spending time cross-training at several group homes between Red Lake Falls and Thief River Falls, she added onto that a full time position at ODC along with finding time to train as an EMT.
“Stacy has been an asset to the TRF HTC team for several years,” said Tori Peterson, Vice President of Programs for ODC. “We are excited that Stacy has accepted the role of Program Specialist for Thief River Falls and Crookston. She is not only dedicated to ODC’s mission, but also in ensuring that the people we serve are receiving the highest quality of services.”
Our TRF division (and corporate headquarters) is located at 1520 Highway 32 South. Stacy will also be commuting regularly to our Crookston division as part of her new role, located at 310 S. Broadway Suite 7, to provide support for our job placement programs serving surrounding communities.