Name: Savannah

Department: Community Based Services

Title: Job Coach Lead

Began working: June 2018

What’s the best thing to happen to you since you started working at Winona ORC? Developing meaningful relationships with and forming connections with our amazing employees!

Tell me about some of the people you’ve met at Winona ORC: There hasn’t been a person who I haven’t enjoyed getting to work with. Everyone has off days, but the good days are amazing. The employees often tell you how much you mean to them.

What is your favorite thing about working at Winona ORC? Meeting and working with some amazing individuals and getting the opportunity to watch them thrive in the community and become more involved in places they like to work.

What do you wish other people knew about Winona ORC? All of the various opportunities that we offer in our building, as well as in the community.

What do you think will change in the next five years at Winona ORC? I hope that we will assist more individuals in finding their way to enjoyable employment and continue to improve the services we offer.

What do you do when you aren’t at Winona ORC? I like to read, play cards with my grandparents; in summer, I like to garden, go hiking/canoeing, play board games, spending time with my dog, sing in the church choir, spend time with family and friends.

What is your first memory of Winona ORC? My uncle, Terry, who is an employee here getting really excited, capping, and smiling really big when I told him I got hired here. He was always telling me I’d make a good Job Coach and that I should work here.

Why do you support Winona ORC? To help others gain meaningful employment in the community and allow them to feel like productive members of the community!