Name: Stephanie

Department: Admin

Job Title: Fund Development Coordinator

Began working with Winona ORC: July 2017

What’s the best thing that’s happened to you since you started working at Winona ORC? Writing grants for funds that support our individuals with disabilities and knowing each day that my work brings happiness to those around me. 

Tell me about some of the people you’ve met at Winona ORC: I have met so many wonderful people! The employees (those we serve) make me smile every day when I walk into our building. Overseeing the Worker’s Council as they make decisions for their peers is a highlight each month. The smiles here are contagious, as is the laughter.

What is your favorite thing about working at Winona ORC? Those we serve are always 100% themselves, always authentic, and always willing to help.

What do you wish other people knew about Winona ORC? My wish is that everyone would understand how many programs we have to support our employees at Winona ORC. Between Day Training & Habilitation to Community-Based Services to Direct Hire positions – it all happens here!

What do you think will change about Winona ORC over the next five years? I believe that more of our employees will be working in the great community of Winona.

What do you do when you aren’t at Winona ORC? I love to spend time with my family now that my children are grown – I don’t see them enough! I also enjoy our pets: one dog and two cats. I am active within our church, enjoy cross-stitch and crocheting, and am always binge-watching House.

What is your first memory of Winona ORC? I remember working with an individual one-on-one where we would perform janitorial tasks at Winona ORC, and the Winona Restore, and spend quiet time coloring. She was full of energy and kept me moving!

Why do you support Winona ORC? Winona ORC is dear to my heart for our purpose and mission are people-driven. We have a great presence in the community and to be a part of that is really special.