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Meet our leadership team.

We value proactive leaders and managers who demonstrate competency and integrity. Our leadership team is responsive to and supportive of the adults they mentor and empower.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.'"
-Walt Disney

Linda Leiding

Executive Director

"Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in.”
–Alan Alda

Steven Turvold

Operations Director

"Any job worth doing is a job worth doing right!"

Judi Leibbrand

Program Director

"Life would be unbearably dull if we had answers to all our questions."
-Jim Butcher

Abby Higginbotham

Program Manager

“Someone can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
-Fortune Cookie

Brittany Smith

Program Manager

"Leadership is not about being the best. Leadership is about making everyone else better."
-Sheryl Sandberg

Jill Kinas

Program Manager

"Don't change them; let them change you."
-Pam Janak

Samantha Sohre

Program Manager

"I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits."
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jodi Sapp

Program Director

"Life is short...Eat what makes you happy."

Becky Utz

Dietary Manager

"It's not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts.”
-Mother Teresa

Emily Britz

Support Planner

"If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint."
-Edward Hopper

Kyle Johnson

Coordinator of Community Connections

"We do the best that we can, until we know better. Then we do better!"
-Maya Angelou

Erin Berle

Senior Manager of Business Optimization

“If you don’t have time to do it right, you must have time to do it over.”
-John Wooden

Rick Bernardy

Physical Plant Manager

"Where we're going, we don't need roads."
-Doc Brown

Joel Chindvall

Systems Manager