About Us

Improving Lives:
It’s What We Do.

Whether it is the work of one or the work of many, CCRI strives to truly make a difference in the lives of those we support. Our team members are passionate about fulfilling our mission of enhancing and enriching the lives and learning of people with disabilities. Our amazing team provides the spark that drives new ideas. They provide the caring behind our services and are the face of what CCRI means to our families and the people we support.

CCRI has been proudly providing support services since 1977, supports more than 450 people and employs more than 500 dedicated team members.

What Guides Us

At CCRI, our guiding principles shape the way we provide services and form the basis for program policy and practice.

Our team moves toward our mission by following a shared set of values.

Our mission: To enhance and enrich the lives and learning of people with disabilities.

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Team CCRI at the Fargo Marathon 5K

Person-Centered

  • We believe in providing high-quality services tailored to the goals and desires of each person we serve throughout their life.
  • We believe in community integration for people with disabilities and providing opportunities for individuals to have new experiences that help them realize their full potential.
  • We believe in advocating for the people we serve so they can achieve the highest quality of life possible.
  • We believe in mentoring and coaching the people we serve, providing guidance and direction while being a positive role model.

Team Oriented

  • We believe that providing high-quality services begins with employing high-quality team members.
  • We believe the key to retaining an excellent team is our commitment to offering competitive wages and benefits.
  • We believe effective supervision and ongoing education are essential to developing competent team members.
  • We believe in flexibility and adaptability, resolving problems constructively, and acting in the best interest of the people we serve at all times.

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Professional

  • We believe our success is directly linked to creating a positive work environment.
  • We believe that every team member is responsible for their impact on that environment.
  • We believe that self-reflection is an integral part of our success.
  • We believe in displaying patience when working with the people we serve, their families, and co-workers.
  • We believe that it is important for each member of our team to accept responsibility for their behavior and the decisions they make.

Meet Our Team

With more than 500 members, our staff is what makes CCRI truly special. Each one brings to their job a unique set of knowledge and skills. One thing that sets CCRI apart from other nonprofit organizations is the dedication of our core management team: the average tenure of our core management team is an impressive 15+ years. Collectively, this group is responsible for ensuring those we are privileged to serve continue to get the incredible services we pride ourselves on.

But our team’s dedication doesn’t stop with the core management group. Many other team members have also been with CCRI 10 years or more. Our long-term team allows us to provide incredible services to those we support. Every one of our team members, regardless of position title or job description, is committed to the mission and vision of the organization. Our team works to provide each client using CCRI services with personal, top-notch care.

Shannon Bock

Executive Director
26 years

Jennifer Brandt

Business Manager
1 year

Melanie Eidsmoe

Supported Living Services Assistant Director
12 years

Alita Hanson

Supported Living Services Assistant Director
8 years

Eric Hilber

Supported Living Services Director
22 years

Jody Hudson

Development/Communications Director
21 years

Dave Pompe

Information Technology Director
21 years

Zachary Sandbakken

Options Assistant Director
3 years

Kent Schultz

Information Technology Director
14 years

Shelly Thompson

Human Resources Director
4 years

Lynette Weber

Options Director
30 years

Heather Rye

President

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Marit Haman

Vice President

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Erin Larsgaard

Secretary

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Troy Schuh

Treasurer

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Kim Bailey

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Bethany Berkeley Frederick

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Tyler Fischbach

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Clare Garberg

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Deanna Pahl

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Shawn Peterson

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James Nagle

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Taya Spelhaug

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