Leadership Team

Eric, Rachel, Stacy B, Crystal, Julie, Jeff, Shelda, Deb H, Stacy J
Pam, Joe, Stacy B, Therese, Darolyn, Deb M
Eric, Rachel, Stacy B, Crystal, Julie, Jeff, Shelda, Deb H, Stacy J

Therese Davis, Executive Director

Since joining Wingspan in 1977, Therese has been an integral part of Wingspan’s growth and programming expansion in service to adults with developmental and other disabilities. Through the years, Therese has served in many different capacities—from direct care to Operations. Her responsibilities include direction and oversight for 33 group homes in the Residential Program as well as our In-Home Program for those living with family or independently. In addition to Human Resources responsibilities and training oversight for some 260 full-time and part-time employees, Therese’s role encompasses responsibility for Finance, Operations, Resource Development, and Board Recruitment.  Although her degree in Human Services informs her work, it is her depth of one-on-one experience in serving adults with disabilities, combined with her connection to families, case managers, and social workers, physicians and therapists, that has made her one of the disability community’s most ardent advocates—both for those being served and for direct support professionals. 

Executive Team

Joe Bjelland, Finance Director

Joe has over 20 years of experience in Finance and Accounting, and previously served as CFO for the State of Minnesota Department of Corrections. He had also been Finance Director/Treasurer for the City of New Richmond and Senior Accounting Officer for the State of Minnesota.


Stacy Boehmer, Director of Residential Services

Stacy joined Wingspan in 2010 as a DSP.  Over her years at Wingspan she has also served as a House Coordinator and Program Director. She is responsible for leading our team of Program Directors and providing oversight of our Residential and In-Home Programs.


Pam Carlson, Director of Operations

Pam Carlson joined Wingspan Life Resources in 2001. She is responsible for the IT/Computer support for the entire organization, security systems, website management, newsletters, fleet management, supervision of maintenance staff functions (preventative maintenance and general repair, electrical, carpentry, plumbing repairs, renovations, etc) vendor relationships. Coordinate use of outside repair and renovation for facilities. Pam has a B.A. in Business Management.

Darolyn Gray, Development Officer

Darolyn joined Wingspan Life Resources in February, 2012 and has extensive nonprofit experience as a grant consultant, Executive Director, and has served on several boards. She directs all fundraising activities including grant writing, individual corporate and foundation giving and sponsorships, manages annual giving campaigns, donor stewardship, major gifts, and also coordinates Wingspan’s key events such as Give to the Max Day, the Power of Love Gala, our Made in the Shade “Walk, Run & Roll,” and other fundraising events. Darolyn assists with public relations and social media, and helps to create newsletters and other communications pieces to promote the good work of Wingspan and the wonderful people we serve. The Development team is responsible for community engagement and volunteer recruitment. Darolyn also facilitates many of Wingspan’s client enrichment programs including Glee Club, Spoken Word & Poetry, Visual Arts, Music & Theater, French Club, and more.

Deb Monk, Director of Human Resources

Deb brings over 25 years of experience and comes to us with a rich background, not only in HR, but in disability services. Previously, she worked for STAR Services/CCP as a Human Resource Director. Deb has extensive experience in Employee Relations, Policy and Procedure Development, and Risk Management.



Management Team


Program Directors: Jeff Hager, Eric Hemme, Deb Hofbauer, Crystal Jackson, Julie Leiferman, Shelda Thompson, Rachel Zaffke, Torrie Boehmer, Sharron Aken.

The Program Directors (PDs) have diverse backgrounds and experience but all have at least 10 years of experience at Wingspan Life Resources. The Program Directors provide direction and leadership to the individual homes, In-Home services and Specialized Services, and the Three Directions Program.


Our Nurse
Stacy joined Wingspan in 2013. She received a degree in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota and an Associate of Science, Nursing degree from Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Stacy provides nursing consultation and visits to the majority of our group homes and reviews all appointments, medications, health progress notes and makes recommendations. She also checks in with clients and does necessary screenings for medication side effects. This is also a good opportunity to provide ongoing training to HCs. She also teaches medication administration class to new hires including site specific training (i.e. blood sugar, ostomies). Stacy collaborates with Program Directors (PDs) and House Coordinators (HCs) on admissions, re-admissions from hospitals or nursing homes, and hospice care. She is also a resource for them when they have questions from family members or guardians regarding a medical issue. Stacy assists the PDs and HCs with our computerized charting system, helping them to add any new procedures or protocols ordered by doctors. Stacy’s super power:  "I can read Hospital Discharge paperwork like nobody's business!"