Our Leadership

OCCK Leadership Team Shelia Nelson Stout
Shelia Nelson-Stout President/Chief Executive Officer

Shelia Nelson-Stout

President/Chief Executive Officer

“I like to be a part of an organization that assists people to gain or maintain their independence. I enjoy seeing children and adults succeed at the things they want to do. Being a part of the many communities we serve is fulfilling.”

  • Serving Since:

    1981

  • Fun Facts:
    • Collects antiques, refinishes furniture, and helped her husband restore their 100+-year-old home
    • Has raised deer, calves, horses, cats, muskrats, and a raccoon
    • Trained and showed horses professionally and currently has a horse named Jake
OCCK Leadership Team Patrick Wallerius
Patrick Wallerius Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Wallerius

Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

“I like working at OCCK because of its mission, diversification, the challenges of my position, and the staff.”

  • Serving Since:

    1990

  • Fun Facts:
    • Is increasingly passionate about life because it “beats the alternative!”
    • Enjoys watching movings, reading, working in the yard, and spending quiet time with his wife
    • Grew up on a farm/ranch, used to ride a Harley, used to drive a cool car, played sports, and still has many of the same friends to this day
OCCK Leadership Team Susan Sprague
Susan Sprague Vice President of Expansion and Communication

Susan Sprague

Vice President of Expansion and Communication

“OCCK has a strong mission statement about working with individuals and communities, regardless of their age or disability. It is a place where people share a culture of kindness, diversity, and integrity.”

  • Serving Since:

    2018

  • Fun Facts:
    • Loves to run or bike with 50-and-over friends, including Crossfit trainers
    • Enjoys reading outside on the porch with her boxer/lab mix by her side
    • Earned $1.80 per hour at her first job at a woman’s clothing store in her small Nebraska hometown
    • Wishes she still had her powder blue Maverick that she drove in high school  
OCCK Leadership Team Kendra Krier
Kendra Krier Beloit, Concordia, and Salina Regional Manager

Kendra Krier

Beloit, Concordia, and Salina Regional Manager

“I was originally drawn to OCCK because of its employment opportunities. I have continued to work at OCCK because it is a place that demands excellence, and it continually allows people to grow professionally.”

  • Serving Since:

    2007

  • Fun Facts:
    • Likes to see the countryside with family, hunt, fish, and coach competitive sports
    • Described as competitive (competed in gymnastics and volleyball in childhood) and passionate
    • Is a risk-taker and willing to take on any challenge put in her path
OCCK Leadership Team Shanna Consbruck
Shanna Sowers Director of Workforce Solutions

Shanna Sowers

Director of Workforce Solutions

“Working for OCCK has been a very rewarding and fulfilling experience. They have the same philosophy that I do and show concern for their employees. They plan fun activities to reward staff for a job well done.”

  • Serving Since:

    2014

  • Fun Facts:
    • Likes spending time with family, grandchildren, her two dogs, two cats, and one rabbit
    • Enjoys the National Hot Rod Association and watching her husband drag race
    • Is a news junkie who always seeks out the good in our crazy world
OCCK Leadership Team Leslie Webb
Leslie Webb Director of Risk Management

Leslie Webb

Director of Risk Management

“I am committed to advocating for individuals with disabilities and the organizations that serve them. In addition to my duties at OCCK, I continue to consult on insurance and risk management issues for other non-profits in the state that serve the needs of disabled individuals.”

  • Serving Since:

    2016

  • Fun Facts:
    • Has two large “doodles” that she spends much of her spare time grooming and caring for
    • Enjoys working in her yard, tending to flowers, and taking day trips with her husband
    • Used to race jet skis and was ranked sixth best female amateur racer in the world
OCCK Leadership Team Michelle Griffin
Michelle Griffin Director of Mobility Management

Michelle Griffin

Director of Mobility Management

“OCCK's mission is to make transportation safe, affordable, high-quality, and efficient in Salina and the surrounding communities. Providing the best possible service for Salina's residents, while also having a regional focus, makes OCCK a leader in our field.”

  • Serving Since:

    2016

  • Fun Facts:
    • Has five children and relies on Dr. Pepper to get her through a very busy schedule
    • Coaches youth athletics, volunteers at school, organizes community service projects, and leads the local 4-H club
    • Bleeds purple, so her favorite place is game day in “Manhappiness” (otherwise known as Manhattan)— go Wildcats!
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Trell Grinter Director of Transportation

Trell Grinter

Director of Transportation

"OCCK has a mission that positively changes people’s lives. It is an honor to work with a team that embraces diversity and promotes personal and professional growth."

  • Serving Since:

    2018

  • Fun Facts:
    • Has high energy and a passion for getting people moving toward their goals
    • Loves motivational quotes and putting them into action with her team
    • Spends free time with son, husband and mini Aussie
OCCK Leadership Team Michael Daniels
Michael Daniels Director of Assistive Technology

Michael Daniels

Director of Assistive Technology

“I wanted to work for an organization that truly believes in community integration. OCCK is that organization, and now, I have the honor of being part of something special.”

  • Serving Since:

    2020

  • Fun Facts:
    • Enjoys cheering on the University of Kentucky Wildcats
    • Known for his sense of humor and accent
    • Binge watches whole TV show seasons in one day
    • Believes in servant leadership and helping his OCCK team to reach new heights
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Kristi Marco Regional Director of Community Services

Kristi Marco

Regional Director of Community Services

"Being a part of an organization that encourages and supports the voices of those who are often not heard was the enticing factor to join this team. Having a job working with such a diverse community of people provides rewards that cannot be measured."

  • Serving Since:

    2021

  • Fun Facts:
    • Moved to Kansas with her husband in 2013 to be closer to their grandson. Built a home in rural Dickinson County where she spends her evenings outside listening and watching the wildlife.
    • Sister to three little brothers.
    • Loves pugs, going to auctions, antiques, live handmade crafts sales, playing cards, fishing, traveling, sewing, crafting, and laughing with friends.
    • Uses random terms of endearment.

Learn About Our Staff

At OCCK, we believe our staff is the mainstay of the quality services we provide to children and adults with disabilities in North Central Kansas.

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