Following a comprehensive search process, Christian Opportunity Center has promoted Shelli Robins to the Intermediate Care Facilities for persons with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs/ID) Regional Director after twenty-five years with the organization as an employee and volunteer.
Robins graduated from Central College with a Psychology degree. She began her time at COC as a Direct Support Professional in Pella, then as a Program Coordinator in Indianola. Robins left COC for a few years, and during that time she served on the COC Human Rights Committee. In 2013 she accepted the Vocational Manager position in Indianola, a position that she holds today.
Robbins began her new duties as ICF/ID Regional Director on July 1st.
“I am very passionate about the ICF program, and I am excited to continue my career at COC,” Robins said. “I am excited to work with two very strong teams in Pella and Indianola.”
COC’s mission is to integrate Christian values in teaching skills for life.
Founded in 1969, COC provides residential and vocational support and services to nearly 300 people with disabilities in Dallas, Mahaska, Marion, Polk and Warren counties. For more information on COC and its services visit http://christianopportunity.org/.
After over 31 years of leadership at Christian Opportunity Center, Executive Director Rod Braun will retire at the end of June. Christian Opportunity Center would like to invite members of the community to celebrate and honor the achievements and leadership of Rod Braun at a retirement open houses in Indianola, Oskaloosa, and Pella.
Braun began his career as Executive Director of Christian Opportunity Center in 1987. During Rod’s tenure at COC, the organization has grown from a small program for adults with disabilities in Pella to an organization serving over 250 people with disabilities; providing residential, vocational, and day services over a four-county area.
The celebrations will be held as follows:
Indianola Open House on June 26th
11 am to 1 pm (Remarks will begin at 11:30)
Indianola COC Office
1602 N 14th St., Indianola
Oskaloosa Open House on June 28th
11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Remarks will begin at 11:45)
Oskaloosa COC Office
110 B Ave. E., Oskaloosa
Pella Open House on June 29th
11:00 am to 1 pm (Remarks will begin at 11:30)
Pella COC Office
1553 Broadway St., Pella