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 will begin 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