About > History 2011-Present

Orville Yoder remained at MDC Goldenrod until Megan Gumbel began on February 28, 2011. Client growth continued but the waiver funding was decreased in 2010 so major cuts needed to be made.  Despite that, services continue to be high quality and staff continues to be mostly positive.

Nelda Risden, Finance Director finished 15 years of service at MDC Goldenrod.  Over the years she was a caregiver, receptionist, administrative assistant, office manager and finance director.  Nelda will be missed by staff, clients, families and many in the community.

Megan Gumbel remained at MDC Goldenrod until the end of April 2014.  At the time of her departure the board decided that an interim Executive Director was needed so that a window of time could be given to evaluating where MDC Goldenrod was headed in the future and what corresponding skills and gifts were most needed in the Executive Director position moving forward.  Jon Kauffmann Kennel was hired in this capacity for the duration of 2014.

In late 2014, after a thorough search process by the board,  Tammy Friesen was hired as MDC Goldenrod’s new Executive Director.  She began in this new role January 5, 2015.