Headwaters RDC Staff
Naomi started as an intern at the HRDC in 2017 supporting the active living programs throughout the region. She stepped into her new role as Executive Director in 2022 and enjoys working to help change the narratives with her wonderful HRDC staff team and Commission. She enjoys learning about new and creative ways to Lead the Way within our region that improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.
McKayla joined the HRDC staff in November of 2022. She spends most of her time working in HRDC’s various owner-occupied housing rehabilitation programs as well as leadership and support for our housing development activities.
Tammi joined the HRDC team in August 2023. She focuses her time as the mobility manager for the Regional Transportation Coordinating Council. Her main priority is the coordination between transportation providers and service agencies to help fill transportation gaps for older adults, individuals with disabilities, low income and veterans.
Sandy joined HRDC in October 2022. Prior to HRDC, Sandy was the Executive Director of Village of Hope, an emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness. Working together to lay a strong foundation for individuals, families and communities is the reason Sandy comes to work.
Vicki started working for the HRDC in April 2021 through MN CEP under the SWEP Program until June 2022, when she was hired to continue working part-time. She helps with administrative tasks and miscellaneous duties around the office.
Brooke joined the HRDC in June of 2023. She was born and raised in Bemidji, MN. Brooke received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2015. Prior to coming to HRDC she was an Escrow Officer at Sathre Title Inc. Brook has a one-year son and welcomed baby number two at the end of August. She dreams of setting a good example to her children by making a difference in their community.
Sami joined the HRDC as an intern in May of 2023 and part-time staff in July of 2023. She is a recent Bemidji State University graduate and received a bachelor's degree in Community Health. In the fall of 2022, Sami completed 60 ours of field experience with HRDC as well, where she assisted in the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant application process for Laporte Schools and Voyageurs Schools. Sami has a passion for overall health, wellness, and an active lifestyle and cannot wait to incorporate that drive into the many communities of our region.
Sarah joined the HRDC in August 2018. She primarily focuses on Community and Housing Development and provides lead staffing services for Headwaters Housing Development Corporation and the Hubbard HRA. Sarah also provides the staff services for the Northwest Regional Emergency Communications Board.