Heather Busenbark, Mission Services Program Manager
I believe a person is only as disabled as you treat them. Everyone should have the same opportunities to thrive in the world they live in. I started working in this field back in 1998 and no matter what I have done I always come back to work with people with developmental disabilities. It is my passion to help those who need assistance with daily living skills, employment skills or just social skills. In my career I have worked my way up through the different positions to gain more knowledge about the people I serve so I can be more understanding and an effective support in their lives. I have been blessed by all the experiences I have gained all these years but most of all so blessed to have worked with so many different clients and participants and they have truly made me a better person. I am excited to be a new addition to the Goodwill team and look forward to serving the people and the communities within Wyoming.
Rose Clark, Supported Employment Program Manager
I believe that everyone who wants to work and can work should and I am here to try and make that happen. I have worked at Goodwill since 2005. When I started, we had 2 clients and I provided all services such as supported employment with both of them. Now we have grown so much and offer so many wonderful services for those that want to work. I have always felt very strongly about employment for our participants and as we have grown, it has become my main focus to help the participants reach their goals.
Jana Conine, Chief Executive Officer
Hi everyone, thanks for visiting our website. I’ve worked for Goodwill of Wyoming for 20 years ( 9 of those as CEO) and am proud to be a part of this wonderful organization. My background is in rehabilitation services and that’s been a huge help in our efforts to use our retail stores to provide worksites for people with disabilities. As an organization we are committed to utilizing donated items that are sold in our stores to benefit the people of Wyoming. Be assured that when you donate and shop at Goodwill of Wyoming, revenues stay in Wyoming and are focused on services and supports for people in need.
Alisa Cook, Director of Projects & Training
I am thrilled to be one of the newest members of Goodwill Wyoming to help contribute to the positive culture as we welcome new staff members to our team. As I develop training and encourage staff development, Goodwill Wyoming will be able to grow services and opportunities for this great State! My vision as the Director of Projects and Training is to make a big impact on staff members as well as the communities we serve.
Shirley Cook, Retail Sales Manager
What I love and enjoy most about my job is that I am helping to change lives. I help to provide quality merchandise at a very affordable price. I help to guide a team of professional to promote great sales, which provide jobs for a lot of people. I am proud to apart of the Goodwill family of Wyoming.
Cindy Hamilton, Director of Community Programs
I came to Goodwill Industries of Wyoming in 2014 after working for Casey Family Programs for 15 years. Quickly after coming to Goodwill we were able to be obtain Chafee Independent Living contracts. We started serving one county and now serve 15 counties throughout Wyoming. When you donate and/or purchase things at our Goodwill stores you are helping us recycle hope. By that I mean all the money made from our stores is directly reinvested in programs for vulnerable populations in communities in Wyoming. For instance, in Cheyenne we are starting a new program for kids of incarcerated parents (KIPP). With your help we have hired a full time case manager to assist youth and families stay connected when a parent in incarcerated. We also employ numerous staff through the Experience Works program. I am proud to say that being a part of Goodwill allows me to create, implement and sustain programs that would not exist otherwise. I obtained my bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota and my Masters of Social work from the University of Wyoming. Thanks for your support!
Angie Harrison, Chief Financial Officer
I am extremely proud to be the Chief Financial Officer for Goodwill of Wyoming. I have been with Goodwill for nearly 18 years and it has been a pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful organization who provides retail stores, donation centers, quality services for both youth and adults and employment opportunities for people with disabilities throughout the State of Wyoming. It is a truly rewarding career to know that at the end of each and every day, our Wyoming Goodwill touched the lives of so many. Thank you for your generous support of our Goodwill mission which is to help people with disabilities and disadvantages reach their goals and improve their quality of life through learning and the power of work.
Maureen Moore, Director of Retail Sales
I have been with Goodwill of Wyoming for 11 years with 21 total years of retail experience. As the Director of retail sales, I direct sales in our 5 stores (Cheyenne both Nationway and Mason Way locations, Casper, Laramie, and Rock Springs) and look forward to the growth in other areas across Wyoming. My role in Goodwill brings so much not only to my life, but to many others through the support of gracious donations from each community. Being a part of every community we serve, I get to see how the donation cycle plays a role in our mission in providing services to those across the state of Wyoming.
George Nordin, Operations Manager
I have been at Goodwill Wyoming since 2014. I have over 30 years experience in operations, manufacturing and supply. For Goodwill Wyoming I supply our five retail stores across the state to ensure they have enough product for our customers. I also ensure the stores are functioning and well-maintained for efficient operating. Additionally, I oversee the facilities and fleet management. My role positively impacts the growth of the stores allowing for Goodwill Wyoming to expand to more programs across the state.
Michelle Ornelas, Director of Mission Services
I have been at Goodwill Wyoming for almost six years in helping to provide services and supports to people with disabilities. Prior to coming to Goodwill, I worked as a case manager for youth and families involved in foster care, guardianship, or adoption. It has been a pleasure working for such a great organization who truly believes in providing quality and respectful services to all. Seeing the positive impact the services, staff, and our communities have in the daily lives of those in need or with disabilities never gets old. This is done in partnership with you and through your donations.
Patina Prado, Day Hab & Supported Living Program Manager
Hi, I’m Patina Prado and I have now been working with Goodwill of Wyoming for just over a year. I am currently the Program Manager of our Habilitations Services overseeing our Day Habilitation Services, Supported Living Services, and our Individual Habilitation Services which is with our youth. All of our Habilitation Services provide individuals the opportunity for personal advancement and knowledge based upon their capability and needs through fun activities and experiences.
Amy Rogers, Community Programs Manager
I have lived and worked in this community my entire life and have seen the positive impact Goodwill Wyoming has made over the years. I am so excited to be part of the Goodwill Team as the Community Programs Manager. We are now providing counseling services and group therapy to children, caregivers and and adults whose lives have been affected by the incarceration of a parent or loved one. More than 2.7 million children in the U.S. experience the incarceration of a parent... that is 1 in 28 children. Goodwill is reaching out to these families to provide highly individualized services to help meet their needs. I look forward to growing this program to provide strength and support to the families in our community.
Kim Upton, Office and HR Manager
I came to Goodwill Industries of Wyoming, Inc. the beginning of March, 2017 as the HR Manager and Office Manager. With an extensive background in Education and Psychology, and Business and Human Resources I help staff our retail locations and our day-hab programs with the very best people. We are committed to our Wyoming communities and dedicated to our clients and customers. We strive to give you the best experience at each of our locations. Without you and your generous support we could not have expanded our services into other Wyoming cities and into new realms.
Marc Viste, Director of Information Technology and E-Commerce
Heya! I’ve officially been with Goodwill for 2.5 years, but have helped with Goodwill’s technology needs for a number of years. I’ve worked with technology since I was a young teen due to my father’s influence and career, and have continued that tradition throughout my own career. I’m an IT guy through and through. From networking and security to pushing Goodwill as a whole to new technologies, I am here to help Goodwill better serve our community and support our services!
Christy Wyler, Director of Development
I am very excited to be one of the newest member of the Goodwill Wyoming Team as the Director of Development! I served on the Board of Directors for over 8 years and served as the Board Chair three times. Watching Goodwill expand their retail operations and provide more services to clients in Wyoming each year has been very rewarding. My focus will be marketing and assisting in the development of programs and services throughout the organization. My hope is to further educate Wyomingites about the benefits of supporting your local Goodwill and increase our revenue so we can expand even more unique and beneficial programs, services and jobs to those right here in Wyoming!