Monday, August 21, 2017
Mosaic in Northern Iowa

Tracey Jennings started with Mosaic in May as the new Associate Director in Wright County. She will oversee the operations and support in the communities of Belmond, Clarion, Eagle Grove and Webster City. 

Tracey previously served as the executive director for Francis Lauer Youth Services in Mason City where she worked nearly 25 years. While there, she was responsible for human resources, grant writing, employee training, and the oversight of agency programs. She has experience working with youth in a residential, day treatment and shelter setting during that time, as well as held a supervisory role for 20 of those years.

Prior to her work at FLYS, Tracey was employed as a substance abuse counselor in Eldora and Forest City. Tracey is a Nurtured Heart Approach® Certified Advanced Trainer and Certified Mandt Instructor. The Nurtured Heart Approach® has had a huge impact on her life, she said. The training has transformed all of her relationships, as this approach has now become a positive learned behavior and a powerful way of interacting with everyone she contacts.

Tracey received a Bachelor of Arts in agency administration from Buena Vista University. 

Sonya Middleton is the new program manager (formerly titled as program coordinator) for Wright County’s waiver services. As a program coordinator, Sonya’s role will be to oversee programming, goals and plans for people supported through our Medicaid waiver services in Eagle Grove and Webster City. 

Sonya has 26 years’ experience working in human services with people with all levels of disabilities. She previously worked for Mosaic as the vocational director in the Nevada office when we were known as North Central Human Services. Most recently, Sonya was with West Fork Services for more than 15 years, becoming their assistant director. 

“I love working with people and especially with people with disabilities. There is nothing else that I want to ever do besides work with people with disabilities,” Sonya said.

Sonya is also a certified Mandt trainer and, in her personal life, a foster parent with her husband. Over the course of eight years they have provided a home for 45 children through foster care giving Sonya a unique perspective on different behaviors and methods. 

Stephanie Boeck is the new QIDP (qualified intellectual disabilities professional) and ICF program manager (formerly called program coordinator). Stephanie will primarily oversee the programs and individual plans for those supported through our ICF services in Belmond and Clarion. 

The middle of seven children, Stephanie grew up in Wisconsin. After going to school in Arkansas for psychology and criminal justice, she moved back to Wisconsin and taught for a year before moving out to California to be a nanny for a military family. Stephanie then began working more with military families at the child development center on base. 

After moving to Iowa in 2016, Stephanie began working with children with mental health disabilities, doing in home counseling. 

“I was excited for the opportunity to work here. I love the mission and the passion and truly enjoy working with and helping other people to live a rich, full life. I believe that Mosaic held a great many possibilities for me and would enrich my life while I helped to enrich others,” Stephanie said.