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North Dakota Department of Human Services names new superintendent of Life Skills and Transition Center

Heather Jenkins has been named the 15th superintendent of the Life Skills and Transition Center in Grafton, North Dakota. Jenkins was appointed interim superintendent in July, after the retirement of LSTC superintendent Sue Foerster.

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Heather Jenkins has been named the 15th superintendent of the Life Skills and Transition Center in Grafton, North Dakota, effective Dec. 1. (Contributed image)
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BISMARCK, N.D. -- Heather Jenkins has been named the 15th superintendent of the Life Skills and Transition Center in Grafton, North Dakota, by the state Department of Human Services Executive Director Chris Jones. Jenkins will begin as superintendent on Dec. 1.

LTSC is a state-operated support agency for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with a focus on person-centered community integration efforts and specialized services based on individual needs and goals.

“Heather brings a strong passion for helping people with disabilities live as independently as possible,” said Jones. “She has played a critical role in helping transition people back to community settings where they can access services closer to their homes, which aligns with one of the department’s key priorities.”

Jenkins was appointed interim superintendent in July, after the retirement of LSTC superintendent Sue Foerster. Jenkins has served as the center’s assistant superintendent since 2018, and has more than 15 years of experience in providing support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in multiple public and private sector roles.

LSTC serves 47 adults and 20 youth on-site and nine individuals who live in the Grafton area. Staff members provide specialized crisis, stabilization and residential services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities whose needs may exceed community resources. The center employs about 300 people.

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