Rose Worden joined ODTC in 1978 and has worked with individuals with Prader-Willi Syndrome since that time. Rose has always considered it a privilege to work with clients with Prader-Willi Syndrome, both children and adults, as well as their families. Rose’s extensive background has been enhanced by the varying positions she has held.
Rose first became aware of Prader-Willi Syndrome while working at ODTC as a Child Care Technician. She was then appointed Program Supervisor, and her duties included staff training, activity planning and coordination, and coaching Special Olympics. She then accepted a position as Social Worker/Group Home Manager for an adult group home for individuals with Prader-Willi Syndrome, eventually becoming Group Homes Director. In1992, Rose assumed the duties of Social Worker for the Children’s Residential Program, and in 1993 became a Certified Social Worker. In March of 2003, Rose became the Clinical Coordinator for three Prader-Willi group homes. In July 2009, she assumed her current position as Assistant Clinical Services Director.
Rose is an accomplished and dedicated professional, but her greatest satisfaction and joy comes from her relationships with the individuals and families she works with. “One of my greatest passions is in facilitating a positive sense of self in those individuals that I serve”.
Rose values life long learning and in 2008 obtained a Masters Degree in Counseling through the University of Wisconsin. Rose and her husband make their home in the Oconomowoc area. Together they have four wonderful children.