There is a new beginning for the Beatrice State Developmental Center as Attorney Jodi Fenner has been named Director of the Department of Developmental Disabilities. Fenner has been the interim director Since July 6th. Daniel Howell has been named CEO of the troubled Beatrice State Developmental Center.
“When I was down at the BSDC I saw a sense of enthusiasm I saw a sense of enthusiasm, I saw a sense of pride and a sense of commitment among the staff that I had the opportunity to meet and that’s a telling sign.”
Howell comes from a center similar to B-S-D-C in North Dakota. The State’s Medical Director deemed B-S-D-C not capable of caring for medically fragile patients and Howell hopes that decision will be reversed under his direction.