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November 10, 2011

Jeanne Atkinson, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-8287

Mary Stofer Named Facility Operating Officer for Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Geneva

Lincoln – Long-time employee Mary Stofer has been named Facility Operating Officer for the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Geneva. The YRTC-Geneva is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

“Mary was selected because of her ongoing commitment to the Geneva facility, her commitment to excellence and her on-going contributions,” said Terri Nutzman, Office of Juvenile Services administrator.

Mary Stofer has moved to increasingly responsible positions during her 34 years with the facility. She has previously been selected as both an employee of the Year and a Supervisor of the Year at the YRTC-Geneva.

“Mary has moved into increasingly responsible positions during her 34 years with the facility, and that gives her a unique knowledge base,” said Dan Scarborough, administrator of the YRTC-Geneva. “Her eye for detail and accuracy and her expertise are crucial as the business side of our facility becomes more complex and challenging.”

Scarborough noted some of Stofer’s accomplishments:
  • She’s been instrumental in helping develop the core youth treatment program, called gender-responsive programming.
  • She’s been the site coordinator for the Performance Based Standards, a crucial quality assurance initiative at YRTC-Geneva since 2000.
  • She’s active in the YRTC-Geneva’s successful accreditation by the national Commission on Accreditation for Corrections.
Mary Stofer said, “I anticipate that this will be a real opportunity to be more actively involved with youth and staff, and that I can help ensure the girls are treated well, make sure they are safe, and help move things to a new level.”

Mary has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies. She’s married and has three grown children and six grandchildren and lives in Geneva.