Decades of tribute

Sally Ogren, Director of ProAct in Red Wing, will be moving to the next chapter of her life on July 1. She was with Interstate Rehabilitation Center (IRC) before its merger with Owobopte in Eagan to form the larger ProAct organization in the early 2000s. Her time with ProAct spans 47 years and we are thankful for her dedication and commitment to those we serve.

Prior to IRC, Sally worked for the State of Minnesota in what was then the Rehabilitation Services Division. She came to ProAct with a great knowledge of the field and was instrumental in developing community living opportunities, Dial-A Ride services and new educational programming and employment opportunities at the Red Wing facility.

Part of her director duties involved the oversight of the ProAct site in Zumbrota, which was the first to use the ProAct name after it opened in 1994. Zumbrota was closed in 2020 due to the pandemic and the decision was made to sell the building in 2021.

Sally was a longtime surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). She has brought a level of commitment and dedication to ProAct in her years of employment. Sally is part of a distinguished group that shares notable longevity with ProAct, each with more than 30 years of service!

ProAct’s Board of Directors, staff, participants, families and community members wish Sally the very best as she spends more time with her husband, sons and their families!

Judie Foster-Lupkin
President and CEO