New hire and changing roles at WCTF

Molly Winter, left, is the new director of the Winnebago County Task Force, while Taylor Brown is the project coordinator.

The Winnebago County Task Force (WCTF) has a new director and a new project coordinator. Molly Winter has left her previous role as coordinator to become the new director for the organization, and the Task Force has hired Taylor Brown to be the new coordinator.

Winter, who lives near Rake, has been with WCTF since last June. She took over as interim director following the departure of previous director Conrad Osland on December 7, and she was approved as the full-time director in February. Brown, who is from Garner, has a background in working with youth and substance abuse prevention. She started as WCTF’s project coordinator on February 19. She previously worked at Prairie Ridge in Mason City, which offers programs for prevention, intervention and treatment for mental health and substance issues.

She also worked at Francis Lauer Youth Services in Mason City, which provides teenagers with outpatient services for behavioral and mental health, along with residential treatment for addiction. Brown says working with kids has been one of her favorite experiences, and she says she knows how to get them hyped up and involved.

In her first few days on the job, Brown has been working on increasing the Task Force’s social media presence, which includes Instagram and Facebook. Her role at the organization includes working with local youth, as well as planning and carrying out events and activities.

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