Gene Taylor, M.S., LPCC Executive Director
Gene received his Bachelors of Science Degree from Huron College in 1978 with a Major in Criminal Justice and Minor in Psychology. He received his Master’s degree in Human Resource and Development from South Dakota State University in 2003. Gene is currently licensed as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Minnesota.
“We come to learn, to change, to grow, to make tomorrow a new beginning.”
Thomas E. Kelly, Psy.D., LP, Clinical Director
Dr. Kelly is a Licensed Psychologist with 30 years of experience treating children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Kelly has worked in a variety of mental health settings and with a variety of levels of care including residential treatment for children, inpatient treatment for children and adults, and outpatient treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and worked in a variety of classroom settings for children with special needs. Dr. Kelly began his professional work in psychology as a Milieu Counselor for children and adolescents and has worked with this population in a variety of roles since 1986.
Royce Wempen, Business Manager
Royce has been associated with the Leo A. Hoffmann Center for 40 years. In addition to being at Hoffmann Center, he is also the Business Manager for Brown County Evaluation Center-Detox and Brown-Nicollet Community Human Services Board in St. Peter, MN.
Linda Wempen, Office Manager
Linda has worked at Hoffmann Center for over 35 years. She manages many aspects of the administrative offices and provides a wide array of job responsibilities.
Barbara Hansen, HR/Payroll Manager
Barb graduated from Mankato State University (now Minnesota State University – Mankato) with a degree in Accounting. She began working at the Leo A. Hoffmann Center in the Fall of 2018.
“The Hoffmann Center is a place to open youth’s eyes to how their behaviors have affected their families, friends, and themselves. We offer the youth an opportunity to set the stage for positive and healthy change, there by restoring balance back to their lives and opening the door to their future.”
Hoffmann Center, Inc. Board Members 2019
Cory Abels, Bremer Bank
Bill Anderson, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Deborah Bauernfeind, Retired School Teacher
Patt Bohmbach, Retired Social Worker
Carol Eggert, Retired Nurse
Warren Knudson, Retired, F & M Human Services
Harlan Mehlhop, Retired Business Person
Brook Mohr, Nicollet County Court Services
Cindy McCabe, Retired, Nicollet County Social Services
Bob Podhradsky, Retired County Administrator
Jane Timmermann, Retired, St. Peter Recreation Services