The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
Promoting Independence, Productivity, Self-Determination, Integration and Inclusion
Loraine Jensen

Loraine Jensen

Preferred Mailing Address Minnesota Dept. of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
Contact Phone 651.582.8523
Education Masters Degree Public Affairs, University of MN Humphrey Institute
Bachelor Degree Education, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
MN Licensed Teacher: Elementary and Special Education
Interest in developmental disabilities See below
Experience in developmental disabilities Loraine started her career with a year long disabilities work-study in Sweden. She later worked in community-based services in Nebraska where she grew up then moved to Minnesota in the early 1980s.

Her first job in Minnesota was executive director of the Douglas County Developmental Achievement Center. She was one of the original regional services specialists when the DD waiver first started and developed some of the first Rule 185 case management training for counties.

For eight years she worked as a regional early childhood special education coordinator and regional interagency systems change coordinator in west central Minnesota before starting her own consulting business working with public, private and nonprofit organizations.

Recently, she was the manager of home and community living services for DHS. She is now the State Personnel Development Coordinator for the Minnesota Dept. of Education.
Anything else about yourself Loraine was selected by the Bush Foundation for a leadership fellowship in 2001. She used this opportunity to complete her master's degree from the University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs. During her fellowship, she also completed internships at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. and at the Minnesota Legislature.

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The GCDD is funded under the provisions of P.L. 106-402. The federal law also provides funding to the Minnesota Disability Law Center, the state Protection and Advocacy System, and to the Institute on Community Integration, the state University Center for Excellence. The Minnesota network of programs works to increase the IPSII of people with developmental disabilities and families into community life.