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Development Workshop names CEO

McKayla Matlack has been named Chief Executive Officer of Development Workshop Inc. (DWI).

The workshop’s board of directors announced Matlack will replace Mike O’Bleness who is retiring after 34 years with the Community Rehabilitation Program. She will take over the post on September 21.

Matlack is not a stranger. She began her career with DWI 14 years ago. She began as a developmental specialist in Salmon and most recently as Vice President of Medicaid Services. She has been at the forefront of many initiatives, including expanding services to children aged 3-21, occupational skills training programs, and creating curriculum for DWI’s all-staff training events.

Matlack earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska. She earned Non-Profit Executive Certification from the Society of Nonprofits in 2019. She has served as a surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) since 2017, surveying disabilities service agencies nationwide.

She is current President of the Idaho Falls Civitan Club. She was Instrumental in creating the Hearts and Hands inclusive Civitan Club and organized and chartered the first local Community Junior Civitan Club. Matlack has been recognized as Civitan of the year, DWI Employee of the Year, and is a past recipient of the Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Under 40 award.

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