Steven Stock is the Director of Residential Services at Cheyenne Village. Steve oversees Cheyenne Village’s comprehensive residential services. Steve’s involvement with and commitment to people with intellectual disabilities began at a young age when his uncle with severe intellectual disabilities and spina bifida, came to live at their family home. After several years as a direct care worker and administrator of IDD services in Michigan, Steve first came to work at Cheyenne Village in 1983 as a direct care staff. His other positions have included Habilitation Coordinator/QIDP, Residential Supervisor, Staff Training Manager and Vocational Manager over the course of his initial 11 years with the agency. After serving as Vocational Director at MRC (aka TRE) for several years, Steve has also worked as Vice President of AbleLink Technologies in concept development and project management toward research and development of assistive technologies for people with cognitive disabilities, including serving as a project manager or principal investigator on over 80 federally funded R & D projects. During this time Steve also served on the Board of Directors at Cheyenne Village, The Arc of the Pikes Peak Region and the Cerebral Palsy Association before realizing a long standing desire to return to the human service industry and Cheyenne Village in January of 2016.
Steve’s overall goal in support of the Cheyenne Village’s Mission is to produce positive outcomes for people with IDD. As he says, “Since moving to Colorado, Cheyenne Village has been like family to me. The best thing about working here is the commitment of this agency to do the right thing on behalf of the people we serve, even when that gets very difficult.”
Additionally, Steve received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Northern Michigan University in 1980 and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Colorado/Colorado Springs in 1991. He is married to Leigh Stock who he met at Cheyenne Village in 1986 and together they have twin adult sons.