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Big changes for a Sioux City residential rehab facility

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - Big changes for a Sioux City residential rehab facility that serves people with traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries.

Opportunities Unlimited's CEO is out and the organization's 11-year partnership with "Jumpy Monkey Coffee" is over.

We begin with the changes at the top of the organization.

The chair of OU's board acknowledged a recent change in management was an internal decision.

OU board member Terry Murrell confirmed to KTIV that OU CEO Stephanie Brown is out, and there is an interim CEO in place.

In a statement, board chair Gail Bivens-Rose said the board is helping to make improvements "to OU to ensure their clients and values are consistent with their overall mission."

"We're trying to really assess where we are at right now and assess where exactly we want to go to. That will kind of dictate what we are going to be looking for in a new leader.  So, it may take us a month or so before we are going to be ready to open up a new position and advertise for a new CEO,"said Terry Murrell, OU Board Member.

Another change is that last week, OU parted ways with Jumpy Monkey Coffee.

OU has been a vendor for Jumpy Monkey since 2003.

Jumpy Monkey coffee had become one of the key contracts serviced through the OU's vocational area employing OU clients, and giving them a chance to become a part of the work force, and earn a paycheck.

Murrell says that decision to part ways with Jumpy Monkey was not an easy one.

"With Jumpy Monkey, we looked at the relationship in where we were going and again it was the best thing I think for both entities to move in a different direction,"said Terry Murrell, OU Board Member.

OU Board Chair Gail Bivens-Rose also said rumors of an IRS investigation into the facility are not true.

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