COR Retreat Staff

Nancy Kaley, COR Retreat Program Director

Nancy Kaley
COR Retreat Program Director

Phone: 651-767-2702

Nancy Kaley BS, LADC is the Program Director and Facilitator of the COR Retreat. She is an alumnus of the program and since participating in November 2014 has experienced and maintained a 100 pound weight loss, improved health, neutrality around food, enhanced relationships and newfound personal joy and empowerment.

Before beginning her career with COR, Nancy worked as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor for over 21 years. Nancy was employed in a variety of settings including Outpatient, Residential and Co-occurring which addresses both mental health and chemical dependency issues. She has enjoyed working at different times exclusively with women and men developing an ability to respond to the experience and unique needs of both. Nancy’s proficiencies and passion embrace the 12-Step model of recovery incorporating understanding about the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of self while working to heal, grow and build support with others who are experiencing the same challenges and success.

Nancy enjoys time with her 3 adult sons, extended family and many supportive friends she has met over years in the fellowship of recovery. She has a variety of interests including spending time at the family cabin, exercise, live music, reading and writing.


Joni Osip

Joni Osip
COR Retreat Assistant

Joni Osip is the retreat assistant at COR. She is a registered nurse and an alumnus of the program and has released 80 lbs since attending COR in July 2020.

As a nurse, Joni worked at M Health as a nurse coordinator for patients with bleeding disorders and recently retired from pharmaceutical sales in 2021.

Joni recognized her disordered relationship with food in 1980 and had been in and out of the doors of a 12-step program not having achieved abstinence.

She believes COR saved her life, helped her develop a peaceful and compassionate sense of self and is excited to share her experience, strength and hope.

Joni is single and lives in Minneapolis. She enjoys being active outdoors and spending time with her daughter and two grandkids.

COR Retreat Organization and Affiliation

COR Retreat, Inc. is a Minnesota non-profit corporation and a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. COR Retreat is operated by a small staff. The daily schedule at COR Retreat is facilitated by its Program Director and faithful volunteers who seek to “pass on” a solution of hope and recovery. The registration fees paid by COR Retreat participants cover only a portion of the cost of each retreat and  ongoing administration. The balance of the expenses are funded by donations from those committed to help others overcome their food addiction.

COR Retreat is not affiliated with the programs offered by The Retreat. However, COR Retreat is fortunate to be able to utilize the McIver Center and offer The Retreat’s award winning, and healthy, cuisine to its participants. COR Retreat is also not affiliated with and does not represent Overeater's Anonymous, Inc. or any other recovery program.