Meet Our Team


Welcome, and thank you for visiting Opportunity Enterprises’ website. Whether you are considering services for yourself or a loved one, are a current or future staff member, supporter, donor, or customer of one of our business services, thank you for taking time to learn about our amazing people.

Opportunity Enterprises is a premier agency, providing educational, vocational, and residential services to more than 1,000 youth and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. We continue to provide services focused on goals and choices through a variety of day service programs, curricular activities, and enrichment programs like art and assistive technology.

With the care of our dedicated employees, amazing people are making grand strides towards self-sufficiency and independence every day.

Our services provide hope to not only a family, but a community. Our commitment is to uphold this hope daily because of the incredible support from community leaders, families, businesses, and sponsors who support our mission. We are an option for many families in our community, and we are honored to be promoting more purposeful and enriching lives for individuals with disabilities in Northwest Indiana.

I invite you to continue your journey with Opportunity Enterprises. Follow us on social media and invite your friends to do the same. Volunteer at one of our events or for one of our programs; the experience will change your life. Donate to our mission; you will change the lives of children and adults with disabilities right here in your community. Find your own unique way to become a part of our mission. Thank you for taking the time to learn about the amazing people we serve.

Thank you,

Neil Samahon


Marc Ruiz
Oak Partners
John Freyek
Vice Chair
First Merchants Bank
Rick AmRhein
Valparaiso University
Michelle Gonzalez
Laciak CPA
Nicole Alcorn
Teachers Credit Union
Jim Alex
FirstLight Home Care
Alfredo Estrada
Burke, Costanza, & Carberry
Rod Gayda
Gayda Properties, Inc.
James Keilman
Urschel Laboratories
Natalie Krivas
Valparaiso Community Schools
Mary Liggett
Patrick Lyp
City of Valparaiso
Rick Rondinelli
In Touch Pharmaceuticals
Chris Runnion
Kathleen Smith
Portage Township School Corp.
Stephanie Swearington
Thomas Wisch
Allstate Insurance
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Neil Samahon
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Stephanie Anderson
Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
Kacie Ensign
Chief Development and Communications Officer (CDCO)
Mark Fisher
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Valerie Thill
Chief Program Officer (CPO)
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Jodi Barnard
Social Services Director
Lisa Barrios
Daily Living Skills Director
Lisa Cole
Senior Director of Day Programs
Dawn Crozier
Group Home Director
Carol Dattolico
Supported Living Director
LaShanta Downs
TREND Director
Mickey Fajdich
Enriching Possibilities Director
Jennifer Fine
Retail Director
Amanda Geary
Transportation Director
Joe Hogan
Director of Business Services
Marie Kubina
Curriculum Director
LaTosha Knight
Financial Controller
Corey Marsee
QUEST Director
Liz Metts
Senior Director of Business Operations
Suja Pati
Respite Director
Julie McKean
Director of Operations and Compliance
Kathleen Parks
Senior Director of Employment Services and Transition
Kate Ramirez
Agency Training Director
Rebecca Scott
Senior Director of Residential
Cassie Stanley
Renewed Horizons Director
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Want to learn more about becoming one of our amazing team members? Check out our open positions here.

                                     HOW WE SERVE
Residential Programs
   Group Homes
   Supported Living
Respite Care
   Respite Activity Calendar
Curriculum-Based Day Programs
   Daily Living Skills
   Enriching Possibilities
   Renewed Horizons
Employment Programs
   JobSource Community Employment
   Social Enterprises
   Transition Services
Additional Programs
   Aktion Club
   Book Club
   Client Dances
   Community Integration
   Self Advocates
Resources for Families
   Disability Resources
   Program Eligibility
   Social Services
   Customer Service Form

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