Vicki L. Callahan
Vicki Callahan has been with Opportunity Builders, Inc. (OBI) since 1987, becoming executive director in 1991. Since taking on this position, OBI has grown from serving 90 adults with developmental disabilities with a budget of $500,000 to more than 450 adults with a budget of $8.5 million. Through Vicki’s direction and strong leadership, OBI moved in January, 2009 into our 41,000-square-foot home on 14.5 acres of land in which we own both the building and property.
Vicki has been an active leader and board member for the Maryland Association of Community Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Inc. (MACS) for over 10 years. She serves as its past president. MACS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening agencies to better support people with developmental disabilities and their families in their own communities.
Vicki is a 1996 graduate of Leadership Anne Arundel. She has served one term on its board as its membership chair and has been an active leader coordinating its Health and Human Services Day, membership committee and personnel committee.
Vicki has truly made a difference not only to the adults and families OBI serves but, to the developmental
Director of Supported Employment
Theresa joined OBI in 2005 as the director of supported employment. She has enhanced the job opportunities for clients within the community by bidding on more competitive contracts and has grown the number of OBI individuals placed in jobs from 15 to more than 220 at over 70 employers in our community. Theresa has been working with individuals with developmental disabilities for 20 years, in positions ranging from vocational instructor, rehabilitation specialist to program manager for supported employment and vocational services.
Director of Operations
Rod has been managing our packaging, assembly and distribution operations at OBI for over 20 years. He is responsible for liaising with contractors from developing the working relationship to administering each contract’s fulfillment. Rod has been working with individuals who have developmental disabilities since 1976, holding positions in both recreational services for the Tempe ARC in Arizona and residential services at Bello Machre in Glen Burnie, MD prior to joining OBI.
Director of Development
Megan joined OBI in 2009 and is responsible for fundraising, managing OBI’s network of donors, promoting OBI within the community, and securing grants that support and expand OBI programs. Prior to joining OBI, Megan worked with at-risk youth in Lima, Peru and spent time networking with local organizations. When she returned to the U.S. she worked as an in-home instructor for Trellis Services, a non-profit that provides autism waiver services. Megan is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Anne Arundel and a steering committee member of the Northern Anne Arundel County Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals group.
Director of Quality Assurance
Carrie joined OBI in 2002 as the recreation and leisure program coordinator before stepping into the director of quality assurance (QA) position in 2007. In her current role, Carrie manages all organizational QA issues, acting as a liaison between the adults we serve and staff, as well as the main contact for all state regulatory and QA matters. Carrie has been working with individuals with developmental disabilities for ten years as a case manager for individuals, as well as a program manager and family advocate for organizations such as the Athelas Institute and Bello Machre.
Director of Finance
Sylvia rejoined OBI in 2012 and is responsible for OBI’s financial management including overseeing the budget, audit, DDA funding, payroll, human resources, employee policies, employee benefits as well as property management and construction financing. Sylvia has over 25 years of accounting experience. She previously served as OBI's Director of Finance from 1995-2008, when she began working for the Department of Public Safety as their Chief Financial Officer. She also worked in the IT/Accounting department of Financial Management Systems, which supplied accounting software to national retail grocery store chains.
Human Resources Manager
Steve Wilbourne joined OBI as our human resource manager in 2008. He started his career working with adults with developmental disabilities more than 25 years ago at Bello Machre in 1987. During his tenure at Bello, Steve was as a family living assistant, later becoming a residential program director. Steve has worked with many of our adults and is extremely familiar with their daily needs and routines. He has been an advocacy leader for developing accessible living environments and obtaining specialized equipment.