OBI's 24th Annual Mardi Gras
Join the fun at OBI's 24th Annual Mardi Gras fundraising event! Our Mardi Gras celebration will be held at OBI on Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 6:30 PM-11 PM. Get ready for an exciting Mardi Gras experience as we transform our facility and bring all the flavors of New Orleans to Maryland!
What sets us apart.
The individuals we serve are empowered to make their own choices and to find self-worth through individualized jobs, community exploration, and meaningful day programming. Our passionate, dedicated, and supportive staff members respect every individual we serve to help them reach their full potential. Our dedicated families and volunteers from the community contribute so much time, energy, and financial support to help make OBI the vital organization it is today.
In 1962 in response to a need for occupational services for adults with developmental disabilities, a group of parents, educators and advocates came together to establish the Sheltered Workshop of Anne Arundel County (SWAAC). It began in an old firehouse on Truck House Road in Severna Park, MD. As the demand for services increased, SWAAC re-located to a warehouse facility on Langley Road in Glen Burnie. In 1990, with the development of a community employment placement program, SWAAC was renamed to Opportunity Builders, Inc. (OBI). Due to space limitations, in 1991, the program moved to a 16,000-square-foot warehouse in Hanover, MD where OBI expanded to 30,000 square feet before moving to our newly, constructed 41,000-square-foot Millersville home in 2009.
At OBI, we are dedicated to engaging individuals in new opportunities. Whether it’s sailing for the first time, learning how to take care of themselves, or obtaining employment, we strive to help those we serve become as independent as possible while fully supported by staff.
Executive Leadership Team
Marsha Legg, Chief Executive Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Teara Winmond, Vice President, Strategy & Quality Enhancement, email@example.com
Ramie Mays, Vice President, DDA & Autism Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Mill, Director of Finance, email@example.com
Carrie Lycett, Director of Person-Centered Planning, firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Directors
Bill Kuethe, Kuethe State Farm Insurance
Ray Streib, Development Facilitators, Inc.
Karen Bailey, Kupstas & Kupstas, LLC
Jennifer Brienza, Law Office of Jennifer A. Brienza
Julie Hill, Department of Defense
Cassandra Bailey, Opportunity Builders, Inc.
Terri Bennett, Sandy Hook Promise Foundation/Leader 360 Solutions
Kevin Bonk, Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland
Marsha Briley, AACO Police Department
Bong Delrosario, Community Member
Robin Gray, Opportunity Builders, Inc.
Sara Gray, Prince George County Schools
Chet Lawrence, CL3 Consulting
Tina Miller, Community Member
Michael Reese, Sr., Department of Defense
Marcy Webster, Live! Casino
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How to Apply.
Prior to submitting an application, we highly recommend that you set up a time to meet with one of our Person-Centered Planning professionals, to discuss your specific interest in OBI as well as to learn more about our services.
Opportunity Builders, Inc.
Attn: Carrie Lycett
8855 Veterans Highway
Millersville, MD 21108