About Us

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Our mission.

OBI's mission is to support youth and adults with disabilities to experience full inclusion in their communities as they learn, work, and pursue their paths to personal success.

What sets us apart.

The adults 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.

Original Sheltered Workshop photo

Our beginning.

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.


Unlimited opportunities.

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.

Leadership team.

Marsha Legg, Chief Executive Officer
Mary Crocetti, Vice President, Administration and Quality Enhancement
Keyona Evans, Director of Community Integration
Megan Gibbs, Director of Workforce & Youth Development
Carrie Lycett, Director of Person-Centered Planning
Jessica Mill, Director of Finance
Stephen Wilbourne, Human Resources Manager

Board of directors.

President
Julie Hill, Department of Defense

Vice President
Ray Streib, Development Facilitators, Inc.

Treasurer
Karen Bailey, Kupstas & Kupstas, LLC

Secretary
Lori Amburn, Development Facilitators, Inc.

Directors.

Cassandra Bailey, Opportunity Builders, Inc.
Kevin Bonk, Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland
Jennifer A. Brienza, Esq., Law Office of Jennifer A. Brienza
Robin Gray, Opportunity Builders, Inc.
Sara Gray, Prince George County Schools
Kathy Grey, Community Member
Bill Kuethe, State Farm
Chet Lawrence, CL3 Consulting
Tina Miller, Community Member
Colleen Phillips, MPBB, LLC
Michael Reese, Sr., Department of Defense
Donna Webb, Community Member

 

How to apply.

Prior to submitting an application, we highly recommend that you set up a time to virtually meet with Colleen Spaniol, to discuss your specific interest in OBI as well as to learn more about our available programs.

Opportunity Builders, Inc.
Attn: Colleen Spaniol
8855 Veterans Highway
Millersville, MD  21108

cspaniol@obiworks.org