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 nearly 400 adults with a budget of $8 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. 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.
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 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 190 at over 90 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 Finance
Marie rejoined OBI in 2018 as the Director of Finance overseeing the accounting operations and financial reporting required by the industry. She previously worked as the Finance Director for OBI, Compass, Inc., Athelas Institute, and Friends Aware – all agencies serving the developmentally disabled. In addition, Marie has over 30 years of experience in the accounting field working with non-profit agencies in western and southern Maryland serving the low-income and elderly and the intellectually disabled. Marie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Frostburg State College.
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 worked with individuals with developmental disabilities as a case manager, as well as a program manager and family advocate for organizations such as the Athelas Institute and Bello Machre.
Director of Marketing
Megan joined OBI in 2009 and is responsible for promoting OBI in the community and ensuring communication between constituents and OBI. 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, served on the Glen Burnie High School Signature Program Board and was President of the Severna Park Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, she graduated with her MBA from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
Director of Development
Kathy joins OBI after a 31+ year career with Anne Arundel County, most recently as a Planning Administrator with the Office of Planning and Zoning, however her county career began in the County Executive's Office of Community Services where she organized events, special projects and public relations. She is also the Glen Burnie West columnist for the Maryland Gazette and writes a feature "Kathy's People" which appears in the Maryland Gazette and Capital. She is a former OBI board member, where she supported OBI at our first ever Mardi Gras fundraiser. As Director of Development, Kathy is responsible for all of the fundraising, including corporate gifts, major gifts, events and grants.
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 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.