FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2011
Millersville, MD – Opportunity Builders, Inc. (OBI) has named Matt Lehmann, Gregory Lynch and Michael A. Schonfeld to its 2011-2012 Board of Directors.
Matt Lehmann is the Vice President and Managing Partner of Moran Insurance who has had a passion for supporting individuals with developmental disabilities. He joins OBI’s board with the goal of helping OBI grow its special events fund raising efforts. As stated by Matt, “OBI is an amazing organization that gives individuals with developmental disabilities a place to come and learn skills that allow them to become productive members of society.”
Gregory (Greg) Lynch is Owner of the College Hunks Hauling Junk Chesapeake Region franchise. Since his nephew started receiving services from OBI in 2010, Greg has been an active volunteer. It is his goal as a board member to help strategically plan for OBI’s future growth and expansion as well as to provide employment opportunities for individuals at OBI.
Michael (Mike) A. Schonfeld, Senior Vice President and Chief Business Banking Officer of BankAnnapolis, has more than 23 years of banking experience. As he explains, “I am honored to be affiliated with OBI and its highly dedicated board of directors OBI’s contributions to and support of our disability population is pivotal to our community.” Mike’s goal is to assist OBI with its financial decision making.
OBI also announces its new slate of officers: President Dan Symancyk, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Anne Arundel Community College; Vice President Mike Phennicie, Director of Business Services, BWI Airport; Treasurer Rita Ormasa, Director of Marketing and Communications, GEBA; Secretary Judy McCorkill, a Community Activist; and Immediate Past President, Jennifer Brienza, C. Edward Middlebrooks, P.A.OBI’s three new board members join OBI’s current board members including: Angela Balsamo, Coffee News; Ned Carey, Maryland Department of Transportation; Catherine Purple Cherry, Purple Cherry Architects; Teresa Ciepiela, U.S. Army; Linda Cox, Hyatt & Weber, P.A.; Sara Gray, Prince George’s County Public Schools; Glenda Hegarty, Anne Arundel County Public Schools; Bill Kuethe, Kuethe State Farm Agency; Chet Lawrence, CL3 Consulting, LLC; John Lehmann, Community Activist; Matthew McCorkill, Opportunity Builders, Inc.; Charles McCurdy, Jr., FMB Laundry, Inc.; Peter Stanford, Cassidy Turley; and Ray Streib, Development Facilitators, Inc.
Opportunity Builders, Inc. is in its 49th year of operation providing vocational training and employment services to nearly 425 adults with developmental disabilities. Its goal is to give its clients the opportunity to be productive, contributing citizens and to help them achieve personal fulfillment and foster independence. At OBI, “Our Smiles Work!” The adults OBI serves are working and they are proud of their daily accomplishments. Their smiles say it all.
Opportunity Builders, Inc.
8855 Veterans Highway
Millersville, MD 21108