IT Girls

Founded in 2007, the IT Girls is a group of thoughtful and caring women who have come together in Las Vegas to deliver a message to the community that replaces fear with understanding and compassion. The intention is to spread the word that people with severe disabilities are a gift to all.

It is the job of the IT Girls and the community to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by recognizing them for the unique and special talents they possess and empowering them through our efforts and understanding.

“IT” is what happened when I was born, but “IT” is all I know.

“IT” happened because of an accident but “IT” did not take my abilitiy to love and be happy.

“IT” happened on my way home from work and I will never be able to lead my old life.

“IT” is what happened, different in many cases. “IT” is what we most fear for ourselves and our families, our children and our friends. “IT” changes our lives.

The IT Girls carry a message through various mediums and venues that “IT” Matters. The IT Girls educate people about Opportunity Village and why “IT” is important to our community. It is equally important for everyone to get the message out that we can never have too many people who care.


IT Girls IN THE NEWS:
Luxury Las Vegas, May 2008
“The IT Girls Take on Las Vegas” by Cindi Maciolek


IT Girls EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Jessica Bello
Sandie Boyadjian
Melinda Brown*
Shelley Caiazzo*
Danilu Coskey
Jill Down
Amanda Flangas*
Jamie Grieco
Terri Hansen
Monica Jackson
Michele Johnston*
Chantelle Mark
Lee Medick
Teresa Meli
Michele Miller
Darlene Miller
Rhonda Mona*
Sheila Pankas
Amy Preus*
Heather Soto
Sara Swanson*
Jamie Walters
Stephanie Weigel
*Charter Members

FRIENDS OF THE IT Girls
Shannon McBeath
Carol Sheehan
Debbie Wallace

TO SCHEDULE A TOUR OR LEARN MORE ABOUT OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE CALL (702) 259-3741

Benefits for the
people we serve
With programs that provide marketable job skills and long term work experience, Opportunity Village enriches the lives of people with disabilities. read more
Benefits for the community
Opportunity Village reduces the demand for Public Services for people with disabilities through charitable donations and by the work-related activities of those individuals. read more
Our senior staff & board
Learn more about the talented and committed people behind Las Vegas' favorite charity. read more
Message from our director
Since 1954, Opportunity Village has always set the standard for serving people with intellectual disabilities ... read more