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Our Executive Team & Board of Directors

Bob Brown
President and CEO
Opportunity Village


Opportunity Village has always had a special place in Bob Brown’s heart – his beautiful daughter, Sarah has been served by our organization all of her young adult life, giving him a very unique and powerful perspective on our mission.

Combined with the leadership he has provided us over the years as a contributing OV Board Member and Board Chair, Bob's personal commitment underlines this successful and welcome transition to his role as Opportunity Village's President and CEO. "Building new partnerships to benefit others and carefully stewarding the financial resources of OV's long term friends and donors is something I work on everyday -- there's always more that we can do."

Bob and his wife Melinda continue to enjoy raising their four children in Nevada and have strong ties to our community. A graduate of the University of California - Berkeley, Bob has also been honored to serve with the following organizations, elevating and sharing the message of Opportunity Village:

• Council Member, The National Council of Disability (by Presidential appointment)
• Board Chairman, Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce
• Board of Directors, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
• Board of Directors, The Public Education Foundation
• Member, ACCSES

• Publisher, Las Vegas Review Journal
• Coach, Special Olympics
• Board Member, Special Olympics of Nevada
• Board of Directors, Smith Center for The Performing Arts

Contact Bob: | Phone: 702-259-3707


Ed Guthrie
CEO Emeritus
Opportunity Village

  Ed Guthrie has served as the Executive Director and CEO for Opportunity Village since 1994. In early 2016 he was named CEO Emeritus. Prior to coming to Opportunity Village, Ed served as the Executive Director of similar organizations in upstate New York and Maryland for almost twenty years. Under his leadership, Opportunity Village has grown to become a nationally recognized provider of services for people with disabilities.

Ed served, for over 10 years on the Board of Directors for SourceAmerica (formerly National Industries for the Severely Handicapped). SourceAmerica is a national organization that works with 550+ community rehabilitation programs to provide jobs on federal contracts to over 110,000 people with severe disabilities through the AbilityOne program. Prior to joining the SourceAmerica Board, Ed was the Western Region representative of the National Council of Work Centers and represented the 100+ community rehabilitation programs in Nevada, California, Hawaii, Arizona, and Utah for six years.

The AbilityOne Commission presents the Chairperson's Award for Leadership at the annual  central nonprofit agency (NIB and SourceAmerica) annual conferences. This award recognizes AbilityOne nonprofit agency leaders who consistently meet or surpass the Commission's statutory and regulatory requirements, fulfill its guiding principles for a Quality Work Environment, and exhibit business acumen that leads to increased employment opportunities for the AbilityOne constituency. At the May 2014 SourceAmerica Annual Conference, Ed was the proud recipient of this national award. It was noted during the presentation that “Guthrie has led the agency (Opportunity Village) to become one of the most recognized and respected provider of services for people with disabilities in the United States.”

Ed has received commendations and performance excellence awards from a number of organizations including Grassroots Advocacy Awards in 2002, 2004, and 2013 from SourceAmerica (NISH), NCWC Management Excellence award in 2004, and the Nevada State Rehabilitation Council Meritorious Service in 2009. Ed is a strong advocate for services for all people with disabilities nationally and in Nevada. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for ACCSES (formerly the American Congress of Community Supports & Employment Services). ACCSES represents more than 120 partner organizations across the country as the “Voice of Disability Service Providers”. ACCSES works to promote and enhance solutions that maximize employment and living opportunities for people with disabilities.

Ed also serves on several committees and work groups throughout the State. He is a member of Las Vegas Southwest Rotary, and a graduate of Leadership Las Vegas, Class of 1998. Ed met his wife, Sheral, at the Mardi Gras in New Orleans in 1973. They have a son, Jesse, who graduated UNLV and a daughter, Erin, who graduated from the University of Nevada – Reno. Ed and his wife are the proud grandparents of three beautiful girls and they are happily expecting the addition of two more. He loves hiking, reading, travel and UNLV sports teams.

Lisa Manning
Chief Financial Officer
Opportunity Village

Lisa Manning is Opportunity Village’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), bringing over 25 years of experience in operations, financial management and business consulting to the organization. Currently, Lisa has responsibilities for budget preparation, internal controls, financial reporting, information technology, benefits administration, Board of Directors presentations, contract administration, cash management, risk analysis, and a variety of other financial and general management areas.

Lisa has served the Las Vegas community as a business and financial consultant since 1997 in both commercial and nonprofit sectors across a variety of industries ranging from construction and real estate to medical. Lisa comes to us from the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health where she served six years as the Chief Operations Officer. Lisa has been a licensed CPA since 1992 with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington. Also, Lisa plays tennis competitively in the USTA Nevada and enjoys singing.



Opportunity Village Foundation Board of Directors

Ken Alber
PENTA Building Group

W. West Allen
Howard & Howard

Curt Anderson
Fair Anderson & Langerman
Brent Bell
Whittlesea Bell Transportation
Michael Brown
Barrick Gold Corporation
Larry Carter
Desert Auto Group
Jeff Cooper
Bradshaw Smith and Co., LLP
Jeri Crawford
Green Valley Grocery / Crawford Oil
Sheila Delutri
Rob Dondero
R&R Partners
Lance Earl
Holland & Hart LLP
Jeffrey Fine
Fine Properties, LLC
Brad Friedmutter
Friedmutter Group
Garry Goett
Olympia Group
Rob Goldstein
Las Vegas Sands Corp.
John Grant
Sahara Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram
Cherie Guzman John Hester
Southwest Gas
Ann Hoff
Excalibur Hotel & Casino
Tom Jenkin
Caesars Entertainment
Annemarie Jones
Fletcher Jones Automotive Group
Bob Maricich
International Market Centers

Shannon McBeath

The Ride Cycling

Lauralyn McCarthy
Scientific Games / WMS
Debra Mele-Blanchard
Wells Fargo Wealth Management
D. Clifford Miller
M.J. Christensen Diamond Centers
Mike Morrissey
Morrissey Insurance Services, Inc.
Scott Nielson
Station Casinos
Owen Nitz
Nitz, Walton & Heaton, Ltd
William Oakley
Bank of Nevada
Tim Poster
Wynn Resorts Limited
Trevor Scherrer
Mirage Hotel and Casino
Harold Sells Jack Sheehan Joyce Sherman
Destinations by Design
Scott Sibella
Mark Stark
Berkshire Hathaway
Thomas A. Thomas
Thomas & Mack Company
Carol Troesh Missy Young

Opportunity Village ARC Board of Directors

Jeremy Aguero
Applied Analysis
Patty Aguilar
Tricor Financial Services LTD.
Mark Anderson
Triple Crown Painting
Kevin Bethel
NV Energy
Michael Bolognini
Cox Communications
Dan Book
Sam's Club
Don Burnette
Clark County
John Cannito
PENTA Building Group
Barbara Cegavske
State of Nevada
Lauri Collins Ted Dake
US Trust Bank of America
Mark Dunn
Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
Vincent Eckelkamp
Eckelkamp Retirement Planning
Bob Fowler Gerald Gardner
Resorts World Las Vegas
Bob Glaser
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Sarah Guindy
Bank of Nevada
Lee Haney
H&H Enterprises
Anne Hanson
MGM Resorts International
Mike Hengel
Valley Electric Association, Inc.
Allen Lind
Kimberly Maxson Rushton
Cooper Levenson
Erin Morrissey
Morrissey Insurance Services, Inc.
Matthew Mullin
Berkshire Hathaway
Terri Peck
KVVU Fox 5
Reed Radosevich
Northern Trust Bank
Carl Rowe
Clarity Advisors to Management
Blake Segal
Caesars Entertainment
Gregory Sholeff
Davita-Healthcare Partners
Hugh Sinnock
Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
Ronnie Sloan
Fair Anderson & Langerman
Michael Spainhour
Luzich Partners LLC
Lucy Stewart
LAS Consulting
David Strow
Boyd Gaming Corporation
John White
Nevada System of Higher Education
Narine Yenovkian
Credit One Bank

Advisory & Honorary Board of Directors

Advisory Honorary
Larry Brown
Jerilyn Clayton
Dick Foster
Ed Jameson
Bob McDonald
Kitty Rodman
Rob Roy
Larry Scheffler
Mike Schneider
Tom Schoeman
John Wasserburger
Lawrence Weekly
Paul Anka
Michael Gaughan, Sr
Lloyd George
Lacy & Dorothy Harber
Penn Jillette
Jan Jones
Robin Leach
Paul Lowden
Wayne Newton
Tony Orlando
Sig Rogich
Glenn Smith
E. Parry Thomas
Bill Walters
Stephen Wynn