Opportunity Village Announces Vice President of Human Resources - Amy Hunter
LAS VEGAS – Effective August 23, 2021, Amy Hunter joined Opportunity Village as the Vice President of Human Resources. Amy previously served as Opportunity Village’s HR consultant and admits finding a home at Opportunity Village.
Amy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and is poised to develop a knowledgeable and professional HR team. Opportunity Village is pleased she decided to join the team and has already made significant changes to improve retention and recruiting.
Prior to joining the Opportunity Village team, Amy was managing partner at Simmons Group for 14 years, where she supported clients with strategic planning, managing human resources and business acumen consulting, working with many companies to help fulfill their training, workforce hiring needs, and development goals. Her clients spread across the U.S. and internationally and represent a diverse group of industries and people.
Amy graduated from the University of Toledo with a BA in Small Business Finance, Entrepreneurship and Management, and a Masters in Administration and Human Resources. She is a fully engaged and energetic woman who is involved in her life and her life's work.
When not focused on the needs of Opportunity Village, Amy spends her time as the Board Chair for CORE "Powered by the Rogers Foundation," a Leadership member of Women United, President-Elect for the Nevada State Council for the Society of Human Resources, and Instructor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in Continuing Education.
About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within the Southern Nevada community with significant intellectual disabilities, to enrich their lives and the lives of their families.
Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.
Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves over 3,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that improve their lives.
Folks supported in Opportunity Village’s Prevocational Training Programs and in jobs provided by the organization throughout the community, have collectively earned wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2020. They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading fulfilling lives.
Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts, multiple business lines, fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, and grants on the federal and state level, saving Nevada taxpayers more than $37 million annually.
Erin Mowry, R&R Partners
Marty Wood, Opportunity Village