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9/2/2021 7:50:24 PM General

Opportunity House, Inc. Announces New Executive Director

After an extensive and rigorous search, Opportunity House, Inc. is proud to announce that Thomas Matya has accepted the position of Executive Director beginning September 7, 2021. Matya will succeed Robert Shipman, who will retire from the organization after 29 years of service, including the last 15 years as Executive Director. Shipman will remain involved with Opportunity House to assure a well-ordered transition over the coming months.

Matya joins Opportunity House from Zea Mays Holdings, LLC, where he was Vice President of Development. He has served on the board of several local non-profits, including Opportunity House as a Board Member and past Board Chair.

“I am excited about this opportunity and continuing the tradition of excellent leadership at Opportunity House that has existed over the past fifty years,” says Matya.

A retirement reception in honor of Robert Shipman will be welcome for the public to attend and wish Shipman farewell. The date and location will be announced at a later date.

About Opportunity House:
Opportunity House is a non-profit community sponsored rehabilitation center serving adults with developmental disabilities in DeKalb County. For over 50 years, this organization focused on providing quality of life for the people they serve, offering programs and services to meet their employment, housing, and social needs. Opportunity House offers a wide variety of programs designed to help individuals live their lives as independently as possible. For more information, visit