Leadership

JOSH KENDRICK
Chief
Executive Officer

Joshua Kendrick was born and raised in New Hampshire and earned his bachelors degree at Western State College in Gunnison, CO. After college he moved to Missoula and started his career with ORI in 1998. Joshua immediately realized that working with adults with disabilities was extremely fulfilling. He also realized that the people he worked with gave him far more than he would ever be able to give in return. Over the past 17 years Joshua has held many positions from Special Olympic/Recreation Coordinator to Director of Vocational Services to his current position as Chief Executive Officer.
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CANDACE ERICKSON
Chief
Financial Officer

Candace has held the position of CFO for Opportunity Resources since 1996. She earned a bachelor of science in business administration/accounting emphasis from the University of Montana, where she was a high honors graduate and received numerous awards for academic performance. She landed her first nonprofit accounting position in 1988 and now possesses more than 20 years of nonprofit accounting and auditing experience. She is a member of the Montana Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. She finds her position with ORI deeply rewarding as it allows her to use her accounting expertise to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities
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JESSICA HAGEMAN
Director of Remote Community Services

Jessica has worked in Developmental Disability and Mental Health Services since 2002, starting at two dual-diagnosis homes until 2004 and Program manager (2005-2007). She was a Case Manager for AWARE for 4 years in Missoula and then with ORI as a CM in Kalispell location. In 2015 Jessica moved back to Missoula for the position of Director of Remote Community Services with ORI. Jessica graduated from the University of Montana with a BA in Clinical Psychology emphasizing in Gerontology. She has received training from the Institute of Applied Behavioral Analysis.
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KURTIS N. MAYNE
Director of
Vocational Services

Kurtis N. Mayne graduated from the University of Wisconsin Platteville with a Bachelors of Science degree in physical education, with a minor in health education and a certification in Adaptive Physical Education. He also received an associate degree in marketing and sales from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. Kurtis started his ORI career in 1998 as an employment consultant and has since served in several different positions within the EmployAbilities Department. In his spare time, Kurtis does everything in his power to get out in the great outdoors of Montana and enjoy all it has to offer and thoroughly enjoys traveling the world with his wife.
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SHEILA THOMPSON
Director of
Residential Services

Sheila has a BA degree in communication science and disorders, with a minor in psychology, from the U of M. She also has a Masters degree in special education with an emphasis on deafness from Western Oregon University and has received training from the Institute for Applied Behavioral Analysis. Sheila began her career at ORI in 1995 and has been the Assistant Director of both Congregate Living and Supported Living. In 2014, she became Director of Residential Services. Sheila's community involvement includes President of the Board of Directors for Missoula International School, volunteer positions for Missoula Catholic Schools, Missoula Food Bank, and Family Promise Missoula.
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