Niagara Gazette

July 20, 2013

Opportunities Unlimited exec retires

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

There’s been a change in leadership at a Niagara County nonprofit organization known for its work in assisting the disabled. 

Officials at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara confirmed Friday evening the departure of long-time Executive Director Connie Brown.

Elaine Duquette, the associate executive director of communications for Opportunities Unlimited, said Brown retired as the head of the organization earlier this month, but remains with the group on a consultant basis.

“Connie Brown, our executive director, has retired from Opportunities Unlimited as of July 8,” Duquette said in an emailed response to questions about the organization’s management. “She is now serving as a consultant to our intermin executive director.”

The group’s new interim executive director is Jim Mroczek, whom Duquette said served as an executive director for 35 years and retired from Opportunities Unlimited’s sister agency in Monroe County.

Duquette said there are no other personnel changes at this time. 

Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara is one of 54 similar chapters statewide. It is the largest not-for-profit organization in Niagara County and provides day programming, training, employment opportunities, horticulture therapy, fine arts, residential services and other supportive services to individuals with disabilities.