Living Opportunities, Inc. was founded in 1974 to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, work, create, and learn in the community. At Living Opportunities, we have very big dreams. Deep within the soul of this organization, there is an ideal – that the epitome of success is that occasion when the people we are mission-driven to serve will live independently, experience meaningful and rewarding careers, and in that process, become truly self-sufficient.

Brent Kell


Executive Director, Valley Immediate Care
Board member since 2014

Polly Williams


Program Manager, Carpenter Foundation
Board member since 2013

Brent Pearson


AVP, First Interstate Bank
Board member since 2014

Tim D'Alessandro


Operations Manager, Rogue Valley Transportation District.
City of Medford Oregon Council member Ward 2
Board member since 2016

Denise Wisnovsky

Board of Directors

Owner, Cooking Buddies
Board member since 2014

Sarah Lynch

Board of Directors

Executive Director, ‎Rogue Valley Manor and Pacific Retirement Services
Board member since 2017

Laurie Mortenson

Board of Directors

Owner of Coastal SeaGlass Co.
Board member since 2016


Emilie Wylde Turner

Chief Executive Officer

Staff member since 2013

Jim Norris

Chief Operating Officer

Staff member since 2016

Brian Johnson

Director of Consulting

Staff member since 2015

Sara Davis

Director of Supported Living Services

Staff member since 1993

Ann Dahl

Director of Residential Services

Staff member since 2003

Dan Mish

Director of The Studio at Living Opportunities

Staff member since 2006

Jenny Lor

Human Resources Manager

Staff member since 2018

Amber Robles

Director of Employment Services

Staff member since 2000

David Van Hook

IT Manager

Staff member since 2007