Our Team

Leah Hays

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Agency Director

Leah has a BS in Health Sciences and a Minors degree in Psychology. Prior to becoming The Opportunity Club’s Director, Leah worked as a Direct Support Professional for another local agency, and as an Early Learning Center Director. Leah is passionate about supporting and assisting our clients and staff to live their best lives possible. Some of Leah’s hobbies include photography, reading, yoga, and art. This agency has been a dream come true, and Leah is thankful for the support of her partner, daughter, friends, and companionship of her pets.

Gabrielle Tor

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Direct Support Professional

Gabrielle joined The Opportunity Club with some previous experience working as a Direct Support Professional. Currently holding a BS in Psychology, Gabrielle is back in school working towards her masters degree. Some of Gabrielle’s favorite things are being outdoors, hanging with her friends and family, and cooking a gorgeous meal. Gabrielle also enjoys baking, paddle boarding, and playing the guitar!


Rene Zaner

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Direct Support Professional

Rene has been doing this type of work her whole life, it’s dear to her heart, and part of who she is. Outside of work she enjoy rocks, making jewelry with them, and admiring all the beauty they bring. Previously she experienced homelessness and found that once she became housed and back on her feet, the experience had brought her a lot of compassion and life experience that supports her ability to relate to our clients who have experienced housing instability.

“Whatever I can do to help others have a better life, I want to do it.” – Rene Zaner


Jaime Fernandez

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Job Coach & Direct Support Professional

Jaime has a BA in Spanish Studies and Social Work from Portland State University. Prior to The Opportunity Club Jaime was a manager at O’Reilly Auto Parts. Jaime is passionate about sports, and feels being a mentor is a rewarding career.


Brianna Blair

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Direct Support Professional

Brianna was drawn to being a Direct Support Professional because she appreciates the opportunity to support clients in connecting to community resources and helping others to thrive. She loves to get to know people, have fun, and ensure that all of our community members are included into our society in a meaningful way. She love animals SO MUCH (all animals), she loves to draw, loves art, and likes to learn about science and psychology. Her hobbies include going out into nature and observing the beauty of flowers, take landscape photos, drawing nature, and practicing her foraging skills.


Alina Bowers

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Direct Support Professional

Alina joined The Opportunity Club after working in childcare for many years. She finished her BA degree with a Human Development major with the intent to broaden her horizons and understand how to help others professionally.  Alina knew that she enjoyed being a positive influence in others’ lives, and feels lucky to have found The Opportunity Club where she works in a person centered career. She enjoys supporting others while learning more about those she works with and the society we live in. Alina believes deeply in upholding equal rights for all, and loves empowering others to achieve their goals. She enjoys helping others to live the life they love, and finds meaning alongside peace of mind with this career. 


Colleen Ezeobi

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Direct Support Professional

Colleen joined The Opportunity Club as a way to switch careers and explore a field that she feels is something she’s actually been doing her whole life with friends and family. She’s passionate about health, and enjoys supporting our clients in connecting to community resources and in making friends. Colleen has a BA in Speech Communications and Liberal Arts, and minor degrees in Music and International Studies.

Some of her hobbies are making jewelry, crocheting, sewing, creative cooking, thrift shopping to find historical vintage items, and roller skating. Colleen also is a world traveler! She has been to many countries including Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, Germany, Austria, the Gambia, Senegal, Canada, all over the USA, including 5 islands in Hawaii!


Paige Cochran

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Direct Support Professional

Paige changed fields after years of management, admin & labor-based work. They are passionate about advocating for folx as well as finding creative solutions. Driven by a heart that wants to build community, they are always looking for ways to bring fun into the workplace. (They created two board games previously to help their team understand concepts easier!) In their spare time, Paige is an artist, a gamer, a movie enthusiast who loves to spend time singing karaoke.


Heidi Green

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Direct Support Professional

Heidi first fell in love with this career field during her time as a Job Coach. Her passions include experimenting with food, as she furthers her interest in cooking and baking. She loves making connections and engaging with others in thought provoking, synergistic ways, and expressing herself through creative outlets. Heidi appreciates being outside and exploring nature, and has pets that include two guinea pigs and a rat!


Laikaika Rivera

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Direct Support Professional

I’ve been in the line of helping people for 8 years and it gives my life fulfillment. It’s also important in my family to always be trying to actively help others. I’m currently finishing my MS in Political Science and will be graduating in the spring of 2023. I am marrying my partner in April 2024 and will be moving to the United Kingdom.


Sid Ayars

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Direct Support Professional

I graduated from Mountain View High School with an Honors Diploma and completed 2 years of community college. I have 4 cats (Huckleberry, Ziroh, Oliver & Piccolo) and a dog named Toffie. I have an amazing partner named Nick & our baby Mazikeen. I enjoy organizing things while watching Disney movies such as Hercules and Aladdin. I am excited to be working here to use my skills and talents to help people. I go by Sid which is my trans name. I am nonbinary and like to express my pride in the LGBTQIA+ community. I like dying my hair fun colors to express myself and my style. 🙂


Josh Kerr

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Direct Support Professional

Hey! I’m Josh Kerr! I am in my early 30’s & I wanted to get into a career that I could really help people in. I’m so happy to be here. I love sci-fi such as Star Wars, playing games and reading in my spare time. I have two cats: Fred & Cosmo. They keep me very busy.


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