Capitol Correspondence - 08.18.17

Two Key ANCOR Staff Announcements – Kimberly Opsahl joins ANCOR, Diane McComb to retire

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Two Key ANCOR Staff Announcements

Kimberly Opsahl joins ANCOR, Diane McComb to retire

Alexandria, VA – ANCOR, the American Network of Community Options and Resources, announced today it has hired Kimberly Opsahl as Director of State Partnerships and Special Projects, beginning January 1, 2018. Opsahl started in our field working as a Direct Support Professional, and spent 12 years working for the Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Inc. (INARF), obtaining her Juris Doctorate with a concentration in Health Law from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law along the way. Kim joined ANCOR as a consultant on the ACL Business Acumen Grant in November of 2016. This new arrangement will allow her to continue that great work, as well as becoming more involved with our State Association Executives.

ANCOR also announces that Diane McComb, Liaison to State Association Executives, will begin easing into retirement at the end of 2017. McComb has taken the State Association Executives from a small group to the incredibly vibrant group it is today. Through her hard work and dedication, Diane has many accomplishments at ANCOR with which to be proud. These include: representing ANCOR at conferences and events all over the country; becoming ANCOR’s Managed Care and overall I/DD trends expert; and staffing the development of our housing position paper. We are deeply thankful for and indebted to Diane for her many years of service to the I/DD field, and to ANCOR.

“As we wish Diane a truly exciting and pleasant retirement, we at ANCOR will also miss her,” says ANCOR CEO Barbara Merrill. “She has been a tremendous part of ANCOR’s growth and success for many years and we can’t thank her enough for her service.”

“With Diane stepping down, having Kimberly Opsahl fill her massive shoes just felt right. Kim has already become a strong member of our team and is a natural fit to work with our SAEs. Join us in saying goodbye to Diane and welcoming Kim Opsahl to ANCOR!”


The American Network of Community Options and Resources is a national trade association representing more than 1,200 private providers of community living and employment supports and services to more than 800,000 individuals with disabilities with a workforce that’s over half a million strong. ANCOR advocates for the crucial role private providers play in enhancing and supporting the lives of people with disabilities and their families.