August 21, 2019 | Press Release.pdf
Princeton, NJ- On August 5, 2019, Community Options, Inc. appointed Amber Romero as the Executive Director of the Amarillo, Texas region. Community Options, Inc. is a national non-profit that serves over 3,500 people with developmental disabilities across 10 states by providing them with housing and employment services.
In her role as Executive Director, Romero will be committed to Community Options’ mission to develop housing and employment supports for people with disabilities. Her responsibilities include the oversight of Community Options’ programs and operations in Amarillo, Texas that supports over 75 people, and employs 95 staff. Community Options, Inc has provided services in Amarillo, Texas since 1998.
Romero, a native to Amarillo, Texas, spent most of her youth growing up in Clovis, New Mexico. In 2006, Amaro graduated from Clovis High School and in 2012 she moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado to attend Colorado Technical University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management. After graduating in 2017, Romero decided to move to Amarillo, Texas to be closer to family.
Romero has an extensive background in the healthcare field with over 13 years of experience. She has worked in multiple settings including, nursing facilities, homecare settings, and residential care settings. In early 2018, Romero decided to change her career field to begin working with people with developmental disabilities as a Program Director with ResCare. From that point on it has become clear to Romero that serving people with disabilities is her true calling. She recently expressed her excitement to begin her new role when she said, “I look forward to what the future holds as I continue to change their lives, as much as they will change mine.”
About Community Options, Inc.:
For 30 years, Community Options has developed housing and employment programs for people with disabilities – serving thousands of people through over 40 offices across 10 states. Community Options provides advocacy assistance to empower people with disabilities because all people – regardless of ability level – should live and work in the community with dignity, choice and self-determination. For more information please visit our website: www.comop.org and to follow along with the #AllItTakes campaign, search #AllItTakes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.