Kathleen Kopitsky joins The Arc of Opportunity after almost 30 years of experience in residential, day programs and home based services for people with developmental disabilities in three states. “My mother was my first role model of inclusiveness for people with developmental disabilities. Continuing in this work is one way that I honor her memory every day,” explains Kathleen.
Kathleen holds a Master of Science Degree in Recreation Management from West Virginia University and a Master of Divinity Degree from Andover Newton Theological School. She completed her clinical pastoral education at the Geisinger School of Spiritual Care at the Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania. An active member of her church serving as Congregational Historian and member of mission trips to Mississippi to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, Kathleen is committed to the community’s response to its members who are differently abled, during “disasters” and even during times of calm.
Kathleen is the past vice-president of the Massachusetts Council for Adult Foster Care. She is a member of the Clinton Historical Society, the Museum of Russian Icons and the Friends of the Bigelow Library. Kathleen lives in Clinton with her spouse and their two cats. An avid gamer, she also spends her free time reading, writing, watching science fiction shows, hiking and fishing.